The realistic time to look at your results of a Brazilian Butt Lift is at approximately when you're one month post-op. The reason is very simple. The immediate like one to seven days post-op appearance, the patient is still very swollen in all areas including the buttocks. There is going to be loss of a certain percentage of the fat. You can estimate about 30%, sometimes up to 40%. Realistically you are going to see what you actually keep at about one month. In addition, the swelling from the adjacent sites, which are from the liposuction, will have also improve by that one month. So you really can get an idea of what's the improvement by one month. The reason for over-correcting the grafting in the Brazilian Butt Lift is to compensate for the fact that you will lose about 30%, up to maybe 40% of the fat volume that was placed at the time of the surgery. So patients realistically can see their results at about one month post-op.
When Will I See the Final Results of My Brazilian Butt Lift?
Dr. Mel Ortega explains when you can expect to start noticing the results of a Brazilian Butt Lift, and urges patients to keep in mind that you may lose up to 40% of the transferred fat by this time.