Does Your Body Reject Fat from a BBL?
Question: Is it possible that my body rejected or reabsorbed the fat?
Answer: Your body did not reject the fat. The results you experienced are typical: at about six weeks 50% of the fat transferred has an established blood supply and is viable. The revision implies that there is less fat than the first time, and scar tissue will make the surgery much more difficult on the surgeon. The percentage of fat survival in the BBL the second time should be about the same. Photos show major improvement in contours from liposuction.
Kenneth Hughes, MD, ABPS Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Los Angeles, CA