I have had lipofilling to my cheeks 19 days ago and one side of my face is completely different from the other. Is it because of the swelling or should I consider a revision.
Uneven Cheeks After Lipofilling? (photo)
Doctor Answers 4
Uneven Cheeks after Fat Grafting at 19 days
Swelling after fat transfer can be significant, and unevenness should be evaluated at 3 months at the earliest. Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA
You should wait about 3 months to make that decision
Thank you for the photo. Although I would expect much of the swelling to be gone by this time you may have a small hamatoma or seroma on one side that can make the size asymmetry more pronounced. I would wait at least 3 months to decide on a revision. During this time most of the swelling would have subsided, any hematoma/seroma will have improved or gone away, and the percentage of fat that has established blood supply and survived would be evident.
All the best,
Dr Remus Repta
Dear Kalam, it's too early to take a call as unevenness following a Lipofilling can occur. A percentage of the fat injected gets resorbed. It would be ideal to wait for at least 4-6 months before deciding on the further course of action / revision.
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I would definitely wait a few more weeks before considering any revision. Uneven swelling is common after liposuction and fat injections. I have my patients wait at least a few months before considering a revision.