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)
First of all, I thank you for your wonderfully informative website. I have learned so much! I am interested in having facial fat grafting. I have been a runner for twenty years. In your "Post Operative Exercise and Workout Recommendations Video", you discuss the types of exercise and levels of intensity that one could engage in following fat grafting. You mention that in your patients, you would not advise running in the first two weeks following the procedure. Since you have stated this, I most certainly would abide by it! However, I am ever so curious as to why running should be avoided in the first fourteen days. Does it have to do anything with the healing of the skin, the viability of the grafts and/or the general feeling of being weaker and more swollen following the procedure? Could keloids form in the face? I had read before that establishing a good blood supply to the grafts is a good thing. Can you help me understand why it is significant to avoid running during this period?
Thank you so much. You truly are an amazing surgeon. Your dedication to your work is highly evident in all of your responses and videos.
Hi Kelley, thank you so much!!! btw, i am taking all of my staff to New York City this weekend starting tomorrow at 6:45 am so I probably will not be answering questions in the next 2 days (but I am so psycho that I probably will find a way!) So sorry if there are delays in my responses.
your assumptions about why not to do exercise aggressively after FT are not entirely correct. basically, you won't hurt my fat. however, after a little short anesthesia you might be slightly more tired compounded with your body using some energy toward healing. therefore, i always advise you to start slowly so you don't accidentally fall down and hurt yourself. Just start slowly and build from sitting to standing and low to higher intensity. best, sml
Thank you very much for answering my questions so promptly and thoroughly. You are wonderful!!! I look forward to meeting you in person! With the excellent information you have shared in your videos and this forum as well as your world-renowned skill in the procedure, all of my concerns about facial fat grafting have been allayed. I have to confess that I come from a family of "extreme worriers". It feels great to not have any fears about this procedure. I know I'll be in the best of care as your patient!
May you and your staff have a fruitful and enjoyable time in New York. Please get some rest!!!!