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Like in any other industry, it’s common for new trends to emerge in plastic surgery. Sometimes these trends go out of style and eventually fizzle out as people’s preferences change. However, sometimes innovative new ideas stick around and become essential tools for plastic surgeons to utilize for years to come. One such example of this is the Brazilian Butt Lift. To help explain how this procedure can help patients rejuvenate their appearance, I have answered a few common questions.

QBrazilian butt lift, buttocks augmentation, fat transfer injections, plastic surgery, body contouringuestion #1: How does a Brazilian Butt Lift differ from normal Buttock Augmentation?

Unlike traditional buttock augmentation that uses silicone implants, the Brazilian Butt Lift uses fat transfer injections to add volume to the buttocks area. Some patients prefer the more natural approach that utilizes the body’s own organic material instead of introducing a foreign element like an implant. Additionally, since the fat used during a Brazilian Butt Lift is removed using liposuction, this procedure can also help improve the contour of other areas of the body including the abdomen or waist.

Question #2: Which people are good candidates to undergo a Brazilian Butt Lift?

Good candidates for Brazilian Butt Lift surgery include people who wish to accentuate their buttocks area, who are in good enough physical and mental health to undergo plastic surgery. Additionally, they must have enough available fat to use during the procedure. Candidates should be non-smokers who have reached a healthy, stable body weight. I recommend speaking with a board-certified plastic surgeon who has experience performing the Brazilian Butt Lift (like myself) to confirm if you are a good candidate for this surgery.

Question #3: What is recovery like after a Brazilian Butt Lift

Unlike many other plastic surgery procedures, rejuvenating the buttocks (with Brazilian Butt Lift or traditional buttock augmentation), requires some special modifications during recovery. Pain after a Brazilian Butt Lift is typically minimal, but patients will not be able to sit or lie directly on their buttocks for about 2 weeks following surgery. This also means that they will have to sleep on their stomach or side. Normal sitting and sleeping are generally ok after about 8 weeks, though this could vary. It’s important to closely follow your plastic surgeon’s recovery instructions in order to heal properly and achieve the best possible results from your surgery.

It’s been exciting to see so many patients learn more about what this procedure is capable of in recent years. While the Brazilian Butt Lift may not be the best approach for every patient, it can be tremendously beneficial when performed by an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon. For more information on the Brazilian Butt Lift or to schedule a complimentary consultation, contact me, Dr. David Whiteman, at Southern Plastic Surgery today. Don’t forget to follow along with me on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for additional plastic surgery tips, news, and more.