Fat Transfer to the Buttocks
The proportion of the buttocks to the rest of the body contributes a great deal towards one’s overall body profile. Unfortunately, due to the natural aging process and significant weight loss, the buttocks may become flat and unappealing.
In addition to aging and weight loss, some people are genetically inclined to developing a flat buttocks and are born with one. This issue can make someone feel insecure and unattractive, especially when they’re trying to look their absolute best.
Giving the buttocks a lifted and fuller appearance isn’t easily accomplished. You can spend a lot of time in the gym doing isolation exercises that target the glutes, but this doesn’t always provide the desired aesthetic benefits.
If you are unhappy with the shape and size of your buttocks, you can opt to undergo a plastic-surgery procedure known as the Brazilian butt lift instead. It is a surgical procedure that can augment your buttocks using your own fat.
The Brazilian Butt Lift Procedure
A Brazilian butt lift is a surgery that enhances the shape of the buttocks using the fat-transfer method. The surgery involves harvesting fat from different areas of the body, including the abdomen, thighs, or flanks, to improve the contours of your buttocks.
The surgery begins with liposuction to extract fat for the butt enhancement. Liposuction involves the use of a thin tube (cannula) to remove fat from the body. Dr. Rai will determine the area for fat extraction prior to the surgery. The extracted fat is processed and purified for further use. With the help of syringes, the fat is then transferred to the buttocks at strategic points.
The results are visible once the new fat deposits settle well into the buttocks. You will be able to see some improvements right after the surgery and further improvements as you heal. Since the surgery utilizes your own natural fat, your results will look and feel natural. Your new buttocks profile will be curvier and more proportional to the rest of the body.
The results can last for many years. If you maintain your ideal weight, you can extend the results of the surgery even more.
Recovery and Care
Recovery from the Brazilian butt lift surgery may take a few weeks. You will be required to not indulge in strenuous activities for a week or so. You will also need to sleep on your side for a few days after the surgery. Dr. Rai will provide you all the post-operative instructions you need for a speedier recovery after your surgery.
The discomfort you’ll feel after your procedure is treated with the use of pain medication prescribed by Dr. Rai if necessary to find relief. You may need to use a special cushion to sit on for a few weeks during the recovery period.
The Brazilian butt lift is a very effective procedure to improve the butt size and its proportion to the rest of the body. It is important that only an experienced plastic surgeon performs your surgery for the best results possible.
During your consultation, it is important to discuss any expectations from the surgery with Dr. Rai. Dr. Rai will recommend the best butt enhancement procedure based on each patient’s individual goals, body profile, and medical history.
You need to have adequate body fat available for the Brazilian butt lift in order to be deemed a good candidate. Dr. Rai will take this aspect into consideration before deciding on the appropriate course of action.
If you smoke, you will need to refrain from the habit for a few weeks before and after the surgery. You will also need to stop using any medications that may cause blood thinning during this time. These are simply standard surgical safety measures that can help eliminate risks and facilitate a successful result.
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The Brazilian butt lift is a wonderful way to improve the contours of your buttocks through the use of your own natural fat. If you’re interested in learning more about the surgery and the benefits it can provide you, contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Rai.
Dr. Vasdev Rai
Dr. Vasdev Rai has performed more than 25,000 cosmetic surgeries over his more than 30 years in practice as a Dallas plastic surgeon. He is a board-certified plastic surgeon who was first certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery in 1983. Learn More...
Dr. Surjit Rai
Dr. Surjit Rai was born and raised in Plano, Texas. Being the son of a plastic surgeon, Dr. Rai had the unique opportunity to see first-hand the impact a plastic surgeon can have. He knew at a young age that he would dedicate his life and academic career towards the goal of becoming a plastic surgeon. Learn More...