Plastic surgeons can take one of two approaches to butt lift surgery. In cases where the derriere is too small, has lost volume or sags in an unappealing way, the butt can be lifted and enhanced with implants or fat injections (called a Brazilian butt lift). In cases where the butt needs to be reduced, liposuction can be performed and excess skin can be removed. If you would like to speak with one of our surgeons about Brazilian butt lift surgery, please contact Chicago Aesthetic Surgery Institute and NeoDerma Medspa.
Butt lift candidates are individuals in good physical and mental health who do not smoke and have reasonable expectations of the procedure and its results. Brazilian butt lift candidates may have lost volume in their buttocks or noticed some sagging. In addition, Brazilian butt lift is appropriate for younger patients who were born with a small derriere. The latter procedure is especially popular among women who desire to achieve a more sensual buttock appearance. Candidates for traditional butt lift may have excessive, droopy skin in the buttocks area.
Brazilian butt lift surgery is usually an outpatient procedure, performed at our state-of-the-art cosmetic surgery facility, under general or local anesthesia. For patient safety, anesthesia is administered by one of our board-certified anesthesiologists or nurse anesthetists. There are two parts to the Brazilian butt lift procedure. First, the plastic surgeon uses liposuction to remove fat from the patient's abdomen or thighs. The fat is cleansed and purified, preparing it for re-injection. The fat is then injected into the upper portion of the behind to add volume and make it look more voluptuous. The lower back and/or waist may be liposuctioned to balance out the results and make the buttocks look more projected.
During traditional buttock lift surgery, an incision is made along the lower back from one hip to the other. The plastic surgeon lifts the excess skin below the incision and removes it.
Patients must have a caretaker to accompany them home from our facility and look after them for 24 hours after the surgery. It is important for Chicago butt lift patients to avoid sitting or laying on their buttocks until the area heals. Post-operative pain can be treated with oral medication. Swelling and bruising is normal, and should fully dissipate in three months. The final results should reveal themselves within a year.
Brazilian butt lift surgery uses the patient's own fat, which eliminate the chance of an allergic reaction. The result is a beautifully curvaceous backside that looks youthful and perky. Because the fat is harvested from the thighs and/or abdomen, those areas will see some benefit from the liposuction as well.
Not all of the fat injected during a Brazilian butt lift procedure will survive. Because the body absorbs some of the fat, repeated treatments may be necessary to achieve the desired appearance. Other risks include asymmetry, infection and unfavorable scarring.
If you are interested in Brazilian butt lift surgery, please contact Chicago Aesthetic Surgery Institute and NeoDerma Medspa today to schedule a consultation.