Weight loss, aging, pregnancy and gravity can cause an individuals butt to become deflated and flat. A cosmetic surgery procedure to enhance the buttock using the patients own body fat is known as a Brazilian butt lift. Houston, TX plastic surgeon, Dr. Leo Lapuerta, offers the Brazilian Butt Lift, which results in a rounder looking butt. This procedure is ideal for candidates who want a natural method to fill out their buttock. They must have enough fat to extra from somewhere else on the body and their skin elasticity should be in good shape. During this surgery, fat is liposuctioned from the hips or abdomen and is carefully grafted, refined and injected into the buttock. This cosmetic procedure has outstanding results and high satisfaction rates among our Houston area patients.
Brazilian Butt Lift Reviews
"The best surgeon ever hands down! Loved Dr. Lapuerta's bedside manners, very patient and concerned. Would do it all over again!"- K.W. / Office Visit / Mar 31, 2016
"Need a Button to Hold Up my Jeans - Pearland, TX - He is awesome, very easy to talk to and his staff is unbelievable in their skills and bed side manor. Always felt very comfortable throughout the whole process.I had also had a mommy makeover from him 2 years earlier. Wouldn't dream of using another doctor - - I need something to hold my jeans up ND balance my body out. 42 yr old after having weight loss with Lapland and then having a mommy make over 2 yrs earlier I wanted my body balanced. Recovery time was worth the wait and pretty painless. Scarring minimal, feels and looks real and if you don't tell nobody would know you have had a procedure."- S. / RealSelf / Jan 25, 2016
During the initial consultation, the body will be assessed so that it can be determined where to perform liposuction in order to extract the necessary amount of fat needed to perform the transfer. Multiple donor sites may be considered. The fat will be removed and grafted for a healthy, effective transfer. It will then be injected through a syringe into the buttocks. This process will take place over several steps, and many layers may be used until the desired result is achieved. The incisions from a Brazilian butt lift are very small and thus scarring after the procedure is minimal.
A Brazilian butt lift is considered an outpatient procedure and is performed under general anesthesia at an accredited surgical facility. The entire surgery typically takes about 2 hours to complete depending on how many donor sites are used and how many layers it takes to achieve the desired fullness. Following surgery, patients will experience swelling and bruising in both the fat removal areas as well as on the buttocks. Patients will find it difficult to sit, but are encouraged to do so once the swelling has subsided. It will take about 3 full months for the body to recover and adjust to the new contour and shape.
The cost for a Brazilian butt lift will vary depending on how many donor sites are used for liposuction to retrieve the necessary amount of fat. On average, this surgery will cost between $5,000-$10,000.
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If the injections are done correctly, the result will look and feel natural. During the procedure, additional liposuction may be used to help smooth out uneven skin, as well as ensure that the surface has a correct and even contour. It is important to find a reputable and highly-skilled surgeon with a special expertise in performing the Brazilian butt lift surgery.
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Both techniques are commonly used by cosmetic surgeons and can achieve good results. Some patients simply do not want a foreign device in their body and feel that the fat transfer method is safe and natural. A disadvantage of fat transfers, however, is that they may not last as long as an implant. Some of the injected fat will absorb naturally into the body. It is important to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each technique during the consultation so the right decision can be made.
Weight gain could compromise the results of the surgery. For the best long-term results, patients should maintain a healthy diet and exercise routine.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $5,000 - $10,000
- Recovery Time
- 2-3 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 4-6 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 Week
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