ABOUT BRAZILIAN BUTTOCK LIFTThe brazilian butt lift (BBL) is a type of butt augmentation procedure which results in youthful, prominent, perky buttocks and a more sensual body profile. The surgical procedure uses your own fat, so it is the most natural way to augment your buttocks. Over the last few years, the buttocks have received more press coverage than ever before. People of all ages and body types are having the Brazilian Butt Lift procedure.
What concerns does the Brazilian Butt Lift address?Candidates for the procedure include both women and men who have these symptoms:
- flat buttocks
- sagging buttocks
- asymmetrical buttocks
- small (disproportionate) buttocks
- massive weight loss which has changed the buttock's shape
How is the Brazilian Butt Lift performed?The Brazilian Butt Lift technique varies dramatically among plastic surgeons. The technique that your surgeon uses will affect not only your surgical result, but will also influence how long your results last.
Fat extraction is performed by liposuction. Fat processing involves decanting and centrifugation. The final step is the process of fat injection back into the buttocks. The process of fat reinjection involves hundreds of injections. The procedure is designed to fill the upper quadrant of your buttocks so that the butt appears lifted and perky. The resulting effect is that your profile appears more attractive and sensuous.
Fat ExtractionSuction assisted tumescent liposuction is used to extract the fat which will be later used for the fat graft to the buttocks.
During fat extraction, the buttock is first contoured in the areas around the buttocks to make them stand out more. Common areas liposuctioned include the back (directly above the buttocks), the stomach, and the thighs. Note that even the liposuction alone will give your lower body a more attractive look.
Re-Injection of Fat into the ButtocksThe fat is placed or transferred to the buttocks in hundreds of injections with special cannulas. Thus, the procedure usually involves hundreds of micro fat injections. Correct injection methods are essential to achieve a uniform, smooth, natural appearance to the buttocks.
What are the pre-operative requirements?We require patients to get a medical clearance 2 weeks prior to surgery. An H&P (history and physical) and a CBC blood test are the minimum requirements if you are a healthy adult. You should stop smoking 4 weeks prior to surgery, as well as stop aspirin products 1 week before surgery. On the evening before surgery, you may not eat or drink anything after midnight.
What is the post-op recovery time?Following your plastic surgeon's post-operative instructions is crucial for ensuring fat cell survival following your Brazilian butt lift. Recovery for this procedure involves these important protocols:
- bed rest and drink lots of fluids for the first week
- no sitting directly on your buttocks for three weeks
- no driving for three weeks
- minimum 2 weeks off from work , if you do not have to sit in the third week
- follow up office appointment at post operative day 6-8
- wear compression garment for 24 hours/day for the first 2 weeks