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Brazilian Butt Lift: Body Contouring for the Backside

By Benjamin J Boudreaux M.D. on October 09, 2014

A woman in a bikini looking out at the waterThere are many different options for body sculpting available at North Shore Plastic Surgery, which has made us one of the leaders in aesthetic enhancement in the greater New Orleans area. Advanced body contouring techniques can trim body fat while enhancing curves elsewhere, giving you the figure that you have always wanted.

When dieting and exercise may not produce the curves you are looking for, a Brazilian butt lift can be an option for you to get those results. While there are a few options to enhance the features of your buttocks, a Brazilian butt lift differs from typical butt implants. Let's go over the basics of the Brazilian butt lift right now.

About Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery

A Brazilian butt implant consists of harvesting fat from other parts of your body, which are then transferred into your butt to provide you with a rounder, fuller bottom. This is a process known as fat transfer, or microlipoinjection. It has become increasingly popular for many different kinds of body contouring procedures.

The Benefits of Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery

The Brazilian butt lift offers two procedures in one, essentially. Patients are able to enhance their buttocks using their own body fat, and also remove some unwanted body fat from another part of the body in the process. This can dramatically enhance curves and body contours.

Some fat reabsorption will occur following surgery, but the remaining fat transferred to the buttocks will result in a smooth, firm, and plumper backside which will help you achieve your aesthetic goals.

Ideal Candidates for Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery

The ideal candidates for Brazilian butt lift surgery are generally in good physical health, meaning that they are no more than 35 pounds overweight and do not suffer from medical conditions that might make a surgical procedure risky. Patients should have realistic expectations about the procedure and what it entails to ensure optimal patient satisfaction.

What to Expect During Your Brazilian Butt Lift

During a Brazilian butt lift, your surgeon will administer anesthesia before proceeding. Once you are sedated, your doctor will begin harvesting fat to be implanted into your buttocks. He or she will use liposuction to extract this fat and then purify the fat using a centrifuge.

The purified fat is then injected into the buttocks to enhance shape and contour. Typically, this fat is harvested and extracted from the lower abdomen, the love handles, and/or the thighs. Depending on what you ask for, your surgeon may focus his or her attention on either your upper buttocks or your lower buttocks.

Recovery After Your Brazilian Butt Lift

Much like other surgeries, you will likely experience soreness in the treatment area and the part of the body from which the fat was harvested. Typically you'll be able to return to work soon after the procedure based on your surgeon's discretion. Patients will typically need to wear a special compression garment designed to protect and support your buttocks and to assist in the healing process.

The healing process can take a few weeks, at the very least. However, you should expect a full recover in one to two months, at which point you can resume any exercise regimens you were on prior to your Brazilian butt lift.

Learn More About Advanced Body Contouring Techniques

To learn more about Brazilian butt lift surgery and how we can enhance your body contour, be sure to contact our cosmetic plastic surgery center today. The entire team here at North Shore Plastic Surgery looks forward to your visit and helping you achieve the best possible body sculpting results.

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