What Should I Expect During Recovery from Facial Fat Grafting

What Should I Expect During Recovery from Facial Fat Grafting


Ever look in the bathroom mirror and wonder how those facial wrinkles seemed to show up overnight?

As we age, our faces lose fat, which can create a sagging effect.  Losing this valuable fat can also cause the cheeks to appearance hollow and gaunt, which further emphasizes facial wrinkles and creases.  That’s why, if you’re looking for the most effective way to treat aging, facial fat grafting is an ideal solution.

This innovative treatment is designed to help replace lost volume in the facial region, as well as minimize the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.  Rather than using a filler to provide this volume, facial fat grafting uses the fat from your own body to instantly volumize your face.  This procedure isn’t just popular due to its high success rate; patients also appreciate the minimal body contouring that comes hand-in-hand with this treatment.

During the fat grafting treatment, the patient selects the part of the body where he or she would like the fat to be taken from.  The plastic surgeon uses local anesthesia to numb the area.  After the fat is harvested and cleaned, the plastic surgeon will inject the fat via syringe in key areas of the face.  Your plastic surgeon can help restore volume, contour your cheeks and jawline, and even help lift your skin – all with your own fat.

Recovery from facial fat grafting is surprisingly simple.  Most patients experience swelling and bruising that can last for at least a week or two.  There may be some discomfort during the recovery period; this can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain medications. Most patients are able to return to work after a week or two.

Interested in a facial fat grafting procedure?  Achieve a more natural and youthful-looking appearance at Awaken Aesthetics in Torrance, CA (also serving the greater Los Angeles and Orange County area).  Schedule your facial fat grafting consultation at Awaken Aesthetics today. Call (310) 791-2233 today!

By |August 25th, 2015|
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