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Brazilian Butt Lift

Despite a healthy weight and exercise regimen, many individuals natural body habitus simply does not allow them to create the rounded, lifted buttocks they desire.  A Brazilian butt lift is a specialized fat transfer procedure that augments the size and shape of the buttocks without implants. Excess fat is removed from the hips, abdomen, lower back, upper back, arms or thighs with liposuction, and a portion of this fat is then strategically injected into the buttocks.  Dr. Ditto can improve the proportions of your body with Brazilian butt lift surgery by helping a patient lose fat in “problem areas,” resulting in more found and full buttocks.

Why have a Brazilian butt lift?

The shape and proportion of a person’s buttocks are largely determined by genetics; both your skeletal structure and how your body stores fat influence the appearance of the lower body.  A healthy diet and exercise can work to achieve a healthy body weight and tone the muscles, but many patients remain unhappy with  “flat” buttocks that lack shape, despite a healthy lifestyle.

Brazilian butt lift surgery can help overcome the effects of genetics by reshaping the buttocks and surrounding areas, such as the hips, lower back, and thighs.  Here are some reasons to consider a Brazilian butt lift:

Am I a good candidate for a Brazilian butt lift?

A Brazilian butt lift can be a great option to improve the shape and size of the buttocks; however, certain patients are better suited to the procedure, and it is important to have realistic expectations about the surgery, recovery, and results.  In general, you are likely a good candidate for a Brazilian butt lift if you agree with the following:

Despite its name, a Brazilian butt lift is not a traditional “lifting” procedure—it does not address loose skin on the buttocks.  If you are bothered by excess, sagging skin on the buttocks or thighs, thigh & buttock/back lift surgery may be a more suitable option for you.

Brazilian butt lift vs. buttock implants

One significant advantage of Brazilian butt lift surgery is that it increases buttock size without implants.  The procedure has a very low risk for complications and can achieve remarkably natural looking and feeling results.

However, if you are very lean, you may not have enough fat to harvest, and buttock implants may be the only way to achieve your desired size increase. Buttock implants may be a good option for some patients; however, it is important to understand the added risks of having implants, including capsular contracture and a higher risk for infection. Buttock implants can also look and feel less natural than a Brazilian butt lift.

What is involved in Brazilian butt lift surgery?

A Brazilian butt lift involves three basic steps:

  1. Fat is removed from the hips, lower back, thighs, abdomen, and/or other areas with liposuction
  2. The extracted fat is purified and prepared for transfer
  3. Dr. Ditto then injects fat into specific points on the buttocks to increase volume and improve shape

Surgery is typically performed as an outpatient procedure, using general anesthesia or intravenous sedation and local anesthesia. 

Recovering after your Brazilian butt lift

Having an operation on the buttocks requires some special modifications during recovery. While pain is typically minimal and easily controlled with medication, you will not be allowed to sit or lie directly on your buttocks for about 2 weeks after a Brazilian butt lift.  During this time, you will need to sleep on your stomach or side, and either lie this way or stand for all activities except using the toilet.  After this time you can sit in a modified fashion.  Normal sitting activity is typically allowed after approximately 8 weeks.  You should be able to resume light daily activities within 1 week after surgery and return to work within 1-2 weeks.

Life after Brazilian butt lift surgery

Brazilian butt lift results are meant to last for many years. Fat cells removed with liposuction will not return to the area, and fat cells that survive transfer to the buttocks will remain for years to come. However, significant weight fluctuations can affect your results, so maintaining a stable weight can help keep your results looking their best.

Results are typically final within 6 months of surgery, after residual swelling has gone away and you are fully healed.  For more information regarding a Brazilian butt lift, schedule a consultation with Dr. Ditto.  

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