Fat Transfer- After Care Instructions
Immediately after surgery, you will have some numbness and swelling in the fat donor site (usually your abdomen). After the numbness fades, there will be some soreness, but it will be manageable. The recipient site may have some swelling and bruising, but generally this area is not painful. You can remove dressings after 24 hours, shower, and pat dry. A small amount of Vaseline applied to incisions is suggested, as it speeds healing and is soothing.
Please call Dr Camp immediately at any sign of infection which would be signaled by fever, increased pain, new redness or swelling in the surgical sites.
Do not run, lift weights, play tennis, or golf for 1-2 weeks after surgery. (Keep your heart rate under 100 for 3 weeks). This helps prevent bruising.
It is important to be seen by Dr Camp after your initial post-op checks. He will see you in follow-up appointments at 1 week, 3 weeks, 6 weeks, 6 months and 1 year post-op. We will make these appointments for you.
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CALL DR CAMP
If you have questions or need immediate care, please call Dr Camp anytime on his cell. There is no such thing as a minor question. I would rather you call me than wonder and not do the right thing, so please call my office, or email me anytime.