The shape of the butt has been a popular cosmetic surgery topic even since celebrities started to show off their backsides at various events including concert stages and red carpets. The ability to gain a better look to the butt is possible through a butt lift that is performed by removing stubborn fat via liposuction, the placement of butt implants, the removal of excess skin, or the increase of volume thanks to fat transfer. Here is a look at why the butt might lose its shape over the years and the butt lift options available to patients.
The shape of the butt can change as a person ages, and it can happen for a number of reasons including the aging process, large fluctuations in weight, and pregnancy. The changes in the buttocks can lift butts that are sagging in appearance as well as give the butt an improved contour and shape.
In general, a butt lift is able to remove loose tissue and skin that gives the butt a sagging look. Besides giving the buttocks a smoother and rounded look, a butt lift will also improve the appearance of the skin, but a standard butt lift will not give the buttocks a greater amount of projection or size.
If a patient wants to gain an increased amount of size to the butt, they will need to undergo a butt lift that involves fat grafting or the placement of implants to grow the size of the buttocks or to alter its shape. For these changes, a person needs to have butt augmentation or a Brazilian butt lift. These types of surgery use implants or fat grafting to increase the size of the butt and alter its shape.
A traditional butt lift is performed to eliminate sagging tissue and skin as well as give the butt a tighter appearance. This butt lift technique is performed by the surgeon making an incision along either the top or the underside of the buttocks. The necessary incision is created to allow the surgeon to remove the tissue and skin. The incision will be closed with sutures and drainage tubes might be placed in order to help excess fluids leave the body.
A butt lit using butt implants provides augmentation to the butt which means the size of the butt is increased or an improved shape is achieved through a greater amount of projection or roundness. The butt implants are made of silicone, and they are inserted in a pocket created by the surgeon that is located under the fat and skin. The incision created by the surgeon will be closed with incisions.
A Brazilian butt lift (BBL) is when the surgeon performs fat grafting in order to improve the shape or size of the buttocks. The fat that is placed in the butt is gathered using liposuction that is able to remove stubborn fat from an area of the body such as the thighs or hips. The fat that is removed is then processed and purified before it is injected into the buttocks of the patient.
Ideal candidates for a butt lift include patients who are experiencing a good amount of loose tissue in the butt. If the patient wants to undergo a Brazilian butt lift, they should have enough excess fat on other parts of the body that can be removed through liposuction. A BBL patient also needs to have good skin elasticity on the hips and butt as this technique does not address sagging skin on the body. The person might also have lost a large amount of weight that has resulted in sagging skin that they want to have lifted by the surgeon.
In addition, ideal candidates should have a desire to improve the look and shape of the butt while still having realistic expectations about the type of results they can expect to enjoy.
Some of the common risks involved with a butt lift include asymmetrical results and numbness. If the butt lift involves the performance of fat grafting, there are additional risks including infection, hematoma, fat necrosis, seroma, and cysts. In addition, the biggest danger of having a BBL is the chance of some of the fat that is injected into the butt traveling through the body to the lungs which can result in a pulmonary embolism.
At the start of the recovery process, the patient will not be able to lie or sit on their butt for around the first two weeks. The doctor will then allow the patient to begin to sit down using a pillow that is shaped like a donut. There will be some pain after the procedure, but it can be managed with medications that are prescribed by the surgeon.