No ifs, ands or buts about it: Brazilian butt lifts are all the rage. This cosmetic surgery, which currently is one of the most-requested procedures, uses a patient’s own fat that is extracted via liposuction and purified before being transferred into the buttocks. Brazilian butt lifts can noticeably increase volume and create eye-catching results. It has never been easier to attain the shapely, sexy silhouette that is in high demand courtesy of such curvaceous celebrities as Nicki Minaj, Beyonce, and Kim Kardashian.
Brazilian butt lifts are a highly customizable procedure, tailored specifically to meet the aesthetic needs and desires of each patient. It is a misconception that surgery typically results in a disproportionately large derriere. In fact, for most, the intention is to enhance the bottom by lifting it and creating a smoother and more toned appearance. For those who have long been displeased with the size and shape of their behind, a Brazilian butt lift also may ultimately bolster confidence in their appearance.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey LaGrasso works closely with patients at his surgery center in Miami, FL, to assist them in setting and achieving realistic expectations and goals for the outcome of their Brazilian butt lift procedure. He explains why this transformative surgery is so popular and effective at sculpting beautiful backsides.
It is minimally invasive
Performed on an outpatient basis, the Brazilian butt lift is considered a minimally invasive procedure. Several small incisions are made to perform the liposuction, during which unwanted fat can be extracted from the abdomen, hips, and thighs before being transferred (or grafted) into the buttocks to add volume and contour. Most patients are able to return home soon after surgery, which typically takes about two hours to complete. There is a much lower risk of complications associated with Brazilian butt lifts than other more invasive surgeries since the transferred fat cells usually continue to thrive after being injected into the buttocks. This often makes for longer-lasting aesthetic results.
When compared to other procedures that are intended to boost the backside, the Brazilian butt lift scores points among those in Miami, FL for its ability to achieve more natural-looking outcomes because it utilizes a patient’s own tissue. For example, surgical butt lifts typically are only able to improve the appearance of sagging skin that results as part of the aging process or due to extreme weight loss. The procedure does not add volume to the bottom unless silicone buttock implants also are placed. However, over time, implants may sag and lend a gumdrop-like appearance to the behind.
Despite the numerous magazine covers that feature a bevy of big-bottomed celebs, it may surprise some to learn that injecting large amounts of fat into the behind generally does not improve the outcome of a Brazilian butt lift. Dr. LaGrasso skillfully sculpts the buttocks, as well as other areas including the lower back, thighs, and flanks to create an overall balanced and appealing shape to the backside.
Because Brazilian butt lifts require that fat be extracted with liposuction from elsewhere on the body before it can be transferred to enhance the bottom, the procedure also works to effectively slim down and contour the waist, stomach, hips, and other areas where pesky fat may have persisted. As a result, patients in Miami, FL get the added benefit of a more-toned look overall in conjunction with their Brazilian butt lift. For example, for those who desire a classic hourglass figure, Dr. LaGrasso can use lipo to artfully craft curves around the waist and hips. Besides realizing an improved shape, patients also may experience an increase in their self-confidence as a result of a Brazilian butt lift.
A speedy recovery
For most patients, the recovery from a Brazilian butt lift is relatively fast and easy. In the days immediately following the procedure, it is not unusual to experience some soreness in the areas where incisions were made and fat was extracted. Any tissue tenderness should resolve itself within about a week. Special compression garments may be worn to help the body adjust to its new shape as well as to minimize swelling. When laying down, be sure to rest on the thighs. Refrain from putting extra weight on the buttocks area for 2-3 weeks after surgery as this will increase the viability of the transferred fat tissue. Once the bruising and swelling have completely subsided, usually within 6-8 weeks, the majority of patients are able to enjoy the optimal results of their Brazilian butt lift.
Selecting the right plastic surgeon
As you begin your search for a skilled, experienced surgeon to perform your Brazilian butt lift, consider asking trusted friends and family members for recommendations, especially if they have undergone the procedure themselves and were pleased with their results. It also is important to know in advance the type of outcome you hope to achieve with the surgery. Is it a subtle enhancement to your figure that you desire? Or are fabulous, dramatic curves more of what you have in mind? A board-certified plastic surgeon such as Dr. LaGrasso is able to assist patients in Miami, FL in determining which features will best complement their body’s proportions.
Optimize your consultation by requesting to view before-and-after photos of previous patients. Pay special attention to photos of patients whose proportions are similar to yours, as these may offer a glimpse into the type of results that you can expect from your own Brazilian butt lift.
Finally, inquire about the costs associated with your surgery. As with most cosmetic procedures, it will not be covered by medical insurance. The staff at our surgery center will provide you with an estimate detailing fees for anesthesia and other services as well as information about payment plans and financing options.
Are you considering a Brazilian butt lift?
Not everyone is fortunate enough to be born with a bootylicious backside. Some wish that their bottom was a bit more voluminous to better fill out their favorite pair of designer jeans. Others want seriously sculpted, celebrity-caliber curves. With a Brazilian butt lift, both results are achievable. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey LaGrasso is dedicated to helping patients in Miami, FL look and feel their best. We invite you to contact our surgery center and learn more about the posterior possibilities that exist with this exciting procedure.