It’s one of the hottest cosmetic treatments today, and it offers results that last for years. A Brazilian butt lift can dramatically transform your figure by adding fullness and perkiness to your backside. Whether you’re unhappy with the natural shape of your buttocks or you’re looking to rejuvenate a backside that has begun to sag, Bose Plastic Surgery, in Valparaiso, IN can give you results you’ll be proud of. And the good news is that the results of your lift can be permanent!
How Long Does a Brazilian Butt Lift Last?
One of the many advantages of a butt lift is that it represents a permanent reshaping of your backside, giving you results that will last for years. Of course, your body shape will continue to evolve as a result of gravity and the natural aging process. One of the best ways of maintaining your results long-term is adhering to a healthy lifestyle
What Is a Brazilian Butt Lift?
A butt lift involves the transfer of fat from one part of your body to the buttocks, where it is used to restore fullness and shape. Because the reshaping is done with your fat as opposed to implants, this treatment offers especially natural results. Butt lifts are performed under either general anesthesia or IV sedation and begin by using liposuction to harvest fat from another part of the body, such as the thighs, abdomen, flanks, or lower back. The fat is then processed and purified before being strategically injected into different areas of your backside in a way that offers a smooth, uniform appearance.
What’s Recovery Like?
In most cases, patients can go home the same day of their treatment and spend several days recovering. You’ll be advised to avoid sitting on your buttocks for the first few weeks of your recovery, and you’ll also want to sleep on your side or stomach to avoid putting pressure on the treatment area. Butt lift patients are also often asked to wear compression garments for some time after treatment. This snug garment is worn over the treatment area to speed healing and help the skin conform to the body’s new shape.
How Soon Will I See Results?
You’ll notice a change in your body right away. Your clothes will fit differently, and your buttocks will be visibly fuller and more shapely. But it can take up to a year for you to see your final results. This is because it’s common for a portion of the transferred fat to be absorbed by the body over time. We often transfer a little extra fat to ensure that the patient’s ideal fullness is achieved even if a portion of the fat cells don’t remain in place.
What Other Options Do I Have for Augmenting My Backside?
Thanks to cosmetic advances, there are several treatments available that can augment and reshape your backside. Liposuction, implants, and Sculptra butt lifts are three other treatments that can enhance the appearance of the buttocks.
For some patients, simply removing extra fat deposits from the buttocks is enough to restore roundness and fullness. For these patients, transferring fat from another part of the body is not necessary. It’s simply a matter of using liposuction to remove unwanted fat in a way that improves the shape of the backside. Liposuction, like a butt lift, involves the use of anesthesia or sedation and requires a couple of days of recovery.
Silicone implants, a more invasive treatment than a butt lift, are another way of enhancing the appearance of the backside. Occasionally implants are used in conjunction with a butt lift. Implants are an option for some patients, but they tend to look and feel less natural than the results that can be achieved through a butt lift.
Sculptra Butt Lift
Sculptra is a dermal filler that is most often used to smooth over wrinkles and other signs of aging in the face. Sculptra stimulates collagen production, which results in a natural plumping. When a diluted version of Sculptra is injected into the backside, which is an off-label use for this dermal filler, it can result in a similar plumping effect. A Sculptra Butt Lift usually does not last as long as a Brazilian butt lift.
Am I a Brazilian Butt Lift Candidate?
If you’re interested in finding out if you’re a good candidate for a butt lift, the first step is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Lohith Bose. A native of India, Dr. Bose moved to the United States at the age of 15. He earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and pursued medical training at Ross University School of Medicine. He also completed five years of General Surgery training at the State University of New York at Buffalo and three years of training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago.
During your consultation, Dr. Bose will review your medical history and talk with you about your cosmetic concerns and goals. He’ll work with you to determine if you are a candidate for a butt lift. But there are several early signs that you may be an especially good candidate.
