Brazilian Butt Lift
A Brazilian Butt is a cosmetic procedure that involves transferring fat from unwanted areas of the body to the buttocks for an effective way of enhancing the size and appearance of the buttocks. The sculpting procedure offers natural results through lifting, firming, and contouring the shape of the butt. Fat is often transferred from the abdomen, hips, arms, chest, back, and thighs for an outpatient procedure that offers immediate results.
About the Procedure
The Brazilian Butt procedure can take 90 minutes to four hours to complete based on the amount of fat that is transferred and the size of the buttocks. Liposuction is used on the targeted areas of the body to harvest fat cells before it is reinjected into each buttock, working around the muscle. During the process, the fat cells are cleansed and any damaged cells are discarded to ensure that only pure cells are used to inject into the buttocks. This works to create a smooth and taut butt by using special cannulas that inject the fat at specific depths. Because the fat is removed from specific areas of the body and injected into the butt, it works to transform each patient’s profile to create an hourglass shape.
When to Consider a Brazilian Butt Lift
Both men and women who are unhappy with the size of their buttocks and already have flat butts are candidates for the surgery, but must have enough fat to transfer from the surrounding areas of their body. Without enough fat available on other parts of the body, implants must be used instead for the butt lift. Patients must be healthy and at a stable weight before the procedure, but still be above the recommended weight for their height. Patients generally have an extra 15 to 25 pounds of fat, but cannot be obese as there is a limit to the fat that can be transferred.
What to Expect After Surgery
After the procedure is completed, bruising, swelling, and pain is to be expected during the healing process. Patients may feel a loss of sensation in the butt, which is temporary as the nerves recover, and most people are able to begin walking a few days after their surgery. Showering is permitted two days after the procedure. Patients should also refrain from sitting or sleeping on their back during the two weeks following the surgery to ensure that the shape is maintained. In the weeks following the procedure, a compression garment is worn to ensure the new contour maintains its shape and that the healing process is successful. Minimal scarring is to be expected with the small incisions made.