What will happen?
The result of your fat transfer will be evident immediately. During the first two days, the needle marks will settle and disappear. Redness and swelling in the treatment areas will also disappear. You can apply ice compresses to the treatment areas if you experience any discomfort.
How do I apply ice-compresses?
The most important thing to remember is to never apply ice directly to the skin of the face because it can cause burning of the skin. Always place a barrier between the ice and the skin. A suitable barrier is a cloth like a tea towel. Ideally the cloth should be lightly damp. Place the ice or ice-pack inside the damp cloth and apply to the treatment areas for 5 to 10 minutes two to four times per day. Apply ice compresses only if necessary, most people do not need them.
What should I avoid?
It is recommended that, for the first 2 days, you avoid all activities that can increase lines and wrinkles on your face. Keep your face as still as possible to allow the fat to distribute as evenly as possible. Try to sleep on your back so that the skin on your face will drape evenly. If your lips have been treated, you should avoid pursing your lips. You should therefore avoid using drinking straws.
What can I do to improve my fat transfer result?
Take a multi-vitamin to promote better healing.
Take the oral antibiotic prescribed
Apply the antibiotic ointment prescribed, to the treated area, morning and night
Wash your hands thoroughly before touching the treated area
Generally leave the area alone
What must I not do?
For the first 24 hours....
Don’t touch the injection site
Don’t apply make-up
Don’t shampoo your hair
Don’t swim or exercise vigorously
Don’t expose yourself to extreme heat or cold
Don’t drink very hot beverages
What shall I do if my fat transfer result wears off quickly?
Do not panic. Wait four weeks to give the fat transfer adequate time to distribute evenly into the tissues. If you still feel that the effect of the fat transfer has disappeared, come in for a follow up appointment.
If you are concerned about anything always call the clinic.