What to Expect With a Brazilian Butt Lift

A Brazilian butt lift can give you a naturally shapelier new look.

A Brazilian butt lift can give you a naturally shapelier new look.

If you’re wishing for a shapelier derriere but are a bit leery of artificial implants, a Brazilian butt lift may be your best bet. This increasingly popular form of buttocks augmentation involves transferring your own body’s fat from other parts of your body to your buttocks via liposuction and re-injection, leaving you with a naturally fuller look and minimized risk of complications, say physicians with Jacksonville’s Parkway Plastic Surgery.

When successfully performed by a board certified plastic surgeon, the Brazilian butt lift is an effective way to contour your torso and create a flat tummy, small waist, sculpted back, full hips and rounded bottom. Of course, much depends upon your own preparation for the procedure and your care and expectations afterward.

To prepare for a Brazilian butt lift or any invasive cosmetic surgery, a top requirement is that you stop smoking. It’s among the most destructive health habits across the board, and increases our risk of serious complications. Stick to a healthy diet and get plenty of rest. Avoid taking aspirin and ibuprofen at least 10 days before your scheduled surgery and fully disclose all medications and supplements you’re taking to your doctor.

Most patients go home the same day of their Brazilian butt lift procedure, but you can expect to remain at our office for several hours, until you’re alert and we’ve confirmed that you’re breathing effectively and that your vital signs are stable. This procedure is performed under sedation or anesthesia, so you’ll no doubt be drowsy. Arrange for a family member or friend to drive you home from the Parkway Plastic Surgery office and stay with you for the first night.

In the weeks following your procedure, you’ll likely have bruising and swelling, and your doctor may prescribe wearing a compression garment to help keep swelling down. This also will help shrink and tighten your skin, lending a smoother, firmer look going forward. Though many patients return to work within a few weeks after surgery, remember that any invasive procedure requires time to heal. It’s crucial that you get adequate rest and that you avoid strenuous activity for a few months, though you’ll also want to avoid periods of extended sitting. You can expect a full recovery to take anywhere from four to six months.

As with any surgical procedure complications can arise both during and after surgery. Keep our number handy and call immediately if you experience;

  • Bleeding
  • Breathing problems
  • Change in alertness, including passing out or confusion
  • Chest pain, tightness, pressure or palpitations
  • Fever that persists more than a few days after your procedure
  • Inability to urinate or have a bowel movement
  • Pain, redness or swelling in your leg, particularly in your calf, which may indicate a blood clot
  • Persistent or extreme pain not controlled by your pain medication
  • Unexpected drainage, pus, redness or swelling from your incision site

Are you ready to fill out your little black dress in a smoother, shapelier new way? Call Jacksonville’s Parkway Plastic Surgery at 904-396-1186 and schedule a consultation today.