Brazilian Butt Lift
A Brazilian butt lift is a butt augmentation procedure that involves a fat transfer to increase the fullness and projection of the buttocks. A Brazilian butt lift is a great option for patients seeking to improve the balance of their figure and increase their self-confidence. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, there was a 44% increase in butt lift procedures in 2014 compared to the previous year. Butt augmentations are growing in popularity because of widespread attention to celebrities such as Kim Kardashian and Jennifer Lopez.
A good candidate for a Brazilian butt lift is healthy, a non-smoker, and has excess fat deposits available to harvest. Candidates may be unhappy with the shape or fullness of their buttocks and should have realistic expectations.
A Brazilian butt lift procedure involves liposuction to harvest fat from different areas of the body such as the abdomen, back, hips, waist, thighs, or arms. First, diluted local anesthesia is infused to reduce bleeding and trauma. A thin hollow tube called a cannula is inserted through small incisions to loosen the fat with a controlled motion. The fat is then suctioned out of the body. The surgeon may remove three times the amount of fat needed to inject into the buttocks. After processing, the fat is then injected into the buttocks using syringes that are connected to a small cannula.
The surgeon will give specific instructions to follow after the surgery. Patients are required to wear a support garment for 2-4 weeks. It is recommended to avoid prolonged sitting for two weeks in order to avoid damaging the transferred fat. Patients are encouraged to sleep on their side or stomach. It is important to follow the steps provided by the surgeon for the best results. Post-surgical swelling will resolve and incision lines will fade over time.
Results are immediately visible. It may take up to a year to see the final results. The initial volume may decrease over time because some of the fat will be reabsorbed by the body. On average, patients should retain 60-80% of the transferred fat. The results may change due to fluctuations in weight. Just like fat in other areas of the body, the transferred fat can grow or shrink. Patients can prolong their results by maintaining a stable weight and healthy lifestyle. The procedure offers natural looking results that will boost your self-confidence.