5 weeks post op, will my Brazilian butt lift look like this picture I showed my Doctor? (photo)

I had surgery 5 weeks ago and showed my Dr. The picture on the left. He says right now I'm swollen and lumpy and he is sending me to have Endomology treatments done. But even still I'm so discouraged that I don't think I will look at all like what I asked. From a professionals pov, will I? Or did he just not do what I asked? He said he placed 1000 cc's in the center of each side. I just feel like he should have been putting it in several places to shape me.

Doctor Answers (6)

Not likely your results will look like that

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Dear ab8301,

In short, it is unlikely you are going to achieve that type of result. You are a different build and body type.

Even more so, it is difficult to imagine 1000 cc injected into each buttock cheek. Fat that is removed from the body and transplanted has no blood supply. Just like a skin graft, it depends on picking up new circulation from the wound bed or host tissue that it is placed in. Therefore, the fat has to be distributed throughout the native fat that you have in your buttocks so that each tunnel of injected fat is surrounded by native tissue and can restore its circulation before being absorbed. In general, it is not possible to put such a large volume in each buttock cheek and expect it all to survive.

I hope this has been helpful to you.

Robert D. Wilcox, MD


Dallas Plastic Surgeon
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5 weeks post op, will my Brazilian butt lift look like this picture I showed my Doctor? (photo)

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You are still in the healing process from the procedure so it is hard to tell what your final results will be exactly. It is important to remember that your wish pictures are typically people who have very different body types and you cannot expect to get the exact same look. 

Daniel Shapiro, MD
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Cosmetic Surgery

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it is very important that all patient and potential patients requesting any body part improvement through plastic cosmetic surgery is to understand that surgery can not dramatically change your body shape or make you look like other people.Cosmetic surgery can enhance that body part to a better shape. Patients requesting to look like models and famous people will be very disappointed because it is not possible.

Samir Shureih, MD
Baltimore Plastic Surgeon

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