I had fat grafting with another doctor (sadly i dont live in the states so coming to you was not an option for me), and i know how you prefer not to comment on other peoples work, but i was hoping you could please answer some general questions for me.
Im about one week away from four months now since the fat grafting, and id like to ask about the dip that you always mention. I only had grafting to the orbital rims (im in my early 20s and this is the only part of the face i needed done owing to a hollowness that has persisted my whole life), and since the procedure it has always been very firm to the touch in that area. not hard, but firm. in the beginning i put this down to swelling and as the months went on i could feel it going down which affirmed my belief, but in the last month it has really gone down. at the moment it almost looks and feels like the graft isnt there any more. the area is now soft to the touch and i can move it around a little more whereas before i could not.
So my discussion is really about telling the difference between fat and swelling.a) should the fat feel firm to the touch under the skin or would that still be an indication of swelling? and b) if that firm feeling disappears around this time(4 months after), does that mean that im going through the dip you spoke about where all the swelling disappears, or is it possible i have lost fat as well. after the six month to a year period where you say things start to look good, what does the area feel like where the graft has occured?
thanks for your time doctor, really appreciated