What Happens During the Brazilian Butt Lift?

The Brazilian butt lift is a popular procedure to enhance your backside. With no implants involved, the Brazilian butt lift offers a natural solution to improving the size, shape, projection, and contour of your buttocks. But what exactly happens during the process? Keep reading to find out!

Liposuction on the donor site

The first part of the Brazilian butt lift procedure is to obtain the fat cells that will be used for the enhancement. Fat cells will be taken from an area such as the abdomen, flanks, or thighs which will be determined prior to treatment. Although this adds another surgical site, it allows you to experience the slimming benefits of liposuction! This involves very small incisions where a cannula will be inserted and moved to break up the fat cells. The fat cells will then be gently suctioned out and into a syringe. This will all be performed under sedation or anesthesia for your comfort.

Fat processing

Once enough fat cells have been removed, they will be processed and prepared for placement. During the processing stage, blood, ruptured fat cells, and other fluids are removed so that only pure fat cells remain. At the end of this process, about one third of the fat cells will be good enough for use.

The placement process

The purified fat cells will be placed in a syringe when they are ready for placement! The placement process involves many injections in the buttocks to ensure even distribution or fat cells. This higher level of fat cell concentration is what gives your backside a natural enhancement! At least 30% of the placed fat cells will lose blood supply during recovery, however, what’s left after three weeks is typically there to stay. You can ensure the most fat cells survive by following your post-op care instructions. This includes no siting for at least ten days.

To learn more about the Brazilian butt life procedure or to schedule your consultation with Dr. Perry, contact our office today.