Womanly curves are in vogue. Curvy hips, a round derriere, and ample bosoms have returned as the new standard of feminine beauty and fashion.
What Can I Expect During My Brazilian Butt Lift Procedure?
The Brazilian Butt Lift is a two-step procedure that begins with liposuction in the lower back, upper back, flanks, “muffin top region”, abdomen, arms, or inner thighs. Very small incisions are made to accommodate the thin tube (or fat harvesting cannula) that is used to gently loosen and remove the fat. The harvested fat is then purified and injected into multiple locations in and around the buttocks, which creates more projection, better curves, and roundness. The amount of fat that is injected into each side is based on the amount of lift and fullness requested. If there is enough fat, the size can be increased dramatically after initial shaping and contour improvement.
It will take several months for the fat to fully "take" into the new location. Some of the fat cells will survive and remain viable, and some will not and be reabsorbed. The amount of fat that survives depends greatly on the surgical technique and the patient. Patients who smoke or are non-compliant with post-operative instructions typically have less fat cell survival. Over time, between 50 and 70% of the transferred fat will typically remain and survive.
Since surgical technique is so important and surgical risks are not taken lightly, patients should only seek consultation with a plastic surgeon who is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Weight gain or loss will impact a Brazilian Butt Lift, so it is important to maintain a stable weight after the procedure.