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Fat transfer (injection)

A dermal filler treatment that utilizes fat removed from one part of a patient's body and injected elsewhere.

How long will bruising last with fat transfers/injections? Is it recommended to freeze extra fat for a later injection?

George Lefkovits (New York, NY) on Jun 30, 2011
Bruising following fat transfer usually lasts about 7-19 days but may last longer. Although some doctors freeze extar fat for later use I don't suggest it. Fat is very sensitive tissue and because it is injected as a graft even when it is fresh there is a chance of absorption. The best source of fat is when it's freshly taken.