BBL did not stay at all. Any suggestions?
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BBL did not stay
Thanks for your inquiry. I would say that to really maximize the amount of fat survival, you want to try to stay off your buttocks and not sit for as long as possible. I recommend that my patients do not sit for at least 2 weeks. Then afterwards, I instruct them sit on a cushion for about a month. But even at that point, I tell them to try to limit their sitting time because the fat is still trying to develop its own blood supply to stay alive. The survival of the fat also has something to do with the surgeon’s technique because when you inject the fat really superficially, it is not as well vascularized so you don’t get that same blood supply. When you inject the fat deep into the muscle, then you got a lot more blood supply and the fat is more likely to survive. I hope this helps.
Having a second BBL
BBL did not stay!
None of us on this forum were present at your first surgery and this limits our ability to effectively answer your question. Therefore, I think the first thing to do is discuss your concerns with your surgeon. He/She may want to do something slightly different because of your past results.
The main questions I have are: 1) How much liposuction was removed? 2) How much fat was injected? 3)What was the quality of the fat injected? 4) How was the fat processed? 5) How much fat is left on your body (or do you have enough fat for a repeat procedure)?
I understand that you may not know the answer to the above questions; but in order for me to answer your question fully; I would need to know those answers. Your other option is to discuss butt implants with or without liposuction and fat grafting.
Best of Luck!
Matthew J Nykiel, MD
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Butt Augmentation Specialist
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