Brazilian Butt Lift FAQ
What is a Brazilian Butt Lift?
The Brazilian butt lift is an augmentation procedure that uses liposuction to remove fat from one area of the body and places it in the buttocks. Also, called a fat transfer, this procedure is currently preferred over implants due to the natural looking and feeling results.
Who is a good candidate for a Brazilian Butt Lift?
Candidates for a Brazilian butt lift should be in good overall health. You may not be a good candidate if you have any issues involving your heart, lung, or nervous system.
Is there a difference between butt implants and a Brazilian Butt Lift?
Yes. Butt implants use an artificial, silicon-based device that is placed in the buttock area. Alternatively, a Brazilian butt lift does not use any artificial instruments, but rather uses your own body’s fat to add volume to the backside. Because your own fat is used, you do not run the risk of rejection or allergic reaction, as you would with an implant.
What occurs during the Brazilian Butt Lift procedure?
During the Brazilian buttock lift, fat will be harvested from a part of your body that has excess fat, generally in the abdomen, thighs or other similar areas. This fat is then processed and purified to separate the fat cells, which are then injected into the buttocks. The fat is injected at different depths to create a natural look and feel.
What can I expect post-procedure?
You will be instructed to avoid sitting directly on your butt for a minimum of two weeks. You may also be instructed to wear a compression garment to decrease bruising and swelling.
What is the recovery time?
Recovery times will vary; however, most patients should be able to return to work within 10 days to two weeks. It is recommended that strenuous activities and exercise be avoided for about a month after Brazilian augmentation for the buttocks.
What are the risks associated with a Brazilian butt lift?
Risks and complications are reduced when the best Brazilian buttlift surgery is performed by an experienced surgeon, such as Dr. Wright. However, as with any surgery, there are possible risks and side effects. These include swelling, pain, bruising, asymmetry, and loss of fat.
How long will the results last?
Statistics show that about 60% of the injected fat will remain, while the rest will be naturally reabsorbed and/or eliminated. The fat cells that remain will remain there permanently.