What is a Brazilian Butt Lift?

A Brazilian butt lift is a custom fat transfer procedure. The fat is gently harvested with a specialized liposuction technique, slimming away the excess fat in the selected area. The fat cells are then purified and injected into the upper area of the buttocks. A large percentage of the transferred fat cells become integrated into the buttocks to lead to lasting, beautiful results. This procedure must be performed with extreme precision for the ideal figure enhancement. When performed by Dr. Trey Sands and the medical team at SANDS Aesthetics + Plastic Surgery, you can be confident in the procedure and the beauty of the final outcome.

What can a Brazilian Butt Lift do for My Look?

This popular aesthetic procedure is performed to enhance the look of buttocks that are:

  • Sagging
  • Smaller
  • Asymmetrical
  • Flatter
  • Lacking balance

Some buttock enhancements require placing implants to improve shape and fullness, an option for slimmer patients without excess fat to transfer. A Brazilian butt lift is unique in that it uses your own fat to sculpt the buttocks to create the ideal shape – based on your personal aesthetic wishes. Dr. Trey Sands is among the leading New Orleans plastic surgeons, known for his natural-looking outcomes with Brazilian butt lifts, with results that are fuller, lifted, round, and beautifully shaped.

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How is a Brazilian Butt Lift Performed?

For a typical Brazilian butt lift procedure, fat cells are extracted from one area of the body, purified, and transferred to the buttocks with a series of injections. The fat is primarily administered into the upper section of the buttocks to create an elevated, perky appearance. The procedure can vary depending on the aesthetic vision of the patient, ranging from a subtle lift to a dramatic hourglass figure. The treatment does not involve any pain, as the patient is sedated. Small incisions are placed in the donor area to extract the fat cells with liposuction. The treated areas (butt and donor area) are then wrapped in compression bandages to hold the newly reshaped tissues in place.

What is the Recovery Time After a Brazilian Butt Lift?

Following the procedure, you should be able to return to light activities and work within 10 to 14 days. However, whether at work, home, or elsewhere, you cannot sit as usual, lie on your back, or in any other position that will put pressure on your buttocks for two weeks. You must sleep on your stomach, stand, or kneel rather than sit during the day. This helps to ensure the highest percentage of fat cells become viable. After a few weeks, Dr. Sands will give you the go-ahead to sit in a modified position with a supportive “donut” seat or to sit with a pillow under your thighs to avoid pressure on your buttocks.

Most patients can return to sitting without restrictions at about the eight-week mark. However, a full recovery takes about six months. By then, all the swelling has subsided, and the fat cells are fully integrated. You will be provided with full aftercare instructions to follow to help ensure as many fat cells survive as possible. Dr. Sands and the support staff at the practice will be monitoring your progress, and you will have several follow-up appointments.

Why Choose Us for a Brazilian Butt Lift?

At SANDS Aesthetics + Plastic Surgery, our goal is to help patients feel comfortable in their own skin, with the rounded, lifted butt they desire. As a body contouring expert, Dr. Sands performs custom Brazilian butt lifts in New Orleans with the most advanced techniques. If you are unhappy with the size or shape of your buttocks, we listen with empathy, without judgment, and will advise you about whether a Brazilian butt lift is right for you. As a leader in the aesthetics and plastic surgery industry, our offices are inclusive, welcoming clients from every background or walk of life, and we are proud to be actively paving the way for a more holistic, intentional, and personalized experience.

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