Facial grafting with minimum injections in chin. Is this normal? (photos)
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Fever and redness after injection of stored fat graft may be cause for concern
The things that you are describing can be due to either dead fat cells in the stored fat which have ruptured and released their "inflammatory mediators" into the "pool" of graftable cells and then were injected along with the graftable fat cells, bacteria that has grown up in a stored graft, bacteria introduced during the procedure, or simply to injury to the tissues during the procedure, which can be a "normal" part of any fat transfer procedure. We usually expect some degree of swelling, bruising, and inflammation from any fat transfer procedure. Most of that would be expected to settle down on its own as the body takes care of inflammation and heals, and any bacterial sources of the inflammation would normally be treated with antibiotics, which it sounds like your mother's doctor is doing. It sounds like she is responding to thet treatment, too, so based upon what you report, no change in that course is indicated at this time. At this point, it is very early to assess things like swelling and symmetry and contour. The best course of action now is to stay in close contact with the doctor, advise him or her of any changes, and allow the tissues to heal. Usually, as long as any conditions that might progress if left untreated, like infections, are treated, the worst case scenario is that the procedure doesn't work and we are left with no improvement or irregularity in contour because of partial "take" of the grafted fat. In any event, your own surgeon will be the best to evaluate that and recommend any further action if necessary. Good luck.
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i assume that this happened out of the country, because I am unaware of any US hospitals that will store a patient's fat for 6 weeks? Hard to diagnose without physical exam, so I recommend that your mom see a board certified plastic surgeon right away. Good Luck!
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