HOW LONG WILL MY FACIAL FAT TRANSPLANT LAST?
According to many surgeons, cosmetic procedures have improved more in the past two decades than in the previous fifty years. Procedures of all types have become much less invasive through advances in both technology and technique, and this trend shows no signs of slowing. This is particularly true of facial rejuvenation procedures like facial fat transplant. Injectable facial fillers such as Juvaderm and Restylane revolutionized branch of cosmetic surgery. These fillers soon proved they could provide an “injectable facelift” capable of producing much the same results as more invasive fillers, with almost no risk to the patient. The rest is history, and these products are a now found in doctors’ offices and well equipped medi-spas across the country.
One of the most complex signs of aging is loss of facial fat. This can lead facial hollows and a gaunt, tired look, and dermal fillers offered a simple yet highly effective solution. The only real downside was that they weren’t permanent.
Here’s where facial fat transfer, or facial fat transplant, comes into play. It was long believed that a patient’s own fat would make the best filler material, and indeed it did in some patients, some of the time. Results were inconsistent, largely due to fat fat cells are fragile and gathering enough living, healthy cells to make the procedure reliable was a hit or miss proposition. Today minimally invasive, extremely gentle liposuction techniques have solved this problem, and fat transfer to the face is becoming increasingly popular among patients who want natural results but don’t want to pay for dermal filler treatments up to 3 times a year.
Facial fat grafting procedures are meant to be a long terms solution, and the results are on par (or better) with those achieved using dermal fillers. Yet the question remains: are the results really permanent? The short answer is yes.
Recovery For Facial Fat Transfer
Just like every other surgery facial fat transfer also has a recovery period and it varies from person to person.
But here we will explain the average recovery time for fat transfer and here are the first 2 recovery weeks:
The first week after your surgery can be painful because of swelling and bruising bin both face and area from where the fat was taken.
You aren’t allowed to continue your daily routine in the first week. You must take 7-10 day off for better results and pain management.
You shouldn’t continue any kind of exercise as well since in first week they may interfere with your results.
It will be hard to manage pain at this stage so you should try the following remedies to relieve it:
• Apply ice on the swelling
• Take pain relievers prescribed by your surgeon
• Keep the treated area elevated
Your swelling and bruising will be decreased a lot in the second week and you will be allowed to continue your daily routine, you can do chores, some low impact exercises but you should ask your plastic surgeon before you go to work.
After sometime brushing will decrease a lot but swelling may time. You will also start seeing some results but I some cases they appear late because of the swelling.
Regularly hydrate your body. Any type of surgery might cause your body’s fluid levels to drop. Regular water consumption will aid in replacing these lost bodily fluids. For the first few days, you should also consume only foods that are simple to swallow and digest.
The complete selling will take at least 6 months to subside and you will see your results once that happens.
During that time you should try these tips to improve your results:
• Adapt a healthy diet and consume food s rich with fats, these may include salmon, coconut oil, avocados and almonds.
• Maintain a healthy weight
• Do not smoke at all, it slow downs the healing Process
• Drink lots of water
• Prevent your face being pushed on a pillow