What is a Brazilian Butt Lift?

Over the decades, the vision of what people find most attractive ebbs and flows. This change is impacted by cultural figures, fashion styles, and much more. In the 1990s, ultra-thin bodies were the chic look of the moment. You could see it on catwalks and magazine covers. Then, in the mid-2000s, curvy became the look to achieve. It might feel like this trend toward curvy bodies came out of nowhere, but if we look back to the 1950’s it pops up again. These trends are part of a pendulum swing of cultural ideals.

Some people pursue a voluptuous figure because it’s on-trend, while other people would opt for a curvier look no matter what trend was popular. The Brazilian Butt Lift is a surgical procedure that enables patients to achieve a curvier rear-end when and how they want it.

Important Facts About This Surgery

The big question we often hear is, “what in the world is a Brazilian Butt Lift?” While the name seems wild to some, the procedure is safe and straightforward. The basic premise is that fat is removed from one part of your body and injected into your buttocks to create a fuller appearance. It is performed in conjunction with a liposuction procedure and the fat removed from the area of concern is reused.

Because natural tissues are reused, the results are often more natural-looking. Patients who may have had concerns about a foreign implant in their body are confident reusing their body fat.

How Is It Performed?

Patients are put under general anesthesia during a Brazilian Butt Lift procedure. First, the surgeon will use liposuction to remove unwanted fat from another area of the body. Some common examples are the belly, thighs, hips, and arms. Once all of the fat is collected, it is purified and prepared to be injected back into your body. The next stage is where your plastic surgeon’s artistry comes in. The fat is injected through small incisions in the ideal areas to create the appearance of a fuller bottom. Once the transfer is complete, your incisions are closed, and you’re ready for recovery.

Who Gets This Procedure?

As with any surgical procedure, people choose the Brazilian Butt Lift for a variety of different reasons. In some cases, patients are born with a particular body shape and would prefer that it look different. This attitude is typical across all plastic surgery procedures. It’s natural for patients to want to make adjustments to their bodies to look and feel confident in their skin.

Another type of patient we commonly encounter is those who have lost the natural shape of their buttocks for a variety of reasons. Often this is a natural side effect of aging, but it can also be related to fluctuations in weight. If the shape and size of your butt are keeping you from feeling good in your clothing, this simple surgery is for you.

To be eligible for this procedure, you must maintain your overall health. It is not safe for severely overweight or generally unwell individuals to participate in this surgery until those issues are resolved. Additionally, it’s important to note that liposuction is not a weight-loss tool. It’s a contouring tool. Patients should not expect this or any other cosmetic procedure to act as a bandaid over underlying health issues.

What You Need To Know About Recovery 

Before you sign up for this procedure, you must know enough about what you can expect from your recovery. While this procedure is relatively straightforward, it is not one that you will be able to return to everyday life immediately after. Your backside will be swollen and tender after your procedure, and you will not be able to sit down for at least two weeks. Make sure you’re in a position where you can take that much time away from your life. If you have a job where you’re required to sit at a desk all day, you’ll need to make special concessions for your recovery period.

It’s also important to note that the results can take up to six months to materialize fully, so plan accordingly. Don’t wait until the last minute if you hope to have this procedure done to look great in your wedding dress or at your high school reunion!

The Brazilian Butt Lift has gained popularity over the years because it is a more natural way for patients to address an issue they have with the appearance of their rear end. If swimsuit season 2021 has inspired you to take control of your life and make the changes you want so you can love your appearance, you’ve come to the right place. At our office, patients are treated with professionalism and respect, and we’re here to answer the questions you have about this procedure or any other. If you’d like to learn more, contact our office today.