More and more women are embracing their bodies and desiring curvier, larger buttocks to enhance their physique and self-confidence. Some women naturally have small, flat buttocks while others may experience volume loss from aging or weight loss. In these patients, fat grafting is a great option to lift and fill the buttocks, thereby improving the appearance and curvature.
Fat grafting is a surgical procedure that involves liposuction to remove fat from other areas of the body. Incisions are small and eventually fade over time. Liposuction of the waist and back (lipo 360) is a critical step to enhance results from a BBL because it slims the waist and enhances the lower back curvature. Once the fat is removed via liposuction, it is specially prepared and injected into the buttocks in specific amounts and layers. Fat transfer is a great, natural option to enhance the buttocks, rather than using implants which have a high complication rate. There is also the added benefit of fat removal from other areas.
Healthy women with excess fat who are in a healthy weight range are ideal candidates. Dr. Lopez prides herself in providing natural results with your safety as her priority. Recovery time is usually 3-4 weeks however most patients return to work sooner. It is recommended that minimal pressure is applied to the buttocks for 3 weeks to enhance fat survival. Many patients benefit from postsurgical massage to help with swelling.