Brazilian Butt Lift Baton Rouge
Plastic Surgery Center of Baton Rouge
John V. Williams, MD
Plastic Surgeon located in Baton Rouge, LA & Alexandria, LA
Buttock Lift Q & A
What’s a Brazilian Butt Lift?
The Brazilian Butt Lift is an increasingly popular procedure in cosmetic surgery that takes fat from one part of your body and uses it to increase the size and volume of your butt. Dr. Williams harvests fat tissue from a previously determined area with liposuction and then injects it into your bottom, resulting in a fuller and younger looking physique. The Brazilian Butt Lift is a more natural approach than using artificial butt implants.
Who’s a good candidate for a Brazilian Butt Lift?
If you’re healthy and have a reserve of fat tissue to harvest from, you might consider a Brazilian Butt Lift to improve any of the following:
- Flat or sagging buttocks
- Asymmetrical buttocks
- Other disproportions due to significant weight loss
When you don’t have enough extra body fat for the procedure, Dr. Williams may suggest you return after gaining 10-20 pounds.
How does a plastic surgeon perform a Brazilian Butt Lift?
First, Dr. Williams takes fat from the predetermined area using liposuction. Common areas include the lower back, stomach, thighs, and directly above your butt. The amount of fat required depends on your unique goals.
Dr. Williams purifies the fat by centrifugation. Only the best cells qualify for reinjection. Next, he re-injects the fat into your buttocks through hundreds of tiny microinjections at various depths all over your butt cheeks.
How long do Brazilian Butt Lift results last?
You should expect about 60% of the injected fat to remain in your buttocks. Your body will naturally re-absorb and flush out the rest.
The new fat cells in behave like the rest of the fat in your body, meaning they change size with weight gain and loss. To ensure the best results from your Butt Lift procedure, try to maintain your weight. Losing weight will shrink the fat cells injected into your butt and decrease your butt’s volume.
What’s recovery after a Brazilian Butt Lift like?
The recovery time depends on the amount of fat harvested and reinjected. Most men and women who get Brazilian Butt Lift surgery return to work within two weeks.
Dr. Williams may advise you to avoid sitting directly on your butt for at least two weeks after the procedure. Bruising and swelling from the Butt Lift and liposuction are common. Dr. Williams suggests wearing a compression garment for six weeks to reduce swelling.