Buttock augmentation with fat complications

18th Oct 2018

Butt augmentation via fat transfer is a popular procedure because it entails lesser risks and delivers natural results. However, like all other operations, the procedure is not risk-free. Fat necrosis is one of the risks associated with the fat transfer to the butt that worries some patients.
Fat necrosis occurs when your body fails to supply enough blood and nutrients to the newly grafted fat cells in your butt. The fat cells need nutrients to remain alive and active. The lack of enough supply of blood and nutrients to the fat cells leads to the death of some fat cells. The dead fat cells then release fatty acids and similar chemicals that often lead to swelling and discomfort in the butt.
Fat necrosis is a completely manageable condition, and it can happen after any type of operation. Typically, the condition triggers the development of an insensate lump; however, in some cases, the affected area may be painful. Most patients mistake the condition for infection of the incision.
Fat necrosis after butt augmentation is diagnosed by examining the patient for other indications of infection like high temperature, vomiting, or chills. Of course, the surgical area will also be evaluated. The surface of fat necrosis is quite flabby. It appears and feels like soft and heavy dough under the skin. Sometimes, it can be sensitive to the touch.
There is also a chance that the lump will decrease with the passage of time and only a tiny bump will be left behind under the skin. If it doesn’t happen, the lump can be surgically removed. The surgery is performed under local anesthesia, using a tiny incision.
Another option is the use of needle aspiration to remove the lump if the fat has become liquid. If more fat has died in your butt, you may require a touch-up fat injection to make up for the lost fat.
Anyone who feels fat necrosis has occurred after butt augmentation should consult with the plastic surgeon to diagnose the condition and come up with appropriate remedies for it.

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