While celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Nicki Minaj have proven that being curvaceous is beautiful, the fact of the matter is that not all of us are born with voluptuous body proportions. For ladies who feel like their tush could use a push, it’s often true that all the toning exercises in the world will not give produce that coveted curve. Fortunately, Dustin C. Derrick, MD, the lead plastic surgeon at Cosmetic Surgery of DFW for Brazilian Butt Lift in Fort Worth, TX, believes the right plastic surgery can help every woman feel beautiful and confident
What Are the Benefits of a Brazilian Butt Lift?
Did you know that more people are getting butt lifts than ever before? Only a few years ago, plastic surgeons had performed at least 10,000 butt lift procedures across the nation – and that number only continues to rise as American women strive to achieve certain beauty standards. It makes sense, then, that a plastic surgery procedure as popular as this one has a few benefits, right? Here’s everything you need to know about the classic Brazilian butt surgery.
1. Safe Enhancement Treatment
Butt enhancement surgery has been around for years, which means that this procedure is just as safe as any other plastic surgery. As a cosmetic treatment, a Brazilian butt surgery can help tighten, lift, and augment the shape of your rear so you can reach your body goals. In fact, compared to other butt enhancements, such as implants, a Brazilian butt surgery is the safest enhancement option available to patients.
How Does This Treatment Work?
Traditionally, butt enhancement surgeries have been done with implants, similarly to how breast augmentation surgery is performed. But just like patients have an alternate breast fat transfer surgery to consider, patients also have the option of a Brazilian butt surgery. The basis of this surgery is to remove unwanted fat from other areas of the body and inject that fat into the buttocks for enhancement and augmentation. Doing this allows for better symmetry and customized results.
What Can You Expect From This Procedure?
One of the techniques used for Brazilian butt surgery will likely be liposuction, which will remove small amounts of fat from other areas of your body to donate to the buttocks. For this reason, this surgery is usually performed under local or sometimes general anesthesia. Injecting the harvested fat will be done once the fat has been purified and prepared; then a needle will be used to inject fat into the existing tissues of your buttocks to augment the shape.
How Should You Prepare?
Because this is a surgical procedure, there are a few things you will need to do to prepare. For example, it’s important that you temporarily discontinue using blood-thinning medications and supplements for at least a week before your treatment. You will also need to abstain from alcohol and tobacco products for at least one to three days. On the night before your procedure, you may be directed to fast and to drink very little water as a standard surgery instruction. We may give you additional rules to follow to prepare for your treatment.
What Will Your Recovery Be Like?
One of the most important things you will need to do during your recovery, which will be 10 to 14 days after your treatment, is to avoid sitting down as much as possible. Aside from using the toilet, you will need to avoid putting any pressure on your buttocks for the sake of protecting the fat that has been harvested and placed in the area.
It will take some time for the harvested fat to settle and bond to the existing fatty tissues in your buttocks, and placing pressure on the new fat will prevent the fat from settling properly. You will be instructed to stand as much as possible and to lay on your stomach, even to sleep. We may provide you with additional aftercare instructions to ensure that your recovery brings the results you want.
2. Slim and Shape Other Areas of Your Body
In addition to enhancing the shape and size of your buttocks, this treatment can also help slim other areas of your body. In fact, this is one of the reasons why a BBL is also classified as a body contouring surgery, not just an enhancement or reconstructive procedure. The very nature of the treatment means that your overall figure will have a slimmer and sleeker shape.
How Can This Treatment Help You Look Slimmer?
The reason this treatment alters the shape of your body is due to the fact that harvesting the fat necessary for your butt enhancement will involve taking existing fat from other areas of your body. For most women, fat is harvested from the thighs, hips, and abdomen to acquire enough fat to be used for butt augmentation. Removing fat from other areas of your body will help your body shape look slimmer.
Will You Lose Weight and Body Fat With This Treatment?
