How a Brazilian butt lift can give you better shaped, fuller butt

By August 24, 2017 October 30th, 2017 Procedures

You love buying and wearing active wear. From walking the kids to school in the morning, to working out at the gym before you head to the supermarket.

So when you see there’s an active wear sale on, you can’t help yourself! With a few pairs of pants and tops to try on, you head to the change rooms. As you’re checking yourself out in the mirror, you like what you see from the front, but the back isn’t so good.

So when you see there’s an active wear sale on, you can’t help yourself! With a few pairs of pants and tops to try on, you head to the change rooms. As you’re checking yourself out in the mirror, you like what you see from the front, but the back isn’t so good.

Despite the hours of squats and lunges, your butt has always been flat. But after having your kids, the shape has got worse. You don’t want to have a pity party for yourself, but on days like this, you wish you could do something!

You don’t have to put up with a flat, sagging butt anymore. Brazilian butt lift surgery can give you the butt shape you’ve always wanted.

What is a Brazilian butt lift?

A butt lift refers to all of the cosmetic surgery procedures that improve the appearance of the butt. Butt lift surgery can tighten and lift loose or sagging skin that exercise won’t address. It can involve a superior gluteal lift, an inferior gluteal lift, fat injection and grafting, and even injection of other filler materials.

A specific variation of a butt lift (the Brazilian Butt Lift) has become popular particularly in the USA and Latin America where predominantly Latin and African American culture values fuller, larger butts. The Brazilian Butt Lift is a cosmetic surgical procedure that augments your buttocks using your own fat. Fat is removed by liposuction and re-implanted into the buttocks.

The fat used for Brazilian Butt Lift surgery is taken from the waist, lower stomach area and thighs. A Brazilian Butt Lift aims to enhance the size, shape, size, and aesthetic appeal of the butt.

Why do people get Brazilian butt lift surgery?

People who get Brazilian butt lift surgery can have a variety of butt shape problems. Their butt may become flat, saggy and deflated after weight loss or be full and large.

To be a candidate for Brazilian butt lift surgery, it is important that your overall health is good. You may not be a good candidate for this cosmetic surgery if you have heart or lung conditions or have any neurological disorders.

Good candidates for Brazilian butt lift surgery are usually close to their ideal weight but with enough fat in the abdomen, waist, back and thighs for liposuction. In some cases your Cosmetic Surgeon may recommend you put on weight before having Brazilian butt lift surgery. They will advise what type of diet would be best.

What happens during Brazilian butt lift surgery?

Brazilian butt lift surgery involves having a general anaesthetic and while it can be performed as day surgery, most patients elect to stay overnight in hospital. While Brazilian butt lift surgery techniques can vary between Cosmetic Surgeons, the process of harvesting, processing and reinjection is the same.

After your body fat is extracted via liposuction, it is processed through centrifugation. Once it has been purified, only the best donor fat cells will be reinjected in the butt.

Patients with a saggy butt may choose to have a superior gluteal lift performed at the same time. This involves placing a scar near the top of the buttocks so flap surgery or fat grafting can occur.

How long do Brazilian butt lift results last for?

Your body will naturally reabsorb and eliminate the fat that has been injected. About 60-80% of the injected fat will stay in your butt area. These reinjected fat cells will behave like the rest of the fat in your body and are susceptible to weight changes. Maintaining your weight after the Brazilian butt lift procedure will help you achieve long lasting results.

Get more facts about Brazilian butt lift surgery here.

What are the specific risks and complications of Brazilian butt lift surgery?

It’s important to note that any surgical operation brings complications of anaesthesia. General complications of every surgery include:

  • Pain
  • Blood clot in your leg (deep-vein thrombosis – DVT)
  • Blood clot in your lung (pulmonary embolus)

When an experienced Cosmetic Surgeon performs Brazilian butt lift surgery, the success rate is high. The common risks and complications of Brazilian butt lift surgery include:

  • Anesthesia risks
  • Asymmetry
  • Blood clots
  • Bruising
  • Cellulite
  • Complications of anaesthesia
  • Complications of liposuction
  • Deep vein thrombosis, cardiac and pulmonary complications
  • Excessive loss of blood
  • Fat embolism, injection of fat into the bloodstream that causes inflammation in the lungs
  • Fatty tissue found deep in the skin might die (fat necrosis)
  • Fluid shifts and lidocaine toxicity
  • Hematoma
  • Infection
  • Numbness and pain
  • Oil cyst
  • Possibility of revisional surgery at a later date
  • Stretch marks
  • Swelling

What is recovery like after Brazilian butt lift surgery?

After your Brazilian butt lift surgery, you may be surprised with how swollen and big your butt is. Your Cosmetic Surgeon will inject slightly more fat than required, because not all of the fat will ‘take’.

Recovery from Brazilian butt lift surgery will vary from patient to patient. Most people take at least 7 days to recover from the fat injections. It is important that you don’t sit directly on your butt for at least 2 weeks; you will be told what type of pillow to use. To decrease bruising and swelling, you will need to wear a compression garment for at least 6 weeks.

While most patients can return to week after 2 weeks, it can take 6 to 8 weeks for the swelling to improve. It’s important to note that it can take several months for the liposuction inflammation to improve.

You need to avoid rigorous exercise for at least 4 weeks after your Brazilian butt lift surgery. Gentle movement including walking is usually encouraged to promote your circulation.

How to find the best Brazilian butt lift Cosmetic Surgeons in Australia

While Brazilian butt lift surgery is usually effective and safe, it is a major cosmetic procedure that has risks and complications associated with it. Before you book your Brazilian butt lift surgery in, we suggest you consult with several Cosmetic Surgeons. It is important to understand that it may not be possible to create your ‘perfect butt shape’. Your Cosmetic Surgeon will discuss whether your expectations are realistic.

You can find the best Australian Butt Lift Surgeons here.

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