How Long Do I Have to Wait to Redo a Brazilian Butt Procedure?

I am only 2 weeks into my surgery and although the lipo areas look great my main objective was the Brazilian Butt. I am not a big person but the surgeon was able to extract plenty of fat of which all was not used (the good fat). Apparently some of the fat started coming out so they stopped at that point and did not put anymore in. I'm not sure how much I have in each side. I do feel full but I'm not plumpy like I wanted. I know what I have now is not going to miraculously plump up.

Doctor Answers 7

I would wait at least three months


Thank you for the question.  I would wait at least three months to add additional fat to your buttocks for several reasons.  The first is that it takes about three months to really have a excellent idea of how much of the fat has survived.  It will also take some time for your Buttock tissue to relax and allow additional fat to be placed.  Give yourself these three months at least to recuperate.  You will also feel a little better in terms of the areas that were previously harvested.

All the best

Dr. Remus Repta

Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 166 reviews

How Long Do I Have to Wait to Redo a Brazilian Butt Procedure?


Thanks for your question! I would recommend waiting at least three months to redo a Brazilian Butt Lift procedure. Your body is still in the healing process from the first surgery, so it still needs time to fully heal.

Best wishes,

Dr. Newall

German Newall, MD
Houston Plastic Surgeon
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How Long Do I Have to Wait to Redo a Brazilian Butt Procedure?

Thank you for your question .

There is no exact time for this procedure but i recommend at least 6 months, and what you should do while waiting is gain the weight needed to have the results you are looking.

Choose a board certified plastic surgeon who has done a ton of Brazilian Butt Lifts and has privileges to do this surgery at a local university hospital. This says his credentials have been checked out by fellow Drs. All surgeries carry risk, talk to your plastic surgeon and choose one wisely.

Mel T. Ortega, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
4.4 out of 5 stars 913 reviews

BBL revision

If you are not happy with your final result after 6 months, then perhaps you can have a revision procedure. Good luck.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.1 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

Repeat fat transfer

Repeat fat transfer can be done if there is adequate fat available for transfer.  Sometimes you have to go to different areas of the body to search for it.  It is preferable to wait about 3 months before repeat transfer, so that all of the fat that has been previously transferred, is stable.

Dennis Dass, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 168 reviews

Brazilian Buttlift Redo

   I typically liposuction 5 liters and transfer 1200 cc to 1500 cc per buttock.  This usually satisfies almost everyone.  A buttlift can be redone at 3 months or so depending upon healing and postoperative course.  You should get an idea of how much fat was transferred.  Typically, patients who do not see as great a result are injected with much less volume. 

Kenneth B. Hughes, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 496 reviews

Secondary BBL

You should wait at least 6 months befor having a second BBL. Your story sounds a bit strange though - the fat started coming out so they stopped? I am sure that most board certified plastic surgeons experienced with BBLs would agree that this is not usually what happens. You may want to consider a second opinion, although it is likely that your first surgeon is offering you a significant discount on your revision surgery.

Matthew Schulman, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 326 reviews

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