You will not lose weight from this surgery because the fat being removed is really only being relocated to other areas of the body, and moving body fat will not cause you to lose any significant amount of weight. However, there is a possibility that you will end up losing a small portion of body fat in relation to this surgery, particularly if more body fat is harvested than needs to be used. For example, some women choose to join general liposuction surgery with a BBL, which means that more body fat will be removed than is necessary to complete a butt enhancement.
How Does This Procedure Help With Cellulite?
Additionally, this treatment can also help smooth the appearance of cellulite, and not only because the fat will be removed from your thighs and other cellulite-prone areas of your body. Cellulite is caused by a combination of gravity and a natural breakdown of the connective tissues between the sub-dermal layers of skin and the layers of fat beneath your skin.
Because this procedure will remove and rearrange body fat, many women find that the extra lift in the buttocks ends up smoothing the appearance of cellulite on the thighs. Ultimately, this will give you a slimmer and more toned appearance.
3. Natural-Looking and Feeling Results
One of the biggest benefits of this treatment is the fact that the result will look and feel natural. This is because the fat used to enhance the shape of your buttocks is from your own body, which means it will naturally feel the same as other tissues of your body. Many women prefer these natural-looking and feeling results to implants, which can feel hard to the touch and sometimes uncomfortable to sit on.
How Soon Will You See Results?
In general, the results of your treatment will be visible within six months of your treatment. Because of the time it takes for the harvested fat to settle into the injected area, it’s possible that some of the transferred fat cells will not be absorbed by the body. After about three months, you should expect that the results of your treatment will be similar to those at the six-month mark. You will likely have a follow-up appointment to survey the results of your treatment.
How Long Will Your Results Last?
Because this treatment uses fat from your own body to fill and augment the shape of your buttocks, the results of your treatment will generally last for several years. For some, the results of this treatment can last for five years or more, particularly if you maintain your weight and exercise routine.
Will Results Always Look the Same?
The intended results of your treatment will continue to last for as long as you are careful about your weight management. But you should know that it is possible for the additional fat cells transplanted into your buttocks to expand and grow in correlation to weight gain, which is why it’s important to avoid significant weight gain after your treatment. We will be happy to explain all the ways you can maintain your results during your consultation or follow-up appointments.
4. Perfect Your Body Proportions
Many women seek this treatment for the purpose of perfecting the proportions of their bodies. What this means is that apple-shaped or pear-shaped women sometimes use this treatment to remove unwanted fat on the abdomen and thighs to create a better profile or silhouette. Most women desire to have an hourglass figure, where the waist is smaller than the bust and the hips; a BBL can help enhance the shape of the buttocks and hips to refine the proportions of your body.
Why Might You Want to Correct Your Body Proportions?
In addition to simply wanting to achieve a specific body shape, some women also seek to correct their body proportions for the purpose of fitting into clothing more easily. For example, women who have trouble finding jeans, dresses, or skirts that fit properly may benefit from this enhancement surgery, as filling in the shape and size of the buttocks will make some clothes look better. This includes swimsuits and intimate clothing, as well.
Additionally, many women assign a lot of importance to the proportions of their bodies in terms of confidence and self-esteem. When your body proportions are more evened out or are in proportions that you find more attractive, you will naturally have a higher sense of self-confidence about your overall appearance. This is especially important for women who have struggled with weight or who have insecurity about thinner body shapes.
Who Are Good Candidates?
Any woman who is not completely satisfied with the appearance of her body, specifically her lower body, is likely a good candidate for this treatment. Women seek this treatment to augment the shape of the buttocks for many reasons, including fitting in better clothing or simply to boost their body confidence. Candidates for Brazilian Butt Lift treatment include those who want to:
- Enhance the size and shape of buttocks
- Remove unwanted excess fat
- Slim and smooth their shape
- Correct the appearance of cellulite
Feel Like Your Best and Most Beautiful Self With a Brazilian Butt Lift
These days, you don’t have to be born with a curvaceous figure to get one – with the right cosmetic treatment or plastic surgery, you can augment nearly every area of your body, including the buttocks. To learn more about Brazilian Butt Lift or schedule a consultation with Dustin C. Derrick, MD at Cosmetic Surgery of DFW, give us a call at (888) 888-8888.