Round, shapely buttocks are popular these days. A shapely, sexy rear that fills out an outfit or makes a bathing suit really pop is one of the most sought-after physical features in the world today. Unfortunately, not everyone is blessed with a naturally beautiful backside. If you’re unsatisfied with your buttocks, give us a call at Bella Forma CSC & Medspa in Duluth, GA and speak with a qualified medical professional about what a Brazilian butt lift can do to change your appearance and your life.
What Is a Brazilian Butt Lift?
A Brazilian butt lift is a highly sought-after cosmetic surgery procedure that involves the transfer of fat from one part of your body to another to augment the shape of your butt without implants. The procedure requires fat to be taken from a donor site located on your body (often the abdomen, hips, or thighs) via liposuction. Once the donor fat has been removed from your body, it goes through a purification process to separate healthy fat from unhealthy fat. What remains is sterile and injected in layers directly into the butt to produce the desired results.
Are You a Good Candidate?
To be a good candidate for the procedure, you must currently have a flat, deflated bottom and the desire to transform and reshape it into a rounder, fuller, shapelier, and smoother butt. The reason for your desire for change could simply stem from wanting to have a fuller backside, or because a significant change in your weight has caused your butt to sag.
As with all surgical procedures, you need to be in good health and have the time available to spend on a proper recovery. If you smoke or use other tobacco products, you’ll want to stop as soon as possible. Smoking causes blood vessels to restrict, making it more difficult for vitamins, nutrients, and the building blocks your body needs to heal to reach the site of the procedure.
Why Is It So Popular?
The next time you turn on the TV or take a walk around town, you’ll be able to see why the procedure is so popular. Bigger butts are in right now in a major way. Curvy models are showing up on magazine covers the world over and are getting roles in major motion pictures. Clothing brands are producing larger sizes to allow for women with more curvaceous bodies to wear clothes that hug their curves in all the right places. The rail-thin physique so associated with beauty in decades past is giving way to a standard of beauty that includes women of all shapes and sizes.
You Get Two Procedures in One
Brazilian butt lifts are often referred to as a two-in-one procedure because two separate areas of your body are benefitting from a single procedure. This has to do with the liposuction necessary to harvest donor fat for the procedure. One problem area-with too much fat-is slimmed and sculpted with liposuction. Then your butt is enhanced with the fat that was taken from the donor site. What you’re left with are natural-looking results and a body with curves in all the right places. If you’ve been earnestly seeking an hourglass shape, this is the way to get there.
Celebrities Illustrate the Benefits With Their Bodies
Between the Kardashians, Shakira, Amber Rose, and Nicki Minaj, it’s easy to see that the trend of bigger, rounder butts has arrived. These celebrities, and others, have received a great deal of press attention due to the size of their buttocks. Often, celebrities are mum on the subject, not wanting to admit the secret to their curvaceous physiques, but the reality is that many turn to procedures such as this to get the curves they want.
A Brazilian Butt Lift Is the Go-To Option
When it comes to enhancing the butt, this procedure is the go-to option among women all over the world, including Georgia, for a number of reasons. The procedure provides more natural-looking results when compared to implants alone. The liposuction procedure necessary to harvest fat for injections makes it ideal for women looking to obtain an hourglass figure by removing fat from one area and placing it in another. Last, recovery is almost always much shorter and less intense with a Brazilian butt lift than with implants.
What Happens at Your Initial Consultation?
If you think the procedure is right for you, the first thing to do is call and make an appointment to speak with one of our medical professionals. You and your surgeon will discuss your cosmetic goals at your initial consultation.
You’ll be evaluated as a candidate for surgery, and your surgeon will clarify what the procedure can and cannot do. As your surgeon obtains a better understanding of your goals and desires, they may suggest additional treatments or procedures to better achieve the results you’re looking for.
During your evaluation, your surgeon will examine your buttocks, taking note of size and shape, skin quality, and what kind of augmentation may be required in lieu of your stated goals and body type. They will then assess the various fat donor sites on your body to determine which would be most appropriate.
Your surgeon will want a full rundown of your complete medical history at your consultation, so make sure you have the information available. You’ll need to inform your surgeon about any previous surgeries (particularly cosmetic surgeries that took place in the same area, such as a tummy tuck). They will also need to be well-informed regarding any past or present medical conditions, allergies, and any prior history of injections in the buttocks region.
