Like anything in the world of beauty and fashion, plastic surgery trends come and go. One easy example of a current cosmetic craze is the Brazilian butt lift, which has exploded in popularity among our Baton Rouge and Covington, Louisiana, patients. This procedure sculpts the buttocks and adds feminine curves—but how do you know if it’s right for you?
While embracing new trends and treatments can be exciting, it’s good to know more about a procedure before committing. If you’re interested in body contouring and filling out your favorite pair of jeans, here are a few things to know about the Brazilian butt lift.
What Is a Brazilian Butt Lift?
A Brazilian butt lift is a cosmetic procedure that transfers your own natural fat from other parts of your body to your buttocks. This extra volume adds fullness to your backside while also removing fat from unwanted areas. The procedure gives a flattering boost to your silhouette that exercise and dieting alone can’t achieve. With the rise of curvy celebrities such as Kim Kardashian, the Brazilian butt lift has grown more popular than ever.
Your Procedure: Step By Step
A Brazilian butt lift can create big results, but it is a fairly straightforward treatment. There are 3 general steps when we perform the procedure here at Weiler Plastic Surgery.
- In the operating room, you’ll be placed under general anesthesia and unconscious during treatment. Once you’ve relaxed, your surgeon will use liposuction to remove fat from areas of your body, such as your hips, tummy, or thighs.
- The fat removed from your body is purified and readied for treatment. The fat is re-injected through 3 to 5 small incisions placed across the buttocks.
- Both liposuction and fat transfer incisions are carefully closed with stitches. A compression garment is then placed against your skin to minimize your risk of bleeding.
Is a Brazilian Butt Lift Safe?
Like any surgery, a Brazilian butt lift carries the risk of side effects—some more serious than others. It is a complex procedure that involves moving tissues from one part of the body to another. The most critical part of treatment involves the re-injection of fat through small incisions across the buttocks. These injections must be carefully placed to avoid fat entering major arteries or creating deep tissue infections.
With a board-certified plastic surgeon, you can trust your doctor to have the skill and expertise to minimize your risks. At our practice, your safety is always our top priority, and we carefully monitor your progress.
Brazilian Butt Lift Recovery
Immediately after surgery, you should avoid sitting on your buttocks for the first 5 to 7 days. You can expect swelling and bruising around the treatment area, but these side effects will fade over time. Your buttocks will initially feel slightly firm before softening into your final results. At your one-week follow-up appointment, liposuction sutures are removed and our staff will check the progress of your recovery.
You will continue to wear a compression garment for 4 to 6 weeks after treatment. Most patients can return to work within 7 to 10 days after their Brazilian butt lift surgery.
Choosing the Right Procedure
Trends may come and go, but you should choose plastic surgery for your own reasons. Treatment is a long-term investment. Most Brazilian butt lift results can last for several months to years. If you’re interested in body contouring, there are a few general signs that you might be a good candidate for a Brazilian butt lift.
You may benefit from surgery if you:
- Are a nonsmoker at a healthy weight
- Have decent skin elasticity
- Want a fuller, more rounded backside
- Have excess fatty tissue in unwanted areas
You may potentially need more than one procedure until you achieve your optimal results. To help ensure a positive outcome, follow a healthy lifestyle and make sure your weight doesn’t fluctuate too dramatically.
A Brazilian butt lift is an amazing way to add curves and definition to your figure. Between you and your doctor, you can create a timeless look you can enjoy for years to come. Browse our before-and-after gallery to see real Brazilian butt lift examples from past patients.
If you’re in the Baton Rouge or Covington area and would like to learn more about the procedure, please request a consultation online. You can also contact our office at (225) 399-0001 to schedule your first appointment today.