How Long Does It Take A Dermal-Fat Graft To The Labiomental Fold To Settle?

Q: Dr. Eppley, How long does it take for the dermal fat graft to level out/settle?I am 3 weeks post op, approximately how much more will it shrink?If it is too big after the healing time is complete, can it easily be made smaller/more leveled out?mI think he told me this, but I can’t remember and haven’t been able to find these answers online.

A: In answer to your labiomental fold dermal-fat grafting questions:

1) 6 to 8 weeks for dermal-fat graft settling to occur.

2) The grafts can also be reduced secondarily but I have never yet seen someone request to do so. In the long run it often is the opposite issue….I would like some more

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana