This section of the forum is dedicated to discussions on various surgical techniques for facial rejuvenation, including fat transfer/fat grafting, browlift, blepharoplasty (cosmetic eyelid surgery), facelift, etc. Also, this category includes questions on hand rejuvenation via fat grafting. (Of note, Dr. Lam does not perform body rejuvenation except for hand fat grafting)
Thank you for your informative videos! I have a question on post-op fat grafting care. I have read that red light LED/infrared therapy accelerates healing by reducing inflammation. Would the heat from near-infrared/red light LED hurt the fat from a graft? Most likely you are aware that infrared light can penetrate tissue, muscle and bone but not much has been said about how it impacts fat (hopefully, it doesn't melt it). Also, you mention that cold packs are acceptable following a fat transfer. Are warm packs not recommended?
Many thanks for sharing your knowledge with everyone.
hi, thanks for the question. 1. i don't know if infrared will help. it will probably hurt. i sold my infrared unit because i think it does close to nothing in most cases. sorry for the bias.
2. hot is no good. cold is preferred. hot will lead to more swelling.
i don't mind the questions so long as you stick to my recommendations after fat transfer with me. obviously, if you choose another surgeon, you should disregard everything i am saying. my instructions and after care only apply to me and my patients. look forward to take care of you if you become one of my patients. best, sml