Many individuals who are not able to achieve a round, firm buttocks through diet and exercise choose to take action with cosmetic procedures, such as a Brazilian butt lift. This is a procedure that can enhance the shape of the buttocks. The procedure increases volume in the buttocks and slims areas that harbor stubborn body fat, so some choose this procedure because it offers two benefits. Furthermore, the results of the procedure can look more natural than implants because natural body fat is used as filler.
The procedure is carried out using a fat transfer performed by Dr. Salas. The donor fat is typically taken from the lower back, abdomen, hips, or thighs. It is removed with liposuction, purified, and then injected into the buttocks.
Liposuction is administered using a small tube that’s known as a cannula. The unwanted fat will be dislodged and suctioned out from an area that you and Dr. Salas have agreed upon. The donor fat will be injected into specific areas of the buttocks, which will increase the volume and improve the shape of the behind.
It is important that candidates are in good health. Another factor that determines if you are a good candidate for a Brazilian butt lift is if you have enough donor fat that can be harvested for the injections. When an individual doesn’t have adequate body fat, implants may be a better option to achieve a rounder buttocks. Candidates should also be at a stable weight that is close to their ideal weight. If you are planning on losing weight, it is best to wait until you have met and maintained your goal before you have the surgery.
Recovery and Aftercare
After the procedure, you should avoid sitting on your buttocks for about two weeks. It is also recommended that you sleep on your side to ensure that the area heals properly. During recovery, it is vital not to put too much pressure on the buttocks, and you may be asked to wear a compression garment to minimize swelling. Most individuals can resume light activities about a week after the procedure and can return to work 10 to 14 days following the surgery. Strenuous activity, such as vigorous exercise, can be resumed after one month. More detailed aftercare instructions can be provided to you at your consultation.
The results after the procedure are long-lasting. The fat cells that are transferred to the buttocks can survive for many years when you maintain a healthy lifestyle. Would you like to find out if a Brazilian butt lift is right for you? If so, visit the office of Dr. Salas, Salas Plastic Surgery, in Miami, FL to learn more. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!