A Brazilian Butt Lift is a surgical procedure designed to lift, recontour, and volumize flat, sagging or undersized buttocks that lack prominence, shape, and uplift.
A Brazilian Butt Lift uses the patient’s own fat for buttock augmentation, so the injected “filler” is completely natural. This eliminates the risk of allergic reaction. First, the buttocks are sculpted by using liposuction in the surrounding areas, including the back, stomach and upper thighs. This slenderizes the areas where fat was removed and makes the buttocks more contoured and prominent.
Next, the suctioned out fat is processed and purified before being injected into the buttocks for enhanced volume, firmness and shape. This reinjection process involves hundreds of injections in order to fill the buttocks upper and lower quadrants for uplift as well as enhanced size and symmetry.
To be a candidate, you must have enough fat available for harvesting in 2-3 areas of your body, as this is the fat that will be used to volumize your buttocks. Assuming the fat is available, this procedure is ideal for those unhappy with their flat or sagging buttocks. Such candidates should be near their ideal weight for best results. Furthermore, to maintain those results, patients must be committed to regular exercise and a healthy diet program.
A Butt Lift involves the injection of a patient’s own body fat to volumize and shape. This eliminates the chance of an allergic reaction and speeds up the post-op recovery time. Additionally, a Butt Lift achieves a natural-looking shape and fullness. On the other hand, buttock implants call for the placement of silicone implants below the muscle in each buttock. As the implant is a foreign body, there is a chance it may be rejected or displaced by muscle movement. Additionally, implants look and feel less natural, plus the surgery involved has a longer recovery time with an increased risk of infection.
Plan for a three-week recovery period during which no sitting, squatting, or stretching is allowed. Your recovery will consist of resting on your stomach or sides. You will be allowed to get up occasionally to gently exercise your muscles, but do not place any stress on the healing tissues, as fat grafts that are compromised will result in less prominent and well-contoured buttocks.
While you should walk as soon as possible to minimize swelling, avoid strenuous exercise, hot tubs, pools, and swimming for four weeks. Additionally, to accelerate healing and achieve best results, get plenty of rest, follow a healthy diet, and do not smoke, as smoking impedes the healing process and increases the risk of complications.
Typically, this procedure produces results that last up to 20 years, but over the course of those years some of the injected fat will be absorbed back into the body. Additionally, after the procedure, the natural aging process will continue. This means your body profile will change with each passing year. To extend the look and longevity of your Butt Lift, you must maintain a stable weight and follow a healthy lifestyle that includes daily exercise. Furthermore, smoke is greatly discouraged, as smokers are more prone to reabsorbing the fat injected into their buttocks.
If your surgeon confirms that this is the case, you can either gain weight, as the added fat can be removed from anywhere except your breasts. Or you can have buttock implants instead.
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