A buttock lift or Brazilian butt lift is performed to transform a small, flat or poorly developed buttock area into a beautifully contoured, well-rounded shape. A buttock lift improves and removes excess, sagging skin from your buttocks and thighs that may have developed after a significant weight loss or simply due to aging. A buttock lift is a safe and effective procedure that provides long-lasting, desirable results.
How a Buttock Lift is Accomplished
The contouring and shaping of your buttock area is accomplished by harvesting fat from other areas of your own body, usually the love handles, so the procedure is safer and recovery time is shorter. Since your own body fat is used in a buttock lift or Brazilian butt lift there is no danger of implant rupture or capsular contracture.
What Can I Expect?
A buttock lift is typically performed as an out-patient procedure under general anesthesia in two to four hours. After the surgery there may be some temporary swelling and bruising and any pain or discomfort can be controlled with pain medication prescribed by your surgeon. You will be advised to wear a compression garment around your buttocks and the area from which the donor fat was harvested to promote and encourage healing. Strenuous activity or exercise should not be resumed until six weeks after your surgical procedure. It usually takes four to six months for a complete recovery and a return to all normal activities with no restrictions. The results of a buttock lift can last for ten or more years if there is not a significant weight loss or weight gain.
What Makes a Good Candidate for this Surgery?
You can consider yourself a good candidate for a buttock lift if:
Your buttocks appear asymmetrical due to trauma
You want to simply improve your body contour
You are in good general physical and emotional health
During your initial consultation with your surgeon it is important to discuss what your expectations are for your buttock lift surgery and how you wish to appear post-surgery.