With the standards and trends in beauty having evolved, a shapely and voluminous rear end is now more desirable than ever. Unfortunately, unavoidable factors like aging, genetics, and gravity can make it difficult – if not impossible – for a large majority of men and women to achieve the look they are after, despite spending countless hours in the gym. Board-certified and award-winning plastic surgeon Dr. Arun Rao understands the frustration many patients in this position face and takes great pride in helping these Tucson, AZ men and women reach their ultimate aesthetic goals through the use of a Brazilian butt lift procedure.
If you are interested in learning more about how a Brazilian butt lift can improve your backside and overall contour, the first step is to schedule a one-on-one consultation at Rao Plastic Surgery. While Dr. Rao will take all of the time necessary to evaluate your case, discuss your concerns, answer your questions, and explain your options in detail, it is always a good idea to come prepared with a basic understanding of the procedure, how it works, and what results are possible.
In anticipation of your Tuscon, AZ Brazilian butt lift consultation, here are some of the most commonly asked questions about the procedure, recovery, and results:
What is a Brazilian butt lift?
Informally known as a BBL, the Brazilian butt lift is a surgical procedure designed to increase the volume and improve the overall shape and contour of a patient’s buttocks. A Brazilian butt lift involves using liposuction to harvest fat from one area of the body and injecting it into the buttocks. Although its name can be misleading, a Brazilian butt lift is not a traditional lift procedure that involves the excision of excess skin. For after weight loss patients or other patients interested in altering the position of their butt and removing excess, loose, or sagging skin, a traditional butt lift may be more appropriate. During your initial BBL consultation, Dr. Rao will be able to determine which procedure(s) can help you best achieve your ideal outcome.
Am I too skinny for a Brazilian butt lift?
It is fairly common for thinner patients, or those with a lower body fat percentage, to wonder whether or not they can be considered good candidates for a Brazilian butt lift. In order to qualify for a BBL, patients must have enough excess fat elsewhere on their body to be harvested and transferred to their butt. For this reason, some extremely thin patients may not qualify for a Brazilian butt lift. Rather than gaining weight before the procedure – which can lead to unsustainable results – these patients can consider having silicone butt implants placed as an alternative to a Brazilian butt lift.
How long is the recovery after a Brazilian butt lift?
While most patients tolerate a Brazilian butt lift relatively well, it is important to remember that it is still a surgical procedure that requires a healing and recovery period. Immediately following the procedure, patients will be given compression garments to wear at the site(s) of liposuction. These garments help to reduce swelling and promote proper healing. In addition, patients will need to care for the newly transferred fat cells by avoiding direct pressure on their buttocks for at least 3-4 weeks. Dr. Rao recommends using a donut pillow or nursing pillow in cases where a patient must sit down.
Brazilian butt lift patients typically return to work after 1-2 weeks, and the final results of the procedure begin to become visible after 3-4 months, as the swelling subsides. Some helpful tips to make your Brazilian butt lift recovery as quick and comfortable as possible include:
- Follow your doctor’s postoperative instructions carefully and completely
- Take prescribed medications as directed
- Avoid direct pressure on the buttocks
- Wear your compression garments
- Do light stretching and go on short walks as recommended by your doctor
- Stay nourished and hydrated
How long do the results of a Brazilian butt lift last?
After a Brazilian butt lift, patients can expect that a small percentage of the transferred fat cells will die. This is a natural phenomenon and cannot be completely prevented, but avoiding direct pressure on the butt can help improve the rate of fat survival. The most important factor in retaining your BBL results for many years to come is avoiding weight fluctuations. The fat cells that are transferred to your butt during Brazilian butt lift can swell and shrink with weight gain and loss, just as the fat cells in other parts of the body do. For this reason, a significant weight change – including that associated with pregnancy – can compromise or even reverse the results of your BBL and lead to the need for a second or subsequent procedure in the future.
How do I find the best Brazilian butt lift surgeon in Tucson?
With a procedure like the Brazilian butt lift, which requires a very technical and skillful eye, selecting a highly qualified and experienced plastic surgeon is essential for achieving a stunning outcome. Award-winning surgeon Dr. Arun Rao and the exceptional team at Rao Plastic Surgery are deeply familiar with the complexities and nuances of the Brazilian butt lift procedure and continue to produce incredible results time and time again.
Call our convenient Tucson, AZ facility to schedule your consultation with Dr. Arun Rao, and learn more about how a Brazilian butt lift can give you the celebrity bum you have always wanted!