46 Years Old Wanted to Add Fullness Back to my Face and Lips That I Have Lost over Time and Weight Loss - Dallas, TX
I had been noticing that my face had lost its...
Added pictures to my review
Went to the Doc for my one week visit.
2 weeks after procedure
Newest picture 2 weeks after procedure
Almost 2 months post fat transfer
The Dr seemed great. The office has been very nice overall. I had my procedure done 4 days ago and have to admit , it was more painful then I expected. When I was done I knew I would be swollen and messed up looking. I thought everything looked ok except my lips were freakishly large. The Dr said they would be swollen but 4 days out and I can't tell that they are going down at all. I hope my face doesn't absorb too much of the fat elsewhere because it will not be much different then before, but my lips look HUGE. I will upload pictures as soon as I can but wonder if anyone else has had this experience? I have read that the lips absorb a lot of the fat and that they will go down some, but not seeing any evidence of that happening as of yet. My family burst out laughing when they see me and these lips! They can't help themselves. I did have a lot of pain in my lips the night after and next day after fat grafting. That was on Friday and I had the procedure on Thursday. I expected the office to call and see how I was doing and was going to talk to them then about the pain but they never called. I usually don't need to take pain meds much after the surgeries I have had ( gall bladder, hysterectomy, etc.) but my lips were really hurting me. I called the office around 3:30 pm and got the exchange service. I talked with the PA right away and sent her pictures from my phone. She said everything looked ok and to keep taking highest dose of pain meds and ice them. I had been icing them but starting using lip balm because they started cracking due to how large they were and the swelling. They peeled like crazy and the lip balm helped tremendously. Nothing else has hurt terribly just tenderness. I wake up everyday hoping they will go down but it is not happening. PLEASE tell me that they are going to shrink. I am so embarrassed and have to go in public to a school meeting tonight. I go back for the follow up on Thursday and can't wait to ask the talk to the Dr about this issue.