Brazilian Butt Lift
Brazilian butt lifts - otherwise known as buttock/ butt augmentation and gluteoplasty - are cosmetic surgical procedures to lift, reshape, and contour the buttocks.
As people age, the effects of genetics, gravity, and poor diet can lead to buttocks that sag, are lumpy, overly flat, or generally aesthetically dissatisfying. A Brazilian butt lift at Clinic 360 in Toronto offers patients the chance to attain a bottom that is more youthful, round, and perky.
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons notes that there were 10,000 butt augmentations performed in 2013, up 16% from the previous year, making it one of the most popular surgeries of the modern era.
What is the Brazilian Butt Lift?
Much of Brazilian butt lift’s popularity comes from the fact that it is a 2-in-1 cosmetic procedure, with patients receiving both liposuction and fat transfer. To define these terms:
- Liposuction:Liposuction: Liposuction is a surgical procedure that helps shape and contour body areas by removing fat deposits. This is accomplished by inserting a thin, hollow stainless steel tube (known as a “cannula”) through an incision in the skin and using vacuum-suction to extricate the undesired fat. Generally, these are pockets of subcutaneous fat that do not respond to exercise or dieting. The main techniques of liposuction used for Brazilian butt lifts are Tumescent Liposuction and Manual Liposuction.
- Fat Transfer: Fat Transfer is a cosmetic procedure that encompasses a number of techniques involving the harvesting of fat from one area of the body using liposuction and moving it to another. This transplanted fat serves as a natural filler that can help bring a fuller, contoured, and youthful appearance to the areas in which it is deposited.
complimentary consultation at Clinic 360
Butt augmentations should be performed by a board-certified, experienced physician at a reputable plastic surgery firm such as Clinic 360 in Toronto. Ideal candidates for Brazilian butt lift are in overall good health, mentally sound, have realistic expectations for their cosmetic procedure, and are carrying excess pockets of fat to be transferred. If you are interested, you should visit Clinic 360 well in advance of your surgery for a complimentary consultation. You will be informed of the benefits of a Brazilian butt lift, the potential risks, and be given pre- and post-operative care instructions. You will also be examined physically in order to see how much can actually be improved through butt augmentation, the cost of your procedure, and the most appropriate surgical technique to address your needs. Lastly, during your complimentary consultation at Clinic 360, you should inform your surgeon of your entire medical history, allergies you have, any mediations or supplements you are currently taking, previous cosmetic surgical procedures, and whether or not you are a smoker. These factors can all influence and/ increase your risks of complication during or after your Brazilian butt lift surgery.
How is the Brazilian Butt Lift Performed?
Your surgeon at Clinic 360 will first target the areas surrounding your buttocks (such as the lower back, thighs, love handles, waist, hips, abdomen, etc.) for liposuction. Not only will this make these areas more contoured and shapely but it will also provide the adipose fat to be processed and purified in order to be re-inserted into your bottom via microinjection fat transfer. While the tissue extracted from liposuction is quite fragile during removal, medical advances have increased the survival rate of adipose cells to 80 to 90 percent in the majority of techniques. This strategically repositioned fat will make your butt area appear more voluptuous, youthful, and exponentially sexier. Thus, with a Brazilian butt lift you not only get perkier buttocks but also the added benefit of liposuction slimming down the areas surrounding it, most often producing an ideal hourglass figure.
Fat Transfer Benefits
A major benefit of autologous fat transfers in Brazilian butt lifts is that the tissues used for the procedure are taken from the patient’s own body. Consequently, plastic surgeons often recommend lipografting over collagen injections or butt implants. This is because collagen injections and silicone implants are foreign agents that not only increase your risks of complications but also the body may either have an allergic reaction or reject them entirely. Fat transfer procedures also tend to have more lasting results compared to dermal fillers, though some may be re-absorbed by the body within the first 3 months following your Brazilian butt lift operation. Also, not all extracted fat can be repurposed.
Brazilian Butt Lift Risks
As with any cosmetic surgical procedure, Brazilian butt lifts carry certain risks of complication. Compared to more invasive cosmetic procedures like butt implants, the complications associated with Brazilian butt lifts are relatively minimal.
This is because the incisions made are extremely small (less than 1 mm) and are generally positioned and directed so that they leave minimal scarring.
Also, your surgeon will use a blunt cannula (hollow stainless steel tube) in conjunction with an internal syringe, thus reducing the possible harms that could occur with a sharper instrument such as a needle.
The entire surgery generally can take anywhere from 2 to 6 hours, depending on the volume of fat being removed and transferred. You should be able to return home the same day, though it is advised that you get somebody to pick you up from the clinic as you will likely still be feeling the effects of the anaesthetic. You will have to wear a compression garment for 2 weeks following your Brazilian butt lift procedure to help minimize swelling and fluid build-up. Also, you should avoid putting pressure on the buttocks region for up to 3 weeks. You should be able to return to normal activities within 4 weeks of your procedure, with minimal swelling lasting up to 6 weeks.
The cost of a Brazilian butt lift is not typically covered by medical insurance, as it is an elective cosmetic procedure. Factors that can influence the cost include the amount of areas being treated with liposuction, how much fat is being removed and transferred, the length of surgery time, the experience of the surgeon, the facilities, etc. Remember, though, that is it is always better to go with a plastic surgery firm that has a good reputation and experienced surgeons—such as those at Clinic 360—as this can prevent complications and the need for revision down the road. During your complimentary consultation, one of our representatives will go over all costs associated with your Brazilian butt lift in further detail. If you are unable to pay for the entire procedure upfront, financing plans are available.