When is it completely safe to do a second Brazilian Butt Lift without complication?

I had a bbl 1/7/14 however I do not like my results at all, I also would like to ask how do you prevent developing an embolism while on the operation table?

Doctor Answers 6

Results in BBL

It may be too early to judge your result. If your surgeon is board certified in plastic surgery and has done a ton of BBLs, ask him or her. If not see one soon. Three of the last one hundred Brazilian butt lifts I did in 2013 needed more and two Hadoop a third fat transfer without any problems. Bigger is a subjective request, so choose your surgeon carefully and good luck.

Waldorf Plastic Surgeon
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When is it completely safe to do a second Brazilian Butt Lift without complication?

Thank you for your question.

All of the ambulatory center are fully equipped with the necessary equipment to prevent embolism. After 3 month most of the swelling is gone but ask your surgeon when is ok with him/her for you to have a revision of the BBL.

Mel T. Ortega, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
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When is it completely safe to do a second Brazilian Butt Lift without complication?

We recommend waiting at least 3 months before proceeding with a send buttock augmentation to maximize viability of the grafted fat. By this time much of the inflammatory phase has subsided. The operation is safe whether it's the first or second procedure provided that you are healthy and the procedure is performed in an accredited operating room by a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with extensive experience performing the BBL. Good luck!

George Lefkovits, MD - Account Suspended
New York Plastic Surgeon
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When is it completely safe to do a second Brazilian Butt Lift without complication?

3 months is usually enough time to consider a revision. 

Find a board certified plastic surgeon who performs hundreds of Brazilian buttlifts, BBL revisions, and liposuction procedures each year. Look for great reviews and great before and after pictures.

Kenneth Hughes, MD

Los Angeles, CA

Kenneth B. Hughes, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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BBL and revision

A revision is often possible after 3-4 months minimum to see what took.  As for an embolism while it can happen it is very rare.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Brazilaian Butt Lift

The second surgery should be when healing is complete. somewhere between 6-12 weeks. The first 6 weeks the patient is still in the inflammatory phase there is more risk of deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary emboli.
To decrease the risks of DVT, PE, many factors are taken in consideration. Your history, and family history of hypercoaguability, weight, BMI, length of general anesthesia. In general each patient should be evaluated for risks of DVT, PE, based on the Caprini Scale. During surgery the use of sequential compression stocking, warming the patient, hydrating the patient, minimize pressure on the abdomen. After surgery early ambulation, continue hydration. and the use of blood thinners, All these can decrease the risks of DVT, PE.
The risks are never zero. any one of us undergoing surgery under general anesthesia for more than 45 minutes has the risk of DVT, PE.
Samir Shureih MD. FACS

Samir Shureih, MD
Baltimore Plastic Surgeon
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