54-year-old female patient who wanted to improve the aesthetic of their buttock and came in asking “How soon can I get a BBL revision?”
It would help if you waited at least three to six months for a BBL revision. This period allows for resolving all of the swellings from the buttock cheek. Generalized swelling will be observed as early as one week following surgery and gradually subside over the first three months.
This is why patients are recommended to avoid buying new outfits to show off their transformed bodies for at least three months following surgery. Reduced swelling can be expedited by optimizing their protein intake and avoiding salty foods. In addition, patients that return to cardio training will sweat out most of their generalized swelling. In addition, patients are asked to wait six months before a BBL revision to allow any injured fat cells that could not survive the transplant process to be reabsorbed.
This is best appreciated by patient feedback describing how they have observed a 40% of volume loss at six months. This loss of buttock volume is real and remains the main reason for patients seeking a BBL revision. The reason for this volume loss is two-fold. First, patients who have undergone traditional liposuction will observe this because the fat cells harvested with this technique are often injured during that harvest. The second reason for fat volume loss is if the fat cells are removed from areas previously liposuctioned and scarred.
If you are wondering how soon I can get a BBL revision, my recommendation is three to six months. By waiting for this period, you will be more likely to contour your buttock size and shape successfully. The baseline buttock shape and size can be appreciated six months following your initial BBL surgery.
If you desire a Brazilian Butt Lift revision, your surgeon can accurately gauge how much fat will be required and where it must be transferred to achieve your ideal buttock appearance. If you are considering a BBL revision, we encourage you to complete a complimentary virtual consultation so that SurgiSculpt can evaluate both your fat volume harvesting capacity and help guide you on how your buttock appearance can be improved.