Brazilian Butt Lift Results - Can't See Any Difference 10 Days Post-op

Hi i am 10 days post op, i had lipo of stomach/flanks and thighs and fat transfered to butt. At first until about 3 days post op i had great result and cud really see differnce in stomach it was tiny! Now a week later im bigger than i was b4 surgery and cant see any diffenece in my stomach im so disappointed, is it possible to swell up a few days after sugery im very confused!! Thanks :)

Doctor Answers (6)

Swelling

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Liposuction will produce significant swelling.  Think of it this way: lipo produces a swiss cheese appearance in the fat that was removed. The trauma of the surgery causes fluid to fill those swiss cheese spaces and this usually takes 1-4 days to maximize. When it does you will be as large as you were prior to your surgery AND because water weighs more than fat, you will be heavier on the scale. This is normal. 


Fort Myers Plastic Surgeon
4.0 out of 5 stars 4 reviews

BBL 10days ago and no visual results

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You are very early and swelling has a way of hiding your new true understructure. Once the swelling resides you will likely feel differently. Relay your concerns to your PS.

Raj S. Ambay, MD
Tampa Plastic Surgeon
4.0 out of 5 stars 14 reviews

Brazilian butt lift post op.

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I would recommend that you be patient. Swelling after surgery can last up to 6 weeks. Be sure to keep the area's conpressed with surgical garments for best results. If you are not happy after your 6th week, consult with your surgeon to see if further surgery is necessary in order to achieve your desired results. Best of luck.

Jaime Perez, MD
Tampa Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 26 reviews

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