Is your butt flat and lacking shape? Is the gravity that comes with age causing your butt to sag? Do you wish unwanted fat elsewhere could improve your appearance from behind? Our Houston Brazilian butt lift successfully addresses these issues.
Obtain the round, lifted, buttocks you’ve always wanted. Because fat from your body is used for lifting your buttocks, there is little danger of infection compared to other methods of butt enhancement. There’s little downside for your backside!
Formally known as a gluteoplasty, a Brazilian butt lift is a combination of liposuction and plastic surgery for butt enhancement. Liposuction is a necessary part of the procedure. A BBL is permanent. However, if you gain or lose weight, that gain or loss may be reflected in your buttocks.
Here are some of the benefits you can expect from receiving a Brazilian butt lift:
Good candidates for a Brazilian butt lift are physically healthy and realistic about the results. Smokers should quit before undergoing the procedure.
Ideally, BBL candidates are of normal weight. Slightly overweight is not an issue. In fact, it may prove an asset. Patients who are considerably overweight may have to lose excess weight before undergoing the procedure.Candidates must have sufficient fat for a transfer, so very thin people may consider an alternative procedure. These alternatives include injectable fillers or silicone implants. However, a BBL produces better results than the alternatives. The surgeon suctions several pounds of fat out of the body. Some thin patients may try to gain weight to produce sufficient fat.Pregnant or nursing women should wait until after childbirth or weaning to undergo a BBL. Those with cardiovascular disease or neurological disorders may not be good BBL candidates. If the size or shape of your buttocks bothers you or your butt is asymmetrical, a Brazilian butt lift can make you look and feel better.
You’ll receive anesthesia prior to the procedure. With liposuction, the surgeon removes fat from other parts of your body. The fat removed may be from the stomach, hips, or thighs and is determined beforehand. Liposuction is performed by making small incisions in the skin and suctioning out fat using a thin metal instrument called a cannula.
The fat goes through a purifying process before injection into the buttocks. Several incisions are made into the buttocks for the fat transfers. These incisions are minor and are sutured closed after the fat transfer is finished. Although small scars result from the incisions, they are barely visible.
The procedure lasts between four and five hours.
After a Brazilian butt lift, the treatment area is temporarily bruised and swollen. Expect to wear a compression garment for about six weeks post-procedure. During recovery, avoid pools and hot tubs. Wear loose-fitting clothing. You should feel back to normal in about four weeks.
BBL results are not immediate. However, you should experience 80 percent of your butt lift results after about three months. Full results are apparent within one year.
If you would like to know more about the Brazilian butt lift Houston board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Sam Sukkar, can answer any questions you have or address any concerns during a private consultation. Call us today to schedule.
Patients will feel sore after a BBL, but it is not extremely painful.The doctor will prescribe pain-relieving medications for the initial period after the procedure. Over-the-counter non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen or naproxen should relieve discomfort.
Possible complications after a BBL include tissue death or fat necrosis. You might feel a small lump under the skin. The lump is harmless.
As with any procedure, there is always the small risk of infection. By following your doctor’s instructions after the procedure, this risk is further minimized.
After a BBL, patients should keep any pressure off their buttocks for two to four weeks. That includes not just sitting, but also lying on the buttocks.
Because a Brazilian butt lift is a cosmetic procedure, insurance does not cover it.
The main difference between the two is that a BBL uses your own fat for butt enhancement, while Butt implants are made of silicone. Complications are far more common with butt implants.
Since you cannot sit for at least two weeks after a BBL, it will take at least that long before you can return to work. You cannot resume exercising for six weeks or until cleared by your doctor.
If you already have loose skin on your buttocks, a BBL will not tighten it. However, you can opt for body contouring procedures performed in conjunction with your BBL.
Every patient’s goals and expectations for a Brazilian butt lift are personal. Your provider will discuss BBL costs with you after an evaluation. Payment plans are available.
Procedures similar to a BBL include collagen injections or skin tightening lasers. These are alternatives for women who do not have sufficient body fat for a BBL.
Yes, you will need someone to drive you home after a BBL because of anesthesia.
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