About Fat Grafting
There is a tremendous amount of research that indicates that fat cells throughout the body contain a large number of stem cells. Stem cells have the potential to regenerate and rejuvenate many types of normal tissue, including skin. Many believe that stem cells are injected along with the fat cells when patients undergo fat grafting, which can help enhance the overall quality and youthfulness of facial skin in addition to the fullness and volume gained from the actual fat grafting.
Typical Recovery Time
This procedure is not incredibly invasive but does create a moderate amount of swelling afterwards. Everyone reacts differently, with most of the swelling subsiding in a week or so, and “final results’ in 1-2 months.Most of our Los Angeles and Beverly Hills facial fat grafting patients feel comfortable returning to work in one week or so. Patients should really consider smoking cessation as it significantly decreases the amount of fat that will remain permanent.