Both pop culture and fashion trends have influenced both men and women to seek Brazilian Butt Lift surgery.
The benefits of this procedure:
- Enhances Body Contour
- Redistributes fat to reshape the buttock area
- Balances Body Proportions
Brazilian Butt Lift: What Is It?
The Brazilian Butt Lift can be an effective surgical option for men and women who desire more fullness and shaping in the buttock region. This procedure can restore a buttock that has lost volume. By redistributing the fat it is possible to enhance the normal shape of the buttocks.
*Each patient is unique and individual results may vary.
Understanding Brazillian Butt Lift
The Brazilian Butt Lift is a procedure that harvests excess fat from areas where fat is no longer wanted, purified and processed, then reinjected into a new area to create better shaping of the gluteal region. This type of contouring cannot be accomplished by diet and exercise.
Evaluating a patient for gluteal fat grafting
Gluteal fat grafting begins with harvesting the fat for transfer by liposuction. Not all of the tissue harvested in liposuction is suitable for transfer. The term aspirate refers to all of the contents in the canister used to collect the products of liposuction. This includes not only the fat but some blood, fibrous components, and fluid used to initially infiltrate the fat before liposuction is begun.
After this treatment the remaining injectable fat constitutes approximately 50-60% of the total amount suctioned.
The aspirate is measured in cc’s. Many soft drinks come in 1 Liter bottles. 1 Liter equals 1000cc.
Small framed individuals will require between 300-550cc of injectable fat. Medium-framed individuals may require between 700- 950cc. Large framed individuals may require anywhere from 750cc up to 1200cc. Very large framed patients may require between 900-1400cc. These numbers are guidelines and each one of these patients may be better served with more or less then the above guidelines.
Your Brazilian Butt Lift Procedure
A Brazilian Butt Lift is performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia. Initially, the areas with the unwanted fat undergo liposuction. This fat is then processed and purified before it is reinjected into the intended areas. This is called fay grafting. Successful fat grafting depends on whether or not there is sufficient fat to achieve the preoperative goals. If a patient does not have enough fat, they may be recommended to gain 10-20 pounds before the procedure.
Many patients choose to combine Brazilian Butt Lift surgery with other body contouring procedures such as a tummy tuck or breast augmentation. By combining these procedures patients are able to attain the harmony and proportion they desire and create a more balanced aesthetic appearance.
Brazilian Butt Lift: Recovery
Immediately after a Brazilian Butt Lift patients are not allowed to lay on their back until they are fully recovered. Normally they are then turned over on their stomach. During the trip home after the procedure or when in route to a postoperative visit patients are recommended to either lay on their stomach or on their side After the patient goes home they are instructed to keep pressure off of the buttock area for at least 8 weeks. No sitting is permitted for 10 days postoperatively. The exception to this is to utilize the toilet. After 10 days the patient is allowed to sit in a modified position that will keep excess pressure from the buttock area. This can be accomplished with the use of a pillow placed beneath the hamstring muscles not touching the buttock. Patients are recommended to wear the prescribed compression garment for up to 4-6 weeks postoperatively. Patients normally return to unrestricted activity by 8 weeks. It is important to realize that the final result probably not be realized for up to 3-4 months.
Enjoying Your Butt Lift Results
You’ll see a noticeable difference in the shape of your body within 1 to 2 weeks after surgery. Once fat cells are removed from unwanted areas, they should not return. Likewise, the fat that is used to augment the buttock will remain and create fullness and projection. It’s important to note that maintaining a healthy weight and exercising is the best way to ensure your results are long lasting.
“My comment has nothing to do with the surgeon, but more along the lines of what two procedures not to do at the same time. I had liposuction done on my stomach as well as a Brazilian Butt lift. It was the most uncomfortable 3 weeks because I had to sleep on my stomach and could not sleep on my sides or on my back the entire time. Oh and you can’t sit on your butt for 3 weeks. I have to say it was an interesting experience. Overall my stomach looks great and my butt is taking its form which can take up to a year. The only reason I am not highly satisfied I should have had more fat removed from my problem areas and placed in my butt. It’s a nice shape now, but it could be a lot more rounder/fuller.”5 Stars
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Frequently Asked Questions
During the performance of a Brazilian Butt Lift fat is initially harvested by liposuction. Approximately 50-60% of the fat removed is actually suitable for gluteal fat grafting (Brazilian Butt Lift). After the fat is injected 65-75% of the fat will survive and contribute to the gluteal enhancement. This whole process will take up to 4-6 months. Consequently the final result may not be appreciated for 6 months.
There are several things to consider when evaluating a patient for gluteal fat grafting.
A patient’s dress size is sometimes helpful in predicting whether or not enough will be available.
A small-framed woman with a BMI of 20 or less usually has a dress size between 0 and 2.
A medium-framed patient has a BMI of between 21 and 27 with a dress size between 4 and 8.
Large framed patients normally have a BMI of 28-31 with a dress size between 10 and 14.
If the BMI is 20 or less, there will usually not be enough fat for augmentation of the buttocks.
Taking The Next Step
Request a complimentary cosmetic consultation with Aesthetic Surgical Images online or call (402) 390-0100 or (800) 331-5001 to learn how liposuction can improve your shape and body image.
Why Choose Aesthetic Surgical Images
- For almost 20 years, Aesthetic Surgical Images in Omaha has earned a reputation as one of the top plastic surgery practices in the Midwest.
- Dr. Edney completed his 5-year residency in general surgery at Creighton University and subsequently received his board certification in general surgery.
- Dr. Marie Montag has been in practice since 1997 and is a Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
- Dr. Bruneteau completed a fellowship in microvascular surgery at the University of California and a fellowship in craniofacial surgery at Harvard Medical School in Boston; also, is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.
- Dr. Biggerstaff completed his plastic surgery training at the University of California, Irvine; also, he is board eligible.