Patient Resources - MtF
Fat Transfer (Post-Op)
SPECIFIC POST-OP FOR FAT TRANSFER
A small donor area requires no specific treatment. The bruising will gradually disappear
over a several week period. If a compression garment has been placed, you may
remove it temporarily for comfort or laundering. Dr. Meltzer or the nursing staff will
give you further directions.
The area of fat injection will be swollen and tender, and you may have some bruising.
As the swelling decreases, gentle finger massage will help. You may have very small
sutures at the injection sites, which Dr. Meltzer or a nurse will need to remove 5 or 6
days after surgery.
SHOWERING AND BATHING
You may shower or bathe the following day. Soap and water will not harm either
GENERAL LONG TERM POSTOPERATIVE INSTRUCTIONS
Please read and follow these General Long Term Postoperative Instructions. Procedure
Specific Postoperative Instructions may also be included in your information packet.
Please read and follow all Postoperative Instructions.
We want you to avoid staining or unnecessary aerobic activity for at least two
weeks after surgery. This is to avoid bleeding, bruising, and swelling. You may
resume light activities after to weeks. Do not resume heavy activities or
strenuous exercise for four weeks. Dr. Meltzer will give you clearance to
increase your activities according to the progress of your recovery.
You may resume driving when you feel you are able, but wait at lease two days
after surgery. Keep in mind that you must have full use of your flexes. If pain
will inhibit them, don’t drive!
You may not drive if you are taking any pain medication!
If fresh scars are exposed to the sun, they will tend to become darker and take
longer to fade. Sunscreen can help. Take extra care and precautions if the area
operated on is slightly numb -- you might not "feel" a sun burn developing!
Follow whatever plan you and Dr. Meltzer have agreed upon.
SPECIFIC AS YOU HEAL FOR FAT TRANSFER
This procedure should have little effect on your lifestyle. You can resume normal
activities as your body permits.
Most, if any, bruising should be gone in a week or two.
Most of the initial swelling will be gone in a month or less.
Please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information,
or call our office at 1-480-657-7006 or toll-free at 1-866-876-6329.