Brazilian butt lifts, or buttock augmentation, can reshape, lift and contour your butt. Some women seek this procedure to enhance the appearance of their butt because they have a flat or misshapen buttocks, or they want to balance out the contour of their body.
- Talk with your surgeon about your expectations. Butt lifts can enhance the fullness and roundness of your buttocks. Your surgeon will help you determine how much fat to transfer to create the shape and contour you desire.
- Fat transfers are used to move fat from one part of the body to the butt. Your surgeon will use liposuction to remove fat and inject it into the butt. He or she can recommend how much fat will need to be harvested to achieve the ideal shape and size. Removing this fat from the waist or thighs can enhance the appearance of the newly enlarged butt. The body will absorb some of the re-injected fat, but patients who have undergone the surgery have satisfying, lasting results. Butt lifts, like other fat transfers, may change over time depending on an individual’s lifestyle, exercise habits and weight gain or loss.
- Following your surgeon’s instructions for recovery is crucial. Like any plastic surgery procedure, it’s extremely important to follow every instruction from your surgeon. Following a butt lift procedure, you’ll typically need to avoid prolonged sitting for up to two weeks to prevent damage to the fat. You’ll be advised to wear a support garment while healing and you may have drains put in place to remove fluids from under the skin. Your surgeon may also recommend lymphatic massage to aid healing.
Wearing a support or compression garment at liposuction incision sites can help the recovery process. Be sure to ask lots every question you have beforehand about how to care for your incisions and areas that were treated with liposuction.