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What You Need to Know about a Brazilian Butt Lift

Overview A Brazilian butt lift is an augmentation procedure that involves taking fat from another part of your body and injecting it into your buttocks.
The Ideal Candidate Patients who want to increase the size and fullness of their buttocks.
Target Areas Buttocks
Average Cost $8,500+
Recovery
  • 4 weeks off work
  • 6-8 weeks without strenuous exercise
Overview
A Brazilian butt lift is an augmentation procedure that involves taking fat from another part of your body and injecting it into your buttocks..
The Ideal Candidate
Patients who want to reduce the size and fullness of their buttocks.
Target Areas
Buttocks
Average Cost
$8,500+
Recovery
  • 4 weeks off work
  • 6-8 weeks without strenuous exercise

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What Is a Brazilian Butt Lift?

The Brazilian butt lift is an augmentation procedure that involves taking fat from another part of your body and injecting it into your buttocks.

On a case-by-case basis, the fat may be taken from the thighs, stomach, or lower back. In this sense, the Brazilian butt lift acts as a liposuction procedure. Removing fat from these areas also contours the buttocks, helping them stand out more.

Typically, patients can expect perky buttocks that look youthful and shapelier. You can maintain these results for years without receiving supplementary touch-up procedures, creating long-lasting body confidence.

Why Do People Undergo Brazilian Butt Lifts

Before receiving the procedure, many male and female candidates often have a range of symptoms that bother the appearance of their lower bodies. These symptoms can be a result of aging, certain exercise habits, or dramatic weight change.

Brazilian butt lift candidates typically have:

  • Flat buttocks
  • Sagging buttocks
  • Noticeable change in buttocks shape

After receiving a Brazilian butt lift, patients often look forward to fuller and shapelier buttocks. Your profile will appear more attractive as a result.

As a secondary benefit, the procedure can also improve the appearance of cellulite. Because the fat can sometimes be grafted on three layers – below, in, and above the muscle – it contours the skin itself. However, butt lifts should not be regarded as procedures specifically done to improve cellulite.

Dr. Sleightholm’s Approach to Brazilian Butt Lifts

Patients meet Dr. Sleightholm and a qualified consultant for a consultation. Together, you will discuss your expectations. You can expect to talk about factors such as body type, intended size, and current measurements.

The result of a Brazilian butt lift largely depends on Dr. Sleightholm’s professional recommendations based on these factors, as well as your desired outcome.

Dr. Sleightholm will remove excess fat from selected areas of your body before reinjecting the cells into your buttocks. The amount of fat removed and injected depends on your body type and the results you want to achieve.

Regardless, Dr. Sleightholm will do many small injections into each buttock. He will make the injections in the upper portion to create a lifted appearance.

Surgical Procedures That Can Complement a Brazilian Butt Lift

Breast Augmentation

Liposuction

Tummy Tuck

Breast augmentation is a procedure to enlarge breasts by one or more cup sizes and enhance their shape. This is done by placing implants underneath the chest wall muscle or behind existing breast tissue. In either situation, the implants are centred beneath the nipples.

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Liposuction permanently removes excess fat in cosmetically important areas to sculpt an improved body contour. Some of the areas commonly targeted include the hips, abdomen, arms, thighs, love handles, spots around the chest, buttocks, neckline, and areas around the chin.

Liposuction is popular for both men and women, especially those who want to eliminate unwanted fat in one or a few key spots.

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A tummy tuck is a cosmetic surgical procedure that removes excess stomach fat and skin while also tightening the mid and lower abdominal muscles to reduce stomach protrusion. This helps patients achieve flatter, firmer midsections and healthier, more youthful appearances.

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Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is a procedure to enlarge breasts by one or more cup sizes and enhance their shape. This is done by placing implants underneath the chest wall muscle or behind existing breast tissue. In either situation, the implants are centred beneath the nipples.

Learn more.

Liposuction

Liposuction permanently removes excess fat in cosmetically important areas to sculpt an improved body contour. Some of the areas commonly targeted include the hips, abdomen, arms, thighs, love handles, spots around the chest, buttocks, neckline, and areas around the chin.

Liposuction is popular for both men and women, especially those who want to eliminate unwanted fat in one or a few key spots.

Learn More

Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck is a cosmetic surgical procedure that removes excess stomach fat and skin while also tightening the mid and lower abdominal muscles to reduce stomach protrusion. This helps patients achieve flatter, firmer midsections and healthier, more youthful appearances.

Learn More

Find out If a Brazilian Butt Lift Will Be Right for You

Schedule a Brazilian Butt Lift Consultation 

Frequently Asked Questions about Brazilian Butt Lifts

How are butt lifts done?

Patients meet Dr. Sleightholm and a qualified consultant for a consultation. Together, you will discuss your expectations. You can expect to talk about factors such as body type, intended size, and current measurements.

The result of a Brazilian butt lift largely depends on Dr. Sleightholm’s professional recommendations based on these factors, as well as your desired outcome.

Dr. Sleightholm will remove excess fat from selected areas of your body before reinjecting the cells into your buttocks. The amount of fat removed and injected depends on your body type and the results you want to achieve.

Regardless, Dr. Sleightholm will do many small injections into each buttock. He will make the injections in the upper portion to create a lifted appearance.

Will the procedure leave a scar?

Due to the incisions made to remove and insert fat, a patient will have scars on the abdomen and around the buttocks.

But the scars are quite thin, and gradually fade to become lighter in colour. Eventually, they will become difficult for untrained eyes to notice.

Will a procedure hurt?

A patient will receive the Brazilian butt lift while under general anesthesia. After the procedure, you may feel moderate pain. The special compression garment you may wear for a few weeks to control swelling could also cause moderate discomfort. However, pain is easily controlled with medication.

Are there risks associated with Brazilian butt lifts?

There are certain risks associated with Brazilian butt lifts. But, overall, the procedure is safe and there are low complication rates. You can always contact Dr. Sleightholm with any concerns.

Procedure-related risks may include:

  • Anemia:For patients who are already anemic, or for women starting their menstrual cycles, the procedure may cause anemia.
  • Pulmonary or Fat Embolism:Experiencing an embolism, such as a blood clot or fat globule, is a rare side effect that comes from surgical complications. Don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Sleightholm if you have questions about this risk.
Will I have to take time off work or my daily routine?

It takes up to three weeks for your body to heal after a Brazilian butt lift. During this time, it is important to avoid directly sitting on your buttocks. After this period, you may need to sit on a special pillow for a pre-determined amount of time. There may also be small swelling for up to six weeks.

You can typically resume all normal activities – including those involved with returning to work – four weeks after the procedure.

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