You Want to Improve the Shape of the Buttocks
If you’re eager to improve the look of buttocks that have lost their shape or have flattened with age, a lift can help. This treatment can also help patients whose posterior has begun to sag as a result of a significant weight loss. A butt lift can fill out your posterior, leaving it fuller, rounder, and perkier. This treatment can also improve the projection of your buttocks.
Your Figure Is Imbalanced
If your buttocks are out of proportion with the rest of your body, you may find it difficult to find dresses, bathing suits, and other types of clothing that fit well and comfortably. A butt lift can bring the size and shape of your backside in line with the rest of your figure, improving your body’s overall balance. If the two sides of your buttocks lack symmetry, this treatment can resolve that as well.
You Have Fat That Can Be Transferred
The success of this treatment relies on Dr. Bose’s ability to successfully harvest fat from one part of the body and transfer it to the backside. That means the ideal candidate has a part of the body where there is enough extra fat to be transferred. Almost everyone has a little extra fat stored somewhere, but particularly lean patients are occasionally asked to put on a few pounds before the treatment.
Your Issues Are Not Caused by Excess Skin
A Brazilian butt lift focuses on adding volume and shape to the backside, but it’s not a solution for loose, excess skin. If you’re frustrated with sagging skin on the thighs or buttocks, another type of treatment may better resolve your concerns.
You’re in Good Overall Health
The best patients are non-smokers who are in good overall health and are at a healthy weight. Patients with certain heart, lung, or neurological conditions may not be candidates. It also helps if you adhere to a healthy lifestyle, including regular exercise and a conscientious diet.
You Want a Minimally Invasive Option
This is a minimally invasive treatment that involves small incisions and results in no lasting scars. Given the improvement in the body and the permanence of the results, many patients are surprised at just how easy a lift is.
You Can Stick With Post-Treatment Instructions
Putting too much pressure on the backside soon after your treatment can damage the fat that has been transferred and impact your results. The best patients can commit to not sitting directly on their rear for some time after treatment. Many patients opt to use a boppy pillow or some other cushion that will take the pressure off of your backside. We can further discuss the post-treatment requirements and how to handle them during your consultation.
Can I Do Anything on My Own to Improve Appearance On My Own?
A healthy diet and exercises like squats, lunges, and leg lifts can sometimes improve the appearance of your backside. Maintaining an optimal and consistent weight can also help. So can avoiding excessive sitting, which can weaken the gluteal muscles. But the fact is that some of the reasons why the posterior can sag or flatten are not things that patients have a lot of control over. Genetics play a huge role in the shape of your entire body, including the buttocks. Pregnancies can also influence the shape of your bottom, and the aging process also plays a role.
One of the reasons why butt lifts are so popular is that they offer results that are much more dramatic than what a patient can achieve on her own through diet and exercise.
Answering Your Questions
Curvy buttocks are one of the most popular cosmetic trends, and many patients are interested in pursuing Brazilian butt lifts. But we realize you probably have questions about this treatment. Here are answers to some of the questions we hear most often about butt lifts:
Can I Schedule a Butt Lift and a Tummy Tuck at the Same Time?
Butt Lifts and Tummy Tucks are both popular treatments, and Dr. Bose performs both, but we recommend that patients schedule them separately. While a butt lift requires you to sleep on your side or stomach for a while, a tummy tuck requires you to avoid putting pressure on your stomach during recovery. Having both treatments performed at the same time would leave you with few options for safely and comfortably resting during recovery.
What Happens If I Lose Weight After My Lift?
It’s usually best to avoid a significant weight loss immediately after your treatment when the transferred fat is still getting settled in its new location. However, once the transferred fat is completely settled and healed, it will respond to shifts in your weight just like the rest of your body. It may increase in size with weight gain and shrink with weight loss. But the new proportions created in your hip and buttocks area as a result of a butt lift will not shift with weight gains and losses.
Get Started Today
Have diet and exercise failed you? Are you eager for a fuller, perkier backside? Maybe it’s time you experienced the results that a Brazilian butt lift can offer. Call Bose Plastic Surgery, in Valparaiso, IN, and schedule a Brazilian butt lift consultation today!