What is the recovery from fat transfer injections?
Fat transfer injections typically require minimal downtime. Initial recovery may involve mild bruising and swelling around both the liposuction site and the injection area. A compression garment may be required to reduce swelling and fluid buildup at the donor site. Most patients can return to work within one to two days, although strenuous exercise should be avoided for the first three to four weeks.
What results can I expect with fat transfer injections?
You can expect immediate improvements in the treated area, with continued enhancement as post-op swelling subsides. Besides the visual benefits, the fat transfer process also improves skin texture and tone over time. The results are long-lasting, with the transferred fatty tissue thriving in its new location. Typically, patients retain 60-80% of the transferred fat, and additional procedures may be scheduled in the next one to two years to maintain or enhance the results.
Interested in fat transfer injections?
For more information about fat transfer injections with Dr. Miller and Dr. Tandon at Boston Center for Plastic Surgery, please contact our Newbury Street office at (617) 735-8735 or reach out to our Patient Coordinator, Robyn Sola. Consultations are also available at our second office in Brookline. Our team is ready to answer your questions and assist in scheduling a confidential fat transfer consultation with Dr. Miller and Dr. Tandon.
While complications are rare, potential risks include infection, hematoma, seroma, bleeding, unexpected scarring, or changes in sensation. Dr. Miller and Dr. Tandon will discuss all potential complications during the consultation.