What You Need to Know About Fat Absorption After a Butt Lift

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The Brazilian butt lift is a highly-popular contouring procedure across the globe that combines liposuction with fat grafting to achieve a shapelier behind.

Once the excess fat is processed, it is injected into the buttocks to add more volume and provide patients with a sexier shape.

When the procedure first came about, it received a lot of criticism because of the high rate of fat absorption. Fortunately, modern-day developments have eliminated this issue and patients can now enjoy long-term results.

How Fat Absorption Rates Have Been Reduced
Medical professionals have made it possible to reduce fat absorption after a Brazilian butt lift by:

Applying gentler liposuction techniques
Fat removal techniques that use laser or ultrasound are not ideal for butt augmentation because it injures and sometimes destroys the fat cells, which means they can't be reused. During a fat transfer to the buttocks, tumescent liposuction is used so that the fat can be reused. Fat that is removed from the flanks and lower back also have a much higher chance of surviving, which is why surgeons prefer to use these areas. You can find out more about this by reading through this buttock augmentation information at Ritz Plastic Surgery.

Purifying the fat prior to it being re-injected
How the fat is handled afterit is removed also plays a role in its survival rate. When the fat is removed using the cannula, it also removes some blood, oil and anaesthetic fluid. To increase the chances of the transferred fat surviving, surgeons will purify the fat before it is injected into the buttocks.

Refining fat injection techniques

When the excess fat isinjected into the buttocks, it needs to be placed in a way that will stimulate naturally-occurring fats. Modern-day fat transfer techniques use micro-droplets of fat to ensure that the fat is evenly dispersed and that blood vessels can grow. A steady supply of blood will provide the transferred fat cells with the nutrients required to survive.

What You Can Do as a Patient
There are a few things that you can do to increase the chances of the transferred fat surviving too. For one, not placing prolonged pressure on the buttocks for at least a month after your surgery will allow new blood vessels to form and the new fat to settle and heal.

Sleeping on your back and using a cushion under the backs of your thighs when you sit will also go a long way in helping the transferred fat to survive. During your recovery, make a point of taking regular walks to increase blood flow to the area.

Your surgeon will provide you with additional instructions after your surgery that you should carefully follow if you want to achieve your desired result without any complications. Unfortunately, you will need to be patient before you will be able to enjoy the full results of your surgery but the wait will be well worth it.