What are the side effects of Edmonton Fat Transfer?
Each procedure has benefits and possible risks. We always want to maximize the benefits and minimize the risks.
The risks are related to both the donor (harvesting) site and to the recipient (destination) site.
Some of the most common side effects of fat grafting include bruising, swelling and tenderness. These are usually self limiting and resolve over time with the help of compression, cool compresses and analgesics. In addition, there is a risk of irregular contours at the donor and/or recipient sites. These may require further treatments.
In rare cases, infection can occur either at the donor or recipient site(s). Fortunately, the chances of infection are very small.
Thorough review of additional, less common, side effects is communicated during the consultation process.
It is important for doctors to be honest about potential side effects and we strive to be as honest and thorough as possible!
If you are interested, contact us to see if you are a candidate for fat grafting procedure!