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Three Key Things to Know About Butt Augmentation

Butt Augmentation

If you’d like to improve the appearance of your backside, a buttock augmentation is a popular choice.

As you research this procedure, consider these three key things to know about butt augmentation.

  1. Options for a Butt Augmentation

We offer two options for butt augmentation. Both are safe and effective, but our team can help advise you on which one will best suit your unique situation and help achieve your goals.

  • Brazilian Butt Lift – A procedure that does not require implants but uses fat from other areas of your body. During this procedure, the doctor transfers your body fat to lift the buttocks and create your desired shape.

    In general, you are a good candidate for a Brazilian Butt Lift if:

    • You want a buttock augmentation without implants
    • You have adequate fat stores in other areas to harvest for injection into the buttocks
    • You are willing and able to avoid sitting directly on your buttocks for several weeks
  • Butt Implants – This procedure starts with the creation of a well-hidden incision, typically in the center of the buttocks crease (the sacrum). A pocket is then formed above, below, or within the gluteal muscle. One of our surgeons then carefully places the implant within the pocket before completing the procedure by closing the incision with sutures.

    In general, you are a good candidate for butt implants if:

  • You want to increase the fullness, roundness, and projection of your buttocks.
  • You want to improve the balance of your figure.
  • You are willing and able to avoid sitting directly on your buttocks for several weeks.
  1. Your Shape Will Change

Even though butt implants produce immediate results, a Brazilian Butt Lift will take six months to a year for the fat transfers to settle.

Also, keep in mind that changes in weight could also affect your butt’s appearance and shape. It’s best to be at your goal weight before getting a Brazilian Butt Lift.

  1. Be Prepared for Post-Procedure Downtime

Recovery for either procedure is important and time-intensive. Even though you may be up and walking within a couple of days after a butt augmentation procedure, you will not be allowed to put any pressure on the buttocks for several weeks. This makes sitting, lying, and sleeping challenging.

During recovery, expect these restrictions:

  • You will not be allowed to sit or lie directly on your buttocks for at least 8 weeks after surgery. You will need to sleep on your stomach or side.
  • You will be given a compression garment to treat the areas where the liposuction was performed. You will need to wear this garment for at least 8 weeks after surgery.
  • Most patients will be allowed to resume all normal activities 8 weeks after surgery.
  • Even after the first 8 weeks of recovery, patients should still avoid sitting for prolonged periods of time and should use a cushion when sitting.
  • Be patient. After surgery, you’ll see a lot of bruising and swelling. It could take as long as 6 months before your body will reveal the final result. That’s all part of the healing process.

You, of course, should confirm your post-operation recovery plan with your doctor, but know going into surgery that the healing period may be long.

Find Out Which Butt Augmentation Procedure Is Right for You

Our team is committed to helping you navigate the options for butt augmentation. We want to help you get the figure you’ve been dreaming of! Butt implants or a Brazilian Butt Lift may be the right procedure to help you reach your goals.

Give us a call at 615-610-7274 or contact us today to book your consultation!

Brazilian Butt Lift Recovery Tips

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As with any surgery, the recovery period for a Brazilian Butt Lift is an important time for your healing to ensure the final results meet your expectations.

A Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) takes fat from other areas of the body (often the stomach, hips, and thighs) and transfers it to the buttocks. After the surgery, not only will the buttocks area be sore, but the areas from which the fat was taken may also be sore. Typically, the pain will be minimal, will lessen quickly, and will be easily managed with medication.

The more challenging aspect of recovery is the restrictions placed on using the buttocks area. Sitting, sleeping, and walking must all be modified in order to allow the buttocks to heal.

We offer these Brazilian Butt Lift recovery tips to help you better anticipate what you can expect following your cosmetic procedure:

  • Most patients will be up and walking within 1-2 days after the procedure. You may resume light activities within 1 week after surgery.
  • You will not be allowed to sit or lie directly on your buttocks for at least 8 weeks after surgery. You will need to sleep on your stomach or side.
  • You will be given a compression garment to treat the areas where the liposuction was performed. You will need to wear this garment for at least 8 weeks after surgery.
  • Most patients will be allowed to resume all normal activities 8 weeks after surgery.
  • Even after the first 8 weeks of recovery, patients should still avoid sitting for prolonged periods of time and should use a cushion when sitting.
  • Be patient. After surgery, you’ll see a lot of bruising and swelling. It could take as long as 6 months before your body will reveal the final result. That’s all part of the healing process.

It’s also helpful to keep in mind some important Do’s and Don’ts following your BBL procedure.

