I am wondering if the fat put into the butt surgically could melt away with time. Since I'm considering that procedure I want to know how long does it last.
How Long Does Brazilian Butt Lift Results Last?
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Long-lasting results after a Brazilian Butt lift
A Brazilian butt lift is a safe and effective procedure that combines liposuction of the abdomen hips waist and back and then fat grafting to the gluteal region. This is a safe and effective way to contour the lower body. After a successful Brazilian Butt lift, the fat that remains will stay there for the rest of your life. Like the rest of the tissue in your body this fat will grow and age with you.
How Long Do Brazilian Buttlift Results Last?
The Brazilian buttlift results that are obtained after 3 months are permanent if the body weight and body fat percentage are held stable. This is dependent upon the amount of fat transferred, the way in which the procedure is performed, and the way the patient is managed in the postoperative period. Kenneth Hughes, MD Brazilian buttlift Los Angeles, CA
With Good Technique, Brazilian Butt Lift results should be permanent!
As long as it is done by an experienced BBL surgeon, your outcome should be permanent.
Once the fatty tissue "takes", meaning that it has re-established a blood supply, there should be no reason it would "melt away"...
Having said that, if you were to lose a major amount of weight, your buttocks will get smaller (just as the rest of you would), but the SHAPE of your butt and its relationship to your other body contours should be maintained.
These are prime reasons why our BBL patients are so very happy.
Please see my BBL before and afters here on RealSelf for confirmation.
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Brazilian Buttock Lift results
Does fat last after Brazilian buttock lift
The majority of fat transferred in a Brazilian buttock lift procedure will be permanent. About 60% or more of the fat will be permanent. It takes about 3 months after the procedure however to know exactly how much has survived. Consult with an experienced board certified plastic surgeon to see if you are a good candidate for this procedure.
BBL results should be permanent
When done correctly, a BBL should give your permanent results. You will lose some of the fat initially, but whatever remains at 3 months after surgery, should be with you forever. Large changes in weight or pregnancy will have an effect though on your result, so it is important to follow healthy lifestyle. Choose a surgeon who has done hundreds and can show you long term results....not just pictures of their patients in the operating room or at teh first post-op visit!
Results usually remain intact over a long period of time.
The fat that is surgically grafted into the buttocks usually remains intact for long periods of time and by the end of the first two years, 80% to 85% of the fat that was initially injected should still be in good condition. Approximately 50% to 75% of the injected fat will remain stable for several years after the procedure has been performed. Exercise can help the buttocks maintain its shape and size even when this region begins to lose small amounts of fat.
Web reference: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19341697
Does a Brazilian Butt Lift Last ?
A Brazilian Butt Lift involves harvesting fat from an unwanted area and then preparing it for transfer where it is injected into the buttocks as a living transplant. As long as you maintain your body at a stable level, the results should be permanent. Implants are also another permanent option but this procedure is riskier and involves a longer recovery time.
Please remember that not all fat survives but that which does will continue to live. Also the native buttock fat (but not so much the transplanted fat) will continue to atrophy and disappear with time.
Permanent Results for Buttock Augmentation
As long as the patient heeds the instructions after surgery to maintain their new body, the results should be permanent. Patient's should always remember that it is fat and with excessive dieting and exercise your results may not last. In order to ensure your results are forever, be prepared to maintain weight rather than lose.
Longevity of Brazilian Butt Lift
The “Brazilian Butt Lift,” or gluteal lift/augmentation is a procedure designed to improve the shape and appearance of the gluteal region. This surgery uses a combination of liposuction and fat grafting (i.e. fat injections with the patient’s own fat) to produce a fuller, firmer, more youthful-appearing buttocks. If performed correctly by an expert in fat transfer this procedure will last forever.
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