Am I a Good Candidate for a Brazilian Butt Lift?
Are you considering a Brazilian butt lift in Pensacola, FL? This is a popular cosmetic procedure that is safe for many patients, but there are a few things that should be considered when determining whether you are a candidate. Here’s what you need to know about the Brazilian butt lift surgery.
The Brazilian butt lift (BBL) is a surgical procedure that augments a flat bottom and improves a patient’s curves. The procedure involves two steps: liposuction to harvest fat grafts and fat injections to volumize the buttocks. The addition of liposuction means this procedure has the added benefit of toning and slimming areas like the abdomen, back, or thighs where fat is harvested.
Dr. Shaddix performs the BBL procedure under general anesthesia at our outpatient surgical center. First, liposuction will be performed on a designated area to retrieve the fat that will be used for your augmentation. Liposuction only requires tiny incisions that leave minimal scarring. Once the fat has been harvested, it is purified and strategically injected into various points in the buttocks.
Candidacy for a Brazilian butt lift is carefully considered because there are risks, as with any surgical procedure. In general, patients should be healthy and at a stable weight before surgery since post-surgery weight fluctuations could alter the results. At the same time, patients should have enough fat that can be harvested for their BBL.
Ideal patients should not have excess sagging skin following significant weight loss (or due to natural aging). If sagging skin is a concern, Dr. Shaddix might recommend a lower body lift in addition to fat transfer.
Another part of surgical candidacy is being prepared for surgical recovery and having realistic results. Patients should expect to lose some of the volume seen immediately post-op. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons estimates that 20-40% of the injected fat will be absorbed into the body. Putting pressure on your buttocks can lead to fat migration or additional fat loss, so you will not be able to sit directly on your buttocks for at least 3 weeks.
Strenuous activity and heavy lifting will also have to be avoided for at least 3-4 weeks. Wearing compression garments and utilizing post-op recovery aids such as a BBL pillow will help create the best possible results.
If you think the Brazilian butt lift is right for you, schedule a consultation today with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kyle Shaddix. At your consultation, he will explain the procedure in more detail and can give you a definitive answer about whether you are a good candidate for BBL surgery.