9 Things Your Surgeon Might Not Be Telling You about a Brazilian Butt Lift


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The Brazilian butt lift has fast become one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries in the world.

In order to achieve a sexier, shapelier butt, liposuction is used to remove excess fat from other areas of the body so that it can be transferred into the buttocks. The procedure is fairly straightforward and can be performed using local anaesthetic but general anaesthetic is preferred.

In total, the procedure lasts around 2 hours and patients will only experience mild discomfort, bruising and swelling for a few weeks after their procedure. You also won’t be able to sit on your buttocks for at least 2 weeks to allow the new fat to settle and heal. A compression garment will need to be worn for 4 – 6 weeks.  

9 Things your surgeon may not be telling you about your butt lift

Here are a few things that your surgeon might not be telling you:

  1. Not all of the transferred fat will survive. Research shows that roughly 50% of the injected fat won’t survive, which is why your doctor injects more fat than is necessary.
  2. Some of the dead fat can remain in the body (Necrosis). Most doctors won’t inject more than 500 to 600 cc of fat per butt cheek to prevent this from happening.
  3. Weight changes will affect your results. Keep in mind that if you lose or gain weight, your buttocks will be affected accordingly.
  4. They’re using fillers instead of fat. A traditional Brazilian butt lift will only require fat from your own body and it’s recommended that fillers not be used. Ask your surgeon for more details about the Brazilian Butt Lift at their particular clinic to make sure this isn’t the case.
  5. Their facility isn’t fully accredited. A number of surgeons aren’t operating out of fully accredited facilities. Ask your surgeon about the facility before proceeding with your butt lift.
  6. You shouldn’t always believe what you see online. Make sure that the Brazilian butt lift photos you’re reviewing weren’t taken on the operating room table as the volume may be exaggerated due to the swelling.
  7. Be wary of photos in general. How a patient is positioned, what lighting is used as well as what underwear is worn can affect before and after photos so be aware of this when reviewing them.
  8. Your butt will sag again over time. It’s important to remember that even though the results of a Brazilian butt lift will last you for many years, your buttocks will eventually sag slightly again with age.
  9. Large quantities of fat are not the only important factor. As much as the excess fat is going to add volume to your buttocks, your surgeon also needs to be able to sculpt it in order to achieve the desired result, which is why choosing the right surgeon is important.  

Brazilian butt lifts are definitely here to stay but be sure to choose the right surgeon before you proceed.


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