Will i get an infection after the butt augmentation with fat?

Will i get an infection after the butt augmentation with fat?

21st Jul 2019


Plastic surgery interventions are not without risks, even if they are mostly performed for aesthetic purposes nowadays. As long as the procedure involves incisions and the use of different substances inserted into the body at different levels, it means that there is a risk of the side effects or complications to occur. The good thing is that nowadays with the development of modern plastic surgery and anesthetic substances, the risks associated with plastic surgery procedures have been much reduced compared to a ten years ago.

One of the procedures that have seen a recent increase in demand is the fat transfer to the butts, also known as the Brazilian butt lift or the butt augmentation with fat. The procedure is frequently performed nowadays with impressive success rates when the patient had a strong medical indication and no contraindications, and a board-certified, experienced plastic surgeon played out the procedure.

The butt augmentation with fat entails the use of liposuction in areas with an excess of fat such as the abdominal area and the flanks, the back or the thighs. The fat extracted is processed, and after impurities are eliminated, the healthy fat cells left behind are reinjected into the buttocks with the help of special syringes.

When it comes to the butt augmentation with fat is important to know that the procedure entails minimal scarring as the incisions performed both at the level of the donor areas and the buttocks are often no longer than 3 to 4 mm. We have mentioned the incisions because they are important when considering the possibility of developing an infection after plastic surgery. 

Generally speaking, infections are more likely to develop when we are talking about long incisions in areas where it is difficult to keep an eye on them or keep them clean and dry at all time. For example, the butt augmentation with implants patients is more likely to develop an infection than patients undergoing a butt augmentation with fat. Even if the procedure targets the same area and has a similar goal in mind, due to the differences in the surgical approach used, the risk of infection is much lower for the butt augmentation with fat. 

To reduce the risk of developing an infection after the butt augmentation with fat, it is important to follow the recommendations of the plastic surgeon and give proper care to the incisions. Even if the incisions are so small, they could still get infected if the area is not kept clean and dry. More than this, make sure not to apply any products on the incisions if it wasn’t recommended by the plastic surgeon as this can trigger infections.

Some of the signs of infections are high fever, pus coming from the incisions site and pain in the operated area. If you notice any of these signs, the recommendation is to get help from a medical professional or contact your doctor as soon as possible. 


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