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Will the transferred fat during my Brazilian Butt Lift survive?

There is an initial period of swelling of several weeks following a butt lift procedure. During this time, many of the transferred fat cells establish a blood supply and survive. The actual percentage of surviving fat cells is dependent on several factors: the skill and technique of your surgeon, the total amount of fat transferred, and management after surgery.


How long will my Brazilian Butt Lift results last?

After several months, the results of your Brazilian butt lift should be permanent. Because these fat cells are truly yours, they will naturally enlarge or shrink with any weight fluctuations or change in your percentage of body fat. The shape of your new buttocks will be long-lasting, and your buttocks should feel as soft and pliable as your normal tissues.

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Brazilian Butt Lift Recovery

Although there will be some residual swelling remaining even after 4 to 6 weeks, Dr. Shienbaum typically allows his patients to return to non-stressful work in 5 to 7 days. Low impact exercise is encouraged in the first week and sexual activity should be postponed for 3 to 4 weeks.

In what position do I sleep after my Brazilian Butt Lift?

In the initial recovery period, it is helpful to sleep on your side or abdomen, sit on your thighs rather than your buttocks, and use a soft cut out or bullet-shaped pillow when driving or sitting for long periods. Try to avoid sustained pressure or trauma to the buttocks for several weeks. You will experience some soreness in the Liposuctioned areas, but only minimal discomfort in the buttock area. Wearing a compression garment such as SPANX is important for at least 2 months after your procedure.

Will there be noticeable scars after my Brazilian Butt Lift?

The popularity of the Brazilian butt lift arises from the lack of noticeable scarring, the avoidance of a foreign body implant, a short recovery time, the benefit of removing your unwanted fat, and the remarkably natural results achieved. It is a highly effective procedure for drooping and flaccid buttocks.

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Butt exercises will strengthen, define, and thicken the gluteal muscles of the buttocks. This will give you firmer, tighter musculature, especially if you were blessed with a well-defined athletic muscular anatomy. However, most toning exercises will not correct abnormally misplaced and uneven fat deposits, sculpt the surrounding love handles and saddlebags, or smooth out depressions and contour asymmetries.

The layer of fat and skin surrounding the butt muscles is of prime importance. The fat distribution must be even, contoured, and full to give your butt a sexy, plump, and lifted look. For most people, exercise alone simply cannot rejuvenate sagging skin and empty buttocks quite like a well-performed Brazilian butt lift.

The price of a Brazilian butt lift in the Tampa, Riverview, Lakeland, and Brandon, Florida area can range from $3,500 to over $8,000 dollars. The total amount will depend on the areas to be Liposuctioned, the expertise and reputation of your surgeon, and any additional procedures you may desire. Longer, more extensive procedures will require additional operating room and anesthesia time and expense.

The experience and expertise of your surgeon are the most important factors in achieving a safe and satisfactory result. Cost should never be your primary consideration. Board Certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery should be a minimum requirement.

Your buttocks may lack definition and seem to blend into the surrounding fatty deposits of the lower back, flanks, and hip rolls. The underlying gluteal musculature may be weak and limp, and the buttock skin may hang over and obscure your lower buttock fold. The majority of these problems can be corrected by a knowledgeable and experienced plastic surgeon. Only a personal consultation will ultimately tell you if a Brazilian butt lift is for you.

There are many well trained and excellent board certified plastic surgeons in the Tampa, Brandon, Riverview, and Lakeland, Florida region. Not all have focused their practice on body contouring and butt enhancement procedures. The field of plastic surgery is vast and encompasses many areas of specialization.

Insist on seeing a number of before and after photos showing your surgeon’s results and capabilities. Ask to speak to former patients, read reviews, and check to see if your surgeon is credentialed enough to perform your Brazilian butt lift surgery at a hospital. Florida places strict limits on the amount of fat that can be suctioned in an office operation, and this restriction may prevent you from obtaining sufficient fat for a satisfactory result. Spend sufficient time to have complete confidence in your surgeon’s abilities and expertise. You want the best Brazilian butt lift surgeon– not the least expensive.

The recovery from this combined procedure is somewhat longer as there is some additional swelling. You are required to sleep on your side or with a large pillow under your abdomen. The post-operative discomfort, which predominately comes from the areas of Liposuction and tummy tuck muscle tightening, is actually quite similar. While some surgeons are concerned about the associated risks of an increased operating time, Dr. Shienbaum has been performing this combined approach quite successfully for many years.

A traditional surgical body lift requires skin excision and tissue tightening with the resultant placement of scars. The Brazilian butt lift procedure accomplishes this lift by augmenting and reshaping with fat. The result is a firmer, higher, and more projected buttock mound. Much like breast augmentation with implants, the buttocks now have the appearance of being filled and lifted.

Dr. Shienbaum has a long and extensive experience in performing additional procedures in combination with his Brazilian butt lift in the greater Tampa, Florida area. Having a combination procedure is safe and effective as long as your surgeon is experienced, well trained, and careful in his selection of patients.

Unfortunately, unlike blood, fat cannot be transferred from one individual to another. Even fat from family members is not possible. Doing so would cause a severe autoimmune rejection response.

A Brazilian butt lift can often be performed together with a breast augmentation, tummy tuck, or facial fat rejuvenation procedure. Ultimately, it is the length of your surgery that is important. Keeping the total surgery time below five hours is a suggested guideline. This time may vary with your health, age, and the complexity of your procedure. Combining multiple procedures avoids the risks of having to undergo additional surgery and anesthesia, along with a second recovery time.

The pros of a Brazilian butt lift are as follows:
  • Brief downtime in comparison to silicone butt implants
  • No risk of rejection– this is your own body fat
  • Less risk of infection as there are small skin openings
  • Looks and feels natural–the fat feels real and looks uniform, without edges
  • Little discomfort compared to other surgical procedures
  • Minimal migration or movement because there is no implant
  • Slenderizing effect because of fat removal from donor areas
  • No overly perceptible or visible scars

The cons of a Brazilian butt lift are the following:
  • Unpredictable fat survival– between 50-85% of the transferred fat will survive
  • Limited size increase– a reasonable expectation is to have a 30-60% increase in butt size
  • Possible repeated procedures to get the final butt size you desire
  • No insurance coverage, as this is a cosmetic procedure and you have to pay out-of-pocket
  • Must carefully research and select your plastic surgeon

Because the absorption of fat varies from person to person, it is difficult to predict the final result. After about three to four months, the fat has a viable blood supply and should remain permanently. Furthermore, this transplanted fat will behave just like your other fat cells and increase in size with weight gain. Adding a few extra pounds will increase your butt size.