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What happens to the fat transferred after BBL?

What happens to the fat transferred after BBL?


The Brazilian butt lift, or BBL in short, is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures performed on the buttocks to enhance their appearance. It has seen a considerable rise in demand over the last years as it can deliver spectacular results without the risks and complications associated with using implants. Moreover, the procedure allows for a remodeling of the body as it entails the removal of the excess of fat from areas such as the midline and reinjecting it into the buttocks. A dream come true, indeed. Taking the fat from the tummy and putting it on the buttocks!

However, the procedure is just like any other surgery associated with risks and complications that the patients should be fully aware of before proceeding. The first step to take if you want larger, perkier buttocks with the help of plastic surgery is to schedule a pre-operative consultation with a talented, experienced board-certified plastic surgeon. During this initial consultation with the surgeon, make sure to ask all the details and make sure he addresses all your concerns.

Many patients want to know what happens to the fat transferred after the Brazilian butt lift. Fat is harvested with liposuction from areas where it is in excess, and then this fat is purified and reinjected into the buttocks. The injections are done in different areas of the buttocks and using very small, multiple incisions made on the butt. If we would just inject all the fat in one area of the butt, the fat would di, and we wouldn’t achieve beautiful results. The fat cells need to be injected all around the buttocks and at different depths inside the butt tissue to ensure their survival.

So, what happens to the fat transferred after the procedure? In the first two to three months, a certain percentage of the fat transferred (up to 30%) is reabsorbed by the body. This means that some of the injected fat disappears from the buttocks and as a result will become a bit smaller after 3 months. The rest of the fat that was injected into the buttocks will develop a blood network by this time, and this means that it will stay in the buttocks and behave just like the fat cells that were initially there.

To make sure that most of the fat injected will survive after transfer, it is important to choose an experienced plastic surgeon to play out your procedure and to follow his post-op recommendations to the letter. Among the most important things you need to do after the procedure is not to sit on the buttocks and not to sleep on the back as this kind of pressure can cause the death of the fat cells transferred.



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