Brazilian Butt Lift
Brazilian Butt Lift in Smithtown, Long Island
A Beautiful, Curvaceous Backside in Suffolk County
Brazilian butt lift is quickly becoming one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures for people seeking a more attractive figure. While traditional butt augmentation involves placing implants to enhance the shape and size of the buttocks, Brazilian butt lift only uses a patient’s natural fat from another body area. The procedure is well-tolerated by most patients and typically requires a shorter recovery than implants.
The Benefits of Brazilian Butt Lift
Brazilian butt lift offers many advantages over butt augmentation with implants. Brazilian butt lift involves performing liposuction of the hips and thighs to reframe the buttocks followed by grafting the fat into the buttocks to improve tone and projection. In addition, there are fewer incisions and there is scarring involved with Brazilian butt lift. The only incisions involved are tiny ones that will be created to remove the fat from the donor site. Brazilian butt lift is becoming increasingly popular because it allows patients to slim down one body area while boosting the shape and size of their buttock, resulting in a more curvaceous and attractive overall figure.
Who Is a Candidate for Brazilian Butt Lift?
Ideal candidates for Brazilian butt lift are those who:
- Are bothered by a small, saggy or poorly defined buttocks
- Have enough surplus fat from a donor area (e.g., abdomen, back, hips, thighs)
- Desire a curvier backside and more attractive overall figure
Dr. Landsman meets with each patient individually to determine whether Brazilian butt lift is the right procedure for them. He will examine the patient’s buttocks and overall body, and discuss the patient’s aesthetic concerns and goals to draft a treatment plan.
Brazilian Butt Lift Procedure Details
The first step of a Brazilian butt lift is to remove surplus fat from donor areas. The surgeon typically chooses the hips and thighs as donor areas in order to better reframe the buttocks. The fat is removed through a tiny cannula with strategically placed incisions to minimize potential scarring. Next, the fat is purified to enhance its survival for longer-lasting results. Once purified, Dr. Landsman will inject small amounts of fat into the buttocks, concentrating on the areas that need the most “lift.”
Once Dr. Landsman is finished making the agreed-upon modifications, he will close the incisions with sutures and place soft bandages and a compression garment over the healing buttocks.
What to Expect During Recovery
Following a Brazilian butt lift, the buttocks and donor area(s) will be sore, bruised and swollen. These effects are temporary and should dissipate within a few weeks after treatment. Patients receive a detailed list of instructions from Dr. Landsman; it is very important to follow these instructions for a speedy recovery. During the recovery period patients meet with Dr. Landsman several times so that he can monitor their healing progress.
Rest is key during the first few weeks of recovery. Patients should avoid sitting directly on the buttocks as it can affect blood circulation and the survival rate of the grafted fat. The compression garment should stay in place until Dr. Landsman says it can be removed. Vigorous activities, including exercise, will need to be avoided during the initial recovery. However, patients should take short walks around the house as soon as they feel able, to promote good circulation and healing. It is also recommended that patients ask a loved one to stay with them for the first few days of recovery to help with childcare, chores and errands. Dr. Landsman may adjust the recovery timeline or instructions depending on that patient’s personal healing progress.
The results of Brazilian butt lift can be long-lasting, so long as patients maintain a stable weight. With this in mind, Dr. Landsman also recommends exercising regularly and eating a balanced diet.
Brazilian Butt Lift FAQs
What type of results should I expect?
In general, patients should expect their buttocks to appear fuller and more lifted once they are fully recovered from Brazilian butt lift. Results vary depending on the amount of fat injected into the buttocks and the location of the injections.
Will there be discomfort after my procedure?
Some discomfort is normal immediately after Brazilian butt lift. Dr. Landsman may prescribe pain medication to minimize discomfort.
How long until I can sit directly on my buttocks?
You will need to avoid sitting directly on your buttocks for at least eight weeks after your surgery. You are advised to sleep on your stomach or on your sides. If you must sit, use a donut pillow or inflatable pillow and try to place the pillow behind your legs to alleviate pressure on the buttocks. After the first eight weeks, Dr. Landsman may clear you to sit on your buttocks but recommend you use a cushion and avoid sitting for prolonged periods of time.
What if I don’t have enough surplus fat for a Brazilian butt lift?
If you are very thin with very little body fat, you may not be a suitable candidate for Brazilian butt lift. The good news is that butt augmentation with silicone implants is an option. Butt implants come in a variety of shapes, sizes and projections, allowing patients to achieve natural-looking results.
Is Brazilian butt lift better than butt implants?
Brazilian butt lift and butt implants are both safe, effective choices for adding volume and fullness to a flat or small buttocks. That being said, Brazilian butt lift certainly does have advantages over butt implants. Since Brazilian butt lift uses the patient’s natural tissue, there is no chance of an allergic reaction, which is a (rare) possibility with silicone buttock implants. Brazilian butt lift also offers body contouring benefits over butt implants. Ultimately, it comes to down to the patient’s personal preferences and the surgeon’s recommendations.
Learn More about Brazilian Butt Lift
To learn more about Brazilian butt lift in Smithtown, NY, please schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Landsman. Contact his Long Island office by calling today.
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