A voluptuous figure is top of many people’s wish lists and a Brazilian butt lift can be the ideal way to achieve it. By removing fat from other parts of the body and injecting it into the buttocks, a Brazilian butt lift adds to the body’s natural curves, helping you on your way to a traditionally beautiful hourglass shape. Whatever the benefits of the procedure, if you’re considering having it done, you’re sure to have some questions to ask your board-certified plastic surgeon.
Possibly the most important question you can ask! After all, you’ll need to make sure you know exactly what you’re signing up for. If you're concerned by the appearance of saggy, asymmetric or flat buttocks, removing the fat from elsewhere and adding it to your buttocks is a popular and effective method of plumping them up. It’s a more natural alternative to having implants inserted.
Providing you follow a healthy diet and regular exercise regimen, the results of your Brazilian butt lift can be very long-lasting. Bear in mind that any changes to your weight can influence the size and shape of your buttocks, both before and after the procedure, and that some of the injected fat cells may be naturally absorbed into your body over time. Generally, you can expect around 60 percent of the transferred fat to stay put. There are good reasons why Brazilian butt lifts have become so popular within Dr. Meade’s clinic.
The best candidates for Brazilian butt lift are those who are in good health, similarly to any other plastic surgery procedure. Your first step should be to book a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon, who will be able to examine you and discuss your suitability for the procedure. If you are close to your ideal weight, but have some pockets of fat on the abdomen, back, thighs or other area which could be transferred to your buttocks, this may be the route to voluptuous buttocks you’re proud of.
The specifics of your Brazilian butt lift will depend on your individual circumstances, including the results you’re looking for and how much fat you have available to transfer. This is another of the questions that your board-certified plastic surgeon will cover at your initial consultation. Don’t worry if you think you may not have enough fat cells to be harvested – your plastic surgeon may advise you to gain a small amount of weight between consultation and surgery.
The first step in the Brazilian-created procedure is harvesting the excess fat cells from the selected areas of your body. The most common areas used are the lower back, stomach and thighs, but Dr. Meade will have pre-determined the specifics with you during your consultation appointment. Next, these cells are purified using centrifugation, before the best-quality cells are injected into the buttocks. Each plastic surgeon’s technique may differ slightly, but the three basic steps will remain the same.
Providing you follow your board-certified plastic surgeon’s post-surgical instructions, the recovery process should not be too taxing. In fact, many people opting for Brazilian butt lifts never need to finish their prescription for around 40 painkillers. One of the most important pieces of advice is to wear your compression garments for as long as advised, even if you feel as though they’re not needed anymore. You should plan for around 2 weeks away from work, depending on the nature of your job, and avoid exercise for the first six weeks.
The good news is that the results of your Brazilian butt lift should be at least partly visible immediately after surgery. Once any bruising or swelling caused by the injections goes down, your new figure will become evident. As compression garments should be worn for around 6 to 8 weeks, expect your results to be visible at that point. Not only will you potentially appear slimmer and more streamlined where the fat was harvested, you’ll also have fuller, firmer buttocks.
Due to the procedure being carried out on your buttocks, you should avoid sitting for at least a two weeks post-surgery. Between this point and 8 weeks after your Brazilian butt lift, you may wish to use a pillow, rather than sitting directly on the potentially still tender area. Bear in mind that these timescales are a general estimate and your own plastic surgeon may ask you to avoid sitting for up to 8 weeks. Always go with the specific advice provided by the plastic surgeon who is carrying out your procedure.
Yes, regular massages can be a beneficial part of the recovery process, depending on the preferences of both you and your board-certified plastic surgeon. If you do decide to use lymphatic drainage massage, the usual approach involves leaving 3 to 4 days between massages and planning for around 10 to 12 massages in total over the 6-week recovery period.
As the procedure involves fat cells, any weight gain or loss can affect your appearance, including both the areas where the fat was harvested and the Brazilian butt lift itself. If you intend to become pregnant soon, it is generally advisable to wait until afterwards, but pregnancy at a later date is normally fine.
Guest post by - Dr. Ricardo A. Meade
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