What is a Brazilian Butt Lift?
Interested in glorifying your gluteus maximus? Dr. Himansu Shah, a Board certified Plastic surgeon that serves the Las Vegas/Henderson area and has several options for maximizing the contour of your butt. For those who want to bump up their booty, you can get a butt lift, butt augmentation or Brazilian buttock lift.
All three are outpatient body contouring surgical procedures for those looking to improve the appearance of their buttock region, which may sag as a result of aging or major weight loss.
The primary methods for Buttock Augmentation:
- The Brazilian butt lift (fat transfer)
- Implants (with or without fat transfer)
Brazilian Butt Lift vs. Butt Implants
The Brazilian Butt Lift
This procedure enhances the area by first removing excess fat from your body via liposuction. Fatty tissue is harvested from areas of the body that traditionally store excess fat, such as the abdomen, hips, back or thighs. It is then purified and injected into the buttocks so that it appears lifted and perky. Your skin is also tightened, making this method an ideal choice for patients who have loose skin from excessive weight loss.
This procedure can increase the size and shape of the buttock area, helping it to appear rounder and more prominent. This is done by placing silicone implants via small incisions, hidden in the crack between the buttock cheeks.
Who is an ideal candidate for a Brazilian Butt Lift?
Anyone who was obese at one time and has lost an excessive amount of weight and, in turn, has a tremendous amount of loose skin will benefit greatly from this surgery, which in very simple terms is performed by simply raising and tightening the skin over the buttocks.
If you are merely trying to enhance what God gave you than consider getting either butt augmentation or a procedure called a Brazilian butt lift. Augmentation enhances with the placement of silicone implants via a small incision made in the crack between the buttock cheeks. When the incision heals it is difficult to detect and the result is a round and prominent butt.
What to expect during Brazilian Butt Lift surgery
The Brazilian butt lift involves removing fat from selected areas of your body, purifying the fat, than re-injecting selected donor fat cells into the patient’s buttocks. The procedure is designed to fill the upper quadrant of the buttocks so that the butt appears lifted and perky.
What types of incisions are made?
Depending on the type of procedure, the following incisions may be used:
Brazilian Butt Lift
The liposuction incisions are just big enough to allow the suction tube to go under the skin and remove the fat. The incisions used for injecting the fat into the buttock regions are equally small.
Typically a two- to three-inch incision is made in the fold between the buttock cheeks. Alternative locations are the outer corners of the upper buttock or the bottom in the gluteal crease.
What types of anesthesia are used during Butt Lift surgery?
The majority of plastic surgeons recommend performing butt augmentation procedures using traditional general anesthesia with sedation. While it’s possible to perform the surgeries with local anesthesia and I.V. sedation, it’s not recommended
Butt Lift Recovery
Recovery time for a butt lift is 10 to 14 days, an implant placement takes 7 to 14 days for recovery and with the fat grafting it is 7 to 10 days. All of these surgeries are outpatient.
When will I start to see results?
Initial results are immediate; however, there will be some swelling, which typically resolves in four to six weeks. So you will be able see some of the results of augmentation and lifting immediately after your surgery, and as the swelling decreases, the results will improve.
Can I have other procedures done at the same time as a Butt Lift?
The answer is yes, it’s possible, but no, it’s probably not a good idea (depending on the procedures). For one reason, the longer a patient is under anesthesia, the higher the risk.
Reason two, the Brazilian Butt Lift is already a multiple procedure surgery: it requires liposuction first, in order to harvest the needed fat. The liposuction portion of the procedure may include various areas of the body, such as flanks, inner thighs and stomach, in order to harvest enough fat to inject into the buttocks. This results in multiple areas that will be painful after surgery, limiting mobility and sleep, both crucial to the recovery process.
How long will it take until I can resume normal activities, such as work?
In general, normal activities can be resumed after approximately three weeks. We recommend that patients wait two weeks before returning to light daily activities and four weeks before resuming full physical activity.
Exercising after a Brazilian Butt Lift
We recommend that patients avoid strenuous exercise for four weeks following surgery. Light walking is permitted throughout the recovery period. High intensity buttock exercises, such as squats, lunges, etc., should be avoided for three months.
Are there any alternatives to a Brazilian Butt Lift?
However, not everyone has the assets to do the Brazilian Butt Lift. For fat transfer, it requires quite a bit of fat to get by liposuction of different body parts like back and trunk to successfully accomplish it. And with all that fat that you place in there, you have to be able to deal with some lumpiness.
Risks to Brazilian Butt Lift surgery
Generally, the risk of complications from a Brazilian butt lift is low. The biggest risks for this procedure are lumps and asymmetry, but can include embolism, infection and complications of anesthesia and of liposuction. When performed by a board certified and experienced surgeon such as Dr. Himansu Shah, the procedure should carry a favorable risk-to-benefit ratio.
Schedule a consultation
For more information on Brazilian Butt Lifts, or to schedule a consultation, call Signature Plastic Surgery in Henderson, NV at 702-684-5502 today!