Essential Questions to Ask Before a Brazilian Butt Lift
One of the hottest trends in plastic surgery today is the Brazilian butt lift. With celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Nicki Minaj making the world take notice of their curvaceous physiques, more and more women are choosing Brazilian butt lifts to enhance their own figures. Before you decide to undergo this procedure to add curves to your silhouette, make sure you know the answers to these essential questions.
Is a Brazilian Butt Lift Right for Me?
A Brazilian butt lift is not right for everyone. With the help of an experienced plastic surgeon, you can decide if it is right for you. Good candidates for a Brazilian butt lift are in good general health with a sufficient amount of fat around their hips and waistlines to harvest for transfer to their buttocks.
When considering a Brazilian butt lift, you should consider all of your buttock enhancement options, such as buttock implants and the butt thread lift. In consultation with a plastic surgeon, you can get all of your questions answered and understand which procedure is the best one to give you the results you want.
How Is the Procedure Performed?
The Brazilian butt lift consists of three distinct parts: liposuction, fat processing, and fat injection. Your plastic surgeon should explain the process to you in detail so that all of your questions are answered and you feel confident in the procedure.
Fat is harvested from your hips and waist to give your body the best contours. This is performed with small, specialized tubes, called cannulas. The surgeon will usually remove fat from three difference areas.
Then the fat is processed to prepare it for injection. Processing the fat ensures that only healthy cells, free from debris, are ready to inject back into your buttocks. Healthy cells with good blood flow are necessary to sustain your results.
Lastly the surgeon strategically injects the fat in several locations in small quantities throughout the buttocks to ensure well-sculpted, youthful looking results. Several small injections instead of a few large injections also ensure that the injected fat will give you longer-lasting results.
Some harvested fat can be frozen for a follow-up injection in the months after your initial procedure.
How Long Will the Procedure Take?
To properly plan for the day of your procedure, you should have an understanding of how long the procedure will take and when you can expect to be released to return home.
Depending on your desired results, the Brazilian butt lift can take several hours. Harvesting smaller amounts of fat takes less time (2-3 hours) and larger amounts takes more time (4+ hours). The liposuction procedure itself can take a couple of hours, as well as the injection phase.
During your consultation with one of our experienced plastic surgeons at Allure Plastic Surgery, you will discuss the specifics for your procedure and what to expect on the day of your surgery.
What Will Recovery Be Like?
Recovery is different for each patient. Your body will heal at its own rate, but a general understanding of what to expect during recovery will help you plan when to undergo your procedure and when you can expect to return to normal activities afterward.
In general, after a Brazilian butt lift, you can expect minor bruising and swelling in the treatment areas. Most patients can return to work and most normal activities within a couple of days. Within 7-10 days, your body should be healed, and you can begin enjoying your results.
To ensure adequate time for healing, you will want to schedule your Brazilian butt lift a few weeks in advance of any special event, like an upcoming wedding or beach vacation.
What Results Can I Expect?
You can expect natural-looking results that enhance your overall figure. Your waist to hip ratio is important in achieving good results that show off the elegant balance of your contours. Our surgeons are mindful of how sculpting your waist, hips, and buttocks will impact your overall appearance and will plan and perform your procedure with these considerations in mind.
During your consultation, we will discuss what your expectations should be for your results to ensure that you are completely satisfied with your Brazilian butt lift.
Will I Need a Touch Up?
Your body will naturally absorb some of the injected fat from your procedure. This is a normal part of the healing process.
Most of the injected fat will stay in place and give you long-lasting results. However, we will reserve some of the harvested fat in frozen form to be used in subsequent injections to touch up your results if necessary in the months following your initial procedure.
What Are My Surgeon’s Qualifications?
This is probably the most important question you need to get answered before your procedure. You need to know that your plastic surgeon has the experience and skill necessary to give you the results you want.
When selecting your plastic surgeon, be sure to check out their before and after photos of past patients. Seeing the results achieved for other patients will give you a great idea of what results can be achieved for you.
You should also read patient reviews of the procedure and the surgeon. You want to make sure that you feel comfortable that your selected surgeon can give you the results you desire from your Brazilian butt lift.
At Allure Plastic Surgery, our experienced New York surgeons are well-respected leaders in the field of plastic surgery. We have decades of experience in surgery and patient care. We focus on giving our patients the high-quality care they deserve with results that exceed expectations.
Are you ready for your Brazilian butt lift consultation? We can help you achieve the body contours that make you feel more beautiful and confident. Call Allure Plastic Surgery today at (212) 661-2563 to arrange your consultation with one of our experienced New York plastic surgeons. We welcome patients throughout New York City, Manhattan, and Long Island.