The demand for Brazilian Butt Lift usually increases with the return of a warmer weather. The Brazilian Butt Lift combines liposuction in areas with excess fat (such as the flanks or saddlebags) with fat transfer in the buttocks. Fat grafting buttock augmentation can be used instead of buttock implants for most patients, which is less traumatic for tissues.
Fat transfer to the buttocks
During the first step of the procedure, the surgeon uses liposuction to remove harvest fat in the flanks, abdominal region or saddlebags just like a standard liposuction surgery. However, the fat isn’t removed, it is purified and then injected in the buttocks to increase their volume and / or improve their shape.
Liposuction in the flanks and saddlebags allows the patient to get rid of unwanted persisting fat, it also allows the surgeon to dig around the buttocks and improve contours. Fat can be transferred in the the upper part of the buttocks to lift them up and create harmonious curves. Fat injections are also performed in the midsection of the buttocks to avoid postoperative hollows in that area.
What to expect after a Brazilian Butt Lift
Fat transfer to the buttocks is usually performed under general anesthesia followed by an overnight stay at the clinic. Here’s what patients have to expect after surgery :
- Mild pain and discomfort in the flanks and saddlebags during 2 weeks or less.
- A compressive garment has to be worn to help with swelling.
- The compressive garment also decreases the risk of phlebitis.
- The procedure’s result can be judged after approximately 6 months.
- 7 to 14 days off work are necessary to rest and heal.
- Exercising is allowed 4 to 6 weeks after surgery.