Full, perky butts are the style today. A voluptuous bottom can help fill out your favorite pair of jeans and make that new dress especially eye-popping. A Brazilian butt lift performed by Bose Plastic Surgery in Tampa, FL makes it possible to achieve a curvy silhouette just like the ones you’ve seen on the pages of fashion magazines. Patients who have had this treatment say it’s worth every penny and represents an investment in themselves.
How Much Does a Brazilian Butt Lift Cost?
The price of this treatment varies and may depend on how much fat you’re looking to have transferred, as well as some other factors. Those requiring more extensive liposuction may pay a little more. Once costs associated with anesthesia, use of the operating room, and follow-up appointments are included, the price of a butt lift may be anywhere from $5,000 to $10,000.
Patients often view a butt lift as an investment in their long-term appearance and self-confidence, because the results they get will last a lifetime. And because this treatment involves removing fat from one part of the body via liposuction and transferring it to the buttocks, you’ll also get the benefit of body sculpting in the area the fat is harvested from. It’s almost like having two treatments in one!
If you’re dissatisfied with your silhouette, or if you have trouble finding clothes that fit because your buttocks are not in proportion with the rest of your figure, the benefits of this treatment make it well worth the cost. Talk to us about the costs to get a better idea of what they will be.
Why Are Butt Lifts So Popular?
Cosmetic trends today embrace curves. You’ve probably noticed curvier models in magazines, movies, and social media. Celebrities like Jennifer Lopez, Jennifer Aniston, and Kim Kardashian have also helped make full bottoms trendy. Women who want to enhance their buttocks often turn to lifts because they are less invasive than some other treatment options. And because the patient’s fat is used for the augmentation, a lift is a more natural approach. Patients also love the fact that they have a say in where the fat is taken from on their body because it allows them to slim down a bothersome area.
So What Happens During a Butt Lift?
During a butt lift, fat is liposuctioned out of one part of the body, like the thighs, flanks, lower back, or abdomen, and immediately processed and purified. The patient’s fat is then injected into several different places in the backside in a way that reshapes and plumps it. This treatment is often performed under general anesthesia or IV sedation. Depending on how much fat is liposuctioned, the entire treatment can be performed in two to three hours.
How Much Fat Is Transferred?
Usually, 600 to 800 cubic centimeters of pure fat, or roughly one pound of fat, are injected into the backside. Patients who are seeking a dramatic increase in size may receive a little more. Each patient’s anatomy is also a factor in how much fat is retrieved. We’ll talk with you in advance to ensure we understand how much of a volume increase you’re hoping to achieve.
Because the patient’s fat is injected into the rear, there is no chance that the body will reject it. It’s common, however, for a portion of the transferred fat to be absorbed over time, so we frequently inject a little extra fat to account for that. To prevent too much of the fat from being dispersing into the body after being transplanted, we’ll inject it slowly and strategically direct it toward different layers and locations in the buttocks, possibly even under the muscles.
How Can I Tell if I Have Enough Fat to Be a Candidate?
Slender patients often worry that they don’t have enough excess fat on the body to be a candidate for a Brazilian butt lift. The fact is that most of us store more fat on the body than we realize, so this isn’t a problem as often as you might expect. Overweight patients, on the other hand, sometimes assume that they are ideal patients because of the extra fat they are carrying.
The best candidates for this treatment are at a fairly healthy weight that they have maintained for at least several months. The only way to truly determine if you have enough fat for this treatment is to schedule a consultation and be evaluated by our staff.
How Much of a Recovery Is Involved?
Butt lifts are most often performed on an outpatient basis, which means that after your treatment you’ll be able to go home to rest and recover for several days. It will be important to avoid sleeping on your back for several weeks. You’ll also be asked to avoid sitting except when using the restroom.
Putting pressure on the buttocks during that early recovery period can damage the transplanted fat. Many of our patients also wear a snug compression garment for several weeks after their treatment. This garment facilitates your recovery and encourages your skin to adjust to the body’s new shape.
How Long Will My Results Last?
