Celebrity culture has infiltrated all aspects of the media these days. It’s hard to turn on the tv or browse through social media without a big-name celebrity popping up on your screen trying to promote the next big thing or try to influence you to do something.
This has become a bit of a problem in the plastic surgery world as it puts unrealistic expectations in peoples minds when they want to improve upon their features. They see a certain celebrity with perfect skin or a “perfect” body and want a doctor to do the impossible and transform them into their idols.
That’s not to say that plastic surgery can’t boost your self-esteem or help you to look and feel better about yourself, but every body is different. What works, or looks good, for someone else may not necessarily work for you.
While breast implants and breast augmentation surgery continue to be the most popular form of plastic surgery today, other procedures are pushing ahead and starting to become just as popular as we are pushed down into this world of influencers and celebrities.
Things like face lifts, injectable fillers and other non-surgical procedures, tummy tucks, and butt lifts have all made their way into popular culture and are now at the forefront of the plastic surgery world.
Speaking of butt lifts, Brazilian butt lifts have become a big talking point in the plastic surgery world these days. Butt lifts have had a reputation of being a riskier procedure than things like breast implants only because butt lifts are a relatively new procedure overall. Plastic surgeons haven’t been performing them as often as other procedures, so they don’t have as much practice with them. But as butt lifts become more popular, the techniques used to perform these procedures have become more refined and safer.
What is a Brazilian Butt Lift and How is it Performed?
We’ve talked about procedures related to the butt previously and we want to stress that a Brazilian Butt Lift is different than butt implants. We do not recommend butt implants unless absolutely necessary, but since there are no implants involved with the Brazilian butt lift, and the procedure has come a long way over the years, a board-certified surgeon should be able to perform this procedure safely for you.
A Brazilian butt lift involves two different parts, the first part requires liposuction to remove fat from another part of your body. This fat is then injected into the butt to help create a firmer, more shapely backside for the patient.
While the name of this procedure is technically a “lift”, it’s not a lift in the same way that a breast lift or a face lift is done. The way the Brazilian butt lift is performed is using a method called a fat graft, which is fat moved from one area of the body to another.
The nice thing about a Brazilian butt lift is that there are no implants, it uses your own fat to rebuild and shape your butt, and there are less risks of complications.
Brazilian Butt Lift Recovery
After your surgery your doctor will have specific instructions for you to follow as you recover. Most doctors recommend that you refrain from sitting or laying on your buttocks for at least two weeks while your body heals. At this point your doctor will inform you if you can begin sitting with the help of an inflatable or some sort of cushion. You will need to continue to use these devise for about 8 weeks until your body has fully healed.
This means that you should be prepared to stand for the majority of the time as well as sleep on your stomach or your side until you get the ok from your doctor to resume normal sitting and sleeping habits.
In regards to lifting and every day activities, you should refrain from any heavy lifting for the duration of the recovery process as well, however light lifting after a week or so should be ok.
The entire recovery process can take up to 6 months, but it should not take that long to resume normal day-to-day activities.
How Long Does a Brazilian Butt Lift Last?
In most cases a Brazilian butt lift should last for many years, but there are situations where the fat graft doesn’t hold properly, and your surgeon may need to repeat the procedure to ensure the final results desired by the patient.
Keep in mind though, as the body naturally ages, you can begin to experience sagging and a return to pre-surgery look. Unfortunately, this procedure cannot stop the effects aging and you may need another procedure over time, but in general a Brazilian butt lift should many years and keep you feeling great about your body!
Brazilian butt lift procedures have advanced immensely over the years as they become more popular. New techniques and safety procedures have been put in place to make sure patients remain safe while experiencing the results they desire.