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Fat Transfer

Take Measures to Ensure a Speedy Fat Transfer Recovery

Fat Transfer Recovery

Many people have benefitted from fat transfer surgery, which utilizes your own tissue to add volume to areas such as the buttocks. Although the procedure is less invasive than other body contouring methods, such as implants, it is still considered intensive and will require you to take some time at home to recover. Dr. Stephen T. Greenberg can discuss fat transfer recovery with you at his Long Island, New York-area practice. Total recovery takes about two weeks. Dr. Greenberg will provide all the information you need to recover quickly and safely, and is available to answer any questions and concerns during your recovery period.

Immediate After Surgery

In addition to scheduling time away from work and regular activities, we recommend patients make a few basic preparations around the house before their surgery in order to remain comfortable. The fat transfer procedure takes about one to three hours to perform. We may monitor your condition for a few hours afterwards so the anesthesia can begin wearing off and Dr. Greenberg can ensure your condition is stable.

Although fat transfer recovery is relatively easy in comparison to some other cosmetic surgeries, it is very important that you take care of yourself and rest to ensure proper healing.

You will need to have an open schedule so you can rest for the remainder of the day, and you will need someone to drive you home since you will be groggy. Dr. Greenberg will also provide instructions on how to minimize discomfort and identify any complications if they arise.

The Following Weeks

A woman rest in bed and enjoys a glass of waterTypically, we recommend that you take the first week to simply rest, after which time you can consider returning to work. Be sure to notify your employer that you are recovering from surgery, and that you will need to avoid strenuous tasks for another week following your return. After two weeks, you should be able to resume normal activities. Dr. Greenberg will be available to answer concerns during this time, and may schedule additional visits to check on your progress.

Tips for a Speedy Recovery

The first and most essential tip for healing as quickly as possible is to get all the sleep your body needs. Some patients report feeling anxious to return to basic activities around the house during their recovery. Cleaning the house and preparing meals ahead of time can lessen this temptation, and allow you to retain your independence during healing.

Patients will also need to follow basic aftercare tips which usually include directions on replacing bandages and cleaning the surgical area. You will need to avoid putting too much pressure on your surgical site, especially if you underwent Brazilian butt lift, and you should make necessary preparations so you can remain comfortable while you rest.

Choose an Experienced Cosmetic Surgeon

Although fat transfer recovery is relatively easy in comparison to some other cosmetic surgeries, it is very important that you take care of yourself and rest to ensure proper healing. Additionally, choosing a renowned surgeon like Dr. Greenberg can ensure your health and safety during this time. Contact our practice today to schedule an appointment and learn more.

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Greenberg Cosmetic Surgery
Manhattan Office
461 Park Ave S
Manhattan, NY 10016
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160 Crossways Park Dr
Woodbury, NY 11797
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Southampton, NY 11968
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Boca Raton, FL 33486
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