If I keep my weight up after my BBL surgery, will I still lose 30-40% of transferred fat?
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Dr. Jaime Campos-Leon
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Long-term survival of fat after fat transfer
BBL volume loss
Great question! There are many things that cause BBL volume loss. Maintaining your weight is not the only component to consider . BBL volume is affected by: nutrition availability, oxygen availability, and a low pressure environment. Obviously, you need to have a diet that delivers correct amount of vitamins and minerals to the growing fat and muscle cells, you need to obstain from ingesting caffeine and nicotine which reduces the blood supply to the growing cells. And you also need to consider the pressure inside your buttocks for the cells to grow. The most common part of the healing process that is ignored is the low pressure environment. Low pressure environment means you need to have room to grow at the cellular level. Your skin and muscle fascia needs to be soft and loose. You need to reduce the amount of skin and muscle fascia contraction which limits the overall result . Please refer to other question answers regarding and proper positioning of your buttocks during sleep (do not sleep on your stomach) and sitting to promote a low pressure environment.
I wish you well through your procedure and recovery process,
James McAdoo DO FACOS
- AOA board-certified plastic surgeon
- 20 years experience
- 33,000 OR cases
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