How long did it take for all of the swelling to go away after facial fat transfer? Was your face uneven until then?

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  • 3 years ago

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Sats. Be careful pushing or massaging unless your ps tells you to. You can damage the fat and cause it to be hard and more swollen. (At least that's what I read) I had planned on laser after this but now I'm afraid!
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I've been fortunate and I am 5 months out. It has settled very nicely. I would put photos down but I think I have to do a review to do that.
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I think you can put them on your profile page
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I searched and couldn't find any place to do that. Maybe they wish us to review.
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Hi all. I thought I would check the forum as there are not too many reviews on facial fat grafting. I'm 11 days post and very fake looking right now. Cheeks are very firm and lips are... well Ducky. I know a lot of this is swelling but it's mentally challenging to look so different from your former self and most noticeable when trying to smile. No hiding this surgery is there? Hope it all softens and evens out.
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It should settle. My problem was that I had a full deep plane face lift and couldn't identify as well as the fat transfer. So still dont know where the swelllng vame from
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My lips settleted quite quickly. The rest took longer
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Hi all. Im back! I'm almost 2 months post op. I had cheek fat transfer. My problem is still do exist 1) uneven face: right face is higher 2) my smile looks really fake specially with the cheek area. Hope all of this will be even out and looking normal again.
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3/4 months things started to settle for me
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Are you happy that you did it?
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That's the worse thing for me. Right now my smile is gone but I know it's only been 12 days
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Hmmm yes and no. I look different. but not sure whether its from the face lift or fat transfer. my cheeks are too big I thing and thats from the fat transfer and under my left eye jopining my cheek feels bigger thatn the right side and pushes up under the eye. My friends say my eyes have sunken and I think thats becasue my cheeks are too big. I am nearly 7 months in now
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thanks balloon face. I am 27 years old and what made me decide to have cheek fat grafting was because I have this deep muscle line in my cheeks that makes me look tired. Before the operation people used to compliment me that I look really young like im a teenage boy or high school student coz at that time i can conceal it thru proper sleep or make up or eye glasses. I will wait then for 3 - 6 months to see the final result. What is really bothering me is that my left face looks really normal, like nothing has been injected there (flat) while the right area is higher (not looking swollen) but looks thicker. FYI, I did it along with rhinoplasty, lower blepharoplasty, chin implant, buccal fat removal and liposuction.
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Hi Newmeaug13, to be honest I am quite regretful. I wish I tried first the less invasive and less permanent solution like juviderm and fillers. Coz with fat transfer, the result is unpredictable but great result if thru a proper technique and high-skilled surgeon.
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Thats a lot of work in one go. YOur face will havea lot of swelling from everything. It needs to settlwe. but voice your concerns with your surgeon now just to get his advice
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Iagree with you both. I don't like smiling in photos now because I look like a \chipmonk andits permanant
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@balloonface, I did voice all my concern with him and even my disappointments and all he can advice is wait and be patient! :) By the way, that's my latest picture in my profile.
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Can you send one without your hat?
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sure and even my before and after. send me your e-mail and let me know your comments
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Balloon face, You have hit on a real problem with multiple surgeries~ you don't know for sure exactly what is creating the issue that concerns you. It could be that there is scar tissue that is creating lumpiness or unevenness or an undesirable aesthetic effect. OR it could be fat transfer with uneven absorption. So unfortunately for many folks downtime forced multiple procedures and of course docs want to do as many as the patient and his/her pocketbook can handle to ensure that HE rather than some other PS at a later date gets the business. It is a real dilemma that only the patient and circumstances can avoid. grace
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