Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery in Huntington, NY
Dr. Charlotte Ann Rhee is a Board Certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon in Huntington, Long Island NY that specializes in Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery. If you want to enlarge or reshape your buttocks and have discovered that the area does not respond to diet or exercise, buttock augmentation may be the solution you’ve been looking for.
What Is a Butt Lift?
A buttock lift (butt lift) contours the buttocks and compensates for low amounts of fat in the area. Women and men who enlarge their bottoms can enjoy a more voluptuous and perky profile. This type of augmentation can be safely achieved through injections of the patient’s own body fat or through implants.
What Is a Brazilian Butt Lift?
A Brazilian butt lift, also known as a butt lift or butt augmentation, is a procedure that uses excess body fat to enhance the buttocks. The excess fat is often taken from the thighs or abdomen, which adds body contouring to the butt lift. Liposuction is used to remove the fat from its original area, then it is purified before being injected into the backside.
Who Is a Good Candidate For a Brazilian Butt Lift?
A Brazilian butt lift can enhance the natural curves for patients who are unhappy with the shape of their rear ends. It can also add volume and roundness to a flat or small butt for patients seeking a more balanced body profile. Body-builders may seek buttock augmentation if they are unable to develop gluteal muscles in proportion with the rest of their bodies. Generally, if you are at least 18 years old and you are looking for a fuller, curvier butt, a Brazilian butt lift may be for you.
Fat Transfer vs. Implants For Buttocks Lift
Buttocks implants are generally only recommended for patients who have very little body fat to harvest, such as body-builders and those patients who are exceptionally thin. The preferred method for performing buttock augmentation is a through fat transfer because it uses the patient’s own body fat to reshape the butt.
Fat injection Brazilian Butt Lifts achieve a more natural result, have a lower risk of infection and have no risk of allergic reaction or rejection. In addition, this procedure contours the areas around the buttocks to enhance the overall effect.
Brazilian Butt Lift Procedure
Buttock augmentation with fat transfer, also known as the Brazilian butt lift in honor of the country in which it was developed, is performed with the patient under general anesthesia. The surgery involves two steps. First, the patient’s own fat is collected through a process similar to liposuction. The most popular areas for harvesting fat before buttock augmentation are the lower back, waist, flanks (love handles), thighs and stomach. This not only provides the raw material for buttock enhancement, it also contours the areas around the butt for a more dramatic result. The fat that has been removed is then purified using a special device so that the fat cells are ready to be reintroduced to the body with minimal reabsorption.
In the second step, the harvested fat is added to the buttocks with hundreds of tiny injections at a variety of depths to ensure an even, attractive augmentation. This method of fat injection lends a shapely contour to the buttocks that lasts a long time. Special attention is given to the upper buttocks so the entire rear looks youthfully and naturally lifted. The entire procedure will typically take between two and four hours.
How Long Does a Brazilian butt Lift Last?
Results from a Brazilian butt lift can be long-last if the patient maintains a healthy weight and lifestyle. We do warn patients that there is a chance that the fat will be reabsorbed into the body over time. However, in most cases, the fat is maintained after injection. Some patients choose to undergo a secondary procedure after a few years to maintain their results.
Brazilian Butt Lift Recovery
During recovery, patients should be wearing compression garments in order to reduce swelling and bleeding. For those that want more than the average surgical bra can look to BodyFly. BodyFly is a line of body shaping activewear for patients that are recovering from breast or body surgical procedures. Dr. Rhee founded this company in 2016 to offer patients wardrobe options that incorporate compression benefits with fashion.
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Brazilian Butt Lift Results
Results of this buttocks lift are immediate. However, you will experience some bruising and swelling that may effect the initial appearance of your results. These side effects will subside over the course of a few weeks, and you will being to notice improved results. Final results are recognized, on average, around four to six months.
When performed by an experienced surgeon using the proper techniques, buttock augmentation is a highly satisfying and permanent procedure. Brazilian butt lifts enhance the profile of the buttocks and surrounding areas for a younger, firmer, curvier look.
When Can I Sit After a Brazilian Butt Lift?
Patients should avoid sitting on the buttocks or lying on their backs for two to three weeks. During this time, compression garments may be worn to reduce swelling. Patients may experience some pain or discomfort, bruising and swelling after the procedure. Most patients return to work two weeks after their buttock augmentation. Most are able to resume all normal activities within four weeks. Swelling typically dissipates by the sixth week and the final outcome is visible.
Side Effects of Brazilian Butt Lift
As with any surgery, there are risks to undergoing a Brazilian butt lift. While rare, these risks include:
- Reaction to the anesthesia
- Damage to nerves or muscles
Occasionally, a repeat operation is necessary to achieve the desired results.