If you don’t like the shape of your behind and think that other parts of your body are wider than you’d like, it may be time to consider a Brazilian butt lift. This procedure takes excess fat from other areas, thus slimming them down, and places it in your rear end to enhance your buttocks. In simple terms, this is called a win-win.
Dr. David Davila, at Houston Cosmetic Surgery Center, is an expert in performing Brazilian butt lifts. In this blog, Dr. Davila explains all the details.
You can’t fight genetics or aging, two of the biggest factors that influence the shape of your derriere. Even extensive exercise plays a limited role in how your body shapes your buttocks through the storage of fat. Your frame also contributes to your profile, as it’s the support structure upon which muscles and fat reside. If your proportions aren’t what you’d like, the Brazilian butt lift can adjust the balance.
If your read end is naturally on the small side, a Brazilian butt lift may be the answer. Unlike implants, the Brazilian technique uses fat cells from other areas of your body. Not only can you add to the contour of your bum, but you can also slim down other areas of your body as you harvest fat from them.
The Brazilian butt lift involves liposuction to harvest fat for relocation. Once extracted, it’s processed, purified, and injected into your buttocks to reshape its contours. The most common donor sites for liposuction are:
With this choice of donor sites, it’s easy to see that your buttocks may not be the only part of your body that benefits from the procedure.
First, you are given local or general anesthesia to keep you comfortable. Then small incisions are made at the harvest site and recipient site. Then a fluid containing lidocaine and epinephrine is injected into both sites. This fluid keeps the sites numb and keeps bruising and bleeding under control. Fat is then collected through a narrow tube called a cannula and stored in a special container to prevent contamination.
The harvested fat is then separated from the injected fluid. The fat is then loaded into syringes so it can be injected into your buttocks. The syringes then deliver the fat through the strategically located incisions in your buttocks. Typically, incisions from the harvest and injection sites are closed with stitches.
Pain from your butt lift can be easily managed, but there are some special recovery steps you’ll need to follow to get the best results. Sitting or lying directly on your rear end must be avoided for about 14 days, as transferred fat cells incorporate themselves with the local tissue. Once sufficient progress is made, you can switch to modified sitting using special cushions to avoid direct pressure on crucial areas. Final results are usually achieved within six months of your procedure.
To learn more about the Brazilian butt lift and how it may be able to help your body contour goals, book an appointment over the phone with Houston Cosmetic Surgery Center today.