Women are the average patient for this procedure, although some men also want to undergo the same thing. Brazilian butt lift is sometimes referred to as a buttock augmentation. It is a shape-modifying cosmetic procedure used to create a more prominent rear end and contours the buttocks to create a younger, firmer look. The procedure involves putting low amounts of fat in the rear-end area of your body through injections and also with the use of silicone implants.
The ideal candidate for a Brazilian Butt Lift is both men and women of any age, in good health, and is not satisfied with the contour of their buttocks. This procedure is best suited for patients with adequate fat reserves for transfer and not extremely thin patients.
The surgery is performed under general anesthesia and usually takes about two to four hours to finish. This type of cosmetic procedure provides a woman with two surgeries at once. It uses a combination of liposuction and fat grafting to enlarge the buttocks.
• First surgery is liposuction which is the process of harvesting fats necessary to get the right amount needed for augmentation. The common areas are the hips, lower portion of the back, and lower portion of the buttocks.
• Second is injecting the harvested fat into the gluteal region, maximizing the curvature while emphasizing the illusion of a lift.
Surgeons mostly prefer to take the fat from the upper thighs because it is where women most desperately want it removed and also it will aid the final aesthetic by providing the greatest contrast in size.
What To Expect With Brazilian Butt Lift Procedure
The effect of a Brazilian Butt Lift procedure is permanent and does not necessarily require more injections. Results can also vary but there is nothing to worry about because according to most experts, approximately 60 to 80 percent of the fatty tissue transferred into the buttocks survives.
After the surgical procedure, you will notice some enlargements in your buttocks. This enlargement is the result of the fatty component that will live in its new environment and swelling that occurs in an area of surgery. Swelling normally resolves over three to six weeks, leaving you with the final result. Using compression garments are also recommended to prevent swelling and provide comfort.
Some discomfort or pain is normal following surgery. Discomfort will remain for a couple of days especially in the fat harvesting areas. Surgeons will normally provide prescribed medications to relieve muscle spasms and pain. Immediate ambulating and applying ice packs for the first 48 is recommended. Recovery period varies, although for some, it only takes three to five days to fully recover and get back to work. However, a follow up appointment is needed to ensure that the procedure was successful.
Returning to daily activities takes for about 2-4 weeks provided that these activities does not involve extensive sitting. The initial result generally appears to be over corrected and it will take 4 months to see your final results. The procedure often result to a very natural looking, appealing butt that well proportioned to the rest of your body.
How much does it cost?
The average cost of a Brazilian butt lift surgery usually ranges from $6,500 – $10,000. This includes everything needed for the surgery.
Risks and complications
Potential risks for Brazilian butt lift procedure includes inadequate projection, contour irregularities, and sometimes, bleeding. For some cases, fats are reabsorbed into the body and redistributed somewhere else. There is also the risk of infection, as there is with any other types of cosmetic and non-cosmetic procedures. The risk of asymmetry can also be present, where one side of your buttocks looks different to the other side. That’s why it is best to look for a specialist to ensure that you can get the results you desire.