Buttock Augmentation/Brazilian Butt Lift The Woodlands
What Is A Brazilian Butt Lift?
A Brazilian butt lift is also known as buttock augmentation or buttock reshaping.
Who Benefits From A Brazilian Butt Lift
Clients that can benefit from Brazilian butt lift surgery are those that need to add permanent volume to the buttocks or those that need reshaping of the buttock area. Volume loss in this area is seen as a normal part of aging. Clients will have rounder, firmer buttocks after the procedure. The added benefit of the Brazilian butt lift is that liposuction will be performed in other areas of the body in order to obtain fat to transfer to the buttocks. This liposuction will give the body a better contour that nicely augments the new buttocks.
Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery
Smokers should stop two months prior to their Brazilian butt lift surgery.. All medications that can increase the chances of bleeding should be stopped at least two weeks prior to the butt lift surgery if approved to do so by the doctor that prescribed the medications.
Liposuction is performed (see liposuction link for details) prior to the Brazilian butt lift. The fat that is obtained from liposuction is then prepared for injection. After the fat is prepared, small incisions are made in areas around the buttocks that are well hidden. After the appropriate amount of fat has been added to the buttock area, the small incisions are all closed.
The operation is usually performed in an outpatient surgery center and the client will usually go home the same day. The operation is typically done under general anesthesia. The operation can take from three to five hours.
Post-Operative Care From Brazilian Butt lift
When you wake up from the butt lift surgery, you will be wearing a compression garment. This will typically be worn for six to eight weeks in order to prevent fluid accumulation in the areas that that had liposuction and also in the buttock area. A prescription for narcotic pain medication will be given to you for post-operative pain control. A prescription for an antibiotic may be given. The incisions where the liposuction took place can leak fluid for the first several days and this is normal. Swelling, bruising, and pain are to be expected, especially in the buttock area. You will not be allowed to sit on your buttocks for the first ten days with the exception of sitting on the toilet. When sleeping, you will be asked to only lie on your sides and your stomach. After ten days, you will be allowed to sit but will have to place a pillow underneath your upper leg (hamstring). You will be allowed to finally sit directly on your buttocks in about eight weeks. You will have swelling in the buttocks for several months so the final results will not be apparent until at least four months and sometimes longer. Your first follow-up appointment will be between five and seven days. Sutures typically do not need to be removed. Clients can typically return to light duty/work in 10-14 days. You should be able to return to full activity and exercise in eight weeks.
Brazilian Butt Lift Potential Complications
Complications can include post-operative bleeding, infection, or the development of seromas (fluid collection) that may need to be drained in the office. Patients can also develop blood clots in the legs and these can lead to pulmonary embolisms (life threatening). Another rare but potential complication is a fat embolism (again, this complication can be life threatening).
In the fat grafted areas, under correction or over correction of the deformity can occur. Fat grafting is considered a permanent procedure. However, it is very well known by plastic surgeons that not all of the fat will survive in its new location (usually about 70% will survive but this number will vary from patient to patient). In rare cases, an additional surgery may be needed to add more fat to the area if too much fat is reabsorbed after the first operation.
Jeffrey G. Lind II, MD and The Lind Institute of Plastic Surgery are pleased to offer top-notch Brazilian butt lifts in The Woodlands and Houston, Conroe, and College Station, Texas area.