Everything you Should Know About the Brazilian Butt Lift
If you are dissatisfied with the size or shape of your buttocks, a Brazilian butt lift might be the right option for you. The Brazilian butt lift is a plastic surgery procedure that involves fat transfer from one area of your body to your buttocks. This gives you a shapelier figure that can get heads turning your way. If you are considering this procedure, it’s important to know what to expect, so here’s what to know about and how Dr. Richardson can help.
Who Is a Good Candidate for a Brazilian Butt Lift?
The best candidates for Brazilian butt lifts are individuals who are in good overall health, have smaller buttocks, and have excess fat they want to shed. If you can tolerate not sitting for long periods of time for eight weeks after the procedure and sleeping on your back for that same length of time, a Brazilian butt lift is an ideal procedure for you.
How Does Brazilian Butt Lift Differ from Buttock Implants?
It should be noted that Brazilian butt lifts are not the same as buttock implants. With a butt implant procedure, your plastic surgeon places silicone implants inside the buttocks to enhance them. This is more intensive than the Brazilian butt lift procedure, which uses your own body’s fat to improve the size and shape of your buttocks. Brazilian butt lifts are less invasive than buttock implants. With implants, there is a risk of capsular contracture, which results in scar tissue forming around the implants. This is an uncomfortable and even dangerous situation as the area around the implant can become hard and the results can become compromised. The Brazilian butt lift does not come with a risk of capsular contracture because it does not use implants.
How Do You Recover from a Brazilian Butt Lift?
If you have a Brazilian butt lift, following your plastic surgeon’s recovery instructions is extremely important. Not closely following those instructions can affect your results and damage the new fat cells in the butt. Directly after surgery, you will have swelling and bruising in the area where the fat was removed with liposuction. This is normal. Get up and move around daily to help the healing process but avoid intensive activity. You should wear a compression garment for eight weeks, which also aids healing. Avoid sitting for long periods of time since this can reduce circulation in the area. However, you can use a donut pillow if you must sit down. Don’t stay in the same position for too long and get up and move around. Sleep on your side or stomach and avoid sleeping on your back. Although you should get up and move around after your procedure, don’t do anything too strenuous. You should avoid anything that requires you to bounce like running. However, once you’re around a month past your surgery, you should be able to perform low-impact walking. After two months, you can return to your regular exercise routine per Dr. Richardson’s instructions.
Is the Brazilian Butt Lift Safe?
You might wonder if the Brazilian butt lift is a safe procedure. Like any other surgery, there are potential risks. One is fat being too deeply injected, which could lead to fat embolization, which is a very serious medical complication. Other risks of the surgery are infection, scarring, skin sensation changes, and loose skin. Your Brazilian butt lift should always be performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon who can help mitigate the risks and ensure a safe procedure.
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If you are in the Gulfport, Mississippi area and are interested in learning more about the Brazilian butt lift, contact our office to schedule a consultation. You can reach our office by calling or filling out our online form.