The reshaping and augmentation that can be achieved with this type of butt lift offer patients permanent results. Of course, your body will continue to evolve as it ages, and gravity will continue to take its toll. The best way to maintain your new look long-term will be to adhere to a healthy lifestyle, including a careful diet and regular exercise.
What’s the Difference Between a Brazilian Butt Lift and a Traditional Butt Lift?
Brazilian treatment is one of two different types of butt lifts that can be performed. Although both types can give you a firm and sexy rear, there are differences between the two approaches. During a traditional butt lift, the surgeon removes excess tissue, trims away extra skin, and tightens muscles in the rear area. A traditional butt lift is ideal for patients who are struggling with a sagging rear that is caused by excess skin. A Brazilian butt lift, on the other hand, is best for patients who want to augment and reshape their backside.
Sometimes it’s hard for patients to determine on their own whether excess skin is contributing to their cosmetic concerns. During your initial consultation, we can determine if a Brazilian butt lift if the right treatment for you.
What About Butt Implants?
Silicone butt implants are yet another treatment option for patients looking to augment their backside. If you opt for implants, the surgeon will make an incision and lift the gluteus maximus, one of the main hip muscles, creating space in each cheek for an implant.
Butt implants are a more invasive treatment, and while they can fill out your backside, they are sometimes criticized because they don’t feel as natural once in place. Implants can also shift over the long haul.
Brazilian Butt Lift Q&A
Will I Lose Weight?
The most you would lose as a result of this type of butt lift would be a few pounds. Liposuction generally does not help patients shed a significant amount of weight. And because the amount of fat liposuctioned out for a fat transfer is fairly small, there’s even less of a chance that you’ll lose weight as a result of butt augmentation.
If you’re trying to lose weight, it’s a good idea to do that before undergoing a butt lift. The best patients for this treatment have maintained a healthy and consistent weight for at least several months.
Will I End Up With Loose Skin?
Patients sometimes worry that they’ll be left with loose, sagging skin in the part of the body that fat is harvested from for a butt lift. But because only a modest amount of fat is removed, it’s usually not enough to leave behind excess skin.
When working with you to determine where on the body the fat is harvested from, one of the things we’ll consider is the elasticity of your skin. If your skin is inelastic in a particular area, we may avoid performing liposuction in that spot.
How Soon Can I Resume Exercise After This Type of Butt Lift?
Patients can begin walking and other forms of light exercise several weeks after their treatment. We may ask you to refrain from strenuous exercise for 6 or 8 weeks after your treatment because it will be important to give the transferred fat time to become established in the buttocks. It’s also a good idea to keep your weight steady during the weeks immediately following a lift.
Is This Treatment Suitable for Me?
The only way to know for sure that you’re a candidate for this treatment is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Lohith Bose. Dr. Bose received his undergraduate degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology and his medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine. He underwent 5 years of surgery training at the State University of New York at Buffalo and 3 years of plastic and reconstructive surgery training at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago.
You’re in Good Health
The ideal patient is in fairly good health and has maintained a consistent weight for at least several months. Because smoking can hinder the body’s ability to heal, non-smokers are particularly good candidates. If you have any underlying medical conditions, be sure to mention them during your consultation.
You’re Bothered by the Look of Your Buttocks
Maybe you’ve always been unhappy with the shape of your buttocks, or maybe your backside has simply flattened with age. Some patients also have buttocks that are unbalanced, with one cheek shaped differently than the other. And others have buttocks that are not in proportion with the rest of their body, making it difficult to find clothing that fits comfortably and properly.
You Have a Healthy Mindset
This type of butt lift can notably improve the shape and projection of your backside, but it’s important to embark on this treatment with realistic expectations and a healthy frame of mind.
It’s Time to Invest in Yourself
Are you embarrassed about the shape and size of your buttocks? Would you like to pursue a treatment that offers a long-term improvement in the look of your backside? Our practice can help you get the curvy, hourglass figure you’ve long wanted. Call Bose Plastic Surgery in Valparaiso, IN and schedule your consultation today!