What if after getting a BBL your booty goes back to its original size?
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BBL vs IMPLANTS
BBL has a significant advantage in that we are not only adding volume to the gluteal region, but we are also contouring the surrounding area's through liposuction. Though typically 60-70% of the fat survives, there tends to be some disappointment as the swelling AND 30% absorption occur over the 3-4 months following the surgery. For example, if we inject 500cc per side, the patient will initially see the 500cc PLUS swelling that can easily produce a 100-200cc distortion. So if right after surgery they see a 700cc enhancement, 3 months later as the swelling and absorption occur, they see only a 350cc difference. THAT's a 50% reduction from what they see post-op.... hence they may be disappointed.
For our patients who wish to have significantly larger volume after a BBL, rather than recommending a secondary BBL, we recommend an implant that can add 300-800cc in volume per side with no resorption.
Very good question. It is difficult to determine how much fat will take during the fat grafting procedure. There are surgical techniques such as using small aliquots of fat as well as multiple passes that increase take. Avoiding shearing forces on the fat has also shown to increase fat survival. I use the same proven technique at all of my surgeries and still have different percentages of fat survival. Good luck.
I appreciate your question.
About 60-70% of the fat placed will survive at 6 months. That plus the liposculpting should create a nice figure
The best way to assess and give true advice would be an in-person exam. Please see a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in aesthetic plastic surgery and high definition body contouring.
Best of luck!
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
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