The Brazilian butt lift is an increasingly popular cosmetic procedure — and for good reason: It gives you the curvy, shapely backside you’ve always wanted. Unlike implants, the Brazilian butt lift uses your own fat to create the curves. It can reduce sagging and restore a more youthful, plumper bottom.
According to a survey on the plastic surgery site RealSelf.com, 88% of people who have had the Brazillian butt lift say it’s worth it. Although women are the most common patients for the Brazilian butt lift, men can and do get them as well. Nature may not have given you the curves that you wanted in the right places, but Dr. Theodore Diktaban can help.
What a Brazillian butt lift is like
In some ways, a Brazilian butt lift is like a two-for-one procedure. First, liposuction removes unwanted fat from other parts of your body, such as your abdomen, back, or thighs. Then, the fat is purified and implanted into your buttocks, giving them a boost. Therefore, you lose fat in the places where you don’t want it and gain it in the place where you do want it.
A Brazilian butt lift is an outpatient procedure that usually takes about three hours. It entails general anesthesia, so you can usually go home awhile after the anesthesia starts to wear off.
How the Brazilian butt lift is different from implants
The Brazilian butt lift creates soft, supple curves and gives a plumper appearance to your backside. Simply put, you want your rear end to look and feel natural.
Because the Brazilian butt lift uses your own fat, there’s no risk of an allergic reaction or rejection, as there can sometimes be with implants. Using fat to enhance your buttocks also can be done with more precision than an implant, so it can have a more natural shape.
As long as you don’t lose or gain a lot of weight, your results from the Brazilian butt lift should last for a long time. By contrast, implants may have to be replaced within a few years.
Important things to know about the Brazilian butt lift
The skill of the doctor performing your Brazilian butt lift is of utmost importance. That’s why you want to choose a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Diktaban, who has years of experience in performing the procedure.
Although you need to be at a healthy and stable weight for the procedure, you do need to have enough body fat that can be harvested. Dr. Diktaban may opt to use implants if you lack enough body fat.
Recovery from the Brazilian butt lift is a bit challenging. You need to stand or lie down on your side for the first two weeks. You aren’t allowed to sit down for a few weeks, except to use the bathroom. You can generally resume light daily activities in about a week and return to work in 10 to 14 days.
Any swelling and bruising should go away within a few days. However, it can take up to a couple of months for your backside to accept the new fat or implant, so expect your results to get even more appealing as time goes on.
If you’re considering giving your backside a curvier boost, the Brazilian butt lift can give you a more shapely yet natural-looking appearance. Call Dr. Diktaban at 646-583-3989 or request a consultation online.
Dr. Theodore Diktaban, MD FACS, a double board-certified plastic surgeon with 35+ years of experience, specializes in safe and subtle cosmetic treatments, enhancing natural beauty and boosting self-confidence in the Upper East Side and New York City.