Should I Be Worried about Fat Absorption after My Butt Lift?

The Brazilian butt lift is a revolutionary procedure that eliminates excess fat and places it in an area that will accentuate and enhance your curves.

By combining liposuction and fat transfer, doctors are able to reshape and augment the buttocks within a few hours.

If you’ve been considering this procedure yourself, you’ve probably heard about fat absorption. Every patient wants their procedure to go perfectly but the reality is that some fat absorption is going to occur. However, there are ways to reduce your fat absorption rate to achieve the best possible results.

3 Factors that Affect Your Fat Absorption Rate

Here are the 3 main factors that will determine how much of the transferred fat is absorbed after your procedure.

  1. Liposuction Techniques

Naturally, because the fat needs to be used afterwards, certain body contouring techniques that use laser or ultrasound can’t be used as they will destroy the fat cells. Tumescent liposuction is the ideal technique to use because it will preserve the fat cell’s integrity. There are also specific areas of the body that boast higher fat survival rates, with the lower back and flanks being two prime examples. You can find out more about this part of the surgery using these butt enhancement procedure details.

  1. Fat Purification

When the excess fat is removed from the body, the cannula will also remove other biomaterials such as oil and blood, which may also contain anaesthetic fluids. Purifying the fat cells that have been removed will ensure that only stable fat cells are being transferred into the buttocks. This part of the process is an important stage and will determine how successful your procedure will be.

  1. Fat Injection

How your fat grafts are placed will also determine how much reabsorption occurs. Fat grafts should stimulate naturally-occurring fats, which is why they need to be meticulously injected. The right fat injection technique will also ensure that your buttocks look smooth and your contours natural. The micro-droplet technique helps create small fat compartments that make it easy for blood vessels to grow. This is important because the transferred fat needs a good blood supply if it is to survive.

What You Can Do as a Patient

There are also a few things that you can do after your surgery to increase the survival rate of your fat grafts. You will need to avoid any strenuous activity for at least 8 weeks after your procedure and it’s important to not place any prolonged pressure on the buttocks for at least 3 weeks while a new blood supply is forming.

In terms of your usual routine, it’s better to sleep on your back in the evenings and to use a cushion to when sitting as this will allow you to put the weight on the back of your legs instead of your buttocks.

To increase blood flow to the area, you are encouraged to do some light walking following your surgery.