A Brazilian butt lift can change your silhouette quickly and in ways you may never be able to do through diet and exercise. This procedure has grown in popularity for years, and with good reason. In this post, we discuss what you should expect after your procedure.
Dr. Stephen Chen offers the Brazilian butt lift to those candidates most likely to get the results they are looking for. Before your procedure, Dr. Chen discusses your goals and medical history with you at length and ensures it’s the right way to reach your goals. Unlike silicone implants or other types of butt lift, Brazilian butt lift uses a fat transfer to help you get the booty you want.
A Brazilian butt lift is an outpatient procedure, so you don’t need to stay in the hospital overnight. Dr. Chen removes fat from an area you don’t want, like your abdomen or thighs, and grafts it in the area you want — your butt.
Fat transfer is a way to shape your body and achieve the hourglass shape you want. It reshapes your body for a more ideal appearance.
Often a Brazilian butt lift can cause changes to your shape that wouldn’t be possible through diet and exercise. For example, if your rear end is more square than round, it will retain its natural, squared shape no matter how many squats you do. Some people, too, have stubborn areas of fat that will not go away regardless of how on-point their nutrition and exercise routines are.
One of the most common questions our patients have about a Brazilian butt lift is how they might manage recovery. During the first few days, there are some significant restrictions.
For example, sitting is restricted. The grafted fat needs time to be incorporated into its new location. Your body needs to establish a blood flow to it. Without that, the fat doesn’t “take,” and you end up with uneven or diminishing results.
Most people choose to stay home for the first few days of recovery. It’s easier to avoid sitting for longer than 10 minutes or so at home.
Sleeping can also be tricky at first. If you sleep on your stomach, you’re lucky — recovery will likely be easier for you. If you tend to sleep on your back, you may need a special pillow to be comfortable and ensure no pressure is put on your behind.
After those first few days, you’ll need to wear compression garments. Most people need compression for about a month after surgery. Because you’re recovering from two procedures — the liposuction to remove the fat and the fat grafting to lift your butt — you need compression garments to help limit swelling and ease pain.
You’ll also need to continue to limit sitting, although we can help you understand how long is okay. You may need to use a special pillow to change pressure areas when you visit a restaurant or work at a desk.
Your full results aren’t always obvious even after the first six weeks. You will be able to see a difference right away, but as the area where the fat was removed continues to tighten up while the swelling goes away, you’ll see a bigger difference.
Another thing to remember is that not all of the grafted fat will survive. No matter how advanced the technique, some grafted fat will be broken down and removed through your body’s natural systems. Around three months after your surgery, the risk diminishes, and you should be able to see your final results.
But, the part our patients are most excited about is reaching what is usually a long-held goal. You’ll be amazed by how good it feels to look how you want to. Life after a Brazilian butt lift involves feeling more confident about yourself and looking better than you ever dreamed!
If you have questions about what to expect with a Brazilian butt lift, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Chen. He’s always happy to answer your questions and suggest how you can reach your goals.