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How long does swelling last after fat transfer? I know there will be some swelling after my fat transfer, but how long should I expect it to last? .

How long does swelling last after fat transfer? I know there will be some swelling after my fat transfer, but how long should I expect it to last? .

Up To 6 Weeks: Obviously swelling varies greatly by procedure, patient, and post-op instruction care, but swelling form a fat transfer procedure should subside within six weeks. ...Read more

Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
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Fat Transfer (Definition)

Harvesting fat, usually through liposuction, and putting it in a distant area, usually without an attached blood supply. Other types include attaching "flap"s through various methods of reattaching blood flow. Fat transfer by injecting a patients own fat, never someone else's, into flatter, or hollow areas to add volume relies on new blood vessel formation that the area fat ...Read more


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How long does it take for augmentation butt fat transfer swelling to go down?

How long does it take for augmentation butt fat transfer swelling to go down?

Takes time: Swelling after fat transfer and liposuction can take 6 months or more to really calm down. A lot of the improvement will happen by 3 months but you really don't know the true look for 6 months or even more. ...Read more

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Does fat transfer to face cause swelling?

Does fat transfer to face cause swelling?

Short term: You will definitely have some short term facial swelling after fat transfer. This will resolve after a couple of weeks, but may require up to three months for complete resolution. Occasionally, those with significant weight gain will notice weight gain in the fat transferred areas. ...Read more

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Had a fat transfer around mouth to get rid of fine lines and augment lips, after swelling went down, I look the same, what do I do?

Had a fat transfer around mouth to get rid of fine lines and augment lips, after swelling went down, I look the same, what do I do?

Discuss with Dr.: Best to discuss with your treating dr. And let them know you do not see a major difference after the procedure. Many plastic surgeons take before and after pictures and you may see a difference, or you may simply need another treatment, etc. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: fat transfer?

What is the definition or description of: fat transfer?

One area to another: Harvesting fat, usually through liposuction, and putting it in a distant area, usually without an attached blood supply. Other types include attaching "flap"s through various methods of reattaching blood flow. Fat transfer by injecting a patients own fat, never someone else's, into flatter, or hollow areas to add volume relies on new blood vessel formation that the area fat is transferred to grows. ...Read more

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Is having fat transfer surgery safe?

Is having fat transfer surgery safe?

Minimal risks: All surgeries have risk but this one is usually quite safe. ...Read more

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What is a fat transfer and is it safe?

The ultimate filler: Fat transfer, aka fat injection, lipoinjection, etc., is a tried and proven procedure (I've been using it for 25 years) where your own fat is taken from one place (e.g. your tummy) and grafted by injection to an area that needs filling, usually the face. Fat is the gold standard of fillers: safe, inexpensive, never rejected and much longer lasting than commercial fillers once it "takes". ...Read more

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Can I do massage to my face after fat transfer to face?

Can I do massage to my face after fat transfer to face?

Do not: I've never asked any of my patients to massage their fat transfer. ...Read more

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When can I start exercising after a gluteal fat transfer?

When can I start exercising after a gluteal fat transfer?

Depends: Fat transplants need to be protected while they are revascularizing. The length of time will depend on the amount of the transfer. Check with your doctor to be sure. ...Read more

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How does the fat in a fat transfer get it's blood supply and stay alive?

How does the fat in a fat transfer get it's blood supply and stay alive?

Recipient tissue be: The fat grafts will receive their blood supply from the recipient tissue bed. Therefore area with greater vascularity tend to be better recipient sites with greater fat survival. These include the face as well as muscle. With breast fat transfer vascularity may be increased by use of an external expander device called the brava. ...Read more

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What can be done for a facial fat transfer that has left my face too broad laterally?

What can be done for a facial fat transfer that has left my face too broad laterally?

Speak To The Surgeon: Speak to the surgeon to discuss your concerns and get specific advice and recommendations. If you are still not satisfied, schedule consults with other board certified plastic surgeons to discuss your current concerns and receive specific advice and recommendations based on consult. ...Read more

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What kind of incisions are needed for fat transfer? How big are the incisions for fat transfer? .

Fat Transfer Scars: Fat transfer only requires tiny incisions just big enough for the liposuction cannula to remove fat (generally 2-4 mm in size).

http://drnichter. Com/fat-grafts-face-buttocks-breast/. ...Read more

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Is fat transfer permanent? Is fat transfer a permanent procedure, or will it have to be repeated to maintain results? .

It can be permanent: When done correctly, fat grafts are permanent. When done incorrectly, they don’t last and you will likely need a redo.

Fat grafting results are highly dependent on surgical technique (extraction, processing, and reinjection of the fat) and on following your post-op instructions closely to ensure fat survival.

http://www. Cosmeticsurg. Net/blog/2009/12/03/recipe-for-permanent-fat-injections/ ...Read more

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Will I be able to move around after a fat transfer? How soon after a fat transfer will I be able to get up and move around? .

Will I be able to move around after a fat transfer? How soon after a fat transfer will I be able to get up and move around? .

Immediately: You can walk and move around right away. What I have my patients avoid for the first two weeks is sitting. Starting at two weeks they can sit on a pillow taking a 5 minute break every half hour. After four weeks they can sit normally. This is to allow the fat time to heal without undue pressure which can damage it. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I had liposuction fat transfer 8 month ago and my butty was getting beg but now I start looking my butty pleas?

