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What To Know About The Brazilian Butt Lift

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, buttocks enhancement has become the hottest and fastest-growing cosmetic surgery procedure. The very round and notable celebrity booties seen all over social media and women desiring an hourglass figure has led to more and more plastic surgery patients considering a Brazilian Butt Lift.

What's a Brazilian Butt Lift?

Brazilian Butt Lift operation is a surgical fat transfer procedure that increases the size and improves the shape of the buttocks with the individual's own fat. The body regions used to obtain the fat are selected depending on the patient's goals and the size they desire.


This fat can be obtained from the patient's belly, flanks, back, or the inner or outer thighs. Aside from improving the visual appeal of the buttocks, patients also experience the advantages of a trimmer torso and an overall slimmer appearance.

What is fat grafting?

The Brazilian Butt Lift surgery process is a type of fat grafting or fat transplanting. As stated by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, "Fat grafting is the surgical procedure where fat is transferred from one area of the human body to another. The goal is to improve or augment the area where the fat is being transplanted. The method involves extracting fat by liposuction, processing it, then re-injecting the purified fat into the area requiring improvement."


Is Brazilian Butt Lift surgery permanent?

Because the filler is the individual's own fat, the outcomes of a Brazilian Butt Lift operation and other fat grafting procedures can last for several years, possibly even decades. It is important to understand that about 50% of the transferred fat cells will be reabsorbed by your body and the other 50% of the transferred fat cells, if they survive, will remain forever. So it will depend on your goals as to whether or not the final outcome is "permanent."


What is the recovery time?

Brazilian Butt Lift surgery patients normally take approximately 6-8 weeks to fully recover. Patients need to expect some bruising or swelling. Compression garments must be worn post-treatment to help decrease the swelling. Please note that it can take up to six months to see the final outcome.


Is Brazilian Butt Lift surgery right for you?

The objective of a Brazilian Butt Lift is not always to end up with the largest derrière possible. It can enhance a female's hourglass shape by achieving a slim waist and rounder, firmer buttocks. So it is an excellent match for applicants that are not pleased with the size and contour of the buttocks and hips or who've lost elasticity and quantity in these areas over time.


Prior to settling on a Brazilian Butt Lift surgery, take a look at the before and after photos in our gallery. Every patient is different and has different goals, therefore it is important to think about what you want to gain by having a Brazilian Butt Lift procedure done prior to meeting with your plastic surgeon. Call us today to set up an initial consult.

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