Many patients that come to Advanced Liposuction Center are dissatisfied with the shape of their buttocks. Our board certified cosmetic surgeons have been able to improve the shape and appearance of all types of buttocks: short, long, muscular, sagging and flat. Here are some questions patients have and the answers to help you learn more about this body enhancing procedure, the Brazilian Butt Lift:
Q: Who is the ideal candidate for a Brazilian Butt Lift?
A: Any female or male who is in good overall health and has excess fat in some other part of their body that can be used for a fat transfer to improve the shape of the buttocks is a good candidate. The only patients that this procedure may potentially not be suitable for are those who are exceedingly thin.
Q: What is a fat transfer?
A: Using the safest and most current techniques, fat transfer simply means taking fat from one part of your body where you have too much and using it to augment another part of your body. For the Brazilian Butt Lift, the most common areas to harvest fat are the abdomen, thighs, lower back and waist. Using your own fat eliminates the risk of tissue rejection that can happen with implants and it has the added benefit of sculpting and beautifying another part of your body as well. In addition, the fat transfer procedure allows for a more natural feel and appearance.
Q: How long does the procedure take and where is it done?
A: The Brazilian Butt Lift is done under local anesthesia and mild sedation in our Cranberry Township surgical suite. It will take several hours to complete and you must have someone to drive you home.
Q: What will the recovery be like?
A: You will need to rest for the first 12 hours after surgery and we recommend that you plan to have someone stay with you to assist you for about 12 days. Walking is encouraged immediately but strenuous exercise and heavy lifting is not recommended for 23 weeks post surgery. You should not sit directly on your buttocks for the first six weeks without a special pillow. The physician will explain all restrictions and make sure you understand your post-surgical care instructions before you leave.