How Long Will A Fat Transfer to Buttocks Last?

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One of the most requested cosmetic surgeries performed in this country is a fat transfer to buttocks procedure, also known as a Brazilian butt lift. A shapelier silhouette can be created with a BBL by utilizing a patient's unwanted fat, extracted via liposuction from donor locations on the body. Once purified, the cells are transferred through injections into the buttocks to enhance and recontour a patient's derriere. This is an extremely popular cosmetic procedure that more and more Tucson, AZ patients choose to forgo butt implants and give their backside a more natural boost. Fat grafting procedures are an extremely effective method to add youthful fullness back into a targeted area, but how long will it last?

Read on to learn more about Brazilian butt lift surgery from board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Arun Rao or contact Rao Plastic & Hand Surgery to schedule a fat transfer surgery consultation today.

What is Brazilian butt lift surgery?

A Brazilian butt lift, also known as a BBL, is a cosmetic enhancement that uses a patient's own fat to enhance or add volume to the buttocks area for more size and shape. The harvested fat is removed via liposuction from donor sites on the body, such as the hips, thighs, abdomen, or lower back. This procedure allows patients to remove unwanted adipose fatty deposits from other troublesome areas for body contouring results. After the fat is extracted, it is purified and processed, so healthy cells can be used for successful fat grafting results. Brazilian butt lift surgery can help Tucson, AZ men and women naturally enhance their buttocks to achieve the fuller, rounder backside they desire.

What is the fat transfer surgery process?

Fat grafting procedures have become quite popular as a more natural alternative option for augmentation. Brazilian butt lift surgery takes unwanted fat cells in one area to be used to enhance the buttocks. When performed by an experienced and qualified board-certified plastic surgeon, like Dr. Rao, this outpatient procedure can yield stunning results. BBL's first step involves liposuction by making small incisions in donor areas to allow a cannula instrument to be inserted underneath the skin. Excess fat is extracted to allow patients to have slimmer hips or a flatter stomach with the first step of the BBL process.

Once harvested cells are removed, they are put through a purification process to allow healthy fat to be injected back into the buttocks area. With small incisions, an expert like Dr. Rao will carefully inject the healthy fat cells back into the target area to provide a rounder, smoother, more voluminous buttocks than when a patient arrived.

Does fat grafting last forever?

A Brazilian butt lift surgery gives Tucson, AZ patients dramatic results with lower risk factors and a quicker recovery than butt augmentation with implants. It is imperative patients follow post-operative guidelines and maintain a healthy lifestyle and their ideal body weight afterward. Patients generally can resume normal daily activities a few weeks after surgery and start fully enjoying their new BBL results in about 6 – 8 weeks. Once the injected fat has achieved a viable blood supply, they act just like other cells in the body and can last for several years, even decades. However, this cosmetic procedure will not stop the normal aging process, so a person's buttocks will continue to change over time. If that should happen, patients can return to Dr. Rao for a touch-up fat transfer to buttocks procedure to restore any lost fullness or shape.

We understand you may have more questions about fat transfer procedures and how to maintain your BBL results afterward. Dr. Arun Rao and his dedicated staff at Rao Plastic & Hand Surgery in Tucson, AZ will take the time to review the most commonly asked questions and give each patient the information they need to feel comfortable before their fat transfer to buttocks procedure. If you would like to learn more, we invite you to schedule a consultation today with Dr. Rao today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.