Can Radio Frequency treatment affect Fat Grafted to face or have an effect on swelling at 3 weeks post?

I got fat grafting to lips, cheeks but my top lip still looks very swollen after 3 weeks and 4 days. I just want the swelling on my top lip to go down but not affect the fat, I was wondering if a few radio frequency treatments could help the swelling. Thank u

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Fat Transfer Facts--Add PRP for best results

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I don't recommend radiofrequency treatments for this, but do recommend antihistamines, diuretics and oral steroids to help swelling. Swelling after fat transfer can last 3-6 months but often is just a few weeks.  I recommend following up with your Dr. about after care. I also recommend prp to maintain results. Best, Dr. Emer

Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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Radiofrequency treatment for swelling

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Radiofrequency treatments can potentially affect fat weather grafted or ungrafted.

I would not recommend this treatment to treat swelling.

There's no great treatment to control swelling other than anti-inflammatory steroids.

Time is the cure all for swelling and there's really no good substitute.

I recommend that you be patient and wait for your final results.


Mats Hagstrom M.D.

Mats Hagstrom, MD
San Francisco Plastic Surgeon
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