Cosmetic surgery is becoming more and more popular, and many of the procedures are done quickly and easily. There are produces for making body parts smaller, larger, and everything in between, but one that has become popular among women is the Brazilian Butt Lift. If you are considering this procedure, here is some information that might help.
What is a Brazilian Butt Lift?
This procedure uses fat from the thighs, love handles, belly, and other parts of the body to enhance the patient's buttocks. The fat is collected through liposuction, purified, and then redistributed to specific areas of the buttocks to create a new shape. The body does not always take some of the relocated fat, and there can be some loss after the transfer. A good surgeon will account for this and use a little more than required when injecting it.
The goal is to make the buttocks fuller and the hips smaller. Often the buttocks protrude more and have a much rounder shape to them than they previously did. If done right, it will give the patient a more V-shaped body structure from the hips down.
What to Expect After the Surgery?
Once the surgery is complete, the doctor will not want you to sit or lie directly on your buttocks for 10 to 14 days. That will mean sleeping on your stomach or side, and other than using the toilet, you will not be able to sit down. Lying on the couch, bed, or floor is okay as long as you are not directly on your buttocks.
When your doctor says you are ready, they will allow you to sit in a modified position with a donut pillow for about eight weeks. Most patients return to daily activity in about a week and work in two to three weeks. Some pain and swelling is expected but should not last too long.
Who is a Good Candidate for This Surgery?
Typically this is a suitable procedure for someone that wants to fill out flat buttocks and does not want to use implants to do it. The best candidates have some fat on their hips, lower back, stomach, and thighs to harvest. No one person's body is going to react the same way, so results can be very different, but your surgeon should know how well this will work for you. The consultation before the surgery is for just these kinds of questions, so be sure to ask them.