Brazilian Butt Lift
Why is Brazilian Butt Lift so Popular?
The butt has become a commonly discussed part of women’s bodies recently. Every year between 2014-2016 was dubbed by the media the “Year of the Booty.” Indeed, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) recently released statistics on the top cosmetic surgery procedures of 2015 and butt enhancement surgery is clearly on the rise. According to the ASPS, butt implants were the fastest growing type of plastic surgery last year, but buttock augmentation with fat grafting and buttock lifts are still the most popular butt procedures women are asking for.
What is a Brazilian Butt Lift?
A Brazilian Butt Lift or Gluteal augmentation is an outpatient procedure that can define, shape, and increase the size of the buttock area. The augmentation can be done with a solid silicone implant, or by autologous fat transfer. Lately most people request Brazilian Butt lift which involves enhancing the area with fat. It has advantages over implants because it removed fat by liposuction in a trouble area and moved it to where it’s desired; the butt. The Brazilian Butt Lift is really three procedures in one: liposuction, fat transfer, and butt augmentation.
What to Expect During the Brazilian Butt Lift
The incision is done vertically in-between the buttock cheeks. For gluteal augmentation with an implant, a pocket is created between the gluteus maximus muscle superficially, and gluteus medius and minimus muscles deeply. This allows for the implant to stay snugly and safely in place. Dissolvable and/or Nylon sutures will close the incision site.
For a gluteal augmentation by autologous fat transfer, an area such as the abdomen, back, hips, or thighs, is liposuctioned and the fat washed and transferred to the gluteal area. It is injected with a syringe into the gluteal muscles. As the target areas are being injected, our board certified plastic surgeons at CoolBody Contours can shape and contour the buttocks. The muscle will then retain and nourish the fat. Because the fat is coming from the same person, there is no risk of the body rejecting the fat.
What to Expect During the Recovery Period of a Brazilian Butt Lift
Following a Brazilian Butt Lift or gluteal augmentation, there is no limitation to sitting down, and one can sleep on his/her back. If Nylon sutures were used, they will be removed within two weeks. A compression garment is worn to help reduce the swelling and protect the buttocks during the healing period.
Restrictions over the next six weeks may include but are not limited to: heavy lifting, pulling, or pushing. It will take several weeks for the swelling and bruising to dissipate.
The use of bath tubs, Jacuzzis, or anything that allows the body to submerge is not allowed, until clearance from the physician has been provided (usually three weeks after the surgery). Showering is allowed 48 hours after surgery. It is important to pat the operative areas dry and replace the dressings.
If you have any questions regarding Brazilian Butt Lift or gluteal implants please contact one of our licensed providers at CoolBody Contours at (480)-471-8700.