My journey of having a Brazilian Butt Lift performed in Australia – Bonnie Bellucci

Bonnie Bellucci

When Bonnie Bellucci decided to change the shape of her butt with Brazilian Butt Lift surgery she wanted to have it performed by a Plastic Surgeon in Australia.

A Brazilian Butt Lift aims to enhance the shape, size, and aesthetic appeal of the butt. This type of butt augmentation is a variation of butt lift surgery that has become popular in predominantly Latin and African American patients who value fuller, larger butts.

The Brazilian Butt Lift augments your butt by removing fat with liposuction from the waist, lower stomach area and thighs

As a former gymnast Bonnie is naturally muscular, but despite hours of workouts found it hard to change the shape of her butt. She wanted the Brazilian Butt Lift “to create a more rounded peachy sexy curvaceous look.”

It’s important to note that to be a suitable candidate for Brazilian Butt Lift surgery your overall health must be good. Good candidates for Brazilian butt lift surgery are generally close to their ideal weight with enough fat in the abdomen, waist, back and thighs for liposuction.

In some cases Plastic Surgeons may recommend putting on weight before the surgery.

How I chose my Brazilian Butt Lift Plastic Surgeon in Australia

Bonnie Bellucci invested a lot a time and energy into looking for a Plastic Surgeon in Australia that specialises in Brazilian Butt Lifts. She researched online forums and Australian Plastic Surgeon websites

When she found Dr Kourosh Tavakoli and arranged an initial consultation she felt immediately comfortable and confident that he was the Plastic Surgeon for her Brazilian Butt Lift surgery.

She chose this Plastic Surgeon because of:

  • his extensive experience with performing Brazilian Butt Lift surgery regularly,
  • the good patient reviews and
  • the excellent results she saw from the before and after photos.

She notes that it’s important to feel good with the entire team of the Plastic Surgeon’s staff,

“I was just blown away it was the best experience I have ever had. Everyone was so friendly and helpful. They made me feel comfortable and confident.”

How is Brazilian butt lift surgery performed?

Brazilian Butt Lift surgery requires a general anaesthetic with most patients electing to stay overnight in hospital. While Brazilian Butt Lift surgery techniques can vary between Plastic Surgeons, the process of collecting, processing and reinjection of the body fat is the same. After the body fat is extracted via liposuction, processed through centrifugation and purified, only the best donor fat cells are reinjected into the butt.

Because your body naturally eliminates and reabsorbs the fat that has been injected, only 60-80% of the injected fat will remain. It is important to note that the reinjected fat cells are susceptible to weight changes. To achieve long lasting results, it’s important to keep your weight stable.

Find out more about Brazilian Butt Lift surgery here.

It’s important to note that any surgery has risks and complications. Your Plastic Surgeon and Anaesthetist will advise you of these.

The questions I asked at the consultation with my Brazilian Butt Lift Plastic Surgeon

Bonnie Bellucci notes that it can feel overwhelming to plan and budget for the Brazilian Butt Lift surgery.

She suggests before you make a decision and commit to it you ask the Plastic Surgeon questions about:

  • Cost of surgery
  • Cost of Anaesthetist
  • Cost of hospital stay
  • Cost of follow up appointments
  • Cost of compression garments

In many cases Plastic Surgeons choose not to itemise these. It’s also vital to check if the Plastic Surgeon is an active member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and Australian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS).

Other questions to consider asking your Plastic Surgeon include:

  • How many Brazilian Butt Lift procedures have you performed?
  • What makes your technique safe?
  • Where will the surgery be performed?
  • What can I expect during the recovery period?

How I felt on the day of my Brazilian Butt Lift surgery and my recovery after it

Bonnie Bellucci’s Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery was performed by Dr Tavakoli.

On the day of her surgery the medical team went through the pre-surgery checklist that included:

  • Confirming personal details and payment
  • Checking allergies and noting any medications being taken
  • Taking blood pressure and checking temperature

Bonnie then got changed into a gown, hat and compression stockings before she met the Anaesthetist who asked questions about previous surgeries and any reactions she may have had during them.

Dr Tavakoli then marked Bonnie’s body to indicate where he was going to harvest the fat.

Post surgery Bonnie stayed in hospital overnight where she was monitored every hour by the medical team. On the way home in the car, Bonnie had to sit on a butt pillow so her butt wasn’t touching the seat.

Bonnie’s post surgery medication included antibiotics, anti-nausea tablet and pain relievers.

During the first few days of recovery, Bonnie notes she slept a lot, drank water and ate small meals. The swelling she experienced wasn’t painful and at day 3 she could see a definite difference in her body shape.

Recovery from Brazilian butt lift surgery varies from patient to patient but most people take at least 7 days to recover. 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’.

You must not sit directly on your butt for at least 2 weeks. To minimise bruising and swelling you will need to wear compression garments for at least 6 weeks. 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.

You can see how Bonnie Bellucci’s felt 10 days after her Brazilian Butt Lift surgery here

Also how she looks and feels 4 weeks after surgery here

How to find the best Brazilian Butt Lift Plastic 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 Plastic 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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