i had fat injection 9 days ago .. so much pain and my face swelling has not changed for last 5 days . i need to remove this as i wil lose job. when and what can i do to get my face back?
Too Much Fat Injected in Cheeks. What Can I Do?
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Fat transfer to the face is very successful.
Fat transfer to the face is a very successful way to increase youthful volume. It is normal to have some swelling for even several weeks after fat transfer. Your swelling should decrease with time. Not all of the fat survives the transfer so it is normal to "over-fill" the area slightly at first. So you have swelling and a little bit of over-filling that lead to more volume than you want initially. Be patient, it will improve.
Trying any procedure to remove the fat right now would be very counter-productive because it would cause more tissue trauma (more swelling) and would likely create a very uneven result.
Fat removal after transfer
Not sure why you would lose your job but you can not have the fat removed. It has been only 9 days since your surgery and you have swelling that will subside over the ensuing weeks. This will reduce the fullness you are seeing in your cheeks.
Cheek swelling after fat transfer
Be patient. Swelling after fat grafting to the face can last weeks. You might ask your surgeon for a steroid pill-pack, which could help the swelling resolve sooner. I wouldn't inject steroids into your face, though, as that can cause wasting of good tissues.
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Too Much Fat Injected in Cheeks
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i had fat injection 9 days ago .. so much pain and my face swelling has not changed for last 5 days . i need to remove this as i wil lose job. when and what can i do to get my face back?"
Fat is often, not always, the best filler IF you are willing to accept the trade offs. Fat grafting is associated with moderately prolonged swelling (average 2 weeks) and because not all the grated fat lives (takes), more fat needs to be grafted (potentially risking an over-correction) or accept the possibility of additional procedures. However, when the fat grafting was done well and the fat takes the result is extremely long-lasting and very naturally appearing.
Attempting to go in and liposuction the fat will generate worse swelling and may be associated with serious complications. I would advise you to wait and allow it to resolve naturally. You may want to have lymphatic massage to decrease swelling faster.
Dr. Peter Aldea
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