Brazilian Butt Lift
Patients looking to create a more prominent, enhanced buttock may be looking for a Brazilian Butt Lift. This procedure involves injecting your fat suctioned from other areas of your body into your buttock, augmenting the area to create a fuller more sensual look.
Brazilian Butt Lifts can be performed on people of varying age. There must be enough fat to be harvested for re-injection. If a patient does not have enough fat to transfer, they may consider a gluteal augmentation rather than a Brazilian Butt Lift. Think carefully about your goals and expectations before deciding on any cosmetic procedure.
This is your time to get to know Dr. Stiller and the staff at Linea. Be sure to convey your goals and expectations for the surgical procedure. Dr. Stiller will evaluate your medical health and explain the surgical techniques available to you. All of your questions related to the procedure will be answered as thoroughly as possible. Dr. Stiller will perform an examination of your trouble area at the consultation. Dr. Stiller will go over the risks and potential complications of the procedure you decide on, and he will explain the pre-operative and post-operative process.
All procedures carry some risks. Listed below are a few of the risks or potential complications.
- Bleeding- As with any surgery, bleeding is a risk. This may form a blood collection called a hematoma and may require drainage. It is important to discuss any history of excessive bleeding or family history of bleeding.
- Infection- Infection is relatively uncommon. Antibiotics will be given to you during the surgery and usually will be taken after the surgery.
- Scar- Usually 1cm or smaller in size.
- Asymmetry- There may be asymmetry in some areas.
- Pigmentation change of skin is possible
- Irregular contour may occur
- Not all fat transfers – some of the fat will disappear
- Numbness or sensation changes of the skin
- Some patients will require additional surgery
During your consultation an explanation of pre-operative and post-operative plan will be reviewed. You will be given a list of medication to avoid taking two weeks prior to the operation. A Linea staff member will contact you a few days before the surgery and notify you what time you are expected to arrive for your procedure and discuss any last minute details. At this time, you will be given an opportunity to ask any further questions. Continuing a healthy diet and exercise is very important prior to surgery. Smoking must be stopped two weeks prior to surgery.
Do not eat or drink eight hours before your surgery. You should wear a button down or zipper front shirt and sneakers. Do not wear sandals or slippers. You will meet with a member of our staff to prepare for surgery. Dr. Stiller will see you prior to your surgery to answer any final questions and meet family or friends. You will meet with our anesthesia provider to discuss anesthesia. For family or friends that accompany you, we have a lounge area to comfortably pass the time. You will need someone to drive you home after the operation and stay with you the first 24 hours after the surgery is completed.
A Brazilian Butt Lift can be performed with deep sedation or general anesthesia.
Typically, a Brazilian Butt Lift takes between two and three hours. Frequently, the procedure will include Dr. Stiller performing Liposuction of additional areas to contour the body and harvest the fat. The harvested fat will then be purified and injected back into the buttock. Upon completion of the procedure, dressings will be applied and you will be placed in post-operative garments.
Following surgery, you will likely have drainage from your incisions. Any discomfort you feel should be controlled with oral pain medications prescribed by Dr. Stiller. You can expect to feel tired and sore a few days following the Brazilian Butt Lift. Bruising and swelling is common and may take a few weeks to resolve. You must NOT sit directly on your buttock for up to three weeks.
Immediately after the surgery, we want you to get up and walk, and continue this light activity for the next few weeks. You will begin feeling better in just a few weeks. You will need to wear compression garments for the first month after the procedure. Healing is a gradual process and it takes time. Please refrain from strenuous activity for one month. Depending on the type of work you do, you can go back to your job as soon as you feel comfortable. Resumption of physical activity will be determined by Dr. Stiller in your post-operative follow up exams, usually at four weeks.
You will see results immediately. Swelling can take a number of months to completely resolve. But if you have been realistic with your expectations, you should be very pleased with your surgery upon first look. You may find you fit into clothes differently and be more at ease with your shape. A Brazilian butt lift does not substitute for diet and exercise. If you maintain your weight and continue to exercise, your results should last longer.
Brazilian Butt Lift