Loss of fat around the eyes and cheeks can make your face look old and gaunt. Many people turn to injectables to fill out those areas and restore youthful contours, but facial fat grafting is increasingly being seen as a more natural alternative. One of the things patients are curious about is – “how long until I can go out in public from a facial fat grafting procedure.”
What is facial fat grafting?
Fat grafting is natural looking facial rejuvenation surgery. It is a procedure in which fat is removed from a specific area such as the abdomen or thighs, and is then transferred to those areas of the face where fat has been lost.
How soon can you go out in public after facial fat grafting?
One of the main side-effects of facial fat grating is the swelling which typically lasts 7-14 days. Even minimal swelling can make you appear somewhat different, so how soon you go out in public depends on how comfortable you are about being seen before the beautiful results have set in.
If you prefer keep out of the public eye until there is absolutely no sign that you’ve had a procedure done, you may have to wait up to 2 weeks until all the swelling has subsided. However, if your lifestyle requires that you get out and about in a few days, you can do that knowing that there might still be some slight swelling.
At Awaken Aesthetics, Torrance, CA, facial fat grafting is performed by Dr. Alex Liu or Dr. Mike Sheu who are both highly experienced with this procedure. Why not call us today at310-791-2233 and schedule a consultation.