Facial Fat Graft
A fat-injection procedure is a two-step process. First the donor site is cleansed and then anesthetised. Then fat is harvested through a liposuction cannula (tube) from the abdomen or hips and once extracted is aspirated and washed in saline to remove damaged fat cells prior to injection. Once treated the fat cells are then injected with a small syringe (after the area has been numbed) into the desired locations such as the cheeks, under the eyes, the lips, or around the mouth and lips.
How long will the treatment and recovery take?
Multiple injections are required to achieve the desired result. The treatment usually takes about 90 minutes depending on how many injections are needed to achieve your goals. You should be able to leave the same day that you have the treatment. There will be some swelling which will go down within 36 hours and minor bruising which can be covered with make-up. Recovery time will depend on the extent of the procedure but normally is a week to 10 days. Patients can usually return to work within a few days to a week.
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