A popular treatment for adding volume and shape to the buttock, is a procedure known as a Brazilian butt lift. This takes fat from one area of the body using liposuction, and transfers it to the behind until the desired shape and fullness has been attained. A deflated, flat butt can be caused by aging, weight loss, and gravity. Oklahoma City plastic surgeon, Dr. Clinton Webster, uses the latest advancements in fat transfer techniques so that patients receive safe and lasting results, with gorgeous and natural looking outcomes. Patients with loose skin or wrinkled skin under the buttock may not be suitable candidates for this procedure; for these individuals, a surgical butt lift may be recommended.
During the initial consultation, the body will be assessed to determined where to perform liposuction in order to extract the necessary amount of fat needed to perform the transfer. The fat will be removed and processed for a healthy, effective transfer. It will then be injected through a syringe into the buttocks. This process will take place over several steps, and many layers may be used until the desired result is achieved. The incisions from a Brazilian butt lift are very small and thus scarring after the procedure is minimal. If the injections are done correctly, the result will look and feel natural.
A Brazilian butt lift is considered an outpatient procedure and is performed under general anesthesia at an accredited surgical facility. The entire surgery typically takes about 2 hours. Following surgery, patients will experience swelling and bruising in both the fat removal areas as well as on the buttocks. It will take about 3 full months for the body to recover and adjust to the new contour and shape.
The fat transfer technique can achieve good results and many patients feel that this procedure is safe and natural. Over time, some of the injected fat will absorb naturally into the body.
Weight gain could compromise the results of the surgery. For the best long-term results, patients should maintain a healthy diet and exercise routine.