About Butt Lifts
Unfortunately, no one gets to choose how and where fat will be naturally distributed in their body. Sometimes, people can feel self-conscious when their buttocks have a flat, small or saggy appearance. The Brazilian butt lift uses natural 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.
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.
Dr. Placik’s Chicago 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.