Fat transfer or fat grafting is a minimally invasive procedure designed to permanently add volume or reshape a certain part of the face using your own fat cells. It is accomplished by harvesting fat cells from a donor site on the face or body and injecting them into facial areas that need added volume.
How long will my fat transfer procedure take?
A fat transfer procedure will take about an hour or more to complete, depending on the area to be addressed and the extent of the enhancements.
Are there any side effects?
You can expect some swelling and bruising after the procedure, which can be relieved by strictly following your aftercare plan. These effects should last for a week or two, but you should see a vast improvement in the appearance of the treated area by the third postoperative week. As always, it is imperative that you take the prescribed medications and follow all post-op instructions to ensure proper healing.