Brazilian Butt Lifts: 5 Key Questions Answered
The Brazilian butt lift has become incredibly popular in the past few years. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of Australian women investing in this procedure actually rose 26 percent.
Stars like Iggy Azalea, Nicki Minaj, Kim Kardashian, and Jennifer Lopez have been credited with driving the trend for a bigger behind. The surgery can have a significant impact on the patient’s shape but depends on the patient’s own body fat to achieve the desired look.
No foreign agents (such as silicone) are required, unlike certain other body-augmentation procedures.
If you’re considering Brazilian butt lift surgery, you’ll no doubt have questions. Below, we provide answers to the 5 most common ones:
#1. What type of Recovery Should I Expect with a Brazilian Butt Lift?
Patients typically recover completely from a Brazilian butt lift within approximately two months, though it’s a gradual process.
Initial discomfort and bruising will start to subside in the first one or two weeks following the surgery. You will usually have to wear a compression garment and be unable to sit for the first three weeks.
Why? Sitting could affect the number of fat cells preserved in the buttocks, so only positions that put limited pressure on the behind are recommended.
Light exercise can be resumed around four weeks after the procedure, and the majority of the swelling will be gone after six weeks.
#2. Am I a Suitable Candidate for a Brazilian Butt Lift?
The most suitable candidates for a Brazilian butt lift typically meet the following criteria:
- Have good general health
- Be a non-smoker (as this can affect your body’s healing capabilities)
- Have realistic expectations for the butt lift’s outcome
- You might have tried to enhance your buttocks’ shape and size through exercise or nutrition, but still cannot achieve the results you want
- Have fatty deposits that can be used for the injections
Dr. Adam will invite you to an in-depth consultation before your surgery, to assess your candidacy. This will be his chance to explore whether a Brazilian butt lift is right for you, or if something else may be more suitable.
You will be able to ask any further questions you might have too.
#3. Are the Results Immediate and Permanent?
The results of your Brazilian butt lift should be final and fully visible after four to six months. The initial swelling will affect your buttocks’ appearance until it eases, and the times may differ slightly from case to case.
Fortunately, your Brazilian butt lift offers permanent results, provided you don’t gain substantial weight in the future. No follow-up treatments are required as standard – it’s a one-time investment.
#4. Where is the Procedure Performed, and how long does it Last?
Your Brazilian butt lift will be performed at Dr. Adam’s Sydney-based, fully-accredited day surgery.
The time required to complete a Brazilian butt lift varies, but it typically takes between 2 and 5 hours. More time may be needed in certain cases.
#5. Will a Brazilian Butt Lift Leave me with Scars?
No major incisions are made during a Brazilian butt lift, as treated fat is simply injected into the buttocks to achieve the desired shape. Small holes will be made in the areas from which fat will be taken only, leaving minimal scarring.
These will be placed as discreetly as possible, to be hidden by clothing.
That’s it! We hope the answers above help to give you a clearer idea of what a Brazilian butt lift involves, how suitable it is for you, and the recovery time demanded before the results really start to show.
Have more questions? Want to book your consultation with Dr. Adam and his highly-trained team today?
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