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Restore volume to the buttocks.

Butt lift surgery has steadily grown into one of the most popular cosmetic enhancement procedures. The buttocks naturally lose volume with aging, so many patients are pleased with the option to restore that volume with fat transferred from the waist or flanks. This procedure actually accomplishes two things: trimming the waist or flanks, and replacing the lost volume in the buttocks.

Brazilian Butt Lift with Fat Transfer

The butt lift using fat transfer is also known as the Brazilian Butt Lift. The procedure is done using general anesthesia and includes liposuction of an area like the waist that will provide enough fat to achieve the desired result. The liposuction is not merely an opportunity to get fat for the transfer, but a specific area or areas are selected to enhance the body contouring end result.

Butt Lift Recovery

Expect your recovery to take a few weeks and best results come from following your post-op instructions to the letter. You will be required to avoid prolonged sitting for the first few weeks and when you do sit you use a cushion or pillow under the hamstrings to protect the fat. You'll be asked to sleep on your side or face down, again, to keep pressure off the fat. A compression garment will be your best friend as well, helping to heal the areas treated with liposuction.

Butt Lift without Fat Transfer

Your second option may be buttock lifting surgery to restore your natural curves without fat transfer. Patients who have lost a significant amount of weight and have loose skin as a result are often good candidates for this approach. Incisions are made along the thong line, inner tissues are supported, excess skin is removed and the buttocks redraped for a tighter, lifted appearance resulting in a more youthful contour. It's like a tummy tuck for your backside that puts everything back in its place and hides incisions for the best possible outcome.

The butt lift procedure takes about 2-3 hours and requires a few weeks of recovery.

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