See your surgeon: Please see the original surgeon and discuss your options and get evaluated for fluctuations in your weight and the survival of the fat transfer. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Hi, I had fat transfer to my smokers lines 4 days ago and although swollen I have been left with a "trout pout" - will this go away soon? Thank you.

Likely: You have a lot of swelling now. Plus some of the fat will atrophy over time. Should be fine. Make sure you keep regular follow up with your facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Is fat transfer to lips permanent?

Is fat transfer to lips permanent?

Yes: What ever is there after a few weeks is living tissue that should last as long as you do. ...Read more

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Fat transfer injection from tummy/theighs to boobs, is that possible?

Fat transfer injection from tummy/theighs to boobs, is that possible?

Yes it is: Fat transfer procedures remove fat (via liposuction) and re-injecting purified adipose fat tissues into another area (or areas) of your body. Be sure to consult with a board certified plastic surgeon! Http://www. Cosmeticsurg. Net/procedures/fat-transfer/ ...Read more

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Will my butt fat transfer disappear with exercise?

Yes, but...: A well healed fat transfer should withstand exercise. The important thing to keep in mind is your weight. I usually advise all my patients to maintain their current weight for at least 3 months after the transfer. After the 3 months, weight fluctuations affect different people differently. But as long as you watch your weight, the augmentation should remain stable. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery time after a facial fat transfer?

How long is the recovery time after a facial fat transfer?

Six months swelling: Fat can be transferred to the face in different ways: injections most commonly; sometimes dermal fat grafts without the top layer of skin. Fat is fragile and needs to be vascularized to live after transfer. It can be easily crushed before vascularization has occurred. It has approximately 60% likely to survive. Initial recovery is 7 - 14 days for healing, but 6 months for swelling to truly resolve. ...Read more

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Can you explain the process of a fat transfer from one part to another?

Can you explain the process of a fat transfer from one part to another?

Moving fat: In a fat transfer, fat is harvested from an area of unwanted fat (like the tummy or love handles) using liposuction and then reinjected into an area that you want to augment (buttocks, face, hands). This results in a permanent increase in the fat in the recipient area. Gives a natural look with long lasting result. Http://www. Omahacosmeticsurgery. Com/contouring-procedures-category/fat-transfer/ ...Read more

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How long does a fat transfer procedure take? How long is the actual fat transfer procedure? Should I plan an entire day? .

How long does a fat transfer procedure take? How long is the actual fat transfer procedure? Should I plan an entire day? .

It is impossible: It is impossible to answer without knowing the specific procedure you are referring to. While shorter surgical time might be appealing, it might also mean a less satisfying outcome since fat transfer results are highly dependent on surgical technique, experience, and skill. It might also be worth noting that you will likely have some discomfort as well as some swelling after surgery. ...Read more

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Do I need a caretaker after fat transfer? Do I need to arrange for someone to take care of me while recovering from fat transfer? If so, for how long? .

Do I need a caretaker after fat transfer? Do I need to arrange for someone to take care of me while recovering from fat transfer? If so, for how long? .

A day or two: Mostly just for a day or two while the effects of the aneathesia wear off, and your weight and fluid balance. ...Read more

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Why is the cost for a fat transfer so variable? I've read that the cost of fat transfer ranges from $500 to $10, 000. Why such a big range? How can I reduce the cost? .

Harvesting Included: The wide range you quoted is likely due to some clinics including the cost for the liposuction to harvest the fat, while others charge by the area of liposuction and then add on the cost for the actual fat transfer itself. Another thing that affects the cost is whether or not PRP is used to inject along with the fat. This improves the viability of the cells, but does increase cost. ...Read more

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What are the most common complications of fat transfer? I'm considering a fat transfer, but am want to be fully informed. What are the most common complications of the procedure, and how often do they happen? .

What are the most common complications of fat transfer? I'm considering a fat transfer, but am want to be fully informed. What are the most common complications of the procedure, and how often do they happen? .

The: The most common "complication" associated with fat transfer is not truly a complication... The take a fat that had been transferred is highly variable. Estimates on the fat that will actually persist and stay behind range anywhere from 30-70 %...
Patients are often concerned that the fat will be "lumpy"
in the right hands of a well trained board certified plastic surgeon I have not found thus to be the case.
Best of luck.
Best of luck to you... ...Read more

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Does fat transfer to lips last? Or will it dissolve over time?

Does fat transfer to lips last? Or will it dissolve over time?

Reabsorbed over time: Cosmetic fat injections will gradually be reabsorbed by the body over time. Some estimate that about half of this may happen within 3 to 6 months, although individual results may of course vary. ...Read more

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Can you burn the fat from a fat transfer or just your own original fat?

Fat absorption: The fat that has been transferred to a different area of the body can loose volume because some of the fat can be absorbed in comparison to native fat. ...Read more

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Can large areas be done with a fat transfer? Are large areas, such as the hips and butt, able to be contoured with fat transfer? .

Yes absolutely!: What is a butt without a great frame, like the hips, lower back, and stomach!? Ensuring a great result needs identifying what you want, and what your surgeon can do. Few people do this procedure well as they are too scared to use large amounts of fat. I regularly transfer over a liter of fat per side, and they are round after, which is why most women want (&men!). Doctorjohnwalker. Squarespace. Com. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more