The perfect butt can be achieved without thousands of squats, but instead with the Brazilian butt lift, which adds volume to the buttocks with a patient’s own fat. To get a curvier, shapelier butt, the highly-skilled plastic surgeon at STARS Plastic Surgery will liposuction fat from the patient’s stomach or hips. The fat is then processed before being injected into the buttocks. Compared to butt augmentation surgery, the Brazilian butt lift is more natural and realistic looking since fat is used instead of implants. Patients must have sufficient body fat for transferal purposes.
The body will first be initially evaluated to make sure that the patient is a good candidate for the Brazilian butt lift method. It will also be assessed as to which areas will be liposuctioned. Depending on the amount of fat necessary to fill the buttocks area, multiple donor sites on the body may be considered. After liposuction has been performed, a closed sterile system is used which ensures the fat tissue is never exposed to the air. This keeps it safe and uncontaminated for reinjection into the buttocks. Our plastic surgery office uses P188, a triple-wash antibiotic that sterilizes the tissue and separates the healthy fat from any tissue that may not survive the transfer process. We then reinstate the fat little by little to make sure that the layering is done properly and effectively, and that the resulting butt is smooth and shapely.
"I will recommend this office over and over again! The results from my procedure were phenomenal. Dr. Kunasz was great! I have never met staff so eager and friendly to help. Melanie called me back with all the details, and I appreciate that greatly. Happy customer"- A.S. / Google / Apr 19, 2019
"Dr Chan gave me the results I wanted and made me feel so comfortable. He even asked to see me before my procedure because I had been a couple of months since our first consult. It was my delay in scheduling the procedure because of everything I had going on, but he wanted to make sure that he met with me so that we were in agreement with the plan and our goals. Healing process has an easy and wonderful and I know it’s because of us have expertise. His staff treated me like family and I felt like they were truly connected to my needs and worries. They took the time to individually help me get my pre op work because I missed one of them. As a healthcare provider, I highly, highly recommend this practice and Dr. Chan. I had no idea I would be able to get the results that I wanted, but his precision and skills are exceptional!!! I can’t say enough about this practice! Go see them. They will be honest and give you the compassion and knowledge you are looking for."- M.G. / Google / Nov 01, 2019
"Great staff, amazing doctors! Excellent service."- S.V. / Google / Oct 26, 2019
"My consultation with Dr. Kunasz was great! He made me feel comfortable and answered all of my questions. The staff at STARS is friendly and easy going. Definitely considering doing my procedure with STARS."- M.D. / Google / Sep 19, 2019
"Excellent staff"- R.P. / Google / Sep 19, 2019
This surgery is considered an outpatient procedure and general anesthesia is usually used. In some cases, IV sedation will be used, dependent on the extent of the liposuction and transfer process. The surgery lasts, on average, 2 hours, depending on the number of donor sites and amount of fat layering needed. After surgery, a compression garment is worn to help with the swelling and assist in the contouring of the buttocks. We also prescribe an Aloe Purinol medication regime to help enhance the fat transfer results. Patients are advised not to put weight on the butt area for the first 2-3 weeks following surgery. Sitting or laying down should be done with weight mostly on the thighs. Final results, after the swelling and bruising has subsided, usually can be seen within 6-8 weeks.
Brazilian Butt Lift FAQs
When done correctly, the result of a Brazilian butt lift should look and feel natural. It is very important for those who are considering this procedure to find a plastic surgeon with good background and experience with this type of surgery. The results will be dependent on how well the fat is selected, purified, and injected during the procedure.
Natural or Synthetic?
Many patients opt for fat transfers because they feel it gives a natural appearance. For some, they are simply not comfortable with implants or a foreign device placed in their buttocks. When choosing whether to go natural or go with implants, it’s important to understand the pros and cons to each choice. One disadvantage of fat transfers is that the injected fat may be naturally reabsorbed into the body over time, which means that a secondary surgery could become necessary later on in order to maintain maximum results. Implants are a permanent solution so patients will need to consider the long-term effects of surgery carefully.
Multiple Donor Sites?
Donor sites for the fat grafting may include the lower backside, abdomen, love handles, and thighs. Liposuction done in these areas usually also helps contour the surrounding areas of the buttocks, which results in a slimmer silhouette.
What If I Gain Weight?
The ideal candidates for this procedure are those who are at or very close to their goal weight. Both significant weight gain or weight loss will compromise the results of the surgery. Patients who have had this procedure should stick to a healthy lifestyle with proper diet and exercise.
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