Hi my name is Cristina . I had a brazilian butt lift 12 weeks ago I am 22 year 125 pounds before surgery height 5.1 feet . However my butt cheek are uneven and on the left but cheek I have a small hard lump it does not hurt but it was there since the 1 st day after surgery .is this fat necrosis? My doctor told me he wants to reinject fat on the right butt cheek to even out the buttocks but am sacred the bigger butt cheek has fat necrosis...also he did not liposuction my hip area and left it too high.
Hi I Had a Bbl 12 Weeks Ago I Have a Soft Lump on my Left Butt Cheek is This Fat Necrosis? (photo)
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BBL question re necrosis
I would wait a little longer and some of the fat uneveness will even out. The hard lump is probably a larger area of fat graft as fat necrosis takes time to become evident. Small little tweaks are not uncommon with liposuction so I would not hesitate to discuss this with your surgeon. Best wishes!!
Additional fat grafting versus liposuction
Thank you for the question and the photos. The "lump" may be fat necrosis but it may also be viable fat just in too much quantity in one area. Since you noticed this from the begining the second scenario is certainly possible. The good news is that it does not appear to be infected. You have several options including waiting longer to see what happens with additonal healing, liposuctioning the lump area, or providing additinoal fat in the smaller buttock half.
All the best,
Dr Remus Repta
Patience is key...
It typically takes time for fat necrosis to develop. When it does occur, the area is characterized by a hard palpable lump. In contrast asymmetric fat grafting is characterized by a diffuse fullness which is noted once swelling has resolved.
The diagnosis typically becomes clear with the passage of time. In some cases, it may take up to six months to become clear. Under these circumstances, it’s important to be patient.It’s also important to consult a surgeon who can clarify the issue with a physical examination. Once this has occurred appropriate treatment can be instituted.
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