FAT TRANSFER TO BUTTOCK

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BRAZILIAN BUTT LIFT

Women and not just Latin American women like big butts: The numbers cannot lie.

Last year, the number of request for fat augmentation of the buttocks in my practice doubled. According to new stats from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, cosmetic surgeons performed nearly 10,000 buttock augmentations, up from the approximately 8,500 done in 2012.

The surgery has been nick named the Brazilian butt lift. I am sure part of th e reason for it's increasing popularity is the ongoing quest to keep up with Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce etc.

The procedure involves liposuction of fat from somewhere that has an excess of it — usually the tummy, thighs or hips — and injecting it into the buttock. The surgery takes about 2 hours and involves a 1 night stay in the hospital. Recovery generally takes less than a week before patients feel comfortable enough to drive and be back at work. Risks and complications are minimal as it is not open surgery - in other words there are no open wounds anywhere. Occasionally more than 1 session may be required to obtain the desired result.

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Before fat transfer front view.

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After fat transfer front view.

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Before fat transfer side view.

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After fat transfer side view.

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BRAZILIAN BUTT LIFT PROCEDURE

Operation time

120 mins

Anaesthesia

general

Nights in hospital

1

Risks - common

bruising, swelling, temporary numbness. (see lliposuction for donor site risks), require more than 1 session

Risks - uncommon

infection, asymmetry, bleeding, fat necrosis, oil cysts, benign calcification, excessive loss of fat cells. (see liposuction for donor site risks)

Pain and discomfort

3 - 7 days

Follow-up after surgery

1 week, 3 months

Time off work

1 week

Sports

2 weeks - everything

Result

12 weeks until final result
scars continue to improve over 18 months

FEES

Brazilian But Lift

From £8,342

FAT TRANSFER PROCEDURE INFORMED CONSENT FORM

AUTOLOGOUS FAT INJECTION

POST-OPERATIVE INSTRUCTIONS

Instructions on discharge

  • The treated area will be swollen and bruised for 7-14 days depending on how large the treated area is.
  • Cold compresses can be used for short periods of time for the first few days, this will help with bruising and swelling. Do not use ice directly on the skin as it can burn, wrap it in a clean cloth first.
  • Do not press firmly or rub the affected area.
  • Clean area very gently with a mild cleanser, if the lips have been treated, lubricate lips with Vaseline.
  • Discharge with standard painkillers.
  • The donor site (where the fat was taken from) can be washed gently and then pat dry.

Dressing clinic

  • Appointment approximately 1 week after surgery when the dressing will be changed to a lighter dressing.
  • Usually one or two dressings after this when the wound will still need to be kept dry.

Activities

  • No restrictions but avoid strenuous activities for the first 2 weeks.
  • Sleep with head slightly elevated on a few pillows for the first week and avoid bending head down.

Wound Care

  • Moisturise scar after first 3 months.

IF YOU EXPERIENCE ANY PROBLEMS OR HAVE ANY QUERIES FOLLOWING YOUR SURGERY PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT THE WARD.

Before / After Pictures

Brazilian Butt Lift