Pre-op: Questions about BBL procedure (photos)
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Questions about BBL procedure?
1. Fat embolus
3. Fat necrosis
4. Skin necrosis
5. Bleeding from liposuction
There is always a risk associated with every operation, but as a surgeon we try to keep it as minimal as possible. When injecting fat, I use a blunt cannula and only inject when removing the cannula. The fat is injected into several layers in the buttocks, including the gluteus maximus muscle and the superficial shape. The more fat injected into the muscle the more size, the more fat injected into the superficial fat the more shape created. You can expect to keep about 50-75% of the fat long term. Note, there is high unpredictability with fat survival and it is different with everybody. I also give lovenox during and after the operation to prevent blood clots. Although these risks are present, they should be minimal with the appropriately trained board certified plastic surgeon.
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Pre-op: Questions about BBL procedure
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Kenneth Hughes, MD
Los Angeles, CA
Pre-op: Questions about BBL procedure.
The BBL procedure involves harvest fat from areas of your body where there is excess fat and injecting that fat carefully into the central zone of your buttock. In addition, it involves liposculpting the buttock to facilitate a more rounded look. The common donor sites for this procedure is your posterior waist/flanks, lateral thighs, back, waist, and anterior tummy. Please visit with a board certified plastic surgeon.
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There are no ways to completely avoid the risk of a fat embolism with any fat grafting procedure, be it to the face, the breast, or the buttock but with careful and precise techniques. these risks can be minimized. These are great questions to ask your surgeon during your consultation.
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