From the Community – A Patient Shares Her Experience Getting a Redo Brazilian Butt Liftadmin
Ms Usha Singh came to Dr Priya Bansal for hip dip correction and a Brazilian butt lift surgery after undergoing liposuction and the butt lift and being unhappy with the previous results. Being a redo case presented various challenges to Dr Priya, but she managed to give Ms Usha her desired results. Two months later, Ms Usha decided to share her experience with us.
I came to Dr Priya Bansal two months ago for redo liposuction and Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL). I had had these procedures in the past but was very unhappy with the results. I had undergone liposuction on my arms, back and abdomen twice and got the BBL twice too.
I always wanted the sleek hourglass shape. I also wanted a butt that projected more and did not look so flat and disproportionate. I felt that BBL would help me achieve these results and give me the hourglass shape. I also read that BBL involved hip dip correction, so I decided to opt for the procedure.
Why were you unhappy with your previous results after Brazilian butt lift surgery?
I underwent BBL twice, with liposuction on my arms, back and abdomen, only to be very unhappy with the results. The surgeons did not correct my hip dips and, after both procedures, I felt that the results looked very uneven.
I still had prominent hip dips and very little buttock projection. Additionally, the arm liposuction left my arms asymmetrical, with a big difference in size. My lower abdomen also looked irregular after my two liposuction procedures.
These results mademe very worried about going through them a third time. I was also wary of the results I would get since I was not sure about the surgeon’s expertise.
How did you choose Dr Priya Bansal for your Brazilian butt lift surgery?
I found Dr Priya while scrolling through Instagram. As I said, I was apprehensive, but I decided to go through her profile and look at the results. When I saw the devices and techniques, I decided to reach out to her for a consultation.
I knew I had made the right decision when we began interacting. Dr Priya was very open and compassionate when she spoke to me. Being a female plastic surgeon, I also felt like she completely understood my expectations and requirements. She was also very honest – something I realised had been missing from previous experiences.
When I told Dr Priya about my past experiences, she told me that she did not think we would get enough fat for buttock augmentation. She said that we might only get 750-800 cc of fat, which is enough to correct the hip dips. She gave me the option of implants, but I did not want to introduce any foreign bodies, so I did not choose that method.
How did you plan theBrazilian butt lift surgery?
Dr Priya told me about the advanced techniques at the centre, specifically the MicroAire and VASER liposuction technology. She said that she could correct other asymmetries from previous liposuction procedures using these devices. She also said that if they could harvest enough fat for buttock augmentation surgery, she would give me a projected butt, but I should prepare for the likelihood that this would not happen.
The major challenge in this redo case was the adhesion of the skin to muscle from previous procedures. MicroAire and VASER could break these fibrous adhesions with minimal invasion and trauma. Additionally, Dr Priya also had experience with previous redo cases and showed me results from them. For more fat harvesting, I decided to undergo liposuction on my calves, too.
Which procedures did you undergo during Brazilian butt lift surgery?
BBL generally consists of three steps:
- Liposuction for fat harvesting
- Hip dip correction with fat grafting
- Buttock augmentation with fat grafting
In this last step, Dr Priya explained the Expansion Vibration Lipofilling (EVL) technique she uses.
EVL enables a more precise buttock augmentation using the MicroAire device. In previous cases, I had undergone fat injections. Fat re-absorption rate after injections is higher, while the actual amount of fat inserted for buttock augmentation surgery is lower.
EVL allows greater fat injection through a 4-5mm incision, using the MicroAire-connected, angular, basket-shaped cannula. As Dr Priya explained, the power-assisted MicroAire device makes vibrations, allowing the cannula to create space in multiple directions and layers in the subcutaneous area. Therefore, fat grafting has more space and no risk of complications through fat accidentally entering the intramuscular plane.
The best part was that Dr Priya could use EVL in my Brazilian butt lift surgery since she managed to get 1500 cc of fat from liposuction. So buttock augmentation was possible, and she corrected my hip dips and gave me a projected butt while making all my previous results more symmetrical and more natural-looking.
What were the recovery and results like after Brazilian butt lift surgery?
There was some initial swelling, bruising and discomfort. Most of it went away within the first two days, and I could resume my normal activities 3 days later. After a week, Dr Priya told me I was fit to return to work, but I had to avoid heavy exercise and sudden movements for a month.
I also wore a customised compression garment for six weeks to keep my new contours in shape. Two months later, my results continue improving every day, and I am delighted with them. I finally have the hourglass shape I always wanted, with no hip dips and a perfectly projecting butt.
Having a female plastic surgeon also helped to a large extent, I think. I felt more comfortable discussing my requirements and expectations, and Dr Priya ensured I understood everything. The rest of the staff at RG Aesthetics was also very helpful and ensured I was comfortable throughout my procedure.
Having such a positive experience relaxed me more and restored my faith in cosmetic procedures in India. As long as the surgeon has the facilities to give you good results, they will – Dr Priya has the most advanced technology and absolute skills to do it! She did a remarkable job! I am so happy and confident in my body now!