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All you need to know about a Brazilian butt lift

What is a Brazilian butt lift?

A Brazilian butt lift is a very popular plastic surgery that enlarges the size and shape of the buttocks by removing excess fat from the hips, abdomen, lower back, or thighs via liposuction and injecting the extracted fat into the buttocks.

What are the benefits of a Brazilian butt lift?

A Brazilian butt lift is the procedure of choice for women looking to improve their appearance and have tried several buttocks enlargement methods unsuccessfully, but don’t want to undergo a butt implant surgery.

 

The benefits of this surgery include:

 

  • Reshaping the buttocks and surrounding areas, such as the hips, lower back, and thighs.

  • Enhance the curves of your lower body and overall proportions

  • A more youthful appearance

  • Reduce fat pockets on trouble areas

  • Adds fullness to the buttocks

  • Improved self-esteem

Who is an ideal candidate for a Brazilian butt lift?

While a Brazilian butt lift can be a great option to improve the shape and size of the buttocks, patients need to have realistic expectations of the procedure and have overall good health.

 

You may be an ideal candidate for this procedure if you meet certain criteria, which includes:

 

  • Having an overall good health

  • Non-smokers

  • Having a healthy weight

  • Having a healthy lifestyle overall, which includes regular exercise

  • Lost of natural shape due to age or weight fluctuations

  • Those who are looking for a buttock augmentation without implants

  • Having enough fat stores in trouble areas for transfer

  • Been able and willing to avoid sitting directly on your buttocks for several weeks

 

A Brazilian butt lift provides better natural-looking results while also creating a much more appealing contour, compared to butt implants.

What are the risks of a Brazilian butt lift?

As with any surgery, this procedure carries risks that include:

 

  • Fat clots or embolism

  • Infection

  • Some scarring

  • Lumps under the skin

 

According to statistics, 1 in 3,000 patients who had a Brazilian butt lifts result in a decease, almost all if the injected fat enters the large veins in the buttocks, and then travels to the lungs, causing respiratory distress.

 

Make sure you select a board-certified plastic surgeon that performs at a health center approved by the Ministry of Health of the Dominican Republic, for a quality and safe procedure.

How is the Brazilian butt lift procedure like?

A Brazilian butt lift involves five basic steps:

 

Anesthesia

 

Surgery is typically performed as an outpatient procedure, and mostly, general anesthesia is administered through local may be also used. However, the type of anesthesia you receive depends on what your surgeon believes is best for you.

 

Harvest site setup

 

The harvest site is the area from which the fat will be removed with liposuction. Then, the buttocks are disinfected with antibacterial soap, to reduce the likelihood of an infection at the surgical sites.

 

Incisions

 

Incisions are made at the harvest site and the buttocks area for the cannula, a long, thin metal tube used to inject tumescent fluid and transfer fat.

 

The incisions in the buttocks area are the entry site for the fat transfer cannula.

 

The tumescent fluid is comprised of lidocaine and epinephrine to numb the areas that will be treated and narrow blood vessels to minimize bruising and bleeding, respectively.

 

Fat removal and transfer

 

Fat is removed from the harvest areas: hips, lower back, thighs, abdomen, and others.

 

The extracted fat is purified and prepared for transfer. Then, injected into specific points on the buttocks to increase volume and improve shape.

 

Incisions closed

 

After fat transferring, your surgeron will close the incisions with sutures to keep the fat from extruding from the buttocks.

How much fat can be transferred in a Brazilian butt lift?

There is no one-size-fits-all amount of fat transferred to your butt. Mostly, patients receive anywhere from 200 to 33cc of fat transfer per side.

Make sure that you select a board-certified plastic surgeon who performs at a health center availed by the Dominican Ministry of Public Health.

What should I expect in a Brazilian butt lift recovery?

The recovery following a Brazilian butt lift depends on your collaboration to make it successful and easier.

 

You should expect pain and not being allowed to sit directly on your buttocks for at least two weeks, except to use the toilet. Sleeping on your stomach or side and using a donut for sitting is encouraged

 

Light activities may be resumed after one week and work after two weeks.

 

During the first six weeks, expect to wear a compression garment and a reduction of most of the swelling.

 

Note that only up to 80 percent of the grafted fat stays while the rest is reabsorbed by your body.

What results should I expect in a Brazilian butt lift?

A Brazilian butt lift is a procedure of long-lasting results.

 

This means that fat cells removed with liposuction and placed into the butt remain for years if you keep a stable weight.

 

It can take up to four to six months for you to see the final results.

How much a Brazilian butt lift cost?

In the Dominican Republic, a Brazilian butt lift cost ranges from 3,700 to 4,200 dollars for an all-inclusive package that includes hospital and surgeon's fees, local transportation, recovery house, and lab test. 

Air fare, compression garment, insurance, and massages are not includes. 

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