A flat or small rear end can affect the natural contours of your body and make you feel self-conscious about your figure.
Our Plastic Surgeons perform a Brazilian butt lift using your own fat tissue to enhance the size, shape, and contour of your rear end for a curvier, more feminine figure.
So why should you choose a Brazilian butt lift?
Create a Fuller, More Shapely Rear
If you desire a firmer, more curvaceous rear end, a Brazilian butt lift procedure at our Pittsburgh, PA, practice can add shape and volume to dramatically enhance your figure. During the procedure, our plastic surgeons use liposuction to eliminate unwanted fat pockets from other areas of your body. Then he will transfer the fat cells to your buttocks, precisely contouring the area for a natural-looking appearance. A Brazilian butt lift can enhance your overall proportions and give you a much-needed boost of self-confidence. Contact the Hurwitz Center for Plastic Surgery to learn more and to find out if this procedure is right for you.*
Your Cosmetic Consultation
Your plastic surgeon will carefully plan your procedure for your safety and satisfaction. When you first come to our clinic, you will discuss your unique cosmetic concerns and goals. We will determine which areas of your body will most benefit from liposuction. We will discuss what your buttocks will look like after your procedure, and you can request changes to your treatment plan, if desired. Come prepared with specific goals. Like many patients, you may find it helpful to bring pictures showing what you would like your figure to look like. At this consultation, we will also explain what to expect during your recovery, and he will provide guidelines to speed healing.
The Butt Lift Procedure
The first step of a Brazilian butt lift consists of liposuction. Your plastic surgeons performs this treatment on virtually any area of your body. However, during a butt lift, he is most likely to treat your abdomen, thighs, hips, or lower back. Your surgeon will numb the treatment area before inserting a small tube called a cannula. Using manual, ultrasound, or radio-frequency techniques, he will loosen the fat cells from the surrounding tissues. Then he will carefully suction them out through the cannula.
To isolate and purify the fat cells, we will place the tissue in a specialized devices to isolate unusable fat. Your surgeon will select only the healthiest, most robust cells for use during your butt lift. Then he will inject the fat cells at varying depths in your buttocks. He will work carefully according to your initial treatment plan to help you achieve firm, natural-looking curves. The entire procedure will typically take just a few hours. Most patients experience minimal discomfort, thanks to a powerful local anesthesia.*
Safe Autologous Fat to Buttocks with Ultrasound Tomographic Transfer (SafeButts)
While popular, Brazilian butt lifts remain one of the most dangerous plastic surgery procedures. Discount surgery mills with underqualified surgeons have erupted into the market. With little regulation, these surgeons keep costs low to provide "discount" surgery by utilizing non-licensed assistants, questionable equipment, and extremely fast surgical times by doing multiple surgeries simultaneously, that damage tissues, and can even lead to death. While many patients get lucky, the practice of these unsafe surgical mills in places like Florida and Mexico have led to the passing of legislation to protect patients, and the American Society for Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) has called bi-annual task forces to address the issue. At the Hurwitz Center, our surgeons always utilize High Resolution Ultrasound to localize fat injections, to ensure that the Fat that is being injected is placed exactly where it is intended, and does not travel to places like your heart and lungs which can be fatal. This additional set of steps, including purifying and isolating the best fat possible, reduces risks of infections, oil cysts, skin necrosis, and fat embolisms. While this adds surgical time and cost to patients, the Hurwitz Center always performs the safest possible option for fat transfer to the buttocks, and never performs rapid, discount surgery. We focus on you and only you during your procedure, and never have multiple surgeries occuring at one time.
The Benefits of a Brazilian Butt Lift
A Brazilian butt lift can significantly enhance your overall appearance, as well as your self-esteem. A toned, curvaceous backside can improve the proportions and contours of your entire figure. Plus, because of the initial liposuction, the procedure can slim other areas. Because a Brazilian butt lift utilizes your body’s own tissue, it is a very safe procedure with virtually no risk of rejection or allergic reaction.* Nevertheless, great care needs to be taken to avoid serious or even fatal complications of errant injections into large deep gluteal veins to prevent fat embolism.
Contact the Hurwitz Center
If you are considering a Brazilian butt lift, it is important to choose a surgeon with plenty of experience and a history of success. Contact our office today to learn more about this procedure and to schedule a consultation.
What to Expect after Your Lift Procedure
During the first six to eight weeks after a Brazilian butt lift, patients will need to follow specific instructions to protect the newly transplanted fat tissue. Since even low levels of pressure can compress the delicate tissue, patients should avoid sitting, squatting, performing high-impact activities, or sleeping on their backs. We can provide you with specific instructions for your Brazilian butt lift recovery so you can experience excellent results.*
Immediately after a Brazilian butt lift, you can expect to experience some bruising and swelling in the areas where liposuction was performed to harvest fat cells. Most patients are able to manage pain with either over-the-counter or prescription pain medication. After one to two days, you will likely be able to walk around, though you should avoid any high-impact activities, especially if they involve any type of bouncing. We can provide you with a compression garment to maintain your results and minimize swelling.
The First Month
It is best not to sit at all during the first three weeks following a butt lift, as sitting can compress the transferred tissue and diminish your results. We recommend alternate resting postures and special pillows to help you avoid sitting directly on the treated area. Patients tend to spend a lot of time lying on their sides during this initial recovery phase.
Most patients are able to return to their normal activities about six to eight weeks after their procedure.*
During the first month, you will need to be careful not to exert too much pressure on the fat grafts. In addition to avoiding sitting, you should avoid squatting or stretching. After about a month, you will likely be able to return to light activities like fast-paced walking. However, you should wait to start engaging in more vigorous exercise until cleared.
Six to Eight Weeks
For most patients, it takes about two months to fully recover after a Brazilian butt lift. We recommend using a donut or other inflatable pillow if you do have to sit during this time. Placing a pillow under your legs can minimize the pressure on the fat graft. You should also sleep on your stomach or sides as much as possible.
Most patients are able to return to their normal activities about six to eight weeks after their procedure, as fat cells have typically stabilized. At this time, patients can usually resume more vigorous forms of exercise, such as jogging or running.*
Contact the Hurwitz Center
If you are considering a Brazilian butt lift, it is important to choose a surgeon with plenty of experience and a history of success. Contact our office today to learn more about this procedure and to schedule an appointment.
“I honestly never thought of myself as a serious candidate for elective surgery ... but I’m already feeling and looking so much better.*” Jill's Story