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- Before And After
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- Before And After
These days it seems everyone wants to have a bigger, rounder backside. That’s exactly what a Brazilian butt lift does. In these procedures, fat is harvested through liposuction from an unwanted area such as the lower abdomen or outer thighs. It is purified to remove everything but the autologous fat cells. These fat cells are then injected back into the buttocks. Dr. Gear pays particular attention to the upper buttocks with these injections, as that area has usually flattened somewhat as the patient has aged.
Prior to the development of this procedure, the only way to change your buttocks was through surgical butt implants. Dr. Gear never performed these surgeries, as he felt they involved too many risks of complications such as the implants shifting. With a Brazilian butt lift, now we can take the patient’s own fat and use it to round out her bottom.
If you’ve never liked the lack of shape of your buttocks, these fat transfers put your unwanted fat to good use filling out your backside. Your new shapelier bottom will look great in slacks and swimsuits. You can shop for styles that accentuate your new curves. Round, curvy figures are in these days, thankfully replacing the emaciated looks of the past couple of decades.
Brazilian butt lifts have the added benefit of removing fat from an unwanted area, such as the waist, flanks, thighs, or lower abdomen. That liposuction slims your contour in that area.
The Brazilian butt lift is a two-step procedure performed with the patient under general anesthesia. It takes from two to four hours. To harvest the fat, Dr. Gear performs tumescent liposuction. This helps to contour areas surrounding the buttocks, such as the flanks. This can accentuate the shape that will be added to your buttocks. This harvesting is done through a closed system to keep the fat pure and clear from possible contamination. The harvested fat is then purified to separate the fat cells from other cells, blood, and other liquid.
Now it’s time for Dr. Gear to take the purified fat and transfer it to your buttocks. He does this through hundreds of tiny injections at varying depths. This ensures an even, natural-looking augmentation. As mentioned briefly above, special attention is given to the upper buttocks because this presents a lifted, younger-looking profile. This is the area of our backside that tends to flatten and descend as we age.
You’ve probably heard some horror stories about these procedures, even deaths. That can be the unfortunate result when a procedure becomes very popular and unskilled practitioners begin offering it. People who either don’t have the necessary training or experience with this process have led to some serious complications in patients. Dr. Gear is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, ensuring the level of expertise necessary to perform all of the procedures we offer. He has over 20 years of surgical experience.
Still, there are risks with a Brazilian butt lift, so it’s critical that patients do their research when it comes to the level of training of the surgeon they choose to perform this procedure.
There are the same risks involved with this procedure as with any surgery: infection, reaction to anesthesia, excessive bleeding, fluid accumulation, and the like.Specific to this procedure are these risks: