2 to 3 hours
WHAT CAN IT DO?Enhances buttock shape with fat transfer from other body areas
COMBINE WITH: Liposuction
Are you envious of those celebrity women who have a full, perfectly shaped bottom and tiny waist? You no longer have to be envious, make the next step and schedule your free consultation to learn more about how a Brazilian Butt Lift can give you the gorgeous, youthful buttock you have always wanted! The Brazilian Butt Lift is an elective procedure that can provide you with a more defined, contoured and sexy backside through the combination of body sculpting liposuction and fat injection.
The benefits of undergoing buttock augmentation are twofold:
- Improved body contour through body sculpting liposuction to remove fat from undesirable areas such as waist, belly, or thighs
- Increased fullness and roundness of your buttocks using your own excess fat – no implants, large incisions, or foreign material needed
Ideal candidates for surgery are healthy women with a stable weight who desire to improve the curvature and contour of their body and have sufficient fat to be transferred to create a fuller buttock.
Enhance your self-confidence with that hourglass figure you’ve always wanted!
Butt lift consultation and planning
During your consultation, your plastic surgeon will listen to you in order to understand what you are trying to accomplish with this procedure. He or she will ask you about your medical history and perform an exam in order to determine if you are healthy enough for surgery and are a good candidate for a Brazilian Butt Lift. Ideal candidates for this procedure need to be at a weight they are happy with and are able to maintain long-term. The cosmetic procedure requires moving fat from one part of the body to another, thus a patient needs to have sufficient fat tissue to be used. Your surgeon will discuss the procedure with you in detail and will go over all the risks associated with surgery. It is important that you understand those risks and make sure to ask all the questions you may have during your consultation.
If you decide to schedule your procedure, you will be given instructions on how to prepare for your surgery. As with any elective procedure, it is advised that you stop smoking at least one month prior to your operation. Our surgeons are committed to giving you a safe, successful procedure and may have additional pre-operative instructions for you; it is important that you comply with these instructions in order to have the beautiful outcome you deserve.
Butt lift procedure
Brazilian butt lift procedure is usually performed in our certified surgery center under general anesthesia and may take 3 to 4 hours depending on how much fat is being transferred. Liposuction is performed first to harvest the fat for injection. This is done through tiny incisions placed strategically around the areas you wish to address. Your surgeon will discuss with you which areas of your body will need to have liposuction performed on in order to obtain enough fat. Good areas for fat donor sites are abdomen, flanks, hips and thighs. You can also discuss with your surgeon if you wish to have other areas liposuctioned at the same time, such as chin, arms or legs. With liposuction you also get a benefit of a more contoured torso that further helps to accentuate your buttock shape.
The fat that is removed is then processed to get it ready for injection back into the body. Fat will be carefully injected into the buttocks until the desired effect is achieved. You will be placed into a compression garment after the procedure, but no pressure should be applied to the buttock to prevent fat shifting and damage to fat cells. After a short period in the recovery room you will go home.
Butt lift recovery
After the procedure, you may experience some discomfort, but it is usually well controlled with oral pain medications. Bruising and swelling are expected post-operatively and will resolve over a few weeks. Areas that had liposuction will require compression garments to minimize this swelling and bruising. You will be given strict instructions by your physician of how to care for yourself post-procedure. It is imperative to avoid sitting or laying on your buttocks for approximately two weeks after the procedure (unless otherwise specified by your surgeon), as pressure on the buttocks can shift or damage the fat early in your recovery. Additionally, it may be uncomfortable for you to sit. The recovery process varies from patient to patient, but most are able to return to work within a week with minimal limitations. After 4 to 6 weeks patients are able to resume most of their normal activities.
Butt lift results
You will notice a difference in your body shape immediately after the procedure, but the final result will not be visible until the swelling has resolved and the injected fat has stabilized. It is normal for the body to reabsorb some of the fat that is injected, so your final result will be somewhat smaller than what you see immediately after surgery. Contour irregularities in the buttocks noted immediately after the procedure are often due to swelling and typically resolve over time. You will see your final shape at about 4-6 months after surgery. If you maintain your weight you should expect long lasting results, but it is important to recall that your new buttocks are made of your own fat and will grow and shrink as you gain and lose weight. Thus it is advised that patients undergoing this procedure are at the weight that they are comfortable with and able to maintain.
You can have that natural looking, voluptuous buttock you always dreamed of with a Brazilian butt lift performed by our surgeons at Houston Dermatology and Plastic Surgery!
Call our office to schedule your consultation today!