Because my doctor and I are not happy with my Brazilian Butt Lift results, he told me he wants to do Liposuction on my abdomen again, then transfer about 400cc to my buttocks again. Is it safe to redo the Brazilian Butt Lift and Liposuction in the same area 6 weeks after initial procedure? Will 400cc make a difference, in your personal opinion?
Brazilian Butt Lift Retouch Advice
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Should wait for a retouch of Brazilian Butt Lift
Thank you for your question. It is possible to do a retouch after a Brazilian Butt lift. However six weeks after the initial surgery is a little too soon. After your surgery, you undoubtedly have swelling from the liposuction and also from the fat grafting. It is best to wait for all the swelling to subside.
I would recommend that you wait 4 to 6 months until most of the swelling is gone. At that time, you and your surgeon will be able to see your final final result. If both of you are dissatisfied with the procedure one option is to perform additional fat grafting two areas that you feel need a little bit more volume. I'll also take this opportunity to ask your surgeon about the technique that he or she used. Ask them to explain to you why the second surgery will be successful where the first one was not. If you're not satisfied with the answer consider getting a second opinion.
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Is it possible to touch up my Brazilian Butt Lift?
As long as you don't have any residual swelling or tenderness from the original procedure it should be safe to proceed with the touch up procedure you describe. If there is residual swelling or tenderness, I would wait until these have resolved in order to maximize the chances that the second procedure achieves your goal for you with maximum take of the grafted fat.
Hope that helps!
Brazilian Butt Lift Retouch Advice
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The good news is that you can have other areas liposuctioned in the future if six months from now you would still like to further enhance your buttock. The skin and shape of your abdomen should continue to improve with time.
In my opinion six weeks is a little fast to revise the augmentation and place more fat in the buttock. For any fat grafting procedure I like to wait at least three months and if possible 6 months before any further fat transfer to the same area. You want the skin to stretch and soften to so that it can accommodate the added fat. Also you want the fat that has already been grafted to have time to settle before causing more trauma to the area.
The amount of fat needed depends on the shape and needs of each individual patient, however in general at least 500cc per buttock need to be placed to see a significant difference. On average patients typically receive around 800cc per buttock side for a total of 1600cc of fat transfer. However just like a breast augmentation the amount of fat needed various from patient to patients. Also the sculpting done with the liposuction is a big part of the procedure to improve the overall shape.
Brazilian butt lift retouch.
Hello. I would recommend you follow the instructions of your operating surgeon. If he agree's that you are ready for a second stage procedure then I would follow his instructions. If you feel okay to go ahead and do so, I would not see a problem in that. Best of luck to you.
Further fat grafting after a Brazilian butt lift
Six weeks after the initial Brazilian is too early. I would wait at least three months to allow everything to settle down before considering further fat grafting. 400 cc's is enough to make a substantial difference but you should wait for now.
Talmage J. Raine MD FACS
Brazilian Buttock enhancement
If the swelling and the healing is complete, and the areas are soft, a retouch or redo is very effective when the transfer of fat is done right.
I would recommend waiting 12 weeks for complete healing to occur.
Reoperation after butt lift
noone can give you a better assessment of your situation than your operating surgeon, as long as they are qualified to perform this particular procedure and regularly perform this same procedure with successful results. I perform this type of surgery regularly in addition to frequent liposcultpure procedure. Personally, I would not perform a re-operation for the reasons you stated so early in the postoperative period, although this is ultimately up to your surgeon. Also, I think it is important to determine exactly what you are not pleased with so that you may have the best chance to be pleased with the results after a second procedure. Good Luck,
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