Like other procedures, swelling is expected after fat grafting. The swelling will become most severe 2-3 days after the surgery, but critical swelling will subside within one week. However, patients may resume their daily activities the day after the surgery.
After the surgery, it is extremely important that patients DO NOT rub the area until the transferred fat becomes attached to its new place. About three weeks after surgery, the structure becomes stable and all normal activities can be resumed.