I Had a Fat Transfer Brazilian Butt Lift About a Month Ago? (photo)

I am not happy with the result cause it wasn't big as I want it. Is just full looking. What can I do or is there any way my doctor could correct it???? I am so frustrated it it just brings tears to my eyes when I look at my body. I had save up for this proccedure and for as much it cost I sure didn't get that result. Please could you advise me on what can I do and I can't afford to put more into what was suppose to be done right in the first place. I'm 35 years old, 118 lbs. 5'1'' and lipo all over

Doctor Answers 6

Brazilian Buttock Lift

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It is still early after surgery because there is some swelling. However the buttocks will not increase in projection.

As the swelling resolves,you need further evaluation to see if you still have enough fat to repeat the Brazilian Butt Lift.

You seem to have some fat in the love handles areas that make the buttocks less defined, you also have a depresion in the lateral buttock on the right according to the pictures posted. This also needs filling.  Other than surgery there is no other way to improve on the results. Repair of bad results is more difficult and needs detailed evaluation and dicussion of the different ways to achieve what you want.

Baltimore Plastic Surgeon

Disappointment with Fat Transfer (Brazilian Butt Lift) a month ago

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It is hard to look at your figure a month after your surgery and make a comment. IF you picked a real board cartified surgeon he should have told you that a 118 lbs. 5'1'' wom,an is NOT a great candidate for a BBL since you are thin and petite. You MAY have been a better candidate for a buttock implant.

That being said I would wait at least 4 months for the swelling to recede and re-asses your appearance. In MY opinion, the V zone whose base separates the upper split of the buttock cheeks and the hips may be better defined with liposuction and the fact can be used to round up the buttocks for a sexier appearance.

Peter A Aldea, MD
Memphis, TN

Peter A. Aldea, MD
Memphis Plastic Surgeon

Brazilian Butt Lift Results

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Thank you for your question!  You are still very early from your procedure.  Wait at least 4 months to see a more defined result.  I do see your frustration where he could have liposuction more fat from your flanks and abdomen.  Best of luck!
Dr Dhaval PatelDouble Board Certified Plastic SurgeonChicagoHoffman EstatesOak Brook

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Wait several months- Discuss with your surgeon.

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When patients undergo brazilian butt lift surgery, it’s not unusual for them to be concerned about the size of their buttocks immediately following surgery. At this time, patients usually have significant swelling of the buttocks and surrounding areas.This makes assessment of the final aesthetic result extremely difficult.Under these circumstances, we generally recommend that patients wait several months before making an assessment of their result.
In cases where minimal donor sites were available we ocassionally see patients who are unhappy with the size and projection of their buttocks.Unfortunately, this procedure may have limitations and for this reason, alternative strategies may be necessary.Under these circumstances, additional fat grafting or the use of buttock implants may be necessary to meet aesthetic goals.
It’s important that you discuss your concerns with your plastic surgeon.You surgeon should be able to determine which treatment options are most likely to address your aesthetic goals.


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You may consider a touch up BBL in 3-4 months. Please follow up with your doctor as these issues require the attention of a plastic surgeon.

Brazilian Butt Lift Revision

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First of all it is very early in your recovery period. The most important thing right now is following your surgeons directions and to focus on healing.

There are multiple reasons why he may not have been able to put as much fat as he would have liked during your procedure. There is a limit to the amount of fat that can harvested (liposuctioned) from a certain area.

The good news is that you can have other areas liposuctioned in the future if six months from now you would still like to further enhance your buttock. The skin and shape of your abdomen should continue to improve with time.

The amount of fat needed depends on the shape and needs of each individual patient, however in general at least 500cc per buttock need to be placed to see a significant difference. On average patients typically receive around 800cc per buttock side for a total of 1600cc of fat transfer. However just like a breast augmentation the amount of fat needed various from patient to patients. Also the sculpting done with the liposuction is a big part of the procedure to improve the overall shape.

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.