Brazilian Butt Lift Specialist

Providence Plastic Surgery

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery located in Charlotte, NC

If you yearn for a more voluminous, rounded backside, a Brazilian butt lift might be the right cosmetic surgery procedure to achieve those goals. Dr. Andrew Gear of Providence Plastic Surgery & Skin Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, has extensive experience in this multi-faceted approach and can help you refine the contours of your body in a safe and effective manner. Book your consultation today online or by phone to begin exploring the possibilities.

Brazilian Butt Lift Q & A

What is a Brazilian butt lift?

A Brazilian butt lift is a combination of two different procedures that augment the size and shape of your buttocks. The process is also known as a fat transfer.

Both women and men pursue Brazilian butt lift for the chance to enhance the contours of their backside without the use of implants. Other reasons to consider this procedure include:

  • Added benefit of fat reduction in other areas of the body
  • Improved balance between upper and lower body
  • Better clothing fit
  • Ability to correct flat or misshapen buttocks

Many men and women pursue Brazilian butt lift after years of trying to achieve their desired results through diet and exercise. Everyone’s body is unique, and some are simply not proportioned in the manner they would prefer.

What happens during a Brazilian butt lift?

The process begins with liposuction to remove excess fat from your abdomen, hips, thighs, or lower back. Anesthesia keeps you comfortable during the procedure. You might remain asleep throughout, or local anesthesia might allow you to remain awake and alert.

A solution of saline, epinephrine, and lidocaine is injected into both the fat harvest site and the portion of your buttocks where the fat cells are to be transferred. Once sufficient fat is removed from the donor site(s), it’s stored in a special container.

Next, a portion of the stored fat is transferred into syringes, and any excess saline is discarded. The fat cells are then reintroduced into your body where additional fullness is desired, and all incisions are closed.

How difficult is the recovery process after a Brazilian butt lift?

Your recovery experience depends in large part on your overall health and how well you adhere to post-op instructions. If you are in good health and are not a smoker, your body will likely heal quickly and with few complications. If, however, you don’t take the proper precautions to avoid infection or have a health issue that complicates your natural healing response, you might have a more challenging recovery.  

A unique component of recovering from a Brazilian butt lift is the need to avoid sitting on your buttocks for as long as eight weeks. Putting pressure on the transferred fat cells can prevent them from adapting to their new position. You’ll need to sleep and sit in modified positions to obtain optimal results.

To explore what a Brazilian butt lift can do for you, schedule a consultation online or by phone today.