Brazilian Butt Lift
A Brazilian butt lift is a procedure that uses liposuctioned fat from the abdominal area to shape the entire lower body. When Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Potyondy performs a Brazilian butt lift, the removal of excess fat from the abdominal area slims the profile, while the injection of fat into the buttocks gives an overall shapelier appearance.
How a Brazilian Butt Lift Works
A Brazilian Butt Lift involves two stages. First, liposuction of the abdomen, sides, and thighs is performed. Before liposuction, the targeted areas are numbed with a local anesthetic. Small incisions are made at discrete areas near the target location. Excess fat is then withdrawn from these incisions via a long tube. This removed fat must be thoroughly purified and processed. This purified fat is then re-injected in a precise pattern of varying depth and location. In order to achieve the desired effects, multiple injections may be necessary.
Results from a Brazilian Butt Lift
Generally, the results from a Brazilian Butt Lift are long lasting due to the extensiveness of the targeted area. The fat will remain in the area that it was injected. However, like all fat in the body, the injected fat can grow or shrink as you age. Therefore, it is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle, including exercises to help the buttocks keep its shape. Major weight fluctuations may also cause a change in the size of the buttocks.