For patients who seek a fuller, contoured shape for the derrière, Brazilian Butt Lift may be the ideal solution. Below, experienced Miami plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Craft reviews the profile-enhancing benefits of this popular procedure, and discusses key aspects of the surgery and recovery.
Your genetic profile largely determines the size and shape of the buttocks and how your body stores excess fat. Creating the Brazilian look without a surgical solution is difficult, as any weight gain you might attempt to add volume to the buttocks will affect your entire body profile.
Brazilian Butt Lift uses fat from the hips, thighs or abdomen to add proportion to the buttocks. Fat is harvested using liposuction, the proven surgical technique that is commonly used to shrink pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise.
Fat transfers have been performed for many years, but today’s technique is far more sophisticated than procedures done decades ago. Advanced plastic surgeons now use a small-particle version of your body’s natural fat that is purified and filtered. The harvested fat will become an integral part of your buttocks. A portion of the fat cells will be absorbed by the body, and Dr. Craft will compensate for this during the transfer.
Natural Look and Feel
Because Brazilian Butt Lift uses your own fat cells, it is a more natural and less invasive alternative to implants. The procedure is simple and convenient, with fewer potential complications. The result tends to look and feel better, too. Implants may be advised for very slim patients who may not have sufficient fat to transfer.
Dr. Craft performs Brazilian Butt Lift as an outpatient procedure, and offers general anesthesia, IV sedation or even local anesthetic, if preferred. Discomfort during recovery is minimal, but you will need to tolerate the inconvenience of not sitting or sleeping on your back for approximately two weeks. Patients must modify physical activity for about two months, but are typically able to return to work after 10 days. You will be able to admire your final shape in about six months, and the results will be long-lasting.
If you would like more information on Brazilian Butt Lift, schedule a personal consultation with experienced Miami plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Craft today.