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What is the best way to heal after Facial Fat Transfer (Grafting)?

Are you interested in having a Facial Fat Transfer (Grafting) in Beverly Hills, but aren’t sure how you long recovery will take and how it will affect your daily routine? As with any surgical procedure such as Fat Facial Grafting, there will be a recovery period that is important to the overall effect of the procedure. Triple board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Raffi Hovsepian can tell you exactly how to proceed after your Facial Fat Grafting but here are a few guidelines to expect.

Following a Facial Fat Transfer, it is important to keep your head elevated for two to three weeks to avoid excess stress on the treated area. In general, movement and pressure affects fat viability. The more you can limit movement and pressure the more likely your Facial Fat Transfer will yield the results you desire.

Another possible aid in your recovery from a Facial Fat Transfer is to go on a carbohydrate rich diet to raise your insulin levels. Dr. Hovsepian will tell you if this is recommended for your recovery or not, but generally a higher insulin level protects the fat.

There will be swelling and bruising in the treated area, but they usually subside within two weeks. Your level of swelling and bruising following your Facial Fat Transfer will depend on how aggressive your treatment is. There are medications available to help reduce swelling and bruising but again, each patient will have a different reaction to their Beverly Hills Facial Fat Transfer.

If you have any questions about a Facial Fat Transfer in Beverly Hills, don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Hovsepian. As a triple board certified plastic surgeon, he is most capable to answer your questions and find a treatment plan tailored personally to your needs.