Experience The Best Brazilian Butt Lift
Dr. Wiener of Chicago has become a leader in the Brazilian Butt Lift buttock enhancement procedure. Whether your butt has lost volume and deflated due to the effects of weight fluctuations, pregnancy, or the general aging process, or even if you simply never had a round, well-shaped butt, a buttock enhancement may be a good option.
Butt Lift Procedure Options
Dr. Wiener typically uses two types of techniques to enhance butt volume and improve butt shape.
- The first is done using liposuction to harvest fat from other areas of the body. That fat is then injected into the buttock to increase its overall volume and improve its shape. This is typically known as the Brazilian Butt Lift.
- Another option is the placement of a permanent solid silicone implant. This procedure is called Buttock Augmentation with Implants.
What Is The Best Butt Lift Option For You?
For patients with an adequate amount of excess fat typically situated in the abdomen, lower back, and hip areas, however, liposuction with fat transfer (a Brazilian Butt Lift) is the best option. In these patients, Dr. Wiener harvests fat using low-pressure liposuction techniques in order to preserve fat cell viability.
The fat is processed without exposure to air in a closed system, then injected slowly and carefully, using a micro-droplet technique, in order to preserve fat cell survival. Each step in the process is designed to preserve fat cell survival so that eventual volume and results will be permanent and significant. The more fat cells that survive, the more permanent and significant the results will be.
The patient also benefits from the improved body contouring that occurs with the Brazilian Butt Lift liposuction procedure. Removing fat in the lower back area of the butt, as well as below the butt and in the lateral thigh area, also helps to improve the shape of the butt itself.
Dr. Wiener, in an extensive consultation, will advise you on the Brazilian Butt Lift procedure and how it may work for you. Results are often significant, soft, and natural.
Brazilian Butt Lift Recovery
Recovery from fat transfer to the butt is approximately one week. Patients will feel sore after surgery in both the liposuctioned areas, as well as the buttock area. Sitting on the butt should be minimized during the first-week postoperatively.
A tight compression garment is worn over the butt and the liposuctioned areas for approximately one month after Brazilian Butt Lift surgery. There may be mild bruising and swelling in all of the treated areas, but that usually resolves within a few weeks. Final buttock contour can be assessed at 2 to 3 months postoperatively.
Typically, patients are back to normal daily activities within 1 to 2 weeks, and more strenuous activities within 6 weeks.
Brazilian Butt Lift FAQs
How long will the results from a Brazilian Butt Lift last?
Your Brazilian Butt Lift results are immediate, and they will continue to improve as the swelling decreases in the abdomen and waistline where the liposuction has occurred. The buttock will also look good immediately following surgery, but may lose some volume as the swelling decreases and any non-viable fat cells are absorbed back into the body. This could take 2 to 3 months. Typically, an average of 70% to 80% of the injected fat is retained. Fat that is retained is essentially permanent having re-established a blood supply.
What if I gain weight, will my butt get bigger?
Fat cells become larger with weight gain and smaller with weight loss. That’s why you can become heavier without adding fat cells. The same will be true after a Brazilian Butt Lift. The fat cells that have become vascularised are there to stay, and they behave like it. They will grow if you gain weight, so your butt will get bigger. However, the proportionality of your shape shouldn’t really fluctuate.
What if I lose weight, will my butt get smaller?
As mentioned above, when you lose weight your fat cells decrease in size. This will happen across your body, including your enlarged bottom. However, your proportions should remain the same, as the changes in the fat will be widespread, not localized.
Can I have a Brazilian Butt Lift if I’ve already had butt implants?
Yes. Fat can be added to the subcutaneous layer above the implant which will provide additional shape to the buttock if you have butt implants. You will probably consider a more limited amount of fat transfer and increase than you would have with a full Brazilian butt lift, but you can add extra volume this way.
What kind of scarring can I expect from a Brazilian Butt Lift?
There will actually only be scars from the liposuction to harvest the fat needed for transfer to the buttocks. There are usually three small incisions, around 5mm to 8mm long, in the front mid section. One is usually close to each hip, and one hidden by the belly button. Patients can also expect one or two small incisions in the midline of the back, with the lower ones placed below the bikini line. Or you can opt to have fat removed from another specific location. These incisions are very small and become virtually unnoticeable after a few months.
As for the injections of the fat into your buttocks during the Brazilian Butt Lift, we use one of the small Liposuction incisions, as well as two hidden incisions on each side of the lower buttock and in the crease.
What Are the Risks Involved with a Brazilian Butt Lift?
