How Long is Recovery from Facial Fat Grafting?

How Long is Recovery from Facial Fat Grafting?

Are you starting to notice facial volume loss, especially in key areas around your cheeks and underneath your eyes?

Do you feel as though your volume loss is contributing to the appearance of facial folds, wrinkles, and jowls?

If that’s the case, it’s time to discover the youth-enhancing benefits of facial fat grafting. 

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What is Facial Fat Grafting?

This procedure uses your body’s natural fat tissue to add volume to facial areas where aging is most obvious (like the cheeks, around the eyes, the nasolabial folds, and more). 

A facial fat grafting procedure is an excellent choice for candidates who want to use a natural approach to enhancing facial volume, while also enjoying minor body-contouring benefits.

Let’s take a closer look at how long your facial fat grafting recovery may last, including how to have a speedy (but still healthy!) recovery.

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How Long Will My Facial Fat Grafting Recovery Last?

At Awaken Aesthetics, our facial fat grafting patients can expect to return to non-physical work within one week after surgery.

During your facial fat grafting recovery, you should avoid lifting anything heavy for at least one week; that means if you have small children at home, you should get help from a partner or friend. You may also be asked to skip the gym for at least one week after your procedure, or until you get approval from your plastic surgeon.

During your recovery, you should expect some swelling and bruising for at least three weeks; minor swelling may still be present for a few months. You should see your final results about three to six months after your procedure, when your fat has finally settled into place.

How to Have a Healthy Facial Fat Grafting Recovery

The best way to have a healthy and speedy recovery is to carefully follow your plastic surgeon’s post-op plan. That recovery plan may include:

  • Not lifting anything above 20 pounds for at least one week
  • Avoid bending or excessively straining for a minimum of seven days
  • Resting during the first week of your recovery
  • Attending all of your follow-up appointments with your plastic surgeon

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Take the Next Step – Request a Consultation

If you would like to schedule an in-person consultation, please fill out the form on this page and one of our knowledgeable medical staff members at Awaken Aesthetics will reach out to you promptly.

You can also call our Torrance, CA office directly to schedule: (310) 791-2233. Awaken Aesthetics serves the metro Los Angeles region.

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