Fat transfer, also known as fat grafting, is a minor procedure in which fat cells are harvested from an area with excess fat (such as the stomach or thighs) and transferred to another area, most commonly the face. The fat cells are removed with gentle liposuction and then purified and injected, acting as a natural filler.
Is there any recovery after facial fat transfer?
The recovery after fat transfer is reasonably fast and involves little discomfort. You may experience some bruising and tenderness at the donor site. You can expect some swelling and puffiness in the face for two weeks postoperatively. There are two reasons for this: 1) there may be some swelling from the injection process itself; and 2) some degree of overcorrection is needed, as not all the injected fat survives – approximately one half will be resorbed by the body. Mild bruising can occur, as you could experience with dermal fillers.