The Down Low On Brazilian Butt Lifts
If you’ve seen any form of social media recently, you’ve likely seen the world embracing curvy women. Kim Kardashian stepped onto the scene and made bigger (curves) better. Many instagram fitness influencers swear by workouts and diets that help you get that J-Lo butt. For some women, even if they are following the workouts and diets to the letter, a bigger butt is just not in the cards. It’s no wonder that in recent years the cosmetic surgery industry has seen a spike in the number of patients asking for a Brazilian Butt Lift.
What Is A Brazilian Butt Lift?
The name Brazilian Butt Lift is a bit misleading. The procedure does not include what we consider a typical “lift” or removal of extra skin. Using your own fat, the Brazilian butt lift adds volume to your buttocks area to create a rounder look. The process is achieved through a careful and precise fat transfer process, which uses liposuction to remove unwanted fat pockets from one place of your body and then transfer it into your bum. It takes an artistic eye to perfect this body contouring surgery and years of training, experience, and learned skills to achieve a natural looking buttocks.
Who Can Get A Brazilian Butt Lift?
Candidates for the Brazilian Butt Lift will be evaluated to confirm they are able to undergo this surgery. The first step is to measure and make sure there is adequate fat in certain areas for the removal, grafting, and transfer process. If you are of a low body weight or have insufficient fat to remove for the transfer, you unfortunately may not be a candidate for this treatment.
Additionally, it is also crucial to have good skin laxity. If your lower body has loose and sagging skin, you may benefit better from a butt lift with surgery. If you maintain a good weight, have the right amount of fat to extract and transfer, and prefer not to use an implant, this procedure can be a terrific for you.
The ideal candidate will have a healthy overall lifestyle that includes diet and exercise in order to maintain the results.
How Long Will The Results Last?
While some fat may be reabsorbed by the body after the transfer, most of the fat cells will remain in their new location in the butt for a long time. To maintain your results, you should keep your weight steady since significant weight gain or loss will compromise the results of the surgery. Doctors recommend that you be at or near a healthy, stable weight before your Brazilian Butt Lift so it is easy for you to maintain.
Are There Any Side Effects?
As with any medical procedures, a Brazilian Butt Lift comes with potential for negative side effects. Those side effects include:
- Lumps under the skin in areas suctioned or injected
- Loss of skin in the areas treated due to deep infection
- Fat embolism in the heart and lungs, which can be deadly
You can limit the potential for all of these side effects by going to a board-certified physician who has experience performing the procedure. It is also very important to follow the post-surgery instructions that your physician will give you.
What Should I Plan for Post-Procedure?
After the procedure, you will be given post-operative instructions and tips. You will need to avoid sitting on your butt for at least two weeks as the area heals. It is recommended that patients get a donut-shaped pillow or a Boppy nursing pillow that allows you to sit without putting pressure on your butt. Short walks and light stretching can help to improve your blood circulation and decrease inflammation. Sometimes a lymphatic drainage massage will be recommended to speed healing.
Get Your Best Butt Ever!
This procedure has become so popular due to the fact it allows people the chance to get the round and shapely buttocks they have desired. As the world around is honed in on a healthier, round bottom, the Brazilian Butt Lift has become one of our most sought after procedures at Aesthetica Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center.
If you are looking to attain an enhanced fullness to your buttocks and are seeking a natural alternative, we welcome you to come in for a complimentary consultation with Dr. Chang or one of the cosmetic laser and injection nurses to explore whether you would make a good candidate. To find out how Aesthetica can help you, contact us online or at 703-729-5553 to arrange an appointment. Dr. Phillip Chang is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Northern Virginia near Leesburg, Virginia and an expert in a wide variety of cosmetic treatments.
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