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What is a Brazilian butt lift?

A Brazilian butt lift is a specialized fat transfer procedure to enhance and augment the buttocks without the use of implants. Liposuction is performed to sculpt and remove fat from donor areas, such as the flanks, hips, abdomen, or thighs. The harvested fat is then strategically injected into the buttocks to create fuller, rounder contours.

What should you expect with a Brazilian butt lift?

A Brazilian butt lift is usually performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia and involves three basic steps:

  • Fat is extracted using liposuction from the lower back, hips, abdomen, thighs, or other areas
  • The harvested fat is purified and prepared for transfer to the buttocks
  • Dr. Savalia strategically injects fat into specific areas of the buttocks to increase volume and improve shape

As some of the harvested fat cells may not survive the transfer, Dr. Savalia may inject a slightly greater amount of fat than needed to ensure your final results achieve your goals.

Who is a good candidate for a Brazilian butt lift?

A Brazilian butt lift can be a great alternative to implants because it uses your own natural fat to improve the shape and size of the buttocks. This procedure has the added benefit of slimming and contouring the areas from which fat is harvested, to create a curvier profile.

You may be a candidate for a Brazilian butt lift if you:

  • Want to enhance your buttocks without implants
  • Have good skin tone in the buttocks and hips
  • Have adequate fat stores that can be harvested from other areas of the body and injected into the buttocks
  • Are willing and able to avoid sitting directly on your buttocks for several weeks

What is recovery like after a Brazilian butt lift?

The most important thing to know about your recovery is that you will not be allowed to sit or lie directly on your buttocks for approximately two weeks after surgery. You will sleep on your side or your stomach, and either stand or lie this way for all activity (except using the toilet). Pain is minimal and easily controlled with medications. When you are ready for sitting, it will be in a modified position, using a “donut” or placing a pillow under your thighs to avoid pressure on the buttocks. You should be able to sit normally after about eight weeks.

Why choose us for a Brazilian butt lift in Newport Beach?

  • Dr. Nirav Savalia is a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive training and a well-recognized commitment to outstanding results
  • His focus is on achieving a natural result, so you look visibly rejuvenated, not surgically enhanced
  • Dr. Savalia is listed among Orange Coast Top Doctors and Castle Connolly Top Doctors for 2019

Brazilian Butt Lift FAQ

How long do results last with a Brazilian butt lift?

The results of this procedure are meant to be long-lasting. Fat cells removed from donor sites are gone from those areas for good. Fat cells that survive the transfer to the buttocks will continue functioning as fat cells in their new location for years to come.

How much downtime is required with a Brazilian butt lift?

You should be able to resume light activities within one week after a Brazilian butt lift. Most people can return to work within 10 to 14 days after surgery. However, it is important to follow Dr. Savalia’s instructions and avoid sitting directly on your buttocks for the recommended time.

What are the benefits of Brazilian butt lift as compared to implants?

Brazilian butt lift has a low risk of complications. Using your body’s own fat, this procedure can achieve results that look and feel natural.

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We will not be seeing any patients in-office for elective, non-urgent services until we have more clarity.

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