Would you like shapelier more voluminous buttocks, and also have stubborn fat in a few areas on your body that you would like to eliminate. A Brazilian butt lift may be the procedure for you. A Brazilian butt lift is a unique procedure that augments the buttocks using the patient’s own fat. But what can you expect before, during, and after a Brazilian butt lift.
What exactly is a Brazilian butt lift (BBL)
A Brazilian butt lift is a surgical butt augmentation procedure in which fat is grafted from another area of the patient’s body, and transferred to the buttocks. It increases the size of the buttocks, and creates natural-looking fullness.
Preparing for a Brazilian butt lift
Once you have made the decision to have a Brazilian butt lift, there are some things you need to do to prepare for surgery.
Patients that smoke are generally advised to stop doing so at least 2 weeks prior to surgery as nicotine can adversely affect the healing process. They are also advised to stop taking any medications that contain blood thinners, products that contain aspirin, and herbal supplements.
Planning ahead by purchasing any medication and supplies that will be required after surgery is also recommended.
All piercings should be removed the day of surgery, and patients should wear loose fitting clothing to the operation.
What to expect during a Brazilian butt lift
A Brazilian butt lift is an outpatient procedure that is performed under general anesthesia, in most cases. During the operation, the surgeon will remove excess fat from the donor area, which is typically the abdomen, flanks, or thighs, and transfer it to the buttocks. Shifting fat from these troublespots improves overall shape and contours.
The fat is harvested using a gentle liposuction technique, and the incisions are made in the natural skin folds, so they are indiscernible after surgery. The harvested fat is processed, before being inserted into the buttocks using a special cannula, which is a small thin tube. Some of the harvested fat will be reabsorbed by the body, about 40% on average.
What to expect after a Brazilian butt lift
The recovery timeline after BBL surgery varies, as patients respond differently to the procedure. Consequently, patients are advised to follow the post-op instructions of their plastic surgeon.
There will be some post-procedural swelling and bruising, so the buttocks will look a lot bigger for several days. As a result, patients may find that their regular clothes don’t fit for a few weeks.
After surgery a compression garment is worn for approximately 4-6 weeks to help minimize swelling, and promote healing. The garment will also enhance body contouring results. Surgeons typically advise patients to wear their compression garment for 24 hours during the first 2-3 weeks, and only remove it when showering.
Care should be taken when sitting after BBL surgery, as the grafted fat is very fragile until it develops a blood supply. Doctors use different techniques to perform BBL, consequently there are various recommendations regarding sitting after a BBL procedure. Some doctors advise patients not to sit directly on their buttocks for up to 2 weeks after surgery. However, others allow patients to sit immediately, but recommend that they shift their body weight every 2-3 hours for the first few weeks.
Pre and post-surgical requirements are likely to vary among plastic surgeons, so patients should follow the instructions of their surgeon. The surgeon will make the appropriate recommendations after a careful evaluation of the specific needs of each patient.
When will you see results
While some results can be seen immediately after a Brazilian butt lift the final results will take several weeks to show, depending on the amount of swelling present. Some of the grafted fat will also be reabsorbed during this time, so it may take up to 6 months for the final shape and size of the buttocks to show.
Are you ready to reshape your figure with a Brazilian butt lift.
If you are in the El Paso, TX area, contact El Paso Cosmetic Surgery for a consultation.
You can reach them at www.elpasoplasticsurgery.com, or by calling (915) 800-0587.