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uneven puffiness under eyes After fat Transfer to Cheeks?

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Old 06-02-2003, 12:12 PM   #1
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Question uneven puffiness under eyes After fat Transfer to Cheeks?

Surgery was May 14th
still swollen
buccal fat removal
abdominal fat removal
fat used to accentuate cheekbones, lips , fix nasal labial and marionette folds
I see uneven puffiness, or lumps under one eye.
I feel like the Doc over filled one cheek and it leeked into under eye area.
Can this happen?
anyone a pro at this procedure and know alot about risks, problems, etc?
I have follow up on june 24th, but until then I have one smoothe under eye area and a bump or puffy eye..
he is a good doctor, but things can always be unpredictable..
till I can speak to him,?
he is travelling for 2 weeks...
anyone know what may be going on?

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Old 06-02-2003, 06:13 PM   #2
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Fat grafting to the area under the eye can be very tricky and lumps are a possible complication. Sometimes these lumps will just go away by themselves but it could take several months. It depends on what is causing the fatty cysts, encapsulated fat or scar tissue. Some doctors can break the lumps up with a small cannula and the smaller fragments will simply be reabsorbed by the body. If all else fails then some docs will inject the lumps with kenalog but this is a last resort because kenalog can also cause a dent in the tissue so it has to be done very conservatively.

You are probably still healing and I would use warm compresses with a slight amount of pressure on the area until you can see your doctor. Good Luck!

Old 06-02-2003, 09:07 PM   #3
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I hope it works out for you...
Please let us know what the doctor says...

Old 09-10-2006, 01:55 PM   #4
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Re: uneven puffiness under eyes After fat Transfer to Cheeks?

Kristen 101, thanks for the info. About two weeks ago, I had fat transferred to under both eyes to fill in depressions arising from lower eye blepharoplasty. Now that the swelling is gone, small lumps have appeared where the injections were made. Is this temporary do you think, or did I get bad work done?


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