For a Brazilian butt lift surgery, your own body fat is used for enhancing the shape and size of your buttocks. Your surgeon will begin by performing liposuction to extract fat from other body areas such as the thighs, stomach, and hips. He or she will then inject this fat into your backside.
The ideal candidates for a Brazilian butt lift surgery are those who have sufficient fat in their hips, lower back, and abdomen, as this is needed for reshaping the buttocks. The Brazilian butt lift procedure has been ranked as the 12th most commonly performed cosmetic surgery in the United States. In fact, its popularity grew by 58 percent in the year 2013, as reported by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
Below are some the issues that can be addressed by a Brazilian butt lift:
- Flat buttocks
- Asymmetrical buttocks
- Drooping/sagging buttocks
- Disproportionate/small buttocks
- Change in the shape of the buttocks due to extreme weight loss
The Brazilian Butt Lift Procedure
The Brazilian butt lift surgery actually involves two distinct procedures: removal of fat from certain areas of the body and transfer of fat to the buttocks. The Brazilian butt lift process can vary from surgeon to surgeon. Generally speaking, it begins with the extraction of fat through liposuction. The processing of fat then occurs; this involves drafting and centrifugation to remove unneeded material. In the final step, the healthy purified fat is injected back into your buttocks.
The procedure is especially designed for filling up the top quadrant of the buttocks, as this helps in uplifting them and gives them a perkier appearance. The result is that your overall profile looks more sensuous, youthful, and attractive.
Healing Period and Results
The recovery time for a Brazilian butt lift surgery will vary from one patient to the next. Doctors usually recommend avoiding sitting on the butt directly for a minimum of two weeks. After this, you can place your butt on a special pillow so that the pressure is placed on your thighs rather than your butt. Patients are also often required to wear a compression garment. This needs to be worn for about six weeks and helps in minimizing swelling and bruising while also shrinking loose skin.
One of the key advantages of a Brazilian butt lift procedure is that the transferred fat cells which manage to survive will stay in the new region forever. All Brazilian butt lift patients must understand that these transferred fat cells will continue to behave like all other fat cells in the body. This means that their response to weight fluctuations will also be the same.
Thus, in order to enjoy long-lasting results after a Brazilian butt lift, you need to be committed to maintain a stable weight through diet and exercise.
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