Brazilian Butt Lift
While many women and men are aware of the benefits of altering the size of a particular body part, either augmenting breasts or reducing fat, altering the shape can also, in some cases, create a marked improvement. Patients with flat or sagging posteriors, for example, might benefit from a Brazilian butt lift in Charlotte, NC, which involves transferring fat from another part of the body—typically the abdomen, flanks, arms, or outer thighs—to create a fuller but still natural silhouette. Other options include implants, which involve the insertion of a silicone implant to add volume or a butt lift involving the removal of excess tissue to help elevate the butt. In some patients, a purse–string gluteoplasty can be performed where the patient’s own tissue can be used for buttock augmentation and lift at the same time. Patients with large weight losses and excess posterior skin are ideal candidates for this type of procedure.
Are You a Candidate?
A Brazilian butt lift requires that patients have enough fat that can be removed and relocated to help create volume elsewhere.
As with all cosmetic procedures, patients should be in good mental and physical health and practice a healthy lifestyle to reap the maximum benefits of the treatment. Brazilian butt lift patients can typically expect between 60 and 70 percent of the injected fat to remain, and factors such as maintaining a healthy weight can increase the positive outcome.
What Can I Expect During a Brazilian Butt Lift Procedure?
A Brazilian butt lift is a multipart procedure that generally requires between three to five hours to complete. The first phase is the liposuction, during which the surgeon utilizes a straw-shaped device called a cannula to remove fat from selected areas. The fat is then carefully processed to prevent dead and unhealthy cells from being mixed with the other fat cells. Lastly, the fat cells are slowly reinjected into the buttocks to achieve the desired shape and size.
Generally, procedures involving butt implants require less time because there is no liposuction or careful fat processing.
During your consultation, Adam C. Augenstein, MD will review the various methods of posterior augmentation and shaping, including the Brazilian butt lift.
Brazilian Butt Lift Recovery
Following a butt lift procedure, including the Brazilian butt lift, patients can usually return home the day of the treatment, although it is important to have a designated driver while under the influence of pain medication. In the immediate three weeks following a butt lift or butt augmentation procedure, patients should avoid putting pressure in the form of sitting or sleeping on the affected area. While this might sound challenging, any pressure placed on the area during this period can diminish the amount of fat that transfers successfully, diminishing the positive impact.
Bruising, swelling, and modest pain are all natural reactions in the days and weeks following a Brazilian butt lift, although pain medication should ensure that the experience is tolerable. During the healing process, it is important to get plenty of rest; eat a healthy, balanced diet; and avoid strenuous activity, smoking, and submersion in water, although patients can shower the day after surgery.
Brazilian Butt Lift Cost
In Charlotte, NC, a butt lift or butt augmentation, including the Brazilian butt lift, can vary in cost depending on the type of procedure. Because a Brazilian butt lift also involves liposuction and requires more time to accomplish, it may cost more than a butt augmentation procedure involving implants. The cost of this lift also depends on the amount of fat being transferred. During your consultation, we will provide a full estimate for the procedure that best meets your needs and goals.
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