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Will the transferred fat during my Brazilian Butt Lift survive?

There is an initial period of swelling of several weeks following a butt lift procedure. During this time, many of the transferred fat cells establish a blood supply and survive. The actual percentage of surviving fat cells is dependent on several factors: the skill and technique of your surgeon, the total amount of fat transferred, and management after surgery.

 

How long will my Brazilian Butt Lift results last?

After several months, the results of your Brazilian butt lift should be permanent. Because these fat cells are truly yours, they will naturally enlarge or shrink with any weight fluctuations or change in your percentage of body fat. The shape of your new buttocks will be long-lasting, and your buttocks should feel as soft and pliable as your normal tissues.

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Brazilian Butt Lift Recovery

Although there will be some residual swelling remaining even after 4 to 6 weeks, Dr. Shienbaum typically allows his patients to return to non-stressful work in 5 to 7 days. Low impact exercise is encouraged in the first week and sexual activity should be postponed for 3 to 4 weeks.

In what position do I sleep after my Brazilian Butt Lift?

In the initial recovery period, it is helpful to sleep on your side or abdomen, sit on your thighs rather than your buttocks, and use a soft cut out or bullet-shaped pillow when driving or sitting for long periods. Try to avoid sustained pressure or trauma to the buttocks for several weeks. You will experience some soreness in the Liposuctioned areas, but only minimal discomfort in the buttock area. Wearing a compression garment such as SPANX is important for at least 2 months after your procedure.

Will there be noticeable scars after my Brazilian Butt Lift?

The popularity of the Brazilian butt lift arises from the lack of noticeable scarring, the avoidance of a foreign body implant, a short recovery time, the benefit of removing your unwanted fat, and the remarkably natural results achieved. It is a highly effective procedure for drooping and flaccid buttocks.

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Are buttock injections permanent?

Buttock implants and augmentation are considered permanent and the surgery has an overall high success rate. However, it takes three to six months until you see full effects, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. You may also need follow-up surgery several years later to maintain your results.

Can fat transfer be removed?

There are risks with any procedure, but fat can be lessened by injecting the area with corticosteroids. Surgical removal may cause scarring and can not remove all fat cells that are intertwined in the tissue

Can I die from BBL?

People die from BBL when fat, accidentally injected into muscle veins with diameters as large as drinking straws, travels to the lungs. Plastic surgeons have been advised to inject fat under the skin, and not into the muscle.

How dangerous is liposuction?

Today, the dangers of liposuction include bleeding, infection, unevenness, asymmetry, dimpling or rippling of the skin and persistent swelling from fluid accumulation. The safest technique is the tumescent technique of liposuction. Associated with minimal bruising and quicker recovery, patients usually return to a desk job in 3 days.

How does Lipo work?

Liposuction is a surgical procedure that uses a suction technique to remove fat from specific areas of the body, such as the abdomen, hips, thighs, buttocks, arms or neck. Liposuction also shapes (contours) these areas. Other names for liposuction include lipoplasty and body contouring. Liposuction isn't typically considered an overall weight-loss method or a weight-loss alternative.

When can I sit after bbl?

Some doctors recommend avoiding sitting at all during the first 2 weeks after surgery. Others recommend sitting only using a bbl cushion during the first 6 weeks of the recovery.

Does fat grafting leave scars?

Yes. The scar will be quite small and usually can be hidden so it cannot be seen unless you point it out.

How long does Brazilian butt lift last?

You can expect to retain 60-70 percent of the initial fat transfer for the lifetime of your BBL. Though a Brazilian Butt Lift is considered semi-permanent, your BBL can last for decades!

What is a fat transfer?

transfers fat from areas in which you have excess fat, such as the outer thighs, and injects it into areas that may be lacking in volume, such as your face, hands, breasts or buttocks.

Can you transfer fat to your breasts?

Yes. Fat transfer breast augmentation essentially uses liposuction to take fat from other parts of your body and inject it into your breasts.

Does fat transfer last?

Yes. A portion of any fat transferred from one area to another will be reabsorbed by the body; however, the fat that remains after the initial healing process, is considered permanently transplanted.

How much does it cost for fat transfer to the buttocks?

The cost of a Brazilian butt lift can vary depending on the provider performing the surgery and where you live, but it can range anywhere from $3,000 to $30,000.

What is involved in a tummy tuck?

A tummy tuck — also known as abdominoplasty — is a cosmetic surgical procedure to improve the appearance of the abdomen. During a tummy tuck, excess skin and fat are removed from the abdomen. In most cases, the connective tissues in the abdomen are tightened with sutures as well.

What is the BBL?

A Brazilian butt lift is a butt augmentation procedure that uses liposuction to harvest fat from one or more areas of the body, and inject it into the butt cheeks and the outer hips.

What is the best type of liposuction?

While any method of liposuction can be effective at removing fat cells, tumescent liposuction is the most tried and true technique.

What are the side effects of fat transfer?

Risks, side effects and complications for fat transfers include infection, bleeding, fat embolism and graft volume loss; over filling, under filling.