The Brazilian buttlift may be perfect if you want to contour your buttocks and achieve the hourglass figure you desire. This safe and effective cosmetic surgery is here to help you.
What is a Brazilian Butt Lift, and How Do You Use It?
This surgical procedure is also known as safe subcutaneous buttock augmentation. It involves liposuction to remove fat from other body parts and place it in your butt to increase your posterior and give you more volume.
The procedure is not considered a “lift” but involves similar techniques to arm and thigh lifts. The Brazilian buttlift collects excess fat from the areas you don’t want, unlike traditional buttlifts that raise the buttocks and remove excess skin.
This allows for a more defined and voluminous backside and a more balanced appearance.
What is the procedure of Brazilian Butt Lift
A thin tube, called a cannula, will be used by your doctor to perform liposuction.
This will eliminate extra fat cells from the areas they accumulate, such as your abdomen and hips, lower back, and legs.
The fat is then transferred from the fluid and loaded into a needle.
To enhance the shape and size of your buttocks, your doctor will precisely inject the fat. Some cases may not allow for the transfer of all the fat.
In these cases, surgeons may need to inject more fat than is necessary to achieve your goals and expectations. Re-grafting may be required if most cells fail to survive.
Who is a Good Candidate for Surgery?
Brazilian buttlifts are best for those who have lost their natural contours or gained weight. You must be in good health and free of infections. These conditions could also be present:
- Healthy and stable weight.
- A healthful lifestyle with routine exercise and a healthy diet.
- Avoidance of smoking.
Discuss all your options and surgical concerns with your doctor.
What can you expect from the procedure?
Your doctor may suggest that you stop smoking for three weeks before your surgery. Two weeks before your surgery, you will need to stop taking any medications that can adversely interact with anesthesia.
If you are under anesthesia, you must avoid eating for at most eight hours and stop drinking alcohol at least six hours before your appointment.
It may be recommended that you wear loose, comfortable clothing and have a chaperone ride you home for 24 hours.
You can choose to have the entire procedure done under general anesthesia or IV sedation. Or, you may combine local and oral sedation for awake liposuction.
The surgeon will decide which type of anesthesia is best for you. After you have been adequately anesthetized, your surgeon can perform liposuction.
This involves making a small incision to drain the fat from the areas that are being targeted. Once the fat has been appropriately processed and prepared, it will be injected into your buttocks.
Because fat doesn’t have an inherent blood supply, it is essential to place it in the right location for stable transfer and bonding.
The delicate procedure involves making three to five incisions on the buttocks and carefully distributing the fat at the correct depth to achieve natural-looking results.
The surgeon will close the incisions and apply a compression bandage to stop bleeding.
What is Recovery Like?
After surgery, you won’t be able to sit on your buttocks for two weeks. There may be swelling for several days.
The pain should be mild. Your surgeon may prescribe pain medication. After one week, you can resume your daily activities but should not lift any heavy objects or engage in strenuous activity.
After this time, your surgeon will assess your ability to sit on your buttocks with a donut chair or pillows underneath your thighs.
After eight weeks, you can resume your normal sitting position. It may take up to six months for the body to heal fully.
The Results and How Long They Last?
You should notice a more defined body and better proportions by the end of your recovery.
Although a Brazilian butt lift should last forever, in some cases, the patient may need more than one procedure to achieve the desired look.
You can usually tell if the transfer has bonded well by the third-month mark. This surgery can be affected by weight fluctuations. Your buttocks may become more prominent if you gain weight. They can also shrink if you lose weight.
Your buttock fat cells can shrink or grow, so it is essential to keep your weight stable to ensure the best results. Healthy fats can help you retain more fat during your early recovery.
Potential Risks & Side Effects
Brazilian buttlifts can be performed safely if done correctly. There is always a risk of side effects or complications with any surgery.
- Uneven or Lumpy Skin Texture
- Prolonged Pain
Although it is rare, there is still a possibility that the injected fat could enter the bloodstream and cause an embolism, which can be fatal. If you have any side effects after surgery, please inform your doctor.
What Does Brazilian Butt Lift Cost?
A Brazilian buttlift costs about $7,000 on average, but it can cost as much as $10,000, depending on your specific procedure. Talk to your doctor about the cost of surgery.