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Brazilian Butt Lift

Fat Transfer and Buttocks Augmentation

The Brazilian Butt Lift is a cosmetic procedure used to create buttocks that are more curvy, round and firm. In addition, areas of need around the midsection are contoured with Liposuction to harvest donor fat.

Aging can cause the buttocks to lose fullness and detract from the pleasing silhouette you once had. Other women have buttocks that are naturally small and lacking of a defined shape.

Brazilian Butt Lifts create a more striking look with a fuller, rounder and curvier butt that can make your body look more feminine. Shapely buttocks can make your hips and abdomen look smaller and contribute to an hourglass figure.

Brazilian Butt Lift Quick Facts

  • Best Candidates: People who are seeking to reshape and increase the size of the buttocks, contour the midsection with liposuction
  • Procedure Length: 3 to 5 hours
  • Inpatient/Outpatient: Usually Outpatient
  • Anesthesia: General anesthesia
  • Results: Long-lasting
  • Procedures in 2022: 28,638 (source: American Society of Plastic Surgeons)

Brazilian Butt Lift Overview

A common cosmetic complaint is dissatisfaction with the size and shape of buttocks that are too small, sagging or lacking in definition. To remedy this situation, the Brazilian Butt Lift uses your own natural fat that is injected into the buttocks to create a curvier rear end with greater volume and projection.

The Brazilian Butt Lift is designed to enhance the your body's silhouette with beautiful new curves. First, Liposuction is used to harvest donor fat from areas such as the abdomen, flanks, hips, thighs and lower back. The donor fat is then processed, purified and injected into the buttocks.

The effect of a larger butt and smaller midsection can work together to create the ideal hourglass silhouette. Brazilian Butt Lift patients are often excited to explore new horizons in clothing that show off their eye-catching figure.

Other options for buttocks augmentation include Buttock Lifts and buttock implants.

Best Candidates

The best candidates for the Brazilian Butt Lift are people who are in good health and want to achieve a fuller, more rounded butt while slimming areas of need around the midsection.

Generally, the best candidates for a Brazilian Butt Lift:

  • Are in good physical and psychological health.
  • Are well-informed about treatment options and have realistic expectations.
  • Want to improve their appearance by adding volume and roundness to the buttocks.
  • Desire to remove unwanted deposits of fat from the abdomen, flanks, hips and thighs.

Brazilian Butt Lift candidates are ideally close to their ideal weight, but have pockets of excess fat in the abdomen, flanks, hips, thighs and other areas that do not respond to dieting and exercise. More than 21,000 Brazilian Butt Lift procedure were performed in 2020, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

If you believe you may be a good candidate for a Brazilian Butt Lift, schedule your consultation with a Top Plastic Surgeon to discuss your body contouring options. Your surgeon will conduct a medical examination, explain anything about the procedure you don't understand, answer all of your questions and help you decide if the procedure is right for you.

Brazilian Butt Lift Risks

Brazilian Butt Lifts carry the same risks as any surgery, which include infection, excessive bleeding and complications from the anesthesia. To reduce your risk, carefully follow all of your plastic surgeon's instructions, both before and after the procedure. Contact your surgeon's office immediately if you have any symptoms you believe may indicate a complication.

The most common risks associated with Brazilian Butt Lift surgery include:

  • Excess fluid collection (seroma)
  • Pain, swelling or bruising beyond normal levels
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Numbness (usually temporary)
  • Infection
  • Adverse reaction to anesthesia
  • Dissatisfaction with results

The Brazilian Butt Lift is designed to minimize scarring, with virtually no scars left on the buttocks. Small scars from the Liposuction are left in discreet areas and should fade to a virtually imperceptible level over time.

Any surgical procedure carries some degree of risk, including infections, bleeding and allergic reaction to anesthesia. The rate of complications with the Brazilian Butt Lift is very low because your own fat is used for injection into the buttocks. It is very important that you follow all of your surgeon's postoperative instructions to reduce your risk for developing any complications.

Brazilian Butt Lift Costs

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the national average surgeon/physician fee for a Brazilian Butt in 2020 was $4,807. This does not include other costs, such as anesthesia, operating room facilities or other related expenses. Your plastic surgeon will provide you with complete information on costs and financing options at your consultation.

The total fee for a Brazilian Butt Lift can vary considerably depending on the region of the country, the extent of the procedure and your specific needs as a patient. The cost of a Brazilian Butt Lift is usually not covered by health insurance, as it is considered to be a cosmetic procedure.

Brazilian Butt Lift Consultation

If you are considering a Brazilian Butt Lift, the first step is to schedule a consultation with a plastic surgeon. During your consultation, the surgeon will examine your case and discuss your options in detail. Be sure to ask any questions you have about Brazilian Butt Lifts and your expectations for the procedure.

The surgeon should fully address all of your questions and offer advice on how to achieve your desired results. He or she should give you the full details of the procedure, including the benefits, risks, costs and recovery time. Be sure to ask for before and after photos of the surgeon's recent Brazilian Butt Lift patients.

Be prepared to discuss your overall health and medical history. Bring a list of any vitamins and medications, both prescription and non-prescription, that you take. The doctor will also ask about existing medical conditions and allergies.

As the consultation concludes, you may wish to schedule your procedure, take some time to think or seek a second opinion. If you decide to proceed with the procedure, your plastic surgeon will provide you with specific instructions on how to prepare for your Brazilian Butt Lift. These instructions will include guidelines for eating, drinking, and medications and vitamins to take or avoid before and after surgery.

How a Brazilian Butt Lift is Performed

A Brazilian Butt Lift can take up to several hours to complete. The procedure may be performed as an outpatient procedure in your plastic surgeon's surgical facility, in an outpatient surgery center or in a hospital. General anesthesia is normally administered to allow you to sleep throughout the procedure.

First, donor fat for the buttocks is harvested with Liposuction. A thin hollow tube, or cannula, is inserted through small incisions in the midsection. Fat is then suctioned from the body with a surgical vacuum or syringe attached to the cannula.

The fat removed with Liposuction is then purified to remove excess fluids. The fat is injected into the buttocks at varying depths to add fullness and volume.

Brazilian Butt Recovery

Normal symptoms experienced after Brazilian Butt Lift surgery include soreness, fatigue, and mild to moderate pain, swelling and bruising. Any pain should subside quickly and be controlled with medication. Swelling and bruising may last for several weeks after surgery before subsiding. Contact your plastic surgeon's office immediately if you experience any severe swelling, bruising or pain. Fever can be a sign of infection, so use a thermometer to take your temperature frequently in the first few days after surgery.

Following your Brazilian Butt Lift, avoid sitting directory on your buttocks for about 3 weeks. You will be instructed to wear a compression garment to minimize swelling, assist with healing and preserve your final results. Final results are usually seen after about 6 months.

For the first few days after surgery, take it easy, get plenty of rest and follow all of your post-operative instructions. Patients can usually resume non-strenuous work in a week or two and proceed with most normal activities within about 3 weeks. Avoid exercise and more strenuous activity for up to 6 weeks.

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