Patients who are unhappy with the appearance of their buttocks, whether due to size, shape or the presence of sagging skin, can enhance their figures with butt lift surgery. This procedure is often ideal for those who have lost weight and feel their buttocks lacks shape or who simply wish to improve the appearance of their backsides. Brazilian Butt Lifts utilizes two different plastic surgery procedures: liposuction and fat transfer. Liposuction removes unwanted fat from areas such as the inner thigh, lower back, flanks, hips, and/or abdomen, and re-purposes the fat to obtain a more desired shape and volume.
Liposuction removes fat from undesired locations that will help enhance the curvature of fat injections in the buttocks such as, lower back and hips. The fat is removed with a specialized cannula, and is then processed before reintroducing it back into the buttocks. This eliminates any other fluid within the removed fat tissue so that only fat cells are grafted. Small areas can typically be done under local anesthesia, however larger areas are best done under intravenous sedation or general anesthesia. Because the fat used originates 100% from the patient’s own tissue, complications are diminished with received injections. The processed fat is then carefully injected into the buttock to create the desired contour and size.
Recovery time varies patient to patient, but 4+ weeks should be allotted for a full recovery in which the patient should refrain from extraneous exercise. The patient should also refrain from sitting for the first 2 weeks of recovery as well. It is important to walk a minimal amount every day, post-op, in order to keep blood circulation through the buttocks in order to prevent blood clots. Patients usually can return to work in approximately 2-4 weeks.
Yes, if the following applies:
• Realistic Expectations for Procedure
• In Good Medical Health
• Excess Fat in Abdomen, Hips, Waist, and Lower Back
• Can Commit to Recovery Time
The preferred technique for buttocks augmentation is the Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) over Butt Implants for several reasons. Because BBL’s are a fat transfer technique, there are no foreign objects left behind in the patient and the risk for rejection, allergic reaction, infection, scarring, implant displacement, and/or sagging, is drastically reduced if not completely non-existent. Butt Implants are also limited in their ability to deliver curvier results. Since butt implants only add volume, they cannot offer the fat sculpting results that a BBL can deliver with the use of liposuction. The liposuction of the hips, lower back, and abdomen simply further enhance the results for a more satisfying contour. In addition, BBL offer a smoother, more natural result than butt implants can.
Before the surgery, it can be beneficial in certain cases to gain a few pounds so that the surgeon can have more fat to transfer and sculpt from. But this is not recommended without first consulting Dr. Malek, and usually only reserved for patients who do not have enough fat to pull from.
Losing and gaining weight (fat) after surgery should be generally avoided, and can be difficult to predict the outcome of such. It is always recommended to maintain current body weight through healthy lifestyle habits.
Pricing varies based on body and skin types along with combined procedures performed. Please call or schedule a consultation for more information.
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