Two weeks ago, I had fat transfer/fat grafting on my under eye area-primarily on the area at the corner of the eye. This was suggested to me by my doctor who showed me how it would give my eye a nice contour. He also showed me many photos of patients whom he had done this procedure and I met two of his patients in person who had great results.
Two weeks after my procedure, a lot of the swelling has resolved and now I have big puffy bags under my eyes. They also appear to look the same as they did one week ago which makes me think what I am left with is just fat and not swelling. The under eye bags are soft to the touch except for one area that is a little more puffy and has some tiny, soft lumps under it.
While I am confident in my surgeon, I am concerned that I may not have been a good candidate for this procedure, and these under eye bags were never mentioned to me as a possible side effect. In fact, the only information I have found about under eye bags created by fat grafts appear to be the result of fat grafts gone wrong. Is this a common side effect or do I have cause for concern?