Brazilian butt lift is a butt shaping procedure using one's regional fat. Excess fat tissues from the abdomen, waist or upper legs of the patient are taken by liposuction and injected into the buttocks area. Thus, while thinning the waist area of the patient, the hips appear more shaped and fuller at the same time. As a result, the BBL procedure creates proportional body contours while making the buttocks more prominent.
Brazilian butt lift may be a good option for those who want to improve the shape and size of the hips. However, there are several criteria sought in patients for the surgery to be successful.
- If you want to enlarge your butt without using an implant,
- If you don’t have saggy skin in your butt,
- Most importantly, if you have enough fat to be used in surgery in other parts of your body, you are a good candidate for the BBL procedure. BBL operation is not suitable for very thin patients; the implant method is a much better option for these patients.
Patients should not sit directly on their buttocks for several weeks after surgery. This means that you must take at least fifteen days off from your workplace if you are working. Do not forget to plan your surgery date accordingly.
The first stage of Brazilian Butt Lift surgery is liposuction to remove fat from the hips, waist, thighs, abdomen, or other areas. Vaser Liposuction is mostly preferred in the BBL procedures. Vaser Liposuction causes minimal damage to the adipose tissue and provides sound waves to collect the fat from the body and transfer it to the buttocks. The survival rate of the fats collected by this method is very high. The second stage of the surgery involves the purification of these fats. In the final stage, the fats prepared for transfer are injected into the areas determined before the surgery.
Approximately 30-40% of the transplanted fats melt after BBL surgery. The surgeon injects a little more fat than it should, taking into account this dissolution rate. With all the swelling and edema after the operation, the first results may seem exaggerated to you. Your butt begins to reach the size you want within a few weeks, as soon as this edema decreases and some of the fat cells melt. It is necessary to wait about a year to see the final results of the surgery. Fat cells that transferred to the hip after Brazilian Butt Lift and do not melt remain for years. However, gaining and losing weight affects the appearance of your hips, so you should control your weight.
After the Procedure
The recovery period after Brazilian butt lift surgery is a sensitive period. Post-operative pain is typically minimal and easily controlled with pain relievers. The main difficulty in the healing process is that you cannot sit or lay down directly on your hips for about two weeks. Instead, you need to lay face down. It means that patients cannot return to their daily lives for an average of 6-8 weeks.
After BBL, you will need to stand for all activities except lying on your face or side and using the toilet. When your doctor considers it appropriate, you are allowed to sit using a special cushion provided by him or by placing a pillow under your thighs.
Again, following your surgeon's instructions, you can start light daily activities one week after the surgery and return to work within 10 to 14 days.