Some patients undergo surgical procedures without understanding the surgery itself. Just like in the Brazilian butt lift, everybody likes the number, 1,000 cc. Every time the Brazilian buttock augmentation is talked about, the number, 1,000, is discussed. Patients have a misconception that this is the magic number to get the best results. Before you become one of the false believers, you have to understand that 1,000 cc means 1 L. Injecting 1 liter of pure fat on each side, not counting the hips, is a daunting task. To achieve this level of fat harvesting, the patient needs to be carrying a significant amount of weight. 1,000 cc equals a bottle of Coke. In terms of volume, 1.5 to 2 bottles of fat are needed in order to provide you with that much enhancement.
Although this is possible, this is not the norm for most patients. If you do not get pure fat, you are not going to get the best result. You will notice that in the first week or two, your buttocks will be big, but then all of a sudden your butt will shrink to half the size as the fluid is absorbed, leaving the fat injected intact. This is the main reason why 1,000 cc is not recommended since it will not provide you with the best results. This should be understood by any patient to avoid expecting unrealistic results. Whether you like it or not, you have to accept it because it is for your own good. The surgeon knows what is best for you. This is why it would be better if you meet with your surgeon first and discuss your concerns prior to the surgery. In this way, the surgeon can correct you if you have unrealistic expectations. You will also know what is best for you.