Brazilian Butt Lift

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A Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) is a popular surgery to augment the size and shape of the buttocks via transferring fat into that area. In this procedure, the excess fat is removed from the abdomen, hips, thighs, or lower back with liposuction, and a part of this fat is then injected into the buttocks to create more volume in that area. Since the fat is grafted from the patient’s body, it behaves more naturally in the buttocks compared with a foreign implant.

Ideal applicants for Brazilian butt lift surgery may include:

  • Patients who have a sufficient amount of fat in other parts of their body
  • Who desire a well-proportioned buttocks
  • Patients who wish a more rounded and fuller buttocks
  • Patients who suffer from low self-confidence due to a small, flat, or disproportionate bottom

Brazilian Butt Lift Treatment Duration:

Breast lift surgery typically takes around five to six hours.

Recovery Time for Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery:

While discomfort is typically insignificant and easily controlled by pain medication, you should not sit or lie directly on your buttocks for around two weeks after the surgery. Then, after about eight weeks, you will be allowed to sit in a normal position.

You can resume your light daily activities within one week and work within ten to fourteen days after the surgery.

Sexual intercourse is not allowed for about two weeks.

Swelling and bruising typically recedes in two weeks but can last up to three months.

You should wear a compression garment for up to six weeks.

Potential Risks and Side Effects:

A Brazilian butt lift may have fewer risks compared to other surgeries, such as silicone buttock implants. However, same as with any surgery, this procedure carries some side effects. These include:

  • Swelling
  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
  • Fluid collection under the skin
  • Lumps under the skin in the areas suctioned or injected
  • Loss of skin in the treated areas due to deep infection
  • Fat embolism in the heart or lungs, which can be deadly

What is the Brazilian butt-lift procedure?

The Brazilian butt lift surgery takes around five to six hours, and it involves the following steps:

  1. Anesthesia: The procedure is usually performed under general anesthesia, but sometimes, it may be done under local anesthesia. You may need to take anti-nausea medication before the surgery in case that anesthesia makes you sick.
  2. Liposuction: Your surgeon makes incisions to remove fat from other areas of your body, for instance, from your stomach, thighs, or hips.
  3. Processing of Fat: Once the fat is removed from your body, it will be purified for injection into your buttocks.
  4. Fat Injection: The processed fat is then injected into the specific areas of your buttocks. This process often involves several injections so that you have more rounded and well-proportioned buttocks.
  5. Stitches: Both liposuction and fat transfer incisions are tied with stitches. Then a compression garment is applied against the affected areas of skin to lessen the risk of bleeding.
  6. Recovery: Once you awake from surgery, you may feel dizziness. You can usually leave the clinic on the same day; however, you will need someone to drive you home.

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