The Brazilian Butt Lift and the Butt Implant are two different procedures that both provide the patient with a curvy backside and figure. These two cosmetic surgery procedures help enhance and improve your buttocks by making your backside look curvy, full, and beautiful. With the growing trend of having a fuller butt, the demand from both women and men is increasing to have these procedures to increase their backsides.
For many years, butt implants used a solid silicone implant, which was placed in the backside to provide volume. The only downside to that was since it was an implant there were risks and complications, such as implant shifting or the implant developing fluid around it causing issues. The other factor with implants was that the shapes were limited and not everyone got what they were looking for.
With the Brazilian Butt Lift the surgeon takes away fat from somewhere else in your body whether it is from the abdomen, love handles, back and thighs, and re-injecting it into the buttocks, rather than putting implants. The Brazilian Butt Lift is becoming a popular option for patients as long as they qualify, which means they must have enough fat to accomplish their goals.
A good candidate for the Brazilian Butt Lift would be a male or female patient, who would benefit from liposuction elsewhere on their body and wants added volume in the buttock. If you want both of these, then this procedure is perfect for you. If you would not benefit from liposuction somewhere else on your body then by definition you are not going to have enough fat to give.
The big downsides in doing implants would be implant shifting, less natural appearance, and fluid collections around the implants. The disadvantage to the Brazilian Butt Lift would be that it is a much bigger procedure because you have to have liposuction done, as well as lift your buttocks. There would be loss of the fat and not all of the fat that is transferred will stay.
Initially, recovering patients will need to take about a week off from work. However, depending on each person’s work requirements, recovery time can be less or more. If you have an office job, or if you are generally inactive, you will not need as much time off. If you are a laborer with higher physical work demands then recovery is going to take longer. Most people are able to get back to the gym between three to six weeks depending on the type of procedure that is done.
When the Brazilian Butt Lift is done, we have to get the fat from somewhere on the body and depending on the circumstances that the surgeon is operating on it will also determine the recovery. It is critically important that people understand that a Brazilian Butt Lift is actually a piece of body contouring rather than an exclusive surgery.
The biggest concern is to make sure the patient understands what is going to be done during the procedure and that just like any other surgery, there are risks. It is crucial that patients understand that this is not just a drive thru procedure it is an actual procedure that will need recovery time. Patients really need to understand the expected outcomes before having the procedure so they know exactly what the results will be.
Not all the fat that is transferred will survive. Most people find that somewhere between 50 to 60% of the transplanted fat will primarily remain and about 30 to 50% of it will be lost. Your body will change with age, whether that’s because of weight gain, weight loss, change in exercise routine, pregnancies, disease, gravity, menopause, or changes in hormone levels. That being said, the most durable long-term results will come with people, who maintain a healthy lifestyle, maintain a relatively stable body weight and avoid significant and excessive changes in their body.
Having the shape and size in proportion with the rest of your body is essential in having an attractive and beautiful butt. First, consult with a plastic surgeon that is board certified to see if you are a candidate for a Brazilian Butt Lift or implants. During your consultation you should discuss what you want to achieve and what your options are to get the ultimate balance between your upper and lower body.
Written by Cosmetic Town Editorial Team through exclusive interview provided by Dr. Lawrence Iteld in Chicago, IL.