What is the Brazilian Butt Lift?
The Brazilian Butt Lift is a fat transfer procedure that enhances the size and shape of the buttocks without implants. It works by taking excess body fat from a patient’s own hips, abdomen, lower back, or thighs and injecting it into the buttocks to create a round, smooth shape. That’s right; the Brazilian Butt Lift removes fat from your biggest problem areas and puts it where you actually want it.
How is the Brazilian Butt Lift procedure performed?
The Brazilian Butt Lift procedure can be broken down into three basic steps. First, fat is removed from the hips, abdomen, thighs, or back with liposuction. Then, the fat is isolated, purified, and prepared for transfer. Finally, Dr. Tachuk strategically injects the fat into the buttocks to increase volume and sculpt a beautiful, natural shape.
The Brazilian Butt Lift is typically performed as an outpatient procedure under heavy sedation. The tiny liposuction incisions at the harvest sites are closed with sutures, taped, and wrapped with compression garments. Since the fat transfer into the buttocks is performed with fine needles, sutures are not required for the injection areas.
What to expect after a Brazilian Butt Lift procedure
You will be able to get up and walk around immediately after your Brazilian Butt Lift procedure. Discomfort is minimal and easily managed with pain medication. Unlike more invasive procedures, there are no drains with a Brazilian Butt Lift. Patients usually take two to three days off work to recover and can resume light daily activities within a week.
Due to the unique nature of the Brazilian Butt Lift, special modifications are required during recovery. To maintain your new round, full shape, it’s important not to sit on your buttocks or lie on your back for two weeks after the procedure. During this time you will have to sleep on your side or stomach and stand for all other activities except for using the toilet. When Dr. Tachuk determines you are ready, you will be allowed to sit in a modified position using a special pillow to avoid putting pressure on your buttocks.
What are the risks and complications of the Brazilian Butt Lift?
When performed by a specially trained cosmetic surgeon like Dr. Tachuk, the Brazilian Butt Lift has a low chance of complications. The fact that the procedure uses a patient’s own body fat instead of implants further lowers the risk for post-surgical issues like infection. Possible complications include swelling, bruising, numbness, pain, fat embolism, contour irregularities, and hematoma.
How long will the fat injections last?
The results of a Brazilian Butt Lift are long term. Fat cells removed from the harvest sites will not return, and fat cells that are implanted in the buttocks will last for several years. However, it is not uncommon for some of the injected fat not to “take” in its new location. Dr. Tachuk will consider this and may inject more fat into the buttocks than is needed to help you achieve your desired shape. Fat remaining in the buttocks one year after the procedure is considered permanent.
What happens to my new buttocks if I lose weight?
It’s important to achieve a healthy and stable body weight before you undergo Brazilian Butt Lift surgery, as significant weight loss can affect your results. However, small weight fluctuations are normal and affect all of your fat cells, not just the fat your buttocks. So, if you lose a few pounds, your buttocks will still be in proportion to the rest of your body.