Should I Ice my "Duck Lips" 9 Days After Fat Injection?

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Ice for "Duck Lips" 9 Days after Fat Injections

Although it may be comforting, ice will do nothing to decrease "duck lips" 9 days after fat injections. If your surgeon agrees gentle massage and a short coarse of steroids may help

Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Ice after fat injections

No, applying ice 9 days after is not going to help swelling at this point.  Time, elevation is all that is needed for the swelling to go down.

Randy Proffitt, MD
Mobile Plastic Surgeon
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No need to ice

No need to ice at this point.  You still have some inflammation due to the procedure which will cause the swelling.  Just give it some time to resolve.

Monica Halem, MD
New York Dermatologic Surgeon
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Iced duck?

Swelling from inflammation usually peaks in the first 24-72 hours.  Because of this, the ice is unlikely to be of particular benefit beyond this period.  Eating a low-salt diet and keeping your head elevated may help to hasten your recovery.  Good luck.

Colin Pero, MD
Dallas Facial Plastic Surgeon
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No ice to decrease swelling after Fat injections

Swelling will have to take its normal course. No ice would be recommended especially early when blood flow is being established.

Raj S. Ambay, MD
Tampa Plastic Surgeon
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