What exactly is a Brazilian butt lift?

young woman in underwear on beige background. The Brazilian butt lift is a surgical procedure that helps to add volume and shape to the buttocks. This is done by removing excess fat from other areas of the body and injecting it into the buttocks. The outcome is a rounder, more voluptuous backside that many women desire. But is this surgery right for you? Learn all about the Brazilian Butt Lift with Dr. Frank Ferraro of Paramus, NJ, including the risks, benefits, and what to expect from this popular procedure!

What is a Brazilian Butt Lift?

The goal of a Brazilian Butt Lift is to reshape and add volume to the buttocks, typically by removing excess fat from areas such as the thighs and abdomen and injecting it into the buttocks. Another option is transferring fat from one area of the body, such as the stomach, to another area, like the buttocks. The most popular method today uses liposuction to remove this unneeded fat and then injecting it into various areas that need more shape. Liposuction involves inserting a tiny cannula with an attached vacuum tube through small incisions in problem areas and sucking out excess fat cells, which are then deposited elsewhere in tiny amounts. This technique can be used alone or when paired with other procedures like a tummy tuck or thigh lift. Combining procedures can help reduce time needed off of work, school, and social activities for healing and recovery.

What are the risks and benefits of the Brazilian butt lift procedure?

As with any type of surgery, there are some risks. The main risk is infection. Other possible complications include asymmetry in the buttocks, wound separation, bleeding under the skin flap, scar tissue formation, and fat clots. A person’s general health may also affect their surgical outcome.

What are my options for recovery?

This depends on several factors including where you have your Brazilian butt lift performed and how much excess fat was removed during the liposuction process. To help reduce swelling and pain after surgery, patients may have to wear a compression garment for several weeks. Ice packs may also be applied for 15 minutes every hour initially and then a few times a day as needed.

How do I learn more?

Call Dr. Frank Ferraro and his team at Plastic Surgery Specialists of New Jersey to educate yourself further about this and other body contouring procedures available for patients in and around the area of Paramus, NJ.

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