Summer is around the corner, and it’s that time of year again where everyone is working hard to look their best. A Brazilian butt lift is a form of body augmentation, and the procedure gives the buttocks a more youthful appearance. It creates perky and prominent buttocks by using body fat taken from the lower back, abdomen, hips, or thighs.
At the Plastic Surgery Institute of Miami, you will find some of the best plastic surgeons in the state ready to help you. Our doctors Jason I. Altman, Marcelo Ghersi, and John C. Oeltjen are all board certified surgeons who are ready to help you. If you’re ready to have a Brazilian butt lift this summer, there is some information you should know about the procedure.
Yes, liposuction will be involved with your buttock procedure. One of the best parts about a Brazilian butt lift procedure is that it uses your own fat to sculpt the area of your buttocks for fuller appearance. A surgeon will make small incisions in a pre-selected area where the fat will be removed for the buttock procedure. The areas where fat is usually taken from your body are usually the lower back, abdomen, hips, or thighs.
This helps for the end results to look even nicer since the fat is usually taken from a problem area on the body. At this stage, a surgeon will use a small, specialized tube that is called a cannula to remove the fat. Liposuction techniques are used to remove the fat, and once it’s removed it will go through a purification process. The fat is cleansed and ready for re-injection. The fat is then injected into the soft tissue of the buttocks in a pattern. This pattern gives the buttocks the desired shape and fullness requested by the patient.
After the buttock procedure has been performed, many patients will notice an immediate improvement in the appearance of their buttocks. The buttocks will have a fuller and fuller appearance after the procedure. A patient may feel slight discomfort at the injection sites, and you be swollen or sore in the areas where liposuction has been performed. For the first week or two after the procedure, you will have to wear a compression garment after the surgery. This is to promote healing at the surgical site and to make sure the results from your Brazilian butt lift procedure last.
Normally, your buttocks may not feel uncomfortable after the procedure has been performed. It is recommended for the first few weeks after the procedure you use a special pillow, also known as a “doughnut”, for sitting down. This is to avoid pressure on the buttocks and to protect the injection site. Many patients will often return to their normal routine after a few days, and will even return to work within two weeks after the buttock procedure has been performed.
Exercise and other strenuous activities should be limited or avoided during your recovery period. These activities can be resumed after four weeks after receiving the buttock procedure.
Squats, dieting, and other exercises can help to promote a shapely contour for your buttocks. A Brazilian butt lift procedure does add a shapely contour and volume to the buttocks that can often not be achieved through other means. A small amount is fat is taken from another problem area on the body to further improve the body augmentation procedure.
If you want more shapely buttocks, a Brazilian butt lift surgery may be the right choice for you. You must have enough fat that can be harvested for the procedure to take place. The purification process the fat has to go through before being injected into the buttocks will only yield about 30% of the fat that has been removed. Patients who are slim and have little body fat may not be eligible to undergo the procedure.