A Brazilian butt lift is a procedure that augments the size and shape of the buttocks without implants. Here is the kicker: the procedure removes unwanted fat from other areas of the body and uses them to enhance the buttocks. The skilled surgeon uses specialized fat transfer techniques to achieve a fuller, rounder derriere. If you are wondering if you are the right candidate for a Brazilian butt lift, look no further because we’ve got all the basics covered in this blog.
Am I a Candidate?
During the procedure, fat is removed from the hips, lower back, thighs, abdomen, and other liposuction areas. The fat is then purified and prepared to transfer. The surgeon injects the fat into specific areas of the buttocks to increase volume and improve the shape. The procedure is typically done as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia.
While pain is minimal after, you cannot sit directly on your buttocks (unless using the bathroom) for at least two weeks. After that time, you will be allowed to sit in a modified way, using a donut to avoid direct pressure on the buttocks for the remaining six weeks. Results typically finalize in about six months and can last for many years.
As with any surgical cosmetic procedure, certain factors make some candidates better suited than others. These factors consist of not only physical qualities but also psychological, which is equally important. Can anyone get a Brazilian butt lift? Yes. But the ideal results can be seen in the person with the following qualities:
- You have realistic expectations about the procedure, recovery, and results.
- You must be willing to avoid sitting directly on your buttocks for several weeks.
- You desire an overall proportion and balance between your upper and lower body.
- You want to enhance the curves of your body.
Butt Lift Vs. Butt Implant
Both a butt lift and butt implant can help lift and plump the buttocks, but that is where the similarities end. While a butt life uses fat removed from other areas of the body to create this effect, butt implants use silicone implants. Implants create a more rounded shape for your bottom, while the fat transfer creates a more natural, contoured look. For those with little body fat, an implant procedure may be more suitable, while a fat transfer may see better results for someone with saggy buttocks.
Texas Dermatology Does Brazilian Butt Lifts Too!
If you are ready to take your booty to the next level, Texas Dermatology’s new cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Lewis, will guide you by making the best choice for you. Don M. Lewis, MD, is Board Certified in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. As a Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Lewis has over twenty years of private practice experience and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
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