Fat Grafting New York Patients Enjoy Minimal Recovery in our Centers

Fat grafting New York surgeons discuss recovery from surgery. Visit our fat grafting New York City and Long Island specialists.

At Advanced Cosmetic Surgery of New York, our specialists utilize fat grafting techniques for a variety of procedures. Fat injections can be used to rejuvenate the face, plump the lips, enhance the buttocks (Brazilian lift), and augment the breasts.

Our patients love that there is little recovery and downtime, particularly compared to surgical options like the facelift, lip implants, buttock implants (which we do not perform), and breast augmentation with implants.

Other benefits include the use of local anesthesia instead of general anesthesia, lower cost, fewer risks, and virtually no scarring.

Recovery Details

Recovery following fat transfer surgery will vary depending on the particular procedure. Healing takes generally less time for fat grafting face procedures and lip enhancement injections and longer for fat grafting breasts and butt procedures like the Brazilian buttock lift.

By carefully following the pre- and post-operative instructions provided by our doctors, you can help to minimize your risk of complications and speed healing.

Dressings may be applied to the donor and recipient sites and these will need to be changed regularly. Compression garments are typically worn on the donor area for several weeks to help minimize swelling and promote healing.

Patients can expect fluid leakage at the donor area and this typically improves after forty-eight hours. Swelling and bruising may also occur and will resolve over time. Pain medication will be prescribed to help ease discomfort.

Enjoying Your New Look After Surgery in our Fat Grafting New York (Long Island) Centers

Patients can expect the donor areas to be fully healed after three to six months. The recipient area will also take several months to settle down and when it does patients can expect about 70-80% of the grafted fat to remain permanently in the new area.

Patients can typically return to work within a few days following minor procedures such as fat transfer to face and lip augmentation. It may take a week or more before patients feel comfortable returning to work after fat transfer to breasts or Brazilian buttock augmentation.

All procedures are performed at our AAAHC accredited fat grafting Long Island center. We offer consultations and follow-up exams in our Commack and Manhattan offices.

To learn more or to schedule a consultation with our fat grafting New York specialists, contact Advanced Cosmetic Surgery of New York today.

*This page does not communicate the full list of complete risks and potential complications from this surgery. To receive a list of post-op risks & complications, please contact our office. There may be additional instructions and warnings for the procedure you have had done. Please be sure to get this complete list from our staff and do not rely solely on the information provided on this page.