3 essential questions before fat grafting to the butt

3 essential questions before fat grafting to the butt

23rd Nov 2019


Fat grafting procedures are new to the scene of plastic surgery. However, they have seen a considerable rise in demand over the last few years. There is a simple explanation behind their increasing popularity: they provide spectacular results using just the patient’s own fat tissue. In other words, with the help of fat grafting, we can get rid of fat from areas where we don’t want them and move them to areas where we would like more volume. It sounds very much like a dream come true, and the development of this procedure has been on the minds of plastic surgeons all over the world since liposuction started to be performed.

Before undergoing butt augmentation with fat, you will have a meeting with the plastic surgeon during which there are some important questions to ask:

  1.   What results should I expect?

It is important for patients resorting to plastic surgery to get a real sense of what results are to be expected after the procedure. When it comes to fat grafting to the butt, it is not as simple to estimate the level of the augmentation achieved, or at least not as simple as when using implants. However, the plastic surgeon can assess how much fat you have in excess in other areas of the body and see how much can be harvested with liposuction and then reinjected into the buttocks. Generally speaking, no more than six liters of fat should be collected during one session of liposuction. A significant amount of it will be eliminated during the purification stage where the blood and the damaged fat cells are removed, and we often have a maximum of two liters of fat to be injected into the buttocks. However, the quantity can be much smaller. After the procedure during the first two to three months, about 30% or more from the fat injected will be reabsorbed by the body, so keep this in mind when thinking about the results to be expected. 

  1.   When will the final results occur?

The buttocks will go through some changes in the first two months post-op. This means that the results are final about three months after the procedure when the fat cells that were transferred have developed a new blood network and the swelling and bruising have subsided.

  1.   How long will the results last after fat grafting to the butt?

Generally speaking, if the procedure was performed by a board-certified and experienced plastic surgeon and the patient is dedicated to following his recommendations, the results of the procedure can be long lasting or permanent. Weight fluctuations can change the results and alter them, but in most cases, the fat that survives after the first three months will remain in the buttocks and start behaving like the other fat cells that were initially in the area. 


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