Butt Lift Surgery 101

Transferring extra fats from certain parts of your body to your buttocks is perhaps the best way of transforming your body shape. Augmenting your butts in this kind of way not only makes them look natural, but there’s also little to no chances for rejection. Brazilian butt lift surgery uses your own fat to improve the shape and size of your butts. First, a surgeon performs liposuction to get rid of fat from areas where it’s unwanted (often the hips, neck, stomach, arms, back and thighs) and then injects it into the backside. The lipo can also be done around the butt area to enhance the look of the contour and lift.

If you are considering undergoing the process, you are likely to have several questions; here are some answers that will give you an insight to what the procedure entails.


Is the buttock lift surgery right for me?

The most crucial factor for the butt lift surgery is your overall health. To be considered for any cosmetic surgery, you have to be in a good medical condition. So, if you have any lung, heart or neurological disorders, you definitely are not a good candidate for this type of surgery.

Perfect candidates have the right BMI with an adequate amount of fat in the abdomen, back, thighs and love handle for lipo. Not only that, the skin in the mentioned areas needs to have sufficient elasticity to prevent sagging. If you match the qualifications but don’t have enough fat, you may be asked to add 10 to 20lbs before the surgery.


Is the butt lift procedure permanent, or does it wear off?

The best thing about butt raising surgery is the fat cells that remain alive during the transfer will survive in their new location forever. This about 60% of the injected fat; your body naturally absorbs most of it and gets rid of the rest.

It’s crucial to note that these transferred fat cells act similarly to the other fats, and are subject to weight fluctuations. For long lasting results, you’ll have to maintain your body weight after the surgery rather than losing it.


How do I find the best surgeon for the process?

Like any other free choice procedure, choosing a professional with the much-needed experience is vital. While any surgeon can legally perform butt lift surgery, you want to settle for one who frequently undertakes the same process and assures best and safe results. Experts recommend for you to have multiple consultations before settling for a surgeon.

With the recent reports of deaths and injuries, it’s important that you are diligent in researching and choosing a doctor. On top of finding an experienced, board licensed plastic surgeon, you can also ask the doctor;

If they’ve had any death records

How many butt lift surgery have they performed?

What makes their technique safe?

Ask about other people who will be helping with the care (anesthesia providers, nurses and other ancillary personnel) as they have a significant influence on your experience.

Inquire about where they’ll perform the procedure, and see to it that the American Associating authorizes the facility for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities or a similar body that’s recognized nationwide.

You can check with the American Board of Plastic Surgery to ensure the doctor is certified

What is the butt augmentation like?

The butt lift procedure happens in three stages:

  1. Harvesting of fats from predetermined areas
  2. Processing it through centrifugation
  3. Reinjection of fat into the butt through numerous tiny microinjections


How long until I recover?

Recovery period differs with patients. For a fast and effective recovery, doctors recommend not sitting directly on your buttocks after the surgery for approximately two weeks. After which you may sit on a boppy pillow (to place your pressure on the thighs). You’ll also need to put on a compression cloth for six weeks, to minimize swelling and bruising while assisting the loose skin to tighten up.

What are the side effects of the process?

If done by an experienced surgeon, butt lift surgery has the high success rate, but like any surgery, it’s not without risk.

Common side effects are:

  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Irregular contour
  • Infection
  • Asymmetry
  • Loss of fat
  • More severe risk related to the butt lift surgery are injury and death.


Can the butt enlargement surgery be reversed?

Although considered a permanent process, revisions are possible. Liposuction can remove some fats that were transferred. Fats can also be added like in the first procedure, to increase results or correct asymmetries, but this is dependent on how much fat you have in store.

How much will I pay for the butt lift surgery?

Price varies according to different factors, but the average cost is around $6,500.

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