Demand for this procedure is high and that leads to charlatans getting into the game. People who don’t have the necessary training or experience with this process have led to some serious complications in patients that you may have heard about on the news. Dr. Wiener is double board certified in both general surgery and plastic surgery, ensuring the level of expertise necessary to perform all of the procedures he offers.
Still, there are risks with a Brazilian Butt Lift. There are the same risks involved with this procedure as with any surgery: infection, reaction to anesthesia, excessive bleeding, fluid accumulation, and the like.
Specific to this procedure are these risks:
- Numbness or changes in skin sensation
- Fat necrosis
- Asymmetry between buttocks
- Deep vein thrombosis, cardiac and pulmonary complications
- Skin discoloration
- Prolonged swelling
- Enduring pain
- Need for revision procedure
Is a Brazilian Butt Lift Painful?
These aren’t really painful procedures. The tumescent liposuction Dr. Wiener uses to harvest the fat is only minimally invasive and doesn’t create anything more than mild soreness afterwards. The injection points where the fat is injected into your buttocks can be sore for a few days, but this is easy to manage with over-the-counter pain medication. Really, the most “painful” part of this procedure is having to not sit or lie directly on your buttocks for 2+ weeks after your procedure. It’s not pain of the nerve sort, but of the awkwardness sort.
How Should I Prepare for My Brazilian Butt Lift?
You’ll prepare for this surgery with Dr. Wiener as you would any surgery. You’ll need to stop taking any anti-inflammatory medications, aspirin, blood thinners, and most herbal supplements for about one week prior to your procedure. They can cause excessive bleeding. If you smoke, you’ll need to stop for at least three weeks before and after your surgery.
Your real preparation should be for your recovery. You’ll have to think this through a bit, as you won’t be able to sit down directly on your bottom for two to three weeks after your surgery. This is a very important aspect of your recovery to help the largest number of fat cells “take” and become permanent in their new location. You’ll need to think of standing more, being sure to only sleep on your side (no sleeping on your back), and other ways of staying off your newly enlarged backside. You’ll want to get a body pillow for sleeping, along with other pillows positioned behind you to ensure you don’t roll onto your back. You’ll need to get a special pad for occasional brief sitting. We’ll help you through these preparations.
Can I Combine my Butt Lift with Other Procedures?
These are surgical procedures with Dr. Wiener, so you’re not going to combine various surgeries as you could with non-invasive options. The most common extension of a Brazilian Butt Lift with Dr. Wiener would be to have him expand the goals of your liposuction. Rather than simply harvesting enough fat for purification and re-injection into your buttocks, he could perform more complete liposuction on an area or two. You’ll be under general anesthesia during your Butt Lift, so expanding the scope of your liposuction would not be difficult.
From What Areas Can the Fat Be Harvested?
The first part of a Brazilian Butt Lift is to harvest the unwanted fat. Where you choose to have this removed is, of course, up to you. The most popular areas for harvesting the fat needed for re-injection are the lower back, waist, flanks (love handles), thighs, and lower abdomen. If you opt to have the fat removed from the flanks it can accentuate the roundness of your hips when your butt becomes larger.
How Much Fat Does Dr. Wiener Remove?
There isn’t a “set” amount of fat to be removed. During your consultation with Dr. Wiener, the two of you will discuss your goals. How much larger do you want your buttocks to be? Is the goal to simply add shape or to increase overall size? Your goals will dictate how much fat is needed. Dr. Wiener will harvest about three times the amount that will be re-injected. That ensures the highest quality fat cells with the best chances of permanently “taking.” For a rough estimate, a 1000 ccs of fat is usually the minimum amount that needs to be harvested.
What Can I Do to Maintain My Results from My Butt Lift?
The best thing you can do is follow Dr. Wiener’s post-operative instructions to the letter. This means not wearing any tight clothing until you are fully recovered. Loose clothing will promote proper blood circulation and boost the healing process. It also means ensuring you don’t have any direct contact with your enlarged buttocks. No sitting. No sleeping on your back. This is a must for 2-3 weeks without exception. If you put pressure on your newly transferred fat cells, this can cause them to shift or move, and they will be less likely to permanently take in place. Use a body pillow at night to sleep on your side and use a special pad during the day to only sit for a few minutes at a time until fully recovered and cleared by Dr. Wiener.
Beyond that, after your full recovery maintaining a healthy weight through exercise and eating a healthy diet are the keys to keeping your rounder backside looking great.
Brazilian Butt Lift Before & After