You should expect some bruising and swelling of the face and at your liposuction sites. Resting with your head elevated and applying cold packs to the face will help minimize bruising and swelling. You should be able to return to work within a week of your procedure. Patients with only minor correction may find that they can return to work as soon as four days after surgery. You can resume your regular exercise routine three weeks after your procedure. Excess swelling should subside within four weeks.
The microcannula used to graft fat to your face won’t leave any visible incisions or scars. However, some patients may develop scarring at their liposuction site(s). Great care is taken to place liposuction incisions in discreet locations that can be easily concealed with clothing or underwear. Any scarring that does develop is likely to fade over time.
The exact cost of your fat transfer for facial rejuvenation will depend on the extent of correction required to achieve your results. Surgical, facility, and anesthesia fees comprise the cost of your procedure. Dr. Baker’s office will provide you with a detailed cost estimate during your consultation.
The fat grafting procedure is performed as an outpatient procedure with the patient under sedation or sleep anesthesia administered by a board-certified anesthesiologist to ensure a safe and pain-free procedure. You might experience some discomfort the first several days following your surgery, but this can be controlled with oral pain medication.