Some of us are always looking for a way to perk up and enhance our buttock area. Thanks to genetics and the aging process, not everyone can attain the type of derriere they’ve always wanted. Working out and eating right are the first two obvious steps to achieving the body you want. Sometimes though, no amount of diet or exercise can give you your desired result. a Brazilian Butt Lift may be the answer.
For many, a Brazilian Butt Lift is preferred over buttock implants using silicone implants. Although often similar in terms of their desired effect, a Brazilian Butt Lift is different from buttock implants in that it uses the patient’s own body fat, rather than a silicone implant, to achieve a shapely and sexy posterior. Read more about the differences between a Brazilian Butt Lift and a traditional butt lift in our Q&A blog post here.
The fat is typically taken from the waist, flanks or stomach through liposuction, though if there is not enough fat in those areas to reach the desired shape, it may be taken from other areas such as the upper back, the inner thighs, bra line, and the arms. This not only provides a more natural means of buttock augmentation, but also provides the added benefit of shaping the areas from which the fat is harvested. The end result is not just a fuller, rounder buttock, but a more contoured and overall improved figure. This is especially helpful if you’ve struggled with losing weight in specific areas.
This procedure is done using general anesthesia. After the fat is removed from the desired area, it’s spun down into its purest form and injected in three areas of the buttock through tiny “poke” holes. Since some of the fat that is injected will die, excess fat is used to compensate. The fat that survives is held in place with a compression garment which helps shape and maintain the look of the buttock throughout the recovery process.
Generally, patients can to return to work within 7-10 days after the procedure. This can be managed with pain medicine, though for the first weeks it’s important to avoid sitting as much as possible and to sleep on your belly. Heavy exercise should be avoided for the first two months, though light exercise, such as walking, can be reintroduced after the first month.
It should be noted that a Brazilian Butt Lift is only possible if a patient has enough fat to take from other areas of the body. If the waist or stomach has too little fat to achieve the desired look and the rest of the body is devoid of suitable fat reserves, then the desired appearance may not be attainable. As a result, very thin individuals simply doesn’t have enough fat on their bodies to transfer elsewhere. In this case, an implant or a carefully monitored exercise routine to improve the shape of the buttock is recommended.
Before choosing between a Brazilian Butt LIft and its silicone counterpart, you should schedule a consultation with Dr. Lane Smith. An expert in both techniques of buttock augmentation, Dr. Smith will evaluate your concerns and individual needs to determine which buttock augmentation procedure is best suited for you. It is also advisable to do as much research as possible on your desired procedure. To learn more about the Brazilian Butt Lift, check out this recent blog article. To schedule an appointment, call (702)-838-2455 or contact us here.