We all have varying ideas about what makes a person physically attractive, especially when it comes to our own appearance. Thankfully, the cosmetic surgery industry has evolved to provide services to meet the needs of nearly any patient. Whether you want to be bigger or smaller, curvier or straighter, there is something for everyone.
One of the cosmetic surgeries that have really taken off over the last decade is called the Brazilian Butt Lift. While in the ’90s the trend was for people to be very thin, today men and women are looking for a curvier more shapely appearance. If you are one of the many people in the world who feels like they weren’t blessed with enough in their bottom, the Brazilian Butt Lift may be the ideal treatment for you.
What Is It?
In short, a Brazilian Butt Lift is a procedure where body fat is taken from one area of a patient’s body (commonly the thighs or abdomen) and injected into the same patient’s buttocks. This essentially achieves two goals at once by slimming the area from which fat is being removed and creating a fuller buttock.
Technically, this type of surgery is called fat grafting and actually involves liposuction. First, the surgery begins when the patient is put under general anesthesia. Then the surgeon performs liposuction, but rather than disposing of the fat it is purified and prepared for injection into your buttocks. Finally, your surgeon will make a series of incisions into your buttocks area through which your fat will be reinjected. Once your Brazilian Butt Lift is complete and your doctor closes the incisions your surgeon will apply a compression garment and you will move on to recovery.
Is This The Same As Butt Implants?
One of the more common questions we get is about the difference between the Brazilian Butt Lift and Butt Implants. The simple answer is the type of substance that is being injected into your buttocks. While the Brazilian Butt Lift is simply shifting your own tissue to another area in your body, the Butt Implant is an artificial device.
How Long Does It Last?
It’s important to know that the results of your Brazilian Butt Lift will vary depending on a few factors that may be in your control. Some patients experience positive results from their Brazilian Butt Lift for many years after. This depends highly on your genetics and lifestyle, natural aging, and how seriously you take your recovery.
How Long Is Recovery and Is It True I Can’t Sit?
While every patient’s recovery is different, many are able o return to their normal routines within two months of their Brazilian Butt Lift procedure. But please don’t take our word for it. Your surgeon will advise you on exactly what to expect based upon your individual case. And it’s important that you follow instructions closely to get the best results possible.
Now to the big question about sitting. Yes, you heard that correctly, your surgeon will ask you to avoid sitting for a time following your surgery. The fatty tissue that has been injected into your buttocks needs to be protected as it acclimates. That means you need to avoid sitting as much as possible for up to 2 weeks or else you may risk destroying the tissue. Take a moment to think about all the time you spend sitting down each day. You sit in your car, you sit at the table, you sit in a chair at your desk. For the initial days and weeks after your Brazilian Butt Lift procedure makes sure you have a plan for how you’re going to avoid sitting down. For example, many patients purchase a Brazilian Butt Lift recovery pillow that redistributes the weight from sitting to your upper thighs rather than your buttocks. You may also consider taking that time off from work or social engagements.
When Can I Exercise?
Once your Brazilian Butt Lift recovery is complete patients are highly encouraged to exercise. This timeframe usually runs around six to eight weeks. In fact, certain exercises that target the gluteal muscles may actually enhance the benefits of the procedure. As with any of our advice, we ask that you not take the word of anything you read online. Instead, make sure that you are working very closely with your doctor to get the best and safest results possible.
Am I A Good Candidate For a Brazilian Butt Lift?
There are a few things that make someone an ideal candidate for this procedure. The first is that the patient has concerns about the contour of their rear end and feels like (often due to genetics) they are unable to achieve their goals naturally. And the second factor we take into account is that the patient is a healthy weight or perhaps even slightly overweight so that we know they have enough existing fat on their midsection or thighs to transfer. When you meet your plastic surgeon for a consultation they will review all of this information with you as you work together to determine the right individualized plan for you.
We believe that everyone deserves to love the way they look. If you’ve tried everything and are still unsatisfied with the shape of your buttocks, a Brazilian Butt Lift may be the ideal cosmetic surgery for you. Contact our office today to learn more about this procedure and to schedule a consultation.