How is the fat Injected into the Buttocks?
First, liposuction is performed around the buttocks to help make the buttocks stand out more. These include the lower back area, directly above the butt, the abdomen, and the thighs. Further liposuction is performed in other targeted areas to collect, or harvest, enough fat to reinject into the buttocks. The fat harvest is carefully processed and then reinjected into the buttocks using special thin tubes, called cannulas. The injection is performed in a special manner to achieve a uniform, smooth, natural appearance to the buttocks.
How long do the fat injections last?
If the fat is harvested, processed, and injected correctly, the result should be long lasting. However, much depends on the viability of the fat after injection and whether adequate blood flow goes to the fat injected. Most of the time you could expect a 60% to 85% survival of the fat injected. Using the BodyJet to harvest the fat may increase the number of viable fat cells harvested. Even in the best hands, touch ups or a second round of fat injections is often necessary to maintain the fullness achieved.
When can I go back to work after the butt augmentation procedure?
Following the Brazilian butt lift procedure, you must not sit directly on your buttocks for up to three weeks. This ensures for a permanent result. Most people can return to work in 2 weeks. You must wear a special garment (to control swelling) for two weeks. All the swelling may not resolve for up to 6 weeks. However, you should be able to resume all normal activities at 4 weeks post op.
What are other Options for Buttock Augmentation?
Butt implants can be inserted to augment the buttocks. However, these can move and make your buttocks look distorted over time. However, they are the best alternative for women who have not fat to harvest. If you have enough donor fat, the preferred method is the fat injections but lift. This method results in the most natural and sensual look for the buttock area. The fat transfer method also has a lower risk of infection compared to the butt implant procedure. Plus you get the added benefit of liposuction of other body areas. The combination of liposuction and fat injections produces the most attractive and natural profile.
How do I find out if I’m a Candidate for the Brazilian Butt Lift?
To find out more about this procedure, call us to set up a consultation. Dr. Robert True provides Liposculpture procedures, including the Brazilian Butt Lift, for patients in the Dallas Fort Worth and Midcities areas of Texas. Performed in the privacy of his accredited office based surgicenter located in Colleyville, he is conveniently located right next to the DFW Airport. Call us at 817-399-8783 for an appointment.