I find that many patients are often confused about what the difference is between a Brazilian Butt Lift and a traditional butt lift. For the Brazilian Butt Lift procedure, liposuction of the back and flanks is performed shaping the top of your buttock. The fat then obtained from the liposuction is injected into the buttock area to give it more shape and volume in the appropriate areas. The combination of the liposuction and the fat grafting give a curvaceous outline to the torso emphasizing a classic hourglass shape. Liposuction can additionally be performed on other areas of the body at the same time so that you can obtain the best shape possible. On the other hand, the more traditional butt lift is designed to remove extra sagging skin but the scar is hidden along the beltline. That is why it is called a belt lipectomy and in most cases would be combined with a tummy tuck to lift and remove extra skin from the front of the torso as well.
The Brazilian butt lift is done with only small 5mm incisions that are nearly imperceptible when fully healed such that no one could ever tell if you ever had plastic surgery. They will only see the beautiful and shapely results.
The post operative care after a BBL is crucial to the end result. You cannot sit on your buttocks for 3 weeks after the surgery to ensure that the shaping remains perfect and to allow the optimal environment for the fat cells to survive. Special cushions are often recommended so you don’t put all your weight down on that area when you need to sit. This procedure is highly requested by all ages even though one might think the Brazilian Butt Lift is fashioned for a younger audience seeking a look-alike Kardashian curve. Believe it or not, it is also our mature women patients who will incorporate the liposuction and fat transfer option to lessen the look of their flatter or flabby buttocks and maybe get a curve they never had!
Long term satisfaction with these procedures is excellent. For more information or to see if this is the right procedure for you call for a complimentary cosmetic consultation or start following me on Instagram @Dr.MikePalmBeach.
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