When Will I See Brazilian Butt Lift Results?

i received lipo of my flanks for a brazilian butt lift. although i am only two days post op, i dont see much difference.since i am swollen and some of the fat will die is this the biggest my butt will be? i think my surgeon said he was only able to inject 150cc per side. is this to little?

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150cc Brazilian Butt Lift


Hi there-

I agree with my colleagues that it is far too early in the recovery process for you to be seeing your final outcome.

On the other hand, I also believe that 150 cc is a very small volume of grafted fat- 

Your best bet is to complete the recovery process and then assess your outcome. If your would like further enhancement, you will need to discuss this with your surgeon, as revision/secondary Brazilian Butt Lift procedures are even more challenging.

Orlando Plastic Surgeon
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Brazilian Butt enhancement


The reslts of Brazilian Butt Enhancement is a matter of contouring the body and the areas around the buttocks by liposuction.

The usual amount of fat injected in each butt is 400-800 cc . It usually depend on how much fat do you have to be liposuctioned, cleaned and prepared then injected as pure fat for better take of the graft. Brazilian butt enhancement is technique dependant. The surgeon experience and your willing to understand all aspects of Butt Enhancement is crucial for a good result. You have to wait till all the swelling is gone and time has passed for the fat to take, That may be up to 12 weeks.

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Samir Shureih, MD
Baltimore Plastic Surgeon

Doubt that 150 is the number


Results of your Brazilian Butt lift should be immediately apparent as far as your butt is concerned.  Any swelling that is present in your buttocks would make them look even bigger right now.  A volume as small as 150cc is not likely to make any visible improvement in anyone.   If only 300cc was available from your liposuction you must be extremely thin and my have been a better candidate for buttock implants if the buttocks were your main concern. 

Kenneth R. Francis, MD
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
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You typically see your final results after about 2-3 months when the swelling is gone.


You definitely haven't reached your final size or shape. Things will change as time goes by and the swelling subsides. You may see some improvement in your proportions as this happens, but your buttocks will not increase in size. Yes, the volume that was injected is pretty small, but depending on your size and how much fat was removed from around your buttocks, you may see a significant improvement in your overall proportions. The average fat volume that I usually inject is between 800 and 1000cc per side. This of course depends on your desires, how much fat you give me to work with and the skin tone of your buttocks. Sometimes I use more, and occasionally less.

Daniel P. Markmann, MD
Baltimore Plastic Surgeon
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150cc per Butt Cheek is NOT a significant amount of Fat in most women


Do not get discouraged. It is way to soon to begin to judge the results of your liposuction and Brazilian Butt Lift.  You should be able to see the results much better in a few weeks. But, I agree that 150 cc of fat per side is a very small amount of fat in most women. The volumes we use vary between 450 to over 1,000 cc per cheek. Hang in there and do everything your doctor ordered you to do.

Peter A. Aldea, MD
Memphis Plastic Surgeon
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