Am I big enough to recieve a fat transfer butt lift with success of my desired projection? (photos)
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Buttock augmentation options
Indeed because at least 50+ % of the fat transferred will melt away within a year, most patients are not good candidates because they lack an adequate amount of fat to harvest.At least once per week I see a new patient in consultation that failed fat transfer to the buttock and remains frustrated over their buttock appearance a year later. Another tip is that if you gain weight for the procedure, the fat that you lose first when you go back down to your baseline weight after surgery is in fact that fat that you originally gained and transferred into your buttocks...so don't fall victim to this recommendation.Because of all this, I strongly recommend consulting with a board certified plastic surgeon that performs both procedures and not just the Brazilian buttock lift so that s/he can provide you with an unbiased recommendation for surgery with realistic long term results.
Although using your own fat is relatively safe, the one serious complication that can rarely (< 1%) happen is "fat embolism" in which some of the fat gets into the blood stream and travels up into the lungs, heart, and/or brain causing serious problems. This complication is more likely to happen with the larger amount of fat being transferred. This can also happen when using fillers like silicone, PMMA, and hyaluronic acids. Also fillers, when injected in large quantities, have a very high tendency to migrate away from the original area where they were placed.And last but not least, over time they inevitably stimulate an intense amount of inflammation and subsequent scar tissue/hardening...and this is nothing less than a catastrophe for patients!
Thus buttock/hip implants become a very good, safe, and long term reliable option for most patients seeking buttock augmentation (at least in my practice). I prefer to insert the buttock implants through a 2 inch long “bifurcated-V” incision over the tailbone (concealed within the crevice between the buttock cheeks) and the hip implants through a ~ 1 inch incision just below the beltline above the hip region. The buttock implant should always be placed under or within the gluteus maximus muscle. In this position, the implant is less palpable, less visible, and does not sag or shift/migrate over time unlike implants placed on top of the muscle.And in this case too, at least in my surgical practice, the wound healing complication rate is < 5% and the infection rate is minimized to ~2%.
Again, like any surgery, the key to a satisfactory outcome is both patient education and a skilled board certified surgeon specialist.
Brazilian Butt Lift
Samir Shureih MD. FACS
Am I big enough to recieve a fat transfer butt lift with success of my desired projection?
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