Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery
Brazilian butt Lift surgery or gluteal reshaping is performed under general anaesthesia in a fully accredited hospital with the assistance of a qualified anaesthetist. Expect the operation to take around four hours, you may be discharged the same day otherwise an overnight stay is required.
While there are many ways to enhance the shape of your buttock, like buttock implants, the Brazilian butt lift has now become the gold standard treatment due to improved shape and lower complication rates.
Steps in a Brazilian Butt Lift
Fat is carefully removed via a liposuction cannula from areas such as the abdomen, back, arms or thighs via low pressure suction and collected into a specialised lipofilter canister. The fat that is removed is washed within the sterile canister to remove any unnecessary fluid and blood, leaving only pure fat. The removal of fat from areas ‘around’ the buttocks is also important to enhance your new buttock shape.
Finally, the fat is transferred to syringes and transferred into the buttocks. This is done with careful consideration to achieve the ideal size and shape required.
After your brazilian butt lift surgery
To help minimise post op swelling, you will be required to wear a compression garment under your clothing for six weeks. You will be asked to wear the garment continuously for the first week after surgery as your swelling peaks during this time. Expect bruising for a period of two weeks and swelling for up to six weeks.
Results from buttock reshaping surgery are immediately apparent. However, the full effect can only be appreciated after several months, once swelling has gone. Fat-injected cases may need multiple treatments to achieve optimal results.
The most important part of recovery from the Brazilian butt lift procedure is to minimise sitting for three weeks following the procedure. Generally, some firmness and tightness may be felt in the buttocks but will gradually soften and feel normal over six weeks.
Patients report minor post-operative pain, which is treated with oral medication. You will be given a prescription for pain management and antibiotics. Have someone fill the prescription, drive you home and take care of you as you recover during the first few days after your surgery.
You can return to your normal activities at a slow and gradual pace. You may be back to work as soon as one week after Brazilian butt lift surgery and may begin light exercise at two weeks. Most activities can be resumed fully at six weeks following your procedure.
You will have an appointment to see Dr Turner within the first week after surgery to check that your wounds are healing as expected and to review your new buttock shape. Dr Turner will see you frequently over the first year to monitor your progress and will give you advice on scar management, wearing garments and resuming normal activities.
It is extremely important to your final result that you follow all post-operative instructions given to you by Dr Turner
Risks associated with Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery
As with any surgery, it is important that you are fully informed of the potential risks associated with Brazilian butt lift surgery. While all care is taken to minimize these complications, they may and do occur despite the best medical care.
It is important that you carefully read and understand the potential risks and they will be discussed in further detail when you have your consultation with Dr Turner.
Some risks are more likely to occur than others:
General Risks Associated with Surgery
• Postoperative infection
• Bleeding or haematoma
• Poor Scarring including keloid scars
• Blood clots in legs or lungs
• Revision surgery to correct or improve outcome
Specific Risks Associated with Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery
• Numbness to the overlying skin
• Asymmetry with over or under correction
• Skin irregularities, ripples or discolouration
• Fat embolism which can be life threatening
• Lumpiness or fat necrosis
• Temporary or permanent pain
• Damage to deeper structures / organs