Brazilian Butt Lift
It can be incredibly difficult to change the size of the buttocks using traditional means of diet and exercise. This, in part, helps explain the impressive increase in the popularity of butt augmentation procedures. Among the most common of these augmentation procedures is a technique known as the Brazilian Butt Lift. The Brazilian Butt Lift technique involves the transfer of fat from another part of the body as a filler for the buttocks. The end result is a rear end that fits the larger, rounder, more proportional profile that many patients are looking for.
Depending on the desired final results, a Brazilian Butt Lift may be a minimally invasive procedure. In most cases, liposuction is required to remove the fat that will be used to augment the buttocks. The liposuction is usually the most invasive part of the procedure. The fat graft itself is usually accomplished via simple injections. There are, of course, other buttock augmentation methods—but what distinguishes the “Brazilian Butt Lift” is the use of autologous fat in the form of injections. The New York and New Jersey Brazilian Butt Lift patients that come to East Coast Advanced Plastic Surgery rave about their results.
Am I a Good Candidate for Brazilian Butt Lift?
While it is minimally invasive, Brazilian Butt Lift procedures still require surgery. As such, it’s important to ensure that you are a good fit for this technique—in other words, it’s important to make sure that this procedure is your best means for achieving the results you desire. As such, we recommend that our Brazilian Butt Lift patients meet at least some of the following criteria:
- You want a larger and rounder buttock area
- You want to bring more proportion into your lower body
- You have excess fat that you would like to eliminate
- You have realistic expectations of what a Brazilian Butt Lift can
- You have an asymmetrical buttocks
- You have sagging buttocks tissue
- You lack confidence or self esteem because of the shape or size of your buttocks
- You are generally healthy enough for surgery
- You are at a relatively stable weight
During your consultation with the plastic surgeons at East Coast Advanced Plastic Surgery, you will discuss not only your desired results, but also your medical history. You should arrive prepared to discuss previous medications, illnesses, and tobacco or alcohol use, among other health conditions. Patients will also discuss other factors, including the cost of a Brazilian Butt Lift, the recovery time necessary, and the elements of and steps to the procedure overall.
Patients should feel free to ask any and all questions during the consultation process.
What Happens During the Brazilian Butt Lift Procedure?
The Brazilian Butt Lift procedure has at least two distinct phases: liposuction and injection. The liposuction element of the procedure is usually performed on an outpatient basis. Depending on your level of comfort, the ECAPS surgeons may use local anesthetic with a sedative or opt for a general anesthetic. During liposuction, the surgeons will make a small incision in the target area. Many patients, for example, elect to have fat removed from their belly area or around their waist, effectively slimming one area to enhance another. Once the incision is made, a small tube called a cannula will be inserted and used to remove the fat from the body.
Once the fat has been removed, it is purified and processed with decanting and with a centrifuge. After the purification process is complete, the Brazilian Butt Lift surgeon will determine the best sites for injection of the fat for your desired results. The injections themselves will then be made in several key areas around the buttocks. Brazilian Butt Lift procedures utilize multiple injections and injection sites in order to best control the outcome of the results. In fact, it’s not uncommon for surgeons to perform hundreds of injections in order to ensure that the end results are perky, rounded buttocks. By the time the procedure is finished, it’s not uncommon for surgeons to inject between 500-1000cc of fat back into the buttocks area.
Recovery and Results
Almost all Brazilian Butt Lift patients return home the same day as their procedure. However, it may be several weeks before patients are allowed to return to normal activities. This is because it is vital to protect the injected fat while it “bonds” with its new home. As a result, it is incredibly important that patients not sit for the first three weeks after surgery. Additionally, most patients are required to take off work for the first two weeks after surgery (three weeks if the patient’s job is one which requires a significant amount of sitting). Patients may also be required to wear a compression garment twenty-four hours a day during the first week of their recovery.
All of these steps are designed to safeguard your Brazilian Butt Lift results. The surgeons at ECAPS give each and every patient specialized and individualized recovery instructions. In most cases patients should be able to resume most normal activities after roughly four weeks of recovery.
Patients should start to see results almost immediately. However, swelling and other factors will increase the “size” of the buttocks significantly in the initial weeks after surgery. After several weeks or months, patients should see what should effectively be their final results. The buttocks will generally be rounder, perkier, and fuller than they were before surgery. Many patients, then, report a significant boost in confidence and self-esteem. A Brazilian Butt Lift can give your body a sense of proportion that no amount of diet or exercise could accomplish.
The fact that patients also lose a significant amount of fat from an area where that fat is unwanted means that this procedure effectively offers a kind of two-for-one reward. After the procedures, patients are incredibly happy with—and comfortable in—their transformed bodies.
If you’re interested in learning more about Brazilian Butt Lift in New Jersey and New York, contact the plastic surgery team at East Coast Advanced Plastic Surgery to schedule a confidential consultation.