Questions about the Brazilian Butt Lift
What is a Brazilian Butt Lift?
The Brazilian butt lift is buttock augmentation using your own fat cells. It is also called autologous buttock augmentation. The Brazilian butt lift is a good way to increase the volume in your buttocks and give them shape. The fat cells are removed from other areas of your body that have lots of fat cells, such as your abdomen. In addition to the Brazilian butt lift, you receive a modified liposuction.
What is the Brazilian butt lift procedure like?
After being given a general anesthetic, liposuction is performed on at least two areas to get the donor cells needed for the Brazilian butt lift procedure. After purifying the fat cells to find the best ones, Dr. Placik will then inject the cells into the buttocks with a cannula to the desired volume. This is done with each buttock.
Who is a candidate for the Brazilian butt lift procedure?
Many women would like the Brazilian butt lift, especially if their buttocks are flat or if they have just gone through breast augmentation. However, not all women are ideal candidates. Because fat must be transferred from another part of the body, there must be enough fat cells in these areas. This donor fat is what gives volume to the buttocks.
How long does it take to recover from the Brazilian butt lift procedure?
It can take up to two weeks before you are able to sit directly on your butt. You should avoid sitting as much as possible during this time. Dr. Placik will give you medication to monitor the pain and swelling, as well as a special garment to wear during the healing process. Swelling may last for as long as six weeks, but you should be able to resume a normal schedule after four weeks.
What are the benefits of a Brazilian butt lift over buttock implants?
The Brazilian buttock lift has become one of the fastest growing plastic surgical procedures, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. This is because of the way the procedure fills out the figure in a positive manner. It also has some advantages over buttock implants. There is less long term risks of implant failure. One of the nicer side benefits of the Brazilian butt lift is that the donor sites are given liposuction, which can enhance your figure that much more. Keep in mind that the Brazilian butt lift is for those who have enough fat cells to donate to the procedure.
If you are in the Chicago, Illinois area and would like more information about the Brazilian butt lift, please contact board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Otto Placik today.