Fat requirement for brazilian butt lift. Shouldn't this depend on the individuals body frame and the desired look? (photo)
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Fat transfer and BBL
Understanding how FAT behaves...
Very good question and it's logical of you wanting to understand how fat cells work or behave after a fat grafting.
Fat cells all over the body respond differently, that's why you see areas that are much easier to slim down, and other (like the devilish "love handles") that are very tough to get rid off without medical intervention. Even though the cells can be moved to other parts of the body, they behave the same way as the did when they were in their original location (reason why for ex., abdominal fat is not a good choice for facial fat grafts). So the ideal fat for Butt Augmentation is the one that has less size fluctuations (like the flanks, lower back, and around the knees). This way, the cells transferred to your gluteal region will not have those fluctuations as well.
Now, for how much augmentation you desire, that is something you must thoroughly discuss with your surgeon because, as you mention, only suctioning the lower back fat will intensify the transition from the lower back to the butt, creating a visual effect as if your butt is more projected.
On the volume subject, it's impossible to say only from a sitting down picture with clothes on how much volume would be enough for your case. Even from photos alone, without a personal evaluation sounds pretty risky to confirm a volume without physical evaluation. This is were patient-surgeon empathy's magic happens and with a detailed pre-op conversation you both make sure to be on the same page.
Hope this helps you clear your doubts. For more information do not hesitate to contact me.
Take very good care of yourself,
Dr. Fernandez Goico
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Fat requirement for brazilian butt lift. Shouldn't this depend on the individuals body frame and the desired look?
Kenneth Hughes, MD
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To best help you, a physical examination or picture evaluation (front, back, right and left sides with out clothing) is required in order to determine which procedures and techniques would be best for your case.
Fat requirement for brazilian butt lift
Your best bet is to consult with an experienced plastic surgeon who does a lot of these procedures and can deliver the results you desire.
Best of luck to you,
Ruth N. Celestin, MD
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