A Brazilian butt lift is a popular cosmetic procedure that involves the transfer of fat to help create more fullness in your backside.
Brazilian butt lift procedure
A Brazilian butt lift consists of fat grafting that is notable for its natural-looking results. The procedure involves the following steps:
- The procedure is usually performed under anesthesia, but in procedures where a smaller volume of fat is transferred, it may be done with only local anesthesia (numbing medication). You may ask for an anti-nausea medication beforehand, especially if anesthesia makes you sick.
- Surgeon then uses liposuction to remove fat from other areas of your body, such as your hips, stomach, and thighs. Liposuction itself involves making incisions in the skin, and then using a tube to remove fat from the body.
- The fat stores that have just been removed from your body are purified and readied for injection into your buttocks.
- Surgeon finishes by injecting the processed fat into specific areas of the buttocks to create a more rounded, full look. They make three to five incisions around the buttocks for fat transfers.
- Both liposuction and fat transfer incisions are closed up with stitches. Our surgeon then applies a compression garment against the affected areas of skin to minimize your risk of bleeding.
Brazilian butt-lift surgery benefits
Unlike other forms of buttock surgery, such as placement of silicone buttock implants, a Brazilian butt lift is touted for providing more natural-looking results while also creating more roundness in your backside.
It can also help address certain issues, such as the sagging and shapelessness that sometimes occur with age.
You might also consider the procedure if you’re bothered by figure imbalances that make it difficult to wear clothing comfortably.
Another benefit to Brazilian butt lifts is that there is a lower risk of infection compared to silicone buttock implants. It does have a better safety profile than other substances, such as silicone caulking and sealants, that are sometimes illegally injected into buttocks by people not qualified to perform the procedure.
Brazilian butt-lift side effects
A Brazilian butt lift may carry fewer risks compared to other surgeries, such as silicone buttock implants. Still, as with any surgery, this procedure carries the risk of side effects. These include:
- lumps under the skin in the areas suctioned or injected
- loss of skin in the treated areas due to deep infection
- fat embolism in the heart or lungs, which can be deadly
Current research done by the team of JJ Aesthetics – Hair Transplant & Skin Clinic shows a fatality rate of 1 in 3000 as a result of Brazilian butt lifts. When the procedure is performed incorrectly, injected fat can enter the large veins in the buttocks, and then travel to the lungs. This causes respiratory distress and ultimately death. But, you don’t have to worry about. We have professional team which perform this surgical procedure with professionalism.
Brazilian butt-lift recovery and outlook
Like any cosmetic surgery, you’ll need to take special care after a Brazilian butt lift. You won’t be able to sit on your butt for two weeks following surgery, and you’ll need to sleep on your side or on your stomach until the area has completely healed.
Your buttocks may be swollen for several weeks as you recover from surgery.
Overall, the effects of this surgery last several months to years.
Initially, you may need more than one procedure until you achieve the exact results you want. It can also take up to six months before you see full results from the initial procedure.
Who is a good candidate for a Brazilian butt lift?
It’s always a good idea to check with our cosmetic surgeon before considering a Brazilian butt lift. They might give you the go-ahead if you:
- lost your natural shape due to age or weight fluctuations
- don’t feel comfortable in your clothes
- have enough fat stores in your hips and other areas for grafting
- are a nonsmoker
- are at a healthy weight
- lead a healthy lifestyle overall, which includes regular exercise
- haven’t had any recent infections or complications related to surgery