What is a Brazilian Butt Lift?
A Brazilian butt lift is a procedure that transfers fat from one area of the body (like the abdomen, hips, and thighs), to the buttocks. During this fat transfer, the fat augments or increases the size of the buttocks. By increasing the size of the buttocks, the buttocks are lifted. The Brazilian butt lift can contour and reshape a flat, sagging buttock into a plump, sexy behind.
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What is the difference between buttock augmentation with the Brazilian butt lift and inserting a butt implant? During buttock augmentation with a butt implant, a 2cm incision is made in each buttock crease. Through these buttock incisions, a semi-hard silicone buttock implant is inserted on each side. During the Brazilian buttock lift, fat is suctioned from the tummy, hips, and thighs, and then transferred to the buttock. Both the buttock implant and the fat transfer increase the size and shape the butt. The advantage of buttock implant surgery is that you do not need any body fat for the procedure and that there is only one surgical site. Also, you can achieve a large buttock without any body fat. In addition, the buttock implant is permanent and will not resorb like transferred fat. The advantage of the Brazilian butt lift is that you get a flat tummy and there are no foreign implants inside you. The entire Brazilian butt lift is achieved with your body parts. Also, if you gain weight later, this fat can be added to your buttock. The disadvantage of the buttock implant is that it involves an implant. Buttock implants are associated with a small risk of infection and rejection. The disadvantage of the Brazilian butt lift is that the size of your buttock depends on the amount of fat you have and how much of the transplanted fat survives. Most transplanted buttock fat does survive, but the transplanted fat is rarely permanent. What makes me the ideal Brazilian butt lift candidate? An ideal candidate for a Brazilian butt lift is someone who desires a more shapely, curvy butt. Ideal Brazilian butt lift candidates are healthy with a stable weight and have a good amount of fat for transfer to the butt. What happens during a Brazilian butt lift? After a thorough examination, Dr. Katzen will find your pockets of fat. Some fat pockets may be hidden, while other fat pockets will be more apparent. Typically, fat is harvested from the abdomen, flanks, and inner thighs. Usually, the Brazilian butt lift is performed under general anesthesia. Tumescent solution containing lidocaine and epinephrine is injected into the fat pockets. The tumescent solution is allowed to sit in place for several minutes to work. The tumescent solution and the fat are aspirated. The aspirated fat is washed with antibiotics and purified. The fat then is injected meticulously in several layers throughout the buttock. The transferred fat then re-establishes blood supply in the buttock. How long is the recovery period for a Brazilian butt lift? After a Brazilian butt lift, you should plan to take off one week from work. One to two weeks after your Brazilian butt lift, you will be given a customized pillow to "sit" on. You will “sit” on the upper part of your thighs, not your buttock. After a Brazilian butt lift, you should not sit on your buttocks for three weeks. Why Choose a Brazilian Butt Lift? If you want to improve the appearance of your buttocks and you have some extra fat to spare, the Brazilian fat lift could be the best alternative for you. In addition, to obtaining a larger buttock, you will also eliminate unwanted fat from another part of your body. To undergo a successful Brazilian butt lift, you must have excess fat. If you do not have sufficient fat, you may obtain better results with buttock implants. Another alternative for successful fat transfer is that you may need to gain weight to create enough fat. How long is a Brazilian butt lift surgery and what is the average cost? A Brazilian butt lift surgery takes about two to four hours to complete. The length of the Brazilian butt lift procedure depends in part, on how many different areas need liposuction. There is not one set fee for the Brazilian butt lift. The cost of the Brazilian butt lift depends on the fees charged by your plastic surgeon and anesthesiologist. There are also fees for the operating room, garments, pre-operative labs, etc. The Brazilian butt lift costs also depend on your geographic region. Also, costs are time dependent and charges will be dependent on how much time will be needed to liposuction multiple areas. The more areas that need liposuction, the more expensive the procedure. What happens after a Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery? Ideally, patients should avoid sitting on their butt for about three weeks. There must be no pressure on the buttocks. Pressure can kill the fragile, newly transferred fat cells. After one week, patients can have small walks. For the first two weeks after a Brazilian butt lift, patients should not drive. Learn More About a Fat Transfer If you are not happy with the appearance of your buttocks and you want to find out more about the Brazilian butt lift, call one of Dr. J. Timothy Katzen's offices. Call now to make an appointment in Beverly Hills or Las Vegas to discuss a Brazilian butt lift. During your visit, Dr. Katzen can evaluate your body and your health history. If you are a good candidate for the Brazilian butt lift, you will be able to enjoy the results of removing unwanted tummy fat and putting it to good use to enhance your bottom. Contact us today at (310) 859-7770 to schedule your consultation to learn more about the Brazilian butt lift.