With the success of curvier celebrities and a shift in choosing a healthier lifestyle, rounder backsides are becoming a trendy cosmetic surgery choice. Now women have the opportunity to improve the shape and firmness with a procedure called a Brazilian Butt Lift. If you’ve longed for a more hour-glass shape, discover whether or not you are a good candidate for a Brazilian Butt Lift.
What is a Brazilian Butt Lift?
A Brazilian Butt Lift is a cosmetic procedure that forgoes the use of implants and utilizes fat transfers. The method uses your fat to create and enhance your backside and give it a more natural look. Liposuction is first performed on specific areas of the body, such as the lower back, stomach, and thighs. The fat is purified and then injected into various spots in the buttocks to obtain the desired shape and feel.
With the Brazilian Butt Lift, the risk of infection is low since we’re utilizing your own fat. And because the procedure uses liposuction, it creates a more uniform, shapely and natural enhancement.
What is the recovery like for a Brazilian Butt Lift?
This procedure requires about three weeks of recovery but produces long-lasting results. Each person’s recovery process will be slightly different than the next. Overall, most people can expect some bruising and swelling in the areas where fat cells were harvested. For example, the thighs and abdomen will be sore immediately following the procedure. Any pain is managed through the use of medication. Some individuals may see some of the excess fluid drain from the incision, which is perfectly reasonable.
One of the most important parts of the recovery process is not sitting on your butt for at least 4 – 8 weeks directly after the procedure. If it sounds complicated, we understand. However, sitting directly on your glutes will reduce the flow of circulation which may stunt the results. Reduction in blood flow prohibits the cells from getting the supply they need. In some instances, not adhering to this rule meant some patients lost around 40% of the volume transferred.
Additionally, patients should avoid sleeping on their back as well. Side and stomach are ideal. By using a pillow, you can help raise the buttocks and relieve any additional pressure.
Can I resume physical activities as long as I don’t sit down?
High-impact activities after any surgery are discouraged. When your body undergoes a certain amount of trauma associated with an operation, it needs time to heal. After one month, the patient may resume light activities like walking. However, we can’t emphasize enough the importance of not sitting down. As we previously mentioned, every person will respond differently from the surgery, but in most cases, regular workouts can resume after 6-8 weeks. The deciding factor will be the stabilization of the fat cells.
Who’s a good candidate for a Brazilian Butt Lift?
If you have always yearned for an hourglass figure, a Brazilian Butt Lift is right for you. This procedure can successfully give you the rounder, firmer backside that you’ve been coveting. Those with stretch marks, cellulite, and loose, hanging skin, also benefit from this type of procedure as it provides an opportunity to tighten and tone.
When considering the surgery, make sure you can commit to the recovery process. Getting the most out of your cosmetic surgery results relies heavily on following the post-op instructions from your doctor. Following these steps ensures the effects are maximized.
If you’re ready to see what Dr. Marvel can do for you, call 615-329-3900 to schedule a consultation today!