After my surgery there were moments I was scared that my face was going to look bloated but i did not panic. I took it easy and i kept praying that my 3 year nightmare was coming to an end.
I did look scary at first. but that is normal, so I just avoided the mirror for a few days, i was very optimistic and i knew my Dr. was a good man, and he had done his best to do a good job,
I kept putting ice to my face, and this is very important if you want the fat to last. I looked good one day but then the next I would look horrible, which was no reason to panic, because it takes a while for your face to heal. I waited it out and I was very hopeful that my beautiful face would find a way to heal itself, it just needed a bit of help from Dr , and fat too repair itself and I am very impressed with the results. My Dr. fixed most of my face, and it was not easy, (I am still going to go back for more procedures in order to fix the areas that need precise treating of such as my upper mouth /saggy lip area and n/l folds, as well as my lower eyelids. my cheek area looks very beautiful and I love the way I look more like my real age now, It might take a few more procedures to completely restore my face , but I do not doubt that Dr. can restore my face, and this makes me very very hopeful! I had great results with this Dr. and this was my second fat transfer , and this time i had great results, having gone to the right Dr.
My only regret is that I was unable to get this done sooner, because I lost 3 years of my youthful years being botched and this Dr. is truly heroic :)
I sent him some pictures and he emailed me back and the next step is going to be to fix the whole area around my mouth, and hopefully he can fix my lips, i hate how the upper lift was turned inside out (i dont know what my previous dr did to my lips/mouth area, and i hope this new dr can fix the sagginess from where my last dr was too aggrrssive with my skin and God knows why my upper lip is turned almost outwards but i am happy with the fat transfer this time,
People are spreading false information about fat grafts to scare you, or for trollish reasons, it's sad.
I have been so happy with myself that i have not wanted to visit this site since i really have no reason to besides to leave this review and give credit to a job well done by an excellent surgeon. He did not focus on my mouth area but that is next.. I knew that fixing my face was not going to be an easy job, but now that the majority has been repaired, i can focus on the other areas , and it makes me feel wonderful knowing that i can message my dr and that he does a good job and that he is so sweet and i can't say enough about how happy i am with everything.
I love the way i look and he has given me hope and that means so much to me. Thank you! :)Updated on 22 Dec 2011:Dr. Hilinski was great, he did a great job, as for the fat transfer, I see what people mean when they say it does not last, and i think the way to have the best results is to make sure you slim down to as much as possible, if you plan on having lipo on your body, do it before or with the fat transfer that way you won't lose the fat in your face as you slim down your weight.
Right now, if i were to compare the fat transfer with the filler, i am still unsure as to which procedure i liked best, i still have to go back for another round, so I am still hopeful, i will update as soon as possible, thanks :)