I'm getting fat transfer to my lower legs. Are there any dangers I should worry about (such as infecton) to prevent injuries? Also, how long do you recommend for me not to drive after getting the operation?
Risks of Fat Transfer for Lower Legs?
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Risks of fat injection to legs
Don't drive until you are completely off pain meds.
The risk of fat injections to the legs include but are not limited to infection, bleeding, fibrosis, nodularity, scarring, fasciitis, overcorrection, undercorrection, hyperpigmentation, irregularities, ulceration, edema, pain, numbness, tingling, liquefaction necrosis, need for subsequent secondary revisionary procedures, and inability to predict a specific cosmetic result.
Risks of fat transfer
Martin Jugenburg, MD
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