The Brazilian butt lift is a cosmetic surgery that is designed to modify and augment the appearance of the buttocks. It is a process that takes your own body fat and injects it into your buttocks in order to create more volume. The procedure is considered one of the most authentic ways of improving the appearance of the buttocks because the fat that is grafted from the body feels and behaves more naturally in the buttocks than a foreign implant.
WHO IS IT FOR?
Patients with an adequate amount of fat in other areas of their body.
Patients who wish to improve the appearance of their buttocks.
Patients who desire a fuller, more rounded bottom.
Patients who suffer from low self-esteem or low confidence due to an unshapely, flat or disproportionate bottom.
About 80% of patients are satisfied with their results
- Can leave the clinic on same day, if done near home
- 1 night stay in clinic, if done abroad
- Up to 6 days stay in hotel, if done abroad
- Resume light activities after 1 week
- Avoid lying or sitting directly on buttocks for about 2 weeks
- Return to work after 10 to 14 days
- Return to sitting and lying normally after about 8 weeks
- Swelling and bruising typically subsides in 2 weeks but can take up to 3 months
- Compression garment used for buttocks and on liposuction areas for up to 6 weeks
POTENTIAL SIDE EFFECTS
- Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
- Fluid collection under the skin
- Areas of asymmetry
- Buttock Implants
- Buttock Augmentation
Follow the pre-operative advice given by your surgeon and ensure you completely understand any pre-op notes.
Stop smoking before your surgery.
Stop taking any medication that might cause bleeding (your doctor will advise you about the specific medications).
Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water for a few days leading up to your procedure.
Refrain from eating and drinking 12 hours prior to surgery or as advised by your surgeon.
Take about two to three weeks off work to rest, and make sure you have some help at home for the first week or so.
Wear loose, comfortable clothing.
Remove all large jewelry or leave it at home.
Remove fake nails and nail polish (you may have a pulse monitor put onto your finger during surgery).
If done near home, arrange for someone to drive you home afterwards if general anaesthesia is used.
Follow all post-operative advice given by your surgeon
You should be able to walk around the day after your surgery, and the clinic staff should advise you how to sit using your thigh muscles instead of your buttocks.
Consistently wear your compression garment as advised by your surgeon.
You should be able to start to resume normal activity two to three weeks after your Brazilian butt lift, but you will still have to refrain from any strenuous exercise to the area and activities such as squats and stretches.