Many women today want a more appealing derriere. The Brazilian butt lift is gaining in popularity as a less invasive option for buttocks augmentation, and this process has several important advantages. At Cara Plastic Surgery & Laser Center in Los Angeles, our plastic surgeons perform Brazilian butt lift procedures in an AAAASF-accredited facility, ensuring safety and comfort for our patients.
What Is a Brazilian Butt Lift?
The Brazilian butt lift is a cosmetic procedure to sculpt a more attractive body and a perkier, fuller bottom. In this treatment, the surgeon uses liposuction to remove stubborn fat from areas such as the abdomen, lower back, hips, or thighs. The fat is purified and then injected into the buttocks to add volume, enhance the shape, and create a younger, rounder, lifted look.
Benefits of a Brazilian Butt Lift
Cosmetic procedures to enhance the buttocks are on the rise, and many patients are choosing the Brazilian butt lift. Patients experience a number of benefits from this treatment, including:
- Safe, minimally-invasive procedure: There is no chance of rejection using your own body fat to augment the buttocks. Many patients are more comfortable with fat transfer than with implants. In addition, fat transfer is a minimally invasive procedure that uses small incisions with a lower risk of infection.
- Natural-looking results: As the procedure uses only the patient’s own fat and tissue, the Brazilian butt lift produces soft, smooth results that look and feel natural. Stem cells contained in the transferred fat encourage the growth of new blood vessels to nourish the treatment area.
- Curvier, more sculpted body: Cosmetic benefits of a Brazilian butt lift are twofold. Donor areas, such as the flanks, hips, belly, and thighs are slimmed and sculpted with liposuction, while the buttocks are enhanced with fat harvested from those areas.
- Fast results: Recovery from a Brazilian butt lift procedure generally takes 1 to 2 weeks. You can show off your shapelier new derrière soon after the procedure.
Are You a Good Candidate for the Brazilian Butt Lift?
If you have extra fat deposits in some body areas and want a fuller, shapelier backside, the Brazilian butt lift may be an appropriate treatment for you. In this procedure, the buttocks are augmented using your own natural fat which is harvested, purified, and then transferred to your buttocks for lift and volume. To be a good candidate for a Brazilian butt lift, you must have enough fat available in donor areas for use in sculpting and augmenting the buttocks.
Your Skin Quality: What You Need for a Brazilian Butt Lift
Another factor in candidacy for this procedure is the quality of your skin. The skin around the buttocks should be relatively tight for successful treatment. If the skin is sagging, fat transfer will not correct the problem and different procedure, or combination of procedures will be more appropriate.
To find out if you are a good candidate for a Brazilian butt lift in Orange County, schedule a consultation at Cara Plastic Surgery & Laser Center. After discussing your treatment goals and carefully evaluating your anatomy, our skilled plastic surgeon can tell you whether this treatment will give you the fuller, rounder, more appealing look.
What should I expect during recovery?
Depending on how your body heals, recovery time can vary. You can generally expect to take approximately three to four weeks to recover from a Brazilian butt lift procedure. After your procedure, you will feel some soreness and discomfort. You will need to take care to avoid disrupting the transplanted fat cells as you recover.
To ensure proper healing, carefully follow Dr. Kahng’s directions for post-procedure recovery. This will include no sitting for the first two weeks after your procedure. Most patients start to feel better and will return to work one to two weeks post-surgery, with a special pillow to avoid pressure on the treated area. Compression garments are required for at least six weeks. Avoid any vigorous exercise for at least two months after surgery. Activities designed to burn fat will effectively undo the fat cells that have been injected into your buttocks during the procedure.
What results can I expect from my Brazilian butt lift?
The results of your Brazilian butt lift will take some time to appreciate fully. You will need to give the fat time to settle in the new area. Immediately following your procedure, noticeable improvement in the size and shape of your buttocks will be visible. The full benefits of your Brazilian butt lift can be realized around the sixth-month mark after your procedure. Many enjoy the benefits of a Brazilian butt lift for several years.
Can I combine additional procedures with my Brazilian butt lift?
A Brazilian butt lift can be combined with other procedures. A tummy tuck is an excellent complementary procedure. If you have loose skin in the abdomen from a pregnancy or weight loss, a tummy tuck can go great with your Brazilian butt lift. One of the benefits of combining these two procedures is that one procedure can make the other one look even better. If you tighten your waist with a tummy tuck, it looks narrower in comparison to your hips, making the butt lift look that much better, creating the hourglass figure that is always attractive.