Brazilian Butt Lift
Butts come in all shapes and sizes. Some of us are lucky enough to be born with the derrière of our dreams, but many more are not. Even if we’re genetically fortunate, gravity and age still take their toll on the backside. Many individuals who wish to improve the fullness and appearance of their posterior opt for a Brazilian Butt Lift. This is a surgical procedure designed to help restore volume to the buttocks.*
Essentially two surgeries in one, the Brazilian Butt Lift works by taking fat from one area of the body and transferring it to the butt, which allows for added volume and reshaping to create a more pleasing contour. A Brazilian Butt Lift usually starts with a Liposuction procedure that harvests the fat from another part of the body; that fat is then prepared and placed in the soft tissue of the backside. It’s then shaped and contoured to achieve the desired look. In addition to improving the look of the posterior, butt lifts that employ Liposuction often have the added benefit of making other areas of the body appear smaller, since fat is taken from areas with a surplus, such as the waist and stomach.* Dr. David Sieber’s artistic eye allows him to customize each Brazilian Butt Lift for a patient’s individual body and needs, ensuring consistent, superior results.*
What It Will Improve:*
- Size, shape and roundness of buttocks
- Contour and smoothness of buttocks
- Overall aesthetic appearance
- Proportions of entire body
- Fit of clothing
- Length: 2-3 hours
- Anesthesia: General
- Type of Procedure: Outpatient
- Side Effects: Bruising, swelling, pain
- Recovery: 1-2 weeks
To find out more about a Brazilian Butt Lift with Dr. David Sieber at Sieber Plastic Surgery, call us today at: 415-915-9000 or schedule a consultation here.
Brazilian Butt Lift Technique
In this outpatient procedure, Dr. Sieber will use Liposuction to remove fat from the problem areas on your body, usually the flanks, hips, back, or stomach, and strategically place it into your backside, contouring the new fat to create the ideal look. This dual procedure can help create not only a shaplier, more desirable backside*, but it can also help define the appearance of the parts of your body where the fat was taken.* Each procedure is unique and based on the needs and desires of the patient, but many procedures are designed to create a rounded, lifted, and shaplier buttocks.*
Preparing for Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery
As with any other major surgery, medications and supplements that can increase the risk of bleeding must be stopped two weeks before surgery. Please see our list of medications and supplements to avoid, and if you are unsure, just ask. Many common and popular over-the-counter health supplements, such as Ginkgo biloba and St. John’s wort, can raise the risk of bleeding in some individuals. You shouldn’t smoke at all, but if you do smoke (or vape), it’s best to quit at least four weeks before surgery. Be sure to check with your primary care physician before stopping any medications.
Recovery from Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery
For the first several days after surgery, sitting directly on your butt may affect the ability of the fat cells to “take,” meaning fewer will survive. You will not be able to sit directly on your butt for the first 10 days after the procedure, so be sure to plan accordingly. Sitting directly on your butt may kill some of the fat cells you need to create the shape you are hoping for, adversely affecting your results.
You will likely experience a fair amount of swelling in your butt right after surgery, but this should begin subsiding within 48-72 hours. You will likely have extensive bruising and swelling in the area or areas where Liposuction was performed, and you’ll need to wear a compression garment over those areas for at least 6-8 weeks after the surgery. This will help reduce the buildup of fluid underneath the skin. You can use ice to help reduce swelling, both around your buttocks and other areas of your body, but ice packs should be applied only for a short time, as they can freeze the skin, which could impact the fat’s ability to thrive in the new location.
Immediately after surgery, the more time you’re able to spend on your feet, the better. You’ll be able to resume light cardio a couple of weeks after surgery and more strenuous exercise about a month after the procedure. At six weeks post-surgery, you’ll be released to full activities.
Depending on how much fat was transferred, you’ll be able to see your final results as soon as three months after the surgery, though it could take as much as six months to see the full final results.*
Brazilian Butt Lift FAQs
Q: I have a really flat butt. Will a Brazilian Butt Lift help give me more of a boost?
A: A Brazilian Butt Lift surgery can not only enhance the shape, but it can create a completely new shape to your butt if you’re unhappy with what you have now.*
Q: I’m very thin, and I don’t think I have enough fat to transfer to my butt. Are there other options?
A: Just as many women have silicone implants in their breasts, there are also formed silicone implants designed for butt augmentation. These implants are firmer than fat and work well in thinner patients to enhance the shape and fullness of their butts. Other treatments such as Sculptra injections are also available to thinner patients.
Q: My butt has a great deal of cellulite on it. Can my Brazilian Butt Lift help alleviate that dimpled appearance?
A: Yes, Dr. Sieber customizes each procedure to each patient, so if cellulite is a concern of yours, Dr. Sieber will take special care to gently massage and smooth out the fat once it’s transferred to your buttocks.
Q: I want to create a natural appearance. Is this possible with a Brazilian Butt Lift?
A: Yes, in fact, the procedure was designed specifically to create a more natural appearance than some other butt-reshaping procedures, which is why your body’s own fat is used.
Q: How long will my Brazilian Butt Lift last?
A: Because the transfer takes fat from another area of your body, there’s less of a chance the cells won’t thrive in their new location than with an artificial implant. Because of this, Brazilian Butt Lifts have some of the longest effective lifespans of any cosmetic procedures, with results remaining for as many as 20 years or more.
*Disclaimer: Results may vary from person to person. Editorial content, before and after images, and patient testimonials do not constitute a guarantee of specific results.