Butt Very Hard After Brazilian Butt Lift

Hello, I am close to one month post op. I have gone down in size dramatically in these four weeks. I am still loving my results. However, in my right butt cheek on the upper right side, somewhat near the injection site, is very hard! Is this normal or am I experiencing fat necrosis? SHould I massage the area or leave it alone. I am getting very worried about this hard spot.

Doctor Answers 5

Possible Fat Necrosis.....

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It's still too early to tell if it is fat necrosis, swollen fat, scar tissue, seroma, hematoma, etc.  As long as it is not an infection, there is no need to worry and no urgency to do anything.  Be patient and allow more time for healing and go see your surgeon. Hopefully it will just soften and go away with time.
Good Luck
Dr Markmann

Brazillian butt lifts, buttock augmentation, fat transfer to the butt etc etc

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One month after a fat transfer is too early to even consider intervention, unless it is red hot.
No one feels the same on both sides of a transfer, one side is always harder, but only your
Surgeon would know if this is ok or not. If he is a board certified plastic surgeon...trust him.
I feel your pain, I myself had a hand surgery and one side hurt more; so I called my surgeon!
I knew the answer, but I couldn't stop myself from asking him...feel free to call her/him, it's OK.

Ayman Hakki, MD
Waldorf Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 34 reviews

Butt Very Hard After Brazilian Butt Lift

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Thank you for your question.  Final results take 6 months or longer. An examination is needed to answer your questions.  Massage and/or lymphatic massage helps with the swollen areas.   Discuss your concerns  with your surgeon.  Best wishes

Butt Very Hard After Brazilian Butt Lift

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If you wait 2-3 months after surgery you will see your final result. Please follow up with your doctor as these issues require the attention of a plastic surgeon.

Ron Hazani, MD, FACS
Beverly Hills General Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 317 reviews

Firmness in the buttock after a brazilian buttock lift

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If you have firmness in one side one month after fat transfer to the buttock surgery, it is too early to determine if this is fat necrosis. I would allow a few more weeks/months to pass before becoming too concerned with this-it's fairly normal in the early recovery period. If this worsens or persists, then I would contact your plastic surgeon to make sure there isn't a fluid collection (seroma) or possible area of fat necrosis that could need surgical intervention.

Communicate your concerns with your surgeon if this area does not improve over time.

Best wishes,

Dr. Bruno

William Bruno, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 410 reviews

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