If your buttocks appear too small, too flat, or too droopy, you may be a good candidate for a popular procedure called a Brazilian Butt Lift (Buttock Lift & Augmentation).
What is a Brazilian Butt Lift?
A Brazilian butt lift uses a combination of liposuction and fat grafting to enlarge the buttocks. Fatty tissue that has been liposuctioned from another area of the body (thighs, stomach, lower back) is injected into the buttocks to enhance their size and shape.
Candidacy for A Brazilian Butt Lift
The average patient feels their buttocks don’t fit the rest of their body – whether they are too small or too flat or both. Most patients have at least some accompanying fatty tissue on the lower back, on top of their buttocks, on their hips and thighs and below their buttocks.
What can I expect from a Brazilian Butt Lift?
Immediately after surgery, you will notice that your buttocks are larger as the result of two components: the fatty component that will live in its new environment producing the permanent change and swelling that occurs in an area of surgery. The swelling will diminish over the next three to six weeks, leaving you with the final result.
Post-operative weight gain can make your buttocks larger in some cases, and similarly, weight loss can make your buttocks smaller following the procedure. Occasionally, a patient will need two grafting sessions in order to obtain the fullness they desire.
Recovery from a Brazilian Butt Lift
Your buttocks will be tender and the areas where the liposuction was performed will also be tender following your procedure. It is very important to not sit on your buttocks for 10 days or more after the procedure in order for the transferred fat to obtain a blood supply and start to live and grow in its new environment. Sitting on your buttocks will keep the blood supply from getting to the new fat cells. You will also wear a compression garment during recovery to aid in the recovery process.