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Is it safe to take a steroid injection after liposuction around the jowl area?


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Published At October 20, 2021
Reviewed AtDecember 7, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I had a liposculpture procedure around my jowl area last month. And I was prescribed to take a five-day course of oral Prednisone and a steroid injection for a severe allergic reaction that is not related to the surgery. My question is, will the steroids injection ruin my overall result of the liposculpture?

Thank you.

Answered by Dr. Kuljyot Bajaj


Welcome to icliniq.com.

Thank you for your query. Kindly answer me the following to help you better; How much fat was injected during liposuction? Did you have any other added procedure on face? Which area of your body was affected by allergic reaction? Is this the first time you have taken steroids or have you been on steroids before?


Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

Thank you for your response.

To be clear, I had fat extracted from my jowl area, and a few millimeters of fat was added to enhance my facial symmetry. The cause of the allergic reaction is unknown. However, it was cutaneous, affecting the face and neck. Antihistamines and Cortisone lotion did not improve the condition, and in fact, it worsened my skin condition. I have not been on steroids chronically.

Thank you.

Answered by Dr. Kuljyot Bajaj


Welcome back to icliniq.com.

Thank you for getting back to me with the answers.

Although with time, approximately 30 to 40 percent of the total volume of the injected fat tends to get re-absorbed over 6 to 12 months. And only 60 percent of the fat remains permanently. Plastic Surgeons always tell their patients about this, and I am sure it would have been discussed with you as well by your surgeon. Acute steroid intake will not likely affect the wound healing at the jowl area. I can reassure you that the overall result will not be affected by the steroids you take for the allergic reaction.

Take care.

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Dr. Kuljyot Bajaj
Dr. Kuljyot Bajaj

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