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FAT GRAFTING OVERVIEW

BEFORE THE PROCEDURE

During your initial consultation with Dr. Judge, you will discuss pre-op care and the steps that need to be taken in preparation for the treatment. Prior to the treatment, Dr. Judge will need to take some measurements and determine where to extract the necessary fat in order to proceed. It is important to make sure that you are fit to undergo surgery. If not, dermal fillers may be a safer option.

Once you have booked your fat grafting procedure, Dr. Judge’s office will coordinate the date and time of your surgery here in San Francisco. Dr. Judge will also take any pre-operative photos, review the initial measurements she took, and ask any final questions.

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THE PROCEDURE

A standard facial fat grafting procedure involves three steps. First, fat is removed from another site on your body with a needle. The location will be determined during your initial consultation with Dr. Judge. The fat is then cleaned so that only whole, undamaged fat cells are used. This is done to avoid any complications after the procedure has been completed. Finally, the fat cells are injected into the targeted areas in your face. Recovery from this procedure takes about two hours.

 

AFTER THE PROCEDURE

Following the operation, Dr. Judge may prescribe pain medication to be taken for several days while your face heals. Bruising and swelling are common after the procedure and may persist for several weeks. I most cases, you can notice an improvement after a couple of days and the swelling should be completely gone within four weeks. If you experience any complications during that time, you can always reach out to Dr. Judge for advice.

 

*Individual results may vary. Not a guarantee.


REQUEST A FAT GRAFTING CONSULTATION

To schedule your consultation with Dr. Judge in San Francisco, click the Schedule button below. You can also reach our office by phone at (415) 409-9760.

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