Brazilian Butt Lift: 12 Questions to Ask Your Plastic Surgeon

brazilian butt lift - 12 questions to ask your plastic surgeon

If you are considering the Brazilian Butt Lift procedure, you no doubt have many questions and concerns that should be addressed to your selected plastic surgeon. By getting each of your questions answered, you’ll be in a better position to understand what to expect during the surgery and during the recovery phase.


Am I a suitable candidate for the Brazilian Butt Lift procedure?

This is one of the most important questions that you can ask of your surgeon. Not every person who wants to undergo surgery is going to be a good candidate for the procedure. Those who are good candidates will be in good overall health and should have realistic expectations from the results of the procedure.

Your weight should be stable for a minimum of six months, to ensure the best results from the procedure. The ideal candidate for the Brazilian butt lift should also have areas of fat on the thighs or abdomen, which could be transferred to the buttocks during the procedure.


What is the difference between the Brazilian Butt Lift and butt implants?

You may be wondering what the primary difference between implants and the butt lift is. The most significant difference is that the Brazilian butt lift is a fat grafting procedure. There are typically fewer complications seen with butt lifts, and liposuction can be done at the same time to get you the shapelier curve that you’re looking for. The implant is just what it sounds like, prosthetics surgically implanted into your buttocks.


Do I need to lose or gain some weight before my surgery?

It will vary between individuals, but it is recommended that you are a few pounds over your goal weight before having the Brazilian butt lift surgery. This is typical because the excess fat on your body will be needed for a successful lift surgery.

Keep in mind that you will need to maintain your weight after surgery if you want to maintain your results.


How long will the results of my surgery last?

If you follow the instructions provided to you by your surgeon and ensure that you are maintaining a healthy diet and workout regimen, the results of your Brazilian butt lift should last for quite some time.

Changes to your weight, whether larger or smaller, can have an impact on the shape and the size of your buttocks.


How much fat will need to be transferred during surgery?

It depends upon your personal goals and how much fat you have on your body to transfer to your buttocks.

If you don’t have sufficient fat on your body for the procedure, your surgeon may suggest you gain weight before your surgery. A surgeon may recommend another type of procedure for you to get the results that you’re looking to achieve.


What should I expect during the procedure?

The first step in your procedure will see your surgeon harvesting fat cells from the preselected areas of your body, which could include your stomach, thighs and back. The extracted cells will be cleaned and purified so that only the best quality cells will be injected into your buttocks.

The technique used could vary between surgeons, but the basics will remain the same. Visit the next page for additional procedure details.


How much of a recovery period is there?

The most important thing to keep in mind about the recovery period after your Brazilian butt lift is that you need to follow the postoperative instructions that your surgeon provides to you.

Generally speaking, the recovery process is not considered to be overly taxing. You will need to wear compression garments for the period that your surgeon recommends, even if you don’t feel like you need it any longer.

Plan to take around two weeks away from your work, depending on the type of work that you do. You should also take care to avoid working out for the first six postoperative weeks.


Are there any risks to the Brazilian Butt Lift?

The Brazilian butt lift procedure is considered to be very safe. That said, any surgical procedure can come with some potential for risks. Anemia, infection and rarely pulmonary or fat embolisms have been seen in patients.

Discuss your health history with your surgeon so that any potential for risks can be minimized.


How much scarring should be expected?

No surgical procedure, regardless of how invasive it is, can be completed without some scar. Your surgeon will take steps to minimize scarring, of course.

Liposuction will bring with it some small scars resulting from the incisions made to remove the fat. Scars can be treated with creams and laser procedures if you wish to minimize their appearance.


How soon will results be visible?

The results of your procedure should be partially recognizable immediately after your surgery. There will be bruising and swelling that will need to heal before your new curves are completely noticeable.

Your compression garments will help you to see the results that you’re hoping for, but be sure to wear them for the period recommended by your surgeon, which could be as long as 8 weeks. At this point, you should be able to see the complete results of your procedure.


Should I avoid sitting after the Brazilian Butt Lift surgery?

It’s suggested that you avoid sitting for a minimum of two weeks after your procedure. Sitting on a pillow can help you to get more comfortable, but most surgeons will recommend that you avoid sitting until your discomfort has eased.


Will massages help my recovery?

Massages to the buttocks can be a very beneficial part of your recovery process. Ask your surgeon to recommend a massage that will work best for you.

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