Do:

  • Follow your doctor’s instructions faithfully, including obeying restrictions on sitting and lying on your buttocks, and take all prescribed medications.
  • Walk and stretch your legs gently. This will ensure proper circulation and help prevent blood clots following surgery.
  • Wear your compression garment at all times except during showering.

Do Not:

  • Sit or lie on your buttocks up to 8 weeks following surgery (confirm specific requirements with your doctor).
  • Put any stress on the area of the buttocks that received fat transplants; this includes sitting or lying on the area or engaging in any strenuous activity (for up to 8 weeks after surgery, to be confirmed with your doctor).

Schedule Your Consultation for a Brazilian Butt Lift Today        

Whether it’s due to aging, weight loss, heredity, or other reasons, sagging tissue on the buttocks can be a cause of self-consciousness for many women. A Brazilian Butt Lift is a great option for many patients who want to improve the appearance of the buttocks without implants.

Patients should also be fully educated on what to expect during the BBL recovery period. Our board certified cosmetic surgeons and the rest of our team can answer any questions you may have about recovering from a BBL and help you achieve the look you want.

Call our offices today at 615-861-8174 to book a consultation and find out more about how a Brazilian Butt Lift can help you accomplish your goals.

Is a Brazilian Butt Lift Safe?

Is a Brazilian Butt Lift Safe?

Tired of spending hours in the gym doing squats and still not getting the results you want? You may be a good candidate for a Brazilian Butt Lift. A Brazilian Butt Lift is a great option for those who are looking to not only shape their bottom, but also trim the waistline. This procedure uses your own body fat to enhance your shape and give you the curves you’ve always wanted.

What is a Brazilian Butt Lift?

The Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) is a cosmetic procedure that uses fat from your own body to shape your backside and enhance your curves. Using your own body fat will give the most natural looking and incredible results.

Some butt lifts require implants, but this isn’t the case with the BBL. With BBL, the surgeon can remove fat from the abdomen, back, stomach, or thighs. The removed fat is then purified before it is injected into the buttocks to create a rounder, shapely contour. Having various injection points gives the doctor the ability to control the contouring and final shape.

How safe is BBL?

In general, BBL is a very safe procedure. But as with any other major cosmetic procedure, do your research and make sure you choose a surgeon who is very experienced in performing Brazilian Butt Lifts.  

Another benefit of BBL is that it involves Fat Transfer (also known as fat grafting) to move excess fat from one part of the body to another. This type of procedure significantly lowers your risk of infection. Infection can sometimes take place if the body rejects unwanted or foreign substances. However, in a BBL procedure you’re using your own fat cells, which your body is more likely to accept.

Using your own fat will also give you a more natural curve and feel. Patients often wonder if the results are as long lasting compared to using implants. And, the answer is yes. Having a BBL offers powerful and immediate results

The Right Candidate for a BBL

Anyone who is not seeing the firm, round shape they would like to achieve from workouts alone, a BBL is a great solution. This procedure will give you the firm, round shape you desire. 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.

The Recovery

There are at least a few weeks of recovery for anyone who undergoes a BBL.  Expect some bruising and swelling immediately following the procedure in the buttocks and where the fat cells were harvested. Your doctor will prescribe medication to help alleviate any pain. Some patients might notice fluid draining from the incision, which is perfectly normal. You’ll just need to keep an eye on it and alert your doctor if there is anything unique or different about the fluid change.

A critical component to the success of a BBL is not sitting on your buttocks for a few weeks. Sitting on your bottom immediately after your procedure will reduce the flow of circulation, which may stunt your results.

Following your doctor’s after care instructions is an absolute must.

Is BBL right for you?

The first step towards a defined backside starts with a consultation. Our consultations are completely free of charge and give you the opportunity to speak directly with one of our doctors about the results you’re looking for.

Ready to see if BBL is right for you? Give us a call today at 615-861-8174 to book your FREE consultation.

Before & After: Brazilian Butt Lift

Brazilian Butt Lift Nashville

A perky, firm backside is a look that many desire. However, sometimes all the squats in the world simply can’t shape this common problem area. Whether it’s due to aging, weight loss, genetics or any other reason, sagging tissue can be a cause of self-consciousness for many women. 

Fortunately, there are several surgical options to help you achieve your desired look. The most common choices among our patients are fat transfer or butt implants. Butt lifts, most commonly known as Brazilian Butt Lifts, is a procedure that does not require implants but uses fat from other areas of your body. 

