Brazilian Butt Lift
Many people wish that they had larger, rounder buttocks. But sometimes the results that they crave can’t be achieved even with diet and exercise. Such individuals may want to consider Brazilian butt lift surgery to get the results they desire. At Pacifico Plastic Surgery, we offer Brazilian butt lift surgery, and other buttocks enhancement procedures, to patients in the New York City and New Jersey area, including Brooklyn and Staten Island.
The basic principle behind a Brazilian butt lift is that fat is transferred from one or more areas of the body to the buttocks. This procedure will permanently enhance the appearance of the patient’s butt.
Why choose a Brazilian butt lift?
A Brazilian butt lift can address a variety of issues. Not only can it increase the overall volume of small buttocks, but it can also fill out flat buttocks and create a lifted appearance. Many patients feel more confident in their appearance as pants and dresses have a more flattering fit. Many patients prefer a Brazilian butt lift over a butt implant because it produces more natural results.
Am I a good candidate for a Brazilian butt lift?
In order to be considered for any type of cosmetic surgery, including a Brazilian butt lift, a patient needs to be in good health overall. They should be free of serious health issues such as heart or lung disease. It is always recommended to consult with your primary care physician before any procedure. Additionally, a patient must have enough extraneous fat on their body to transfer. Individuals who are too thin may be asked to gain a small amount of weight or to consider implants, instead.
How is the procedure performed?
Step 1: Fat is extracted. First, donor sections of the body will be selected for fat removal via liposuction. Common donor areas include the lower back, thighs and stomach. A thin cannula is inserted into the designated area to retrieve the fat cells.
Step 2: Fat is processed. Before the fat can be transferred to another part of the body, it must be treated through the process of centrifugation. This purifies the cells and ensures that only the best ones are used in the procedure for optimal results.
Step 3: Fat is reinjected. After purifying the fat cells, the fat is ready to be reinjected in the desired areas. The physician will perform many microinjections at various depths to help the patient attain a uniform and natural appearance. This technique also improves fat absorption for more permanent results.
What is the typical recovery period?
Most patients are advised not to sit directly on their buttocks for a period of two or three weeks. During this time, patients will also need to wear a compression garment to reduce bruising and swelling. After about four weeks, individuals can typically resume their normal activities.
It is also important to remember that initially, the buttocks may look larger than desired. Over the next few months, some of the fat will be reabsorbed into the body, while about 60% will stay in its new location.
Dr. Biagio Pacifico, a Board Certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, is ready to help patients in the Brooklyn and Staten Island areas (as well as throughout New York and New Jersey) achieve the body of their dreams. For more information, or to schedule a consultation for a Brazilian butt lift, give us a call today.