BBL 2 Weeks Ago, Now Butt Looks Same Size Before the Procedure? (photo)

I am 5',6" 173 lbs had a bbl done 2 weeks with 400cc of fat injected into each butt cheek, now my butt looks the same size b4 my procedure, my dr told me he put in as much fat as my body allows, but I look at other women's bbl that had 750cc in each, they had a smaller body type than my body, or had less fat taken out their body. So I don't understand why my body couldn't take 750cc or more that 400cc, I think the more fat the more chance of survival, did my dr do something wrong?

Doctor Answers 2

Properly done fat grafts are permanent

Fat is delicate tissue and successful fat transfer is a very specific procedure. The key elements are:

  1. Suction the fat at low pressure. Suction at normal liposuction pressure kills a lot of cells. Low suction pressure takes longer but it's worth it.
  2. The fat should be processed carefully. The best methods are washing and centrifugation. I prefer centrifugation at low speeds because it gets rid of weak cells and other cellular debris.
  3. The fat should be injected at low pressure and in very small quantities at a time.
  4. You should not sit or put pressure on your butt for at least 2 weeks after.


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BBL 2 Weeks Ago, Now Butt Looks Same Size Before the Procedure?

   The Brazilian buttlift results are highly surgeon and technique dependent.  For instance, I liposuction 5 liters and transfer 1500 cc per buttock.  If you need the surgery redone, find a plastic surgeon with ELITE credentials who performs hundreds of Brazilian buttlifts each year.  Then look at the plastic surgeon's website before and after photo galleries to get a sense of who can deliver the results.  Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA

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