What Is a Brazilian Butt Lift?
A Brazilian Butt Lift uses a combination of liposuction and fat grafting to enlarge the buttocks. Fatty tissue that has been liposuctioned is placed into the buttocks to enhance their size and shape.
What Should I Know About Brazilian Butt Lift?
A Brazilian Butt Lift is not a surgical treatment for weight loss. The results of the Brazilian Butt Lift can vary. The amount of fatty tissue that survives and the amount of fatty tissue that is grafted lends to the overall result. Dr. Rumer utilizes a state-of-the-art liposuction system that harvests fat in a much less traumatic fashion than conventional liposuction. This system also prevents the fat from being exposed to air. Air will destroy or damage the fat cells. With Dr. Rumer’s technique, approximately 90 to 95 percent of the fatty tissue that is transferred into the buttocks survives, in comparison to the 60 to 80 percent survival rate associated with conventional liposuction.
Immediately after surgery, you will notice that your buttocks are larger. This enlargement is the result of two components: the fatty component that will live in its new environment producing the permanent change; and edema or swelling that occurs in an area of surgery. The edema will resolve over three to six weeks, leaving you with the final result. Post-operative weight gain will make your buttocks larger and weight loss will make your buttocks smaller after the procedure. Occasionally a patient will need two grafting sessions in order to obtain the fullness they desire.
What Does the Procedure Involve?
Once under general anesthesia, you will undergo liposuction. Liposuctioning of the hips, the area below the buttocks, and the lower portion of the back are an essential part of the operation. Other areas may be liposuctioned as well, adding to the pool of fat that can be grafted back into your buttocks. Liposuctioning the lower back, hips and the area below the buttocks reduces these areas, thus helping to accentuate the buttocks. Placing the liposuctioned fat into the buttocks increases the size of the buttocks, accentuating the definition of the buttocks even more. The combination leads to the most fullness possible with this technique.
How Long Is Recovery and When Can I Resume My Normal Activities?
You will be placed in a compression garment immediately after your surgery. You must wear this garment 24 hours/day for the next four weeks. The first day is moderately uncomfortable. On day 2 to 5, tenderness rapidly resolves. You are able to move around the house more freely without assistance. From day 1 to 14, you must remain off your buttocks to help the transferred fatty tissue survive. After five to seven days, you may be able to return to work. Please consult with Dr. Rumer to discuss your return-to-work schedule. In two to three weeks, you may be able to increase activities such as walking and easy exercises on machines such as the stair step and/or treadmill. After six to eight weeks, you may be able to return to full exercise. Over your lifetime, continue with diet, exercise and healthy lifestyle changes in order to retain the benefits from your surgery.