Recovery After Facial Fat Transfer
While recovery time varies from patient to patient, Dr. Tansavatdi recommends that patients plan to take 1-2 weeks off from work in order to give themselves the time they need to rest and recuperate as their body heals.
There will be swelling and bruising in the area where liposuction was performed and in the facial areas where the fat was injected. The swelling will be most significant over the first few days, then begin to subside.
Most of the remaining swelling will have reduced after about two weeks. Keep in mind that there is still a period of settling time while the fat cells move into their final contours, and while some of the fat cells are absorbed by the body in the first few weeks after the procedure. This is a natural part of the healing process. As the fat tissues settle, final results may take 4-6 months to be completely realized.