Recovery from Facial Fat Grafting - Gahanna, OH

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Had my surgery 4-4-12 I turn 50 this summer and...

Had my surgery 4-4-12 I turn 50 this summer and like the way I look(ed) but felt I looked a bit tired. My Dr suggested he could make me look better than I already did with fat grafting . The days after my surgery my face was like a pumpkin a and my lips were enormous . I had lots of bruising under my eyes and around mouth . A week later, I still looked like a character drawling at an amusement park with some bruises. I'm almost at my second week, my cheeks are very chubby and even though i did not have injections in my my lips, they still feel huge . I put makeup on and went to grocery. I felt subconscious in this small town and of course had someone ask me why my face was swollen. I blamed it on another surgery I also had at the same time that did not "sound cosmetic" . I hope the swelling and puffiness subsides soon, I don't want to look like I had surgery done , I just want to look a bit better than I did. I will update after my two week period.

Crazy but the day after my two week period i woke...

Crazy but the day after my two week period i woke up and felt like there was a huge difference. My bruising was gone except one small spot under eye that was easily covered up with concealer . My cheeks were still a bit like you wanted to pinch them but I felt like I was healing much faster now . Yesterday was my post 3 week mark , it looks better everyday . I do have to say its different having fuller cute cheekbones and am now "owning it" with confidence . I have not compared before and after pics yet but plan to at the four week mark , I also may consider to email or post pics , Update again at 4 weeks .

So much for my two week update . updating It now...

So much for my two week update . updating It now has been 8 months since the surgery . I have never been happier with the way that I look. Thank Goodness at 50, I can say that I am very happy with my inner self and just as happy with my outer self . Thanks to genes and Dr. Preston . I do not think my face kept "all" the plumpness or maybe I have got used to it but I'm very pleased with the way it looks. I did not mention in my first post that I also had fat put in my buttocks . Every bit of that plumpness has stayed and is AMAZING!!!!!!

3 1/2 years later.....

Wow, I can not believe it was 3 1/2 years that I decided to have the fat graph done to my face and butt. Anyhow I feel 3 1/2 years later that I could use some more around my mouth /lip area. But my butt is pretty darn perfect . I always hear women friends say how much they hate their sagging butt and say I am blessed that mine has not . Heehee . I never public share my story . I like that everyone thinks it's natural . I would only talk about it privately if someone sincerely said they were looking into it .
Columbus Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Preston has a wonderful way of making you feel comfortable while undressed and discussing options on elective surgery. He listens and suggests . He is an artist and has an eye for detail to help you look your best . I would definitely recommend him and be willing to go to his office to show his potential patients my results of his work . When complimented on the way I look, I would love to tell them its because of Dr. Preston's work but I choose for people to think it's all genetics. LOL

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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