It’s very important that you provide complete information about your medical history to your surgeon. If you have any plans to lose a significant amount of weight in the future, inform your surgeon before you do anything. If you plan to lose a significant amount of body weight before your Brazilian butt lift, your surgeon may recommend that you undergo any weight loss before the surgery as opposed to after. Dramatic weight loss can significantly affect your long-term results.
How Should You Prepare?
Your surgeon will provide you with detailed pre-operative instructions and answer any questions you may have before your procedure. As mentioned, a detailed medical history will need to be taken, and this will likely be followed by a physical exam to ensure you’re healthy enough to undergo the procedure.
Some patients need to make minor-to-moderate lifestyle changes in order to minimize complications with the procedure. If you’re a smoker or use other tobacco products, you’ll need to stop at least six weeks before undergoing surgery. You will also need to stop taking any aspirin or other anti-inflammatory medications or supplements that can lead to an increase in bleeding.
Adequate hydration is critically important both before and after the procedure. Your surgeon will advise you on how to stay hydrated and avoid complications involving dehydration.
On the Day of Your Procedure
Procedures like the Brazilian butt lift are most often performed in either an accredited hospital, a free-standing ambulatory facility, or an office-based surgical site. The procedure itself typically takes anywhere from two to three hours to complete, though they’ve been known to take longer.
You will be given medications for your comfort before your procedure. The anesthesia often used in the procedure is general anesthesia, though local anesthesia or intravenous sedation can also be used in certain circumstances.
The medical staff will set up monitors in the operating room during your procedure to help ensure your safety during surgery. They will show your vital information, including heart, blood pressure, pulse, and blood oxygen levels throughout the procedure.
Surgery and Recovery
One the monitors are set up and medications and anesthesia have been administered, your surgeon will proceed with the surgical plan you discussed together before your surgery. After the procedure is complete, you’ll be moved to a recovery area where you can be monitored while you rest and the anesthesia wears off. Surgical drains will most likely be in place already, and a compression garment will be placed over the liposuction site(s) as well as your newly shaped buttocks.
For most patients, the immediate post-surgery recovery period is short and they’re permitted to go home that same day. It’s very important that you make plans to have someone bring you home from the facility and provide you with aftercare while you heal.
What Are Aftercare and Recovery Like?
Everyone’s body heals differently, and your surgeon will inform you of how long it will take before you can return to work and/or your daily level of activity. You and the person acting as your caregiver during recovery will receive detailed instructions on what to do for your post-surgical care. The instructions will include information about the surgical drains and how to care for them as well as what normal recovery symptoms you’ll face.
Immediately After Your Procedure
The incision sites where a cannula was inserted during liposuction may drain fluids for several days post-procedure. This is why drainage tubes are used to funnel fluid away from the wound. Sometimes the fluid drainage is significant and there can be some bruising. These are both normal aspects of the procedure.
Continuous use of your post-surgical compression garments is required to keep your buttocks compressed and help them to maintain their shape. How long you’ll have to wear these garments can vary, but your doctor will let you know exactly which garments to wear and when you can stop wearing them.
How Long Will the Results Last?
The results of your Brazilian butt lift will, by and large, last for a very long time. Once a successful fat transfer occurs, the fat which remains will stay there for the rest of your life provided you do not experience any drastic weight loss. The fat will grow and age in its new location just like the rest of the tissues in your body.
The procedure itself is an extremely effective way to improve your physique, attain an hourglass shape, increase your self-esteem, and make you look great in the clothes you wear. However, it’s possible you may need to make some lifestyle changes intended to maintain the appearance of your new shape. Eating a healthy diet and maintaining a consistent exercise regimen (once your surgeon clears you to do so) should be incorporated into your daily routine to keep you in shape.
Find Out for Yourself
The Brazilian butt lift has exploded in popularity in recent years. Celebrities may be mum about their surgeries, but the effects cannot be denied. Sexy, round buttocks are in vogue today and aren’t going anywhere any time soon. If you’re dissatisfied with your appearance and think that this procedure might be right for you, contact us at Bella Forma CSC & Medspa in Duluth, GA today at 678-824-8600 to discuss your options.