Do you love your body but wish for a bigger, perkier butt? If so, you may be interested in learning more about Brazilian butt lift, a surgical procedure that adds volume and fullness to the buttocks. Instead of using artificial implants, Brazilian butt lift incorporates a technique called fat grafting, in which your own fat is harvested from a donor area (e.g., your abdomen or thighs) and transplanted to your buttocks. Brazilian butt lift is now available at Dr. Tripti Burt’s Naperville plastic surgery practice.
Brazilian Butt Lift Candidates
You may be a candidate for Brazilian butt lift if you’ve experienced significant weight loss, noticed postpartum changes or have a genetic flatness of the buttock. Because the fat used to plump and lift the buttocks is harvested from your own body, you must have a little excess fullness in your abdomen, hips or thighs. If you do not have enough donor fat in one of these areas, you may need to consider buttock implants, or Dr. Burt may ask you to gain weight prior to the procedure.
The Brazilian Butt Lift Procedure
Brazilian butt lift is an outpatient procedure which takes two to four hours and is performed under general anesthesia at Dr. Burt’s onsite surgery center. First, Dr. Burt uses liposuction to harvest fat from your abdomen, hips or thighs. The fat cells are purified so that only the best remain. Then, the fat is injected into strategic areas and depth in your buttocks. Dr. Burt injects the fat into the upper quadrant of your buttocks to “lift” it and give it a more youthful contour. A butt lift typically involves several injections to give volume, shape and roundness to the buttocks. You may also enjoy the benefit of receiving liposuction on other parts of your body while receiving buttock augmentation with the harvested fat!
It’s normal for some of the injected fat to dissolve on its own. To survive, the fat cells must develop their own blood supply, and not all cells can do so. Thus, Dr. Burt may over-inject your buttocks for the best results.
Recovering from Brazilian Butt Lift
Your buttocks will be sore and swollen right after surgery, but this should disappear quickly. You will be provided a special compression garment for about three weeks to control the swelling and help your body’s tissues settle into the correct position. This helps to shape your buttocks as well as shape the areas that were liposuctioned. You will be asked to minimize sitting on your buttocks to avoid compression in this area directly. Many of our Naperville and Burr Ridge patients are able to return to work within a week.