Fat injections to the cheeks and nose done by another surgeon 3 days ago and questions on swelling

Three days is way too early to tell what you are going to look like.Fat Transfer, depending on the technique that you use, creates a lot of manipulation to the tissues. This is a consequence of having to layer the fat into multiple separate layers in order to help the fat survive. This manipulation can create a lot of inflammation after your procedure and this can lead to the swelling that you are experiencing right now.

Sometimes, this swelling and bruising can take several weeks to go away. I would definitely not do anything this soon. This could be a big mistake. If you do anything now you can have other effects that you weren’t intending to have. You should definitely bring these concerns to your doctor. Your doctor will help you through this. There are a lot of amazing doctors out there and your doctor, I’m sure, is one of them. Just make him aware that you are concerned.

When all of the swelling goes down, you will then be able to tell if you need anything else done. Don’t worry, there are always options to help your situation. You can always add more fat to make the fat that is causing your concerns blend into the surrounding area. You can always remove fat through an incision, or through micro liposuction. Steroid injections can also be an alternative to consider. One thing you could consider is oral steroids at this point in your recovery. This could help your swelling. But make sure that you know of the potential risks involved with steroid use.

Consulting a Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon would be something that I recommend. We specialize in the face and are highly qualified to help you with this.

I refined an amazing volumizing procedure called “the YoungLift”.  This is an innovative technique that volumizes your face to bring out the younger and natural you without looking like you had something done.  This is not a facelift and requires no incisions.  Only pinpoint puncture sites are used and these heal imperceptibly.  The YoungLift can be done without general anesthesia and without drains, and large bandages.  You also have a lot less downtime and discomfort compared with traditional facelift procedures.  Dr Young employs the very best techniques from around the world into one volumizing procedure and he uses his internationally acclaimed understanding of facial beauty to create the youthful volume you once had.

Dr Young is located in Bellevue near Seattle, Washington

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