How Long Does It Take to See Results in Fat Transfer to Butt?

On April 17, 2013 I had the surgery for tt, lipo w/fat transfer to my butt.I still did have not seen any changes.actually my butt is getting smaller in I lost 15 pounds..I'm african American women 35 years of age.

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How Long Does It Take to See Results in Fat Transfer to Butt?

     The results immediately following surgery will be the largest due to swelling and lack of fat resorption.  The buttock will continue to decrease in size for the first few weeks.  At about 6 weeks the results are permanent.  What you see is what you get.  If you want a revision to go larger, find a plastic surgeon who performs hundreds of these a 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

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Brazilian Butt Lift Results

Thank you for your question!  You should be able to see immediate results the day after surgery.  Consult with your plastic surgeon and tell him all of your concerns!  Best of luck!
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Dhaval M. Patel, MD
Hoffman Estates Plastic Surgeon
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How Long Does It Take to See Results in Fat Transfer to Butt?

Results are evident immediately but 30% will be lost over time. Therefore, I routinely transfer between 1200 to 1800 cc to each side. Please follow up with your doctor as these issues require the attention of a plastic surgeon.

Ron Hazani, MD, FACS
Beverly Hills General Surgeon
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Results After a Brazilian Butt Lift

This is a very common question as patients want the result to last and be natural in appearance and feel if they are going to undergo surgery.

Fat transfer has become so popular because it allows your surgeon to use your own body tissue for the augmentation. After the first several months the buttock will feel and look natural as it is your own body fat.

The results tend to last for years to come if your weight is stable. Just like any liposuction procedure, this does not prevent your body from being able to put on weight.

With the fat transfer patients typically lose about 30% of the fat that is initially transferred, the fat that is present six months post-op will remain as long as your weight is stable. If you lose weight you can lose some of the transferred fat, and if you gain weight you can increase the size of your buttock. The benefit of the fat transfer is that the fat is your own and acts just like the fat in other parts of your body. The benefit of the Brazilian Butt Lift is not only the fat transferred to your buttock but the shape transformation. This new shape will last for years as you will now have more of an hourglass figure than a square shape.

If you are at a healthy weight and maintain that you will be able to enjoy your results for year to come.

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 patient. In your particular case I would put at least 800cc/per side for you.

When considering this procedure it is very important that you have your procedure performed by a board certified plastic surgeon that commonly performs this procedure.

I hope this helps.

Johnny Franco, MD, FACS
Austin Plastic Surgeon
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Results of Brazilian Butt Lift should be immediate

You should see the results of your BBL immediately. While it may take 4-8 weeks to get a good idea of what your final shape and size will be, your augmentation should be obvious right away. I do 6-8 BBLs per week, and my patients see it immediately....and the results last.  You should find out exactly how much fat was put in your butt. I have seen results from poorly experienced surgeons in which the fat completely dies afterwards and goes away immediately. Hopefully this is not the case with you.

Matthew Schulman, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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