The Brazilian butt lift is a fat transfer procedure. Liposuction, or Liposculpture, is performed to harvest fat cells. The fat is then processed into its purest form. It is then injected in layers within the buttocks. The results have a shaping effect. The body will reabsorb most of the fat and give the hourglass, or pear-shaped, appearance desired.
The harvested fat is inserted into the gluteal cleft and the gluteal crease. Dr. Sacha Obaid of North Texas Plastic Surgery, a board-certified plastic surgeon, will also remove the fat from the sacral hollow to create better protrusion.
The risk of complications is greatly reduced if the patient meets the following criteria:
- The patient chooses a board-certified plastic surgeon. These surgeons are specifically trained under a very demanding program for cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. Dr. Michael Thornton of Mansfield Cosmetic Surgery Center can help determine the best procedure for each patient.
- The patient is in good physical and mental health. They must be realistic regarding the results. Any health conditions must be discussed with the surgeon prior to any surgical procedure.
- The patient abstains from addictive substances, such as smoking or drinking, for the time determined by the surgeon. These substances can interfere with the healing process.
- The patient should not have excess skin in the buttock region. The surgeon will determine if a Gluteoplasty is needed in addition to the Brazilian butt lift.
- The patient must have enough fat that can be harvested. The surgeon will need to use more fat than required to ensure the result desired, since not all the fat will reabsorb.
A board-certified plastic surgeon, like Dr. Jon Kurkjian in Fort Worth, Texas, will schedule a consult visit to discuss the options and risks.