Brazilian Butt Lift 101: Things You Need To Know About Buttocks Augmentations
With so much emphasis on women having bigger butts and seeking out surgeries to achieve a fuller bottom, there are a few things that one should know about buttocks augmentations that may not be commonly discussed.
Here is the run-down on a few things that you need to know before you decide to get a Brazilian butt lift.
A Brazilian buttock lift, or a buttocks enhancement as it is professionally called, is designed to create fuller, curvier buttocks and hips. The procedure is not actually a ‘lift’, but rather a transfer of fat from another area of the body to the buttocks. Unlike butt implants, buttocks enhancement through fat transfer creates a more natural look and feel.
The cost for the procedure varies with depending your surgeon, but the average price for a Brazilian butt lift is $10,500. Liposuction of the abdomen flanks and back is necessary, but the procedure can be performed under general anesthesia and recovery usually takes about 2–3 weeks.
How does it Work?
There is a mixture of anesthetics and adrenaline to create a special solution called, ‘tumescent fluid.” This is inserted into the desired parts of the body through tiny points. This solution numbs the area, controls the bleeding, and helps remove the fat easier.
Afterwards, the fat gets suctioned out through an instrument called a blunt tubular instrument called a cannula. This process is called Tumescent Liposculpture.
The next step is something called Autologous fat transfer, which means your fat is collected, processed, washed and injected into the buttocks.
The fat that’s collected is sterilized with a wash in a double antibiotic solution. Afterwards, the fat is placed into the deep muscles of the buttocks to help create the beautiful Brazilian Butt look.
Changes With the Body
Expect to bruise, swelling and some aches and pains which are all normal. Don’t be alarm if you’ve lost sensations in the areas you’ve been treated. Your nerves will slowly return normal sensations as time passes.
Your pain medication should help any discomfort, but if the pain is intense be sure to contact us immediately.
The healing process is different for everyone but you should be walking within a day after your surgery. You also need to stay off your buttocks for the first two weeks because during this time your body is revascularizing the newly implanted fatty tissue.
Over the next two or three weeks, your buttocks may still remain sensitive and as such your physical activity should be limited. The result of your Brazilian Butt Augmentation should start to be seen after a few weeks, but that doesn’t mean you can go back to regular activity.
How to Prepare
It’s very important that you are open and honest about your medical history. Be sure to mention all medications, vitamins, herbs, or supplements you are taking, even if you don’t think they’re important, we need to know them.
- Stop using Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Naprosyn, St. John’s Wort, Vitamin E and anything else as directed. These can act like blood thinners and may cause increased bruising and bleeding.
- If you smoke now is the time to stop or at least two weeks before surgery. You’ll also have to stop smoking for at least one week after surgery, too. This includes nicotine patches and gum, as nicotine in any form impairs circulation and healing.
- You’ll also have to stop drinking alcohol two weeks before, and one week after your surgery. Instead, drink lots of water especially the days right before the procedure. You want to be hydrated going into surgery.
- After surgery, you’re going to want to arrange for someone to take care of you for a few days. If you can’t find a friend or family member we suggest hiring a private nurse.
- Make sure your prescriptions are within easy reach of where you will be resting
- Have plenty of comfy items like pillows and blankets nearby, as well as a few extra towels for any potential drainage.
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