Brazilian Butt Lift Pensacola

Buttock augmentation is one of the fastest growing cosmetic surgical procedures in the United States.*

Typical Timing/Age 25-60 years old
Problem Small buttock, deflated buttock and/or poor buttock and lower body contour. If the problem is excess abdominal skin and subcutaneous fat that continues around the back, a belt lipectomyor lower body lift may be a better solution.
Procedure A Brazilian butt lift (gluteal sculpting) is a “subtraction & addition” procedure. Improving the appearance of the buttock usually starts with removing unwanted fat from around the buttock to help better define the buttock’s aesthetic subunits. After removing the unwanted fat from around the buttock, additional fat may be removed from other areas of unwanted excess such as the back, abdomen and thighs. The removed fat is then prepared for transfer (grafting) into the buttock where deficiencies of volume are present. An explanation of fat grafting or fat transfer can be found on the fat transfer webpage. The duration of the procedure varies depending on the amount of liposuction performed and the number of intraoperative position changes.
Goal To improve buttock shape and lower body contour.
Facility Hospital
Preparation Patients should be at a stable weight, healthy, nutritionally replete with good protein stores and cannot be using any nicotine containing substances. Patients should also be prepared for an inconvenient recovery period.
Anesthesia General anesthesia
Recovery
Most patients choose to spend the first night after surgery in the hospital. Dr. Leveque and Dr. Butler will help decide what is best for you.
Positioning After a Brazilian butt lift is very important to avoid pressure on your butt. The fat grafts survive best with minimal outside pressure and squishing. Moreover, pressure in certain areas and not others could create an irregular contour. For one week after a Brazilian butt lift you will need to avoid lying or sitting. This means you can’t sit or lie on your back. This means for 1 week you have to lie on your sides, lay on your stomach or stand. The only time it is ok to sit is when you are on the toilet. It can be difficult to avoid lying on your back while sleeping so most patients create walls with pillows to help prevent them from rolling over. After 1 week you may sit with your buttock suspended in the air. This means placing a towel, pillow or cushion under your thighs (not your butt) to suspend your buttock in the air. After 4 weeks you may start laying on your back and sitting normally.
Assistance You will need someone to help take care of you after surgery as you will not be able to lift children, heavy items, etc.
Walking You are encouraged to walk around as much as possible to help reduce the risk of DVT and thromboembolism.
Showering After 48 hours you should remove your dressings and take a shower.
Exercise 2 weeks for brisk walking or light jogging. 4 weeks for regular exercise.
Sex Wait 4 weeks.
Work 1-2 weeks depending on your type of work
Swelling Can persist for 3-6 months
Bruising Usually subsides after 2-3 weeks
Follow-up Appointments 1-3 days after surgery, 7-10 days, 4 weeks, 6 months, 1 year.
Risks & Complications Hematoma, Seroma, Infection, Asymmetry, Numbness, Thromboembolism, Contour irregularities, Fat emboli, Need for revision, Complications related to anesthesia.
Performed by: Dr. Leveque, Dr. Butler

*Cosmetic Surgery National Data Bank: Statistics 2013. (2014). Aesthetic Surgery Journal / the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 34(1 suppl), 1S-22S.doi:10.1177/1090820X14542571

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