Brazilian Butt Lift FAQs
If you are looking to shape up a sagging or flat backside with little risk or recovery time, a Brazilian butt lift may be perfect for you. This popular procedure continues to be a top choice among cosmetic treatments across the country. If you are unfamiliar with what a Brazilian butt lift entails, you probably have a few questions. Here are the most frequently asked questions regarding a Brazilian butt lift:
What is a Brazilian Butt Lift?
A Brazilian butt lift is an incredible procedure that is designed to give your backside the lift it needs. The procedure contours the buttocks and increases the volume of your cheeks by injecting fat tissue obtained from other parts of the body. Our physicians will determine if you have enough body fat during your consultation prior to the procedure. The results are often more natural-looking than alternative procedures such as butt implants.
What if I don’t have enough excess body fat?
This procedure may not be a good option for those who are very slender and have little body fat. It is possible, however, that the surgeon could locate enough fat during an initial consultation. If you are severely underweight, this is probably not a good option for you.
How is the fat transferred into the buttocks?
Fat is liposuctioned from areas around the buttocks, such as the stomach and lower back, and will provide a more contoured look overall. After the fat is collected, it is processed and purified. Only the healthiest fat cells are then transferred into the buttocks using cannulas. The transfer is made into various areas at different depths to allow for the best absorption to achieve a smooth, natural appearance.
What is the difference between a butt augmentation and butt implants?
Butt implants are silicone devices placed into the buttocks; while a butt lift uses natural fat of your own body fat. By using natural fat, it is easier to achieve a more natural look. Additionally, because the patient’s own fat is used, it decreases the chances of infection and allows for a quicker recovery. In general, a buttocks enhancement procedure using implants is more expensive than using fat transfer (see the cost page).
Who is a Good Candidate for a Brazilian Butt Lift?
Ideal candidates are those who are looking to feel great about their figure again. Candidates should have realistic expectations about the way their body will look following the procedure. Best results are seen in those who maintain a healthy weight and figure but need an extra boost to contour hard to treat areas.
What are the risks of Buttocks Augmentation with Fat Transfers or Grafting?
The risks are very low with fat transfer surgery.
What is the Recovery Time?
Fortunately, the Brazilian butt lift is an easy to receive procedure that does not require lengthy recovery times. Most patients can return to work in as little as a few days. More strenuous activity such as working out is recommended to be resumed after 3 weeks.
Do the buttocks feel natural to the touch after surgery?
The outcome, appeal and feel are very natural after fat transfer. All our patients report that friends and significant others would never even guess that they had any surgical help. Healing is rapid and the scars disappear in a short amount of time. Patients are left with natural, fuller bottoms.
Will there be any numbness as a result?
Once the swelling subsides, any numb sensation will go away and normal sensation will return.
How soon can I get back to my athletic activities?
Allow yourself 3 weeks to heal and for the body to acclimate to the surgery. Resume activity in increments as you feel more comfortable with activity. Start out with walking and light exercise, then slowly get back to your normal work-out routine.
How Long are the Results Seen?
You can see long lasting results for up to 20 years with a Brazilian butt lift. While it is expected to have some of the injected fat tissue be absorbed by the body, a majority of it will be seen for years, giving your backside the shape you want. Longer lasting results are also seen in those who maintain a healthy weight and avoid smoking; smoking tends to cause the body to absorb more of the injected fat tissue (check the complete guide).
Brazilian Butt Lift from Phoenix Liposuction
If you are looking for the ideal backside, consider a Brazilian butt lift from the professionals at Phoenix Liposuction. Our staff will walk you through what the procedure entails during your no obligation consultation. Call today to see if you are an ideal candidate for this incredible procedure.