What You Should Know about the Brazilian Butt Lift

Not satisfied with your buttock’s shape and size? If you want a perky and youthful buttock, the Brazilian butt lift is made for you. First, before you run to a plastic surgeon and submit to the procedure, here are some things you should know about the Brazilian butt lift.

A Brazilian butt lift can enhance the contour, shape and volume of your buttocks. The overall effect of the procedure is to achieve a curvier body profile. There are many qualified plastic surgeons that can perform this procedure although techniques may vary from one doctor to another. Individuals with flat or sagging buttocks are the best candidate for this butt enhancement procedure.

How is the procedure done?

The unique thing about the Brazilian butt lift compared to the traditional butt lift is that it use your own fat to augment your buttocks. No artificial implants are used which has a risk of triggering a foreign body reaction thus the fact that this procedure uses your own fat makes it a very natural procedure.

Technique may vary from one plastic surgeon to another which should be considered when choosing your service provider. In general, the popular method of doing the Brazilian butt lift starts with liposuction of the areas around the buttocks. Areas where liposuction is commonly done include the back, right above the buttocks, thighs and stomach.

After liposuction, the fat is processed using a special method that purifies the fat through decanting and centrifuge methods. Not all of the fat removed will be qualified for reinjection, that’s why it is advisable to get donor fat from 3 areas preferably. Once the fat is processed and the good quality fat is extracted, which is usually just 25% of the total donor fat, it is time to inject the fat into the buttocks. Most doctors would prefer the technique of layering which involves injection of droplets of fat in different layers of the muscles and fat. They would choose the area close to a vascular supply to ensure that the fat cells will have a high chance of survival. This final step involves not just one but multiple injections around the buttocks to distribute the fat evenly and produce desirable results. It is important that the fat is precisely injected to a specific area for a smooth and natural-looking buttocks. The average amount of fat injected would depend on the anatomy of the buttocks, larger buttocks may require an injection of up to 1000mL of fat per cheek to get the best results.

Recovery time will require 3 weeks to one month. Patients who had the Brazilian butt lift are not allowed to sit directly on their buttocks for 3 weeks. You will also be required to wear a compression garment for 2 weeks to minimize the swelling. Most patients can return to work at 4 weeks post-op.

Before undergoing this procedure, it is best to discuss the benefits and risks of the procedure. It is also wise to ask your plastic surgeon for options you can choose from before deciding on a final procedure. Consider also the cost of the surgery, a Brazilian butt lift can cost an average of $13,000 to $14,000.