How Long Does Brazilian Butt Lift Results Last?

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.

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How Long Does Brazilian Butt Lift Results Last? #buttocks #longevity of brazilian butt lift

Thank you for your question.  To review the process of a BBL, fat is taken from regions of the body where there is excess fat and then transferred to the buttock.  The methods physicians use for this to happen depends on the doctor.  Once the fat is cleansed, typically with an antibiotic solution in my practice, it gets injected .  Once fat gets injected into the buttock, a certain amount of this will not survive.  There is an ideal amount of fat that can be transferred and this is different for each person.  When the ideal amount transferred is reached, the fat graft take decreases over time.  Whatever fat does remain and live will be there forever

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!

Hi there-

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.

Does a Brazilian Butt Lift Last?

Since your own fat is being grafted into your butt, the final results are permanent. Your body will recognize the transferred fat as its own and grow new blood supply to keep it alive. Once grafting is complete, usually about 3 months, it will stay and behave like the fat in the area from where it was harvested. So if the fat is harvested from your stomach and you later gain weight in this area, the grafted fat in your butt will also become larger. The same will happen with aging and any changes associated with it. Be sure you select an experienced plastic surgeon who has many before/after photos and can select the best harvest sites for your fat transfer.

BBL Results

The results of a Brazilian Butt Lift last very long and all the fat that has "taken" to your buttocks is permanent. However, your appearance can changed depending on future weight fluctuations and aging.

Will MY BBL Results Last

This is a very common question as patients want the result to last if they are going to undergo surgery.

Fat transfer has become so popular because it allows your surgeon to use your own body tissue for the augmentation. Liposuction is performed over several areas depending on the individual patient needs, and the amount of fat needed.

The results tend to last for years to come if your weight is stable. Just like any liposuction procedure, this does not prevent your body from being able to put on weight.

With the fat transfer patients typically lose about 30% of the fat that is initially transferred, the fat that is present six months post-op will remain as long as your weight is stable. If you lose weight you can lose some of the transferred fat, and if you gain weight you can increase the size of your buttock. The benefit of the fat transfer is that the fat is your own and acts just like the fat in other parts of your body. The benefit of the Brazilian Butt Lift is not only the fat transferred to your buttock but the shape transformation. This new shape will last for years as you will now have more of an hourglass figure than a square shape.

If you are at a healthy weight and maintain that you will be able to enjoy your results for year to come.

When considering this procedure it is very important that you have your procedure performed by a board certified plastic surgeon that commonly performs this procedure.

I hope this helps.

How Long Does Brazilian Butt Lift Results Last?

Hey there,

Thank you for your question. The results of a BBL should be permanent as long as it's performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon and you maintain a stable weight. When choosing a plastic surgeon, please make sure to do your research and more importantly, check the surgeon's before and after gallery for the procedure(s) interested in.

Thanks,
Dr. Newall

German Newall, MD
Houston Plastic Surgeon
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Brazilian Butt Lift results

Brazilian Butt Lift results should last a lifetime. After 2-3 weeks, all of the fat has "taken". This means that the transferred fat has blood vessels which have grown into the fat cells to keep it alive and healthy. If you maintain your weight, the results and improvement to your shape and figure should last a lifetime. 

Stanley Castor, MD
Tampa Plastic Surgeon
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How long does a Brazilian Butt Lift Results

After a Brazilian Butt Lift procedure, your buttock will be quiet swollen from the fat transfer and fluid retention. During the first three months, you will notice the swelling subside as the fluid is reabsorbed and some of the fat droplets are also reabsorbed. I typically like to see the buttocks slightly larger (post op) than what the patient wanted to account for the fat and fluid reabsorption. After three months, the final shape and size of your buttock should be permaenent.

Robert Najera, MD
Frisco Plastic Surgeon
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