Brazilian Butt Lifting
Buttock augmentation is a procedure that reshapes and enhances your gluteal area, providing you with a more shapely buttock profile. In the past ten years, this procedure has become increasingly popular worldwide, with round, firm buttocks often seen as a symbol of femininity and sensuality. The most frequent methods for enlarging and reshaping your buttocks are fat grafting using your own natural fatty tissue (popularly referred to as the “Brazilian butt lift”), or with buttock implants.
Am I a good candidate for BBL?
If your butt is flat or too small for your body, if you lost weight and your buttocks are sagging, if you are in general good health, then you are a good candidate for a bbl.
How is a BBL performed?
During BBL your surgeon takes fat from one or many areas of your body and uses it to enhance and reshape your buttocks.
First, he performs liposuction to remove fatty tissues from different areas of your body, then these fatty tissues are processed and ready for fat transfer.
small incisions are made and the fat is reinjected into the buttocks.
Finally, all the incisions are closed with sutures, drains are inserted and a special tight garment for BBL is worn.
What are my options?
During your consultation, your surgeon will recommend an approach based on your aesthetic goals and body shape.
Fat grafting is recommended to reshape your butt, implants may be chosen if you desire a more rounded appearance to your buttocks.
If you have little excess fat, then implants may be appropriate; however, if you have sagging buttocks after massive weight loss, then fat transfer or a combination of both approaches may be more effective.
What will my buttock augmentation scars be like?
The incisions for liposuction are small, equally, those made for the injection, they will fade away with time.
Typically an incision is made in the fold between the buttock “cheeks.”
Aftercare and recovery
Immediately after your bbl, drainage tubes are inserted to drain out the fluids from the wound,
When you wake up from the anesthesia, you will experience discomfort and pain, our medical team will help you get through this.
Your surgeon may recommend lymphatic massage to try to reduce swelling and facilitate better drainage of any fluid buildup.
It is very important that you follow all patient care instructions provided by your surgeon after a butt augmentation procedure.
On the first day after surgery, you may be instructed to stay in bed with the compression garment on and to periodically move your hands and feet to maintain good circulation. You will be able to get up and walk after the second post-operative day.
You can expect some bruising and swelling in the buttock area during recovery; this may spread up to the abdominal or thigh area. This is normal and will begin to subside after a few days or weeks.
Your buttocks may be sore and painful, but this usually begins to resolve after just a few days. Pain medication will be prescribed for the pain.
Drains will be in place for the first seven days to eliminate fluid buildup and oozing from your incisions.
Many surgeons do not allow sitting in the first 10-14 days except for using the toilet and eating. After this time, you can sit with a soft pillow placed beneath your hamstring muscles but not touching your buttock, so that your buttock is in the air and there is no pressure on the newly augmented buttock. This has not been proven to impact surgical results but is often advised as a precaution.
Direct pressure must be kept off the buttocks for at least eight weeks, so sitting without a pillow is not allowed for that period.
You must wear a compression garment for six to eight weeks.
Is the result permanent?
After a successful fat transfer buttock augmentation, the fat that remains will stay there for the rest of your life. Like the rest of the tissue in your body, this fat will grow and age with you. If you have implants placed, these devices do not need to be removed unless you develop a late complication.
Although the procedure improves the shape and contour of your buttocks, you should make necessary lifestyle changes to maintain the appearance of your new shape. A healthy diet and exercise regimen can be incorporated into your daily routine to maintain your look.