Prior to your procedure, we understand that you will have a lot of questions about the procedure and what to expect, and also about the recovery process. Please use our Brazilian butt lift FAQ page to find answers to some of our most commonly asked questions. Stephen T. Greenberg, M.D., F.A.C.S will also take the time to review any questions or concerns you may have during your private consultation at our state-of-the-art Long Island, NY, facility. At Greenberg Cosmetic Surgery, we are committed to helping you achieve the body of your dreams through a Brazilian butt lift.
What Is a Brazilian Butt Lift?
Also known as a butt augmentation, a Brazilian butt lift uses excess fat from another of your body, such as the thighs or abdomen, to enhance your buttocks. During the procedure, the doctor will use liposuction to remove excess fat, and then purify it with centrifuge technology. Then he will carefully inject it into your buttocks to create a perkier and more voluptuous backside.
Most patients can return to work and normal activity within one to two weeks after the procedure
How Long Does a Brazilian Butt Lift Last?
As long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle and normal weight range, your results will be long lasting. Although there is a possibility of the injected fat being reabsorbed by the body, in most cases, at least 60-80% of the fat is maintained.
What Is the Difference Between a Brazilian Butt Lift and Butt Implants?
Both procedures are buttocks enhancing surgical techniques, but include different methods to achieve results. A Brazilian butt lift uses fat from another of your body. However, if you do not have sufficient fat to perform fat grafting, you can benefit from butt implants. Dr. Greenberg offers a variety of shapes and sizes of butt implants to help you attain optimal results.
How Long Does It Take to Recover from a Brazilian Butt Lift?
Most patients can return to work and normal activity within one to two weeks after the procedure. Your recovery will depend on how diligently you follow your post-surgical instructions and how fast you heal. The key to recovery is resting and not doing too much activity too soon.
When Can I Resume Exercising after a Brazilian Butt Lift?
You can begin walking and light activity two to three weeks after the procedure. In most cases, Dr. Greenberg will release you to full physical activity six to eight weeks after the procedure, as long as you are responding well to surgery and recovering nicely. Although you may feel better sooner than you are released, it is imperative to give the fat transfer adequate time to stabilize in order to achieve desired results.
When Can I Sit after a Brazilian Butt Lift?
You will be directed to use an inflatable pillow when sitting for at least eight weeks in order to ease discomfort and help you achieve a smooth recovery. Sitting directly on your buttocks too soon will cause a disruption in the fat transfer.
When Will I See the Results of a Brazilian Butt Lift?
Although you will see immediate results, as the swelling and bruising subsides over the next few weeks, you will begin to notice greater results. Over the course of the next few months, the fat will continue to stabilize. Most patients are able to enjoy final results in about four to six months.
Who Is a Candidate for a Brazilian Buttock Lift?
Candidates for a Brazilian butt lift generally include patients who are unhappy with the appearance of their backside, due to a flat, saggy, small, or disproportionate buttocks. Before undergoing this procedure, it is imperative that you are in good overall health, have realistic expectations, and in a healthy weight range with sufficient excess fat in another of your body that is able to be used for augmentation.
Contact Us to Learn More
A Brazilian butt lift can give you a proportional or more voluptuous behind. If you are interested in learning more about a Brazilian butt lift or the cost of treatment, contact our office today online or by calling (516) 364-4200 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Greenberg.