Previous Liposuction Interfere with Brazilian Butt Lift?
- Asked by RedGoddess in Los Angeles, CA
- 3 years ago
I had liposuction 10 yrs ago that left me with slight contour irregularites on my stomach and what looks like tissue scaring on one side (which you can only see if my skin is stretched).
I really want a brazilian butt lift now and was wondering if liposuction can be preformed on the same areas for the fat transfer...or will it cause more scarring? Also, what are the chances of contour irregulaities and can they be smoothed out? I want a shapely butt, but not if I will get more scarring. Thanks.
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Brazilian Butt lift after previous liposuction
A Brazilian butt lift is a safe and effective procedure that combines liposuction of the abdomen hips waist and back and then fat grafting to the gluteal region. This is a safe and effective way to contour the lower body.
To obtain the best results with a Brazilian Butt lift, it is important to use very good quality fat. The areas that have had previous liposuction have scar tissue underneath the skin surface. This may make further liposuction in this area difficult. For best results, it is important that you work with a plastic surgeon that is certified by the American Board of plastic surgery and that your surgeon assess the areas that you want to treat to determine if you have enough fat tissue in this area to accomplish your goals.
Brazilian Butt Lift and Liposuction
Harvesting fat from previous liposuctioned areas can be performed but it may be difficult to obtain the amount of fat that you want to perform the Brazilian Butt Lift.
Brazilian Butt Lift and PREVIOUS Liposuction
EVERY operation leaves a scar. Liposuction is NOT an exception. Liposuction heals with scarring in each of the tunnels used to remove the fat. (If such tunnels are wide or close to the skin surface the scarring may result in skin iregularities).
As a result, SUBSEQUENT liposuction
1. is somewhat harder to perform because the cannulas have to traverse areas of scar tissue. This makes subsequent fat removal regardless of what is done with the fat (grafting to the buttocks (IE Brazilian Butt Lift), grafting elsewhere OR disposal) harder to do.
2. will result in MORE scarring.
As regards your abdomen, it is impossible to give you a cogent advice without at least a photograph.
I would advise you see a Plastic surgeon or two (www.Plastic Surgery.org) and see what each suggests.
Dr. P. Aldea
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Previous liposuction and Brazilian Butt lift
The brief answer to your question is yes. The prior surgery will likely interfere with obtaining satisfactory fat. Furthermore there is no guarantee that the previous irregualrities can be improved or not made worse.
Previous liposuction must be managed appropriately in order to achieve best results from Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery
In order to answer your question accurately, an examination would be required, however in general, it is true that previous liposuction will have generated some scar tissue in the fatty tissue layer, and may also have diminished the amount of fat available to a level too low for success...
But again, an exam would be necessary to know for sure.
I would recommend you find a surgeon certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery and visit for a consultation.
For help finding a surgeon you like and can trust, please read this:
Brazillian butt lift after previous liposuctioning
In general, amy time you oberate on the same spot a second time, you will get more scarring. In the case of liposuctioning, especially for fat harvesting, you do run a significant risk of making the contour deformities worse. It sounds like you may actually need skin excision to tighten the skin. Ask your surgeon about ALL the option that are available to try to achieve the look you want.
Previous liposuction and brazilian butt lifts
Thanks for your question.
Liposuction will cause some degree of scar in the treated areas. This can make harvesting fat more difficult.
In our San Francisco office, we carefully plan the best places to harvest fat and the suitability of the area to transfer the fat. Be sure your plastic surgeon spends the time to discuss these issues with you.
I hope this helps!
Web reference: http://www.trivalleyplasticsurgery.com
You may get more scarring from Brazilian Butt Lift after previous Lipo
Brazilian Lift After Prior Lipo
The fat in the previously sculpted areas will be harder to remove, and there will be less of it. Perhaps not enough to make a good augmentation, but your doctor will decide that.
Hopefully, there are other areas to remove fat from.
Brazilian Buttlift after Previous Liposuction
Brazilian buttlift can be performed after previous liposuction if there is enough fat to transfer. A physical exam would be necessary to determine if an additional liposuction could be performed safely. In addition, the exam could determine if the liposuction irregularities could be improved. Kenneth Hughes, MD Brazilian buttlift Los Angeles, CA
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