- Make a visit to your primary care doctor to complete your medical evaluation and laboratory testing.
- Your surgeon may request for you to also be evaluated by a specialist prior to your procedure.
- Please ensure any preoperative requests are completed 2 weeks before surgery.
- Make any arrangements to be off from work or other strenuous activities while you are recovering from surgery. Have extra help available, particularly if caring for small children.
- Tobacco, cigarettes and nicotine consumption will cause poor wound healing, longer healing times, and excessive scarring. We advise discontinuing these products more than 4 weeks prior to surgery.
The Brazilian Butt Lift is actually a two-part surgical procedure:
During Part 1 of the surgery, fat is liposuctioned from areas of the body where it is in excess. This provides the added benefit of removing excess fat from other parts of the body, improving the patient’s overall look. Usually, several tiny incisions are made to access the fatty areas where liposuction will be performed. The fat is removed via liposuction, it is then processed and purified in the operating room. Then the second stage of the surgery begins.
This part of the procedure involves multiple injections of the patient’s own fat back into the buttocks, where it is sculpted by the doctor, making the buttocks larger and rounder. Once the appropriate amount of fat is injected, the procedure is complete. After the procedure, patients will experience swelling and bruising, but this will subside after few weeks. The discomfort from the surgery will be managed by pain medication. The results are immediate, but the buttocks will be at their largest right after the procedure and will slightly decrease in size as you heal from the surgery. The final result and size of the new butt will be visible after the full three months of healing.
You should be aware that the buttocks will be very sensitive for approximately 10 days following the procedure, and you will not be able to sit on your bottom during this time. Following this period, the sensitivity should subside and you will be able to resume your normal activities. Your buttocks will appear larger immediately after surgery and the final results will show about 3 months after the surgery has taken place.
Frequently Asked Question (FAQ):
What is the difference between a Brazilian Butt Lift and a Traditional Butt Lift?
- In a traditional butt lift, the doctor removes excess or sagging skin that is due to weight loss, gravity or the ageing process. After making incisions, the skin over the buttocks is raised and tightened, making the buttocks look less saggy, dimpled or wrinkled. In the Brazilian Butt Lift, the patient’s own fat is injected into the buttocks, making them larger, rounder and shapelier. A BBL does not lift the butt, it reshapes it, thus it is not ideal for the patient who needs an actual lift of a saggy bum.
Are there any complications associated with Brazilian Butt Lift surgery?
- As with all cosmetic surgeries, there are some risks involved. These risks include bleeding, infection, and collection of fluid under the skin, swelling and blood clots. Our surgeons do everything possible to minimize risks associated with the surgery.