Brazilian Butt Lift: Enhance Your Posterior
Squats are well-known for helping create a bigger posterior. However, for some, this method does not always work. Patients who are unable to attain a prominent posterior through exercise could benefit from cosmetic surgery. To help patients achieve a perkier posterior, Dr. Gregory T. Mesna offers Brazilian butt lift procedures at his Minneapolis, MN, practice. If you are ready to enhance your body's curves through a Brazilian butt lift, contact Mesna Plastic Surgery to schedule your consultation.
A Brazilian butt lift helps create a fuller, more shapely derriere, while also slimming and contouring other parts of the body.
What is a Brazilian Butt Lift?
Unlike a traditional butt lift, which removes excess skin and fat tissue from the top of the buttocks, a Brazilian butt lift transfers fat from other parts of the body to the rear end. This helps create a fuller, more shapely derriere, while also slimming and contouring other parts of the body. Many patients choose to combine a Brazilian butt lift with other body contouring procedures, such as an abdominoplasty or breast augmentation for more dramatic results.
Who is a Candidate?
In addition to being in good overall health and a non-smoker, patients considering a Brazilian butt lift should:
- Have already tried to enhance the size and shape of their buttocks through diet and exercise
- Not have excess sagging skin on the buttocks
- Have excess fat deposits elsewhere in their body that can be transferred to their bottom
- Have the ideal body shape for the procedure
- Want a larger, perkier posterior
Dr. Mesna will review these factors with you during your consultation to determine if you are a candidate for a Brazilian butt lift.
Using liposuction, Dr. Mesna will remove excess fat from another area of the body such as the back, abdomen, hips, or thighs. Most patients only require local anesthesia, but general anesthesia or sedation may be used as needed. The removed fat will then be purified using a centrifuge.
Next, using special cannulas, or small tubes, Dr. Mesna will inject the viable fat tissue into your buttocks. These micro injections will be placed at various locations and depths into the buttocks to create the most natural look and feel.
Following the procedure, you will be able to go home. Since you may be groggy or disoriented, you should arrange to have a friend or family member drive you home.
Once at home, you should rest and drink plenty of fluids. You will need to schedule a post-operative follow-up appointment about one week after surgery.
The First Few Weeks
For optimal results and recovery, you should follow the post-operative instructions carefully, including how to properly care for the incision site, as well as how to sit and lie down. Other instructions may include:
- Bed rest and drinking plenty of fluids for the first week
- Not sitting directly on your bottom for three weeks
- Wearing a compression garment 24 hours a day, for the first two weeks, to control swelling
- Refraining from driving for three weeks
It is recommended that patients take at least one week off from work, but some may require an additional week for recovery. Most patients heal completely after six months. However, you should not expose the treated area to sunlight for 12 months.
Contact Us Today
Dr. Mesna and the staff at Mesna Plastic Surgery believes that every patient deserves very personal, individualized attention when it comes to meeting your aesthetic goals. To learn more about how a Brazilian butt lift can benefit you, contact us today to schedule your personal consultation.