A Brazilian Butt Lift is a great option for those who are looking to not only shape their derrière but to also trim the waistline. This procedure uses your own body fat to enhance your shape and give you the curves you’ve always wanted. Read on to see what one patient had to say about her recent Brazilian Butt Lift:  

Why did you decide to undergo Surgery?

I decided to undergo surgery because I was unhappy with the excess fat around my stomach and the flat shape of my butt. Before undergoing the surgery, I decided to lose 20lbs to see if I could get the results I wanted. Unfortunately, my butt would not shape up no matter how many squats or lunges that I did. I decided at that time to consider Butt Augmentation Surgery. After my initial consultation, I decided to get a Brazilian Butt Lift rather than having implants put in.

Tell us about your experience with Dr. Marvel and Marvel Cosmetic Surgery.

Dr. Marvel, as well as his staff, were FANTASTIC! They made me feel comfortable throughout the entire process and they remained professional the whole time. They took the time to answer any of my questions so I felt comfortable with the choice I was making. Their staff really went above and beyond to make me feel valued. After my surgery, I received a courtesy call from their team to check in and see how I was doing. You couldn’t ask for a friendlier team of people!

How has your life changed after your surgery?

My life has changed significantly after my surgery. I am definitely more confident in my appearance! I love trying on clothes and seeing how my body looks!! My belly fat is completely gone and now I have a flattering derrière. I can’t believe how amazing my body looks and feels. Dr. Marvel definitely made my dream come true! I couldn’t have asked for a better experience! Thank you, Dr. Marvel!

 

If you are interested in learning more about Brazilian Butt Lifts or would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Marvel, call 615-329-3900 or click here to schedule an appointment!

 

Who is a Candidate for Brazilian Butt Lift?

Who is a Candidate for Brazilian Butt Lift?

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!

Butt Augmentation 101: Everything You Need to Know

Butt Augmentation

 

Buttock augmentation is one of the fastest growing surgeries and one of our most recommended operations in 2017. With so many different options available to achieve the curves you want, we’ve put together a guide to everything you need to know about Butt Augmentation.

The Operation

There are several different options for butt augmentation depending on the needs of the patient. The most common request in our Nashville office are patients who want implants or a fat transfer.

The butt implant procedure begins with a vertical incision in the upper part of the gluteal fold. From here, the implants can be inserted and shaped. The size and shape of the implants are determined during your initial consultation.

Another contouring option is using fat tissue from your body and injecting it into your buttocks. This procedure begins with fat aspiration from an area of your body, which is filtrated and injected into the buttocks to create a rounder shape.

Expect Some Change in Shape

The results after having implants will be immediate, but if you choose to have fat transfers, it can take 6 – 12 months for the grafts to settle. Usually, 60% – 80% of the fat survives after a transfer, but that percentage could change with weight fluctuation. If you gain weight that percentage will increase, however with weight loss you could lose some volume in the buttocks. If you are currently trying to lose weight, it may be advisable to wait until you’ve achieved your goal.

The Healing Time for Implants is Longer Than Fat Transfers

Since the implant procedure is more involved surgically than having fat transferred, recovery time from implants will take longer. Sitting will be almost nonexistent for up to 3 weeks since you won’t be able to put much if any pressure on the buttocks. You can sleep face down or on your side, but you’ll need to limit the amount you are on your back. This is both for placement and comfort. Exercise will be nonexistent for 6 – 8 weeks, as your body needs to recover from the surgery.

Am I a Good Candidate for Butt Augmentation?

If you have always yearned for an hourglass figure, you may be a good candidate for buttock augmentation. 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.

Because this kind of procedure is considered major surgery, a consultation with Dr. Marvel is required to discuss the desired results and prepare you for pre and post operation.

If you are ready to see a curvier silhouette, call (615) 329-3900 to book a consultation today!

Go Brazilian and Get the Butt You’ve Always Wanted (Or Used to Have!)

A shapely backside is celebrated in all cultures, and one way to achieve this highly desirable look is with a Brazilian Butt Lift. If you have flat or saggy buttocks, your bottom has changed shape over time, or you just want more fullness, you’re a good candidate for a Brazilian Butt Lift.

The procedure uses your own fat to create 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 for a pleasing shape and feel. The procedure requires about three weeks of recovery but produces long-lasting results.

With the Brazilian Butt Lift, the risk of infection is low since we’re using your own fat. And because the procedure uses liposuction, it creates a more uniform, shapely and natural enhancement. Give us a call 615-329-3900 or contact us today so you’ll be ready for summer!