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A lower body that lacks definition can make you feel self-conscious, affect your self-esteem, and make it harder to find swimsuits and other slim-fitting clothing that looks flattering. The Brazilian butt lift is a method of buttocks augmentation that uses fat from your own body to improve the size and shape of your bottom and enhance your curves.
Dr. Otto Placik is a board certified plastic surgeon who specializes in butt augmentation. Known as one of the best Brazilian butt lift surgeons in Chicago and the surrounding area, Dr. Placik also offers a variety of additional body contouring procedures for both men and women.
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Unfortunately, no one gets to choose how and where fat is naturally distributed in their body. Sometimes, people can feel self-conscious when their buttocks have a flat or saggy look. The Brazilian butt lift uses fat transfer to boost the bottom for a fuller, rounder appearance. This can be performed in combination with breast implants in order to enhance a natural hourglass, or to make your bottom half more proportionate to an already generous cup size.
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Before fat can be transplanted into the buttocks, it must be donated from another area of the body. Tumescent liposuction is used to remove fat (most commonly from the stomach or thighs), which in turn slims and contours the donor area as an added bonus. The collected fat cells are next purified before being reintroduced into the body. Dr. Placik then carefully layers the purified cells with precisely placed injections to add volume while more dramatically contouring the buttocks. Because the “filler” used for butt augmentation is the patient’s own natural tissue, the risks of infection or rejection are minimal.
The Brazilian butt lift is performed under general anesthesia. Typically, surgery doesn’t leave behind any detectable scars, because only very tiny incisions are necessary for liposuction and the augmentation itself is performed via injection. After the procedure, your buttocks will be supported with tape or a special garment designed to help hold the new shape during while you heal and recover.
It may take up to 2 weeks before you can sit directly on your bottom, and you may experience some pain and swelling that can typically be controlled with oral medications. You may also notice some bruising and soreness in the donor site where liposuction was performed, but this should dissipate quickly. Overall, most patients can return to their normal daily routine by 4 weeks after surgery.
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The best candidates for a Brazilian butt lift would like to improve the shape and size of their buttocks, and should also have sufficient fat cells in other areas of the body that can serve as donor cells. Patients should also have realistic expectations for what kind of results they can expect, and should be in good physical and mental health overall.
It’s possible to address other concerns during the same surgery, depending on the patient’s health and the desired procedure. For example, you may want to include liposuction around the waistline (even if that’s not a donor area for the fat transfer) as part of your butt lift in order to better enhance your new curves.
The cost of a Brazilian butt lift varies depending on the amount of liposuction that needs to be performed, as well as whether additional procedures are scheduled at the same time. Dr. Placik and his staff strive to provide excellent value and can help you with cosmetic surgery financing to make your procedure even more affordable.
When the fat cell harvesting and reinjection are performed properly, the results of a Brazilian butt lift are permanent. However, it is possible that touch-up injections may be needed in order to maintain the desired look, or that a follow-up appointment is needed to add greater fullness to your bottom. Future weight loss, which could cause fat cells to shrink, can also impact your results.
The risk of infection is very low due to the transferred fat coming from your own body. Although more serious complications don’t generally occur with buttocks augmentation, it is possible to have experience a negative reaction to anesthesia. Other possibilities include asymmetry after surgery or irregular contours at the donor site, although this is rare when augmentation is performed by an experienced Brazilian butt lift surgeon.
Dr. Placik promises you his best possible care and attention. If you would like to schedule a private consultation to learn more about a Brazilian butt lift, please contact us online or call us at 847-398-1660.