The Brazilian Butt Lift offers volume and shapelier buttocks through a surgical procedure of liposuction and fat transplantation.
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The Brazilian Butt Lift involves fat transplant from an unwanted area with plenty of fat that can be harvested and transplanted into the buttocks.
The fat is taken through liposuction from unwanted areas such as the abdomens, hips and outer thighs and transplanted after harvesting to the buttocks offering enhanced contouring and shape.
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The Brazilian Butt Lift, or fat grafting to the buttocks is, defined as one of the large zone fat grafting areas. The large zone means that a large amount of donor site fat must be harvested in order to create enough volume and shape to the buttocks. It is not uncommon to inject 300-400 cc of purified fat into the buttocks. Fat grafting and fat transplantation to the buttock is performed by harvesting fat from donor sites or areas of the body where fat is not desired.
The most common donor sites include the abdomen, hips and flanks and outer thighs. One of the large benefits of the Brazilian Butt Lift, or fat grafting to the buttocks, is that the large amount of donor site fat required, means that multiple donor zone liposuction is performed, resulting in a pleasing body contour liposuction result, in addition to the Brazilian Butt Lift, or fat grafting and fat transplantation to the buttocks.
The Brazilian Butt Lift or Fat grafting and fat transplantation to the buttocks requires large volumes of fat cells and stem cells. Large volume donor sites are required. In order to graft 200-400 cc into each buttock, 1-2 litres of donor fat need to be harvested.
Thus, the Brazilian Butt lift, or fat grafting and fat transplantation to the buttocks comes with the aesthetic and cosmetic advantage of undergoing multiple zone body completion liposuction after the Vaser Lipo buttock fat grafting harvest technique. This results in a “Total Body Contouring” result following the Brazilian Butt Lift, with the buttocks getting rounder, fuller and lifted while all the donor sites get contoured and shaped.
The donor sites are infiltrated with local anesthesia, providing a painless donor site experience. The donor site is then treated with the high-tech Vaser lipo device. Dr. Mulholland has pioneered this gentle, a-traumatic ultrasonic liposuction harvest of buttock fat grafting cells and stem cells. The Vaser Lipo system consists of an ultrasonic probe that is inserted into the donor fat sites.
The Ultrasound Vaser probe emits an ultrasonic energy wave into the donor fat tissue, a-traumatically, softening and loosening the fat cells from their fibrous attachment. The gentle ultrasound waves separate the fat cells from their lobular fibrous encasement and mixes the fat cells and fat derived stem cells with the saline from infiltration, like a donor fat smoothie. Preparation of fat graft material includes centrifugation and separation of the fat and stem cells from the unwanted serum, blood and local anesthesia.
Brazilian fat graft fat and stem cell aspiration A. Normal fat cells and fat derived stem cells live in tightly bound compartments, making their extraction difficult and traumatic which will damage the fat cells that are needed to survive the transplantation process. B. The Vaser Lipo probe emits gentle ultrasound waves that dislodges the fat cells and fat derived stem cells that mix with the tumescent local anesthesia makes a fat cell and stem cell “smoothie”, that is easy to aspirate without trauma to the fat cells and stem cells that are need to survive the transplant process to the buttocks during the Brazilian butt lift procedure.
The Brazilian Butt Lift offers improvement with added volume to the buttocks while avoid the invasiveness of Buttock Implants. The procedure offers body contouring with rid of want in unwanted area to more desirable regions.
Patient underwent Vaser Lipo in the hips, flanks and abdomen to fat graft to the buttock. This patient highlights one of the big advantages of the Brazilian Butt lift, specifically the ability to contour and shape, through completion liposuction of other areas of the body, while still grafting the fat to the buttocks.
During the consultation, patients can request other procedures to be done alongside the Brazilian Butt Lift. Suitable body contouring procedures include liposuction, Breast Augmentation and Tummy Tuck. Facial procedures may also be requested such as the Blepharoplasty, Facelift and Neck Lift. This should be discussed with the surgeon as it may increase the recovery period.
There is no specific maintenance required for the Brazilian Butt Lift. About 30-60% of the fat grafts will survive in the recipient region. Dr. Mulholland over-grafts for that specific reason, to account for the fat grafts that will not survive.
Patients should expect shapelier buttocks with added volume and projection. However patients are advised to come in for a second procedure in twelve months to account for the lost fat grafts.
The cost for the Brazilian Butt Lift starts from $8,000. The price will be dependent on the number of liposuction sites required. The surgery is considered elective; it will not be covered by insurance however SpaMedica offers special financing making payments easier.
Patients have the option of uploading three photographs prior to their appointment. To book, call us at our surgical hotline at 1-877-695-2835 or fill out our consultation form, and our customer service representative will get in touch with you.
What kind of anesthetic is used during the Brazilian Butt Lift?
The procedure is performed under local anesthesia and oral sedation. Local anesthetic is injected in the donor site where the fat grafts are harvested and also into the recipient site where fat grafting to the buttock is performed.
If a combination of surgeries is being done with the Brazilian Butt Lift, then general anesthesia may be administered.
Is the procedure painful?
Once the local anesthesia has settled in, the procedure will not carry any pain. The post-operative course is also not characterized by much pain. Patients describe that the buttock discomfort is like a bad bruise.
Most patients do not need a strong narcotic medication for many days postoperatively. A strong anti-inflammatory, called Tordol (Ketolorac) usually suffices. For multiple area liposuctions, there may be extra discomfort and possible pain, however, it will still be manageable with Tordol.
How long does the procedure take?
The fat grafting and fat transplantation to the buttock takes approximately 1.5 hours. Usually, one, two or three body zones are selected, depending upon the amount of fat in those zones and the harvest takes approximately 45 minutes to an hour.
The donor site time will be extended if patients also want post-harvest liposuction contouring to be performed in the donor site.
How long is the recovery following fat grafting to the buttock?
Patients can expect to be sore and stiff for 1-2 weeks. Most patients can return to normal activities of daily living the following day. Care should be taken not to sit or lie directly on the buttocks.
Side sleeping and, when sitting, shifting weight to the upper part of the back of the thighs help minimize pressure on the fat cells.
The buttock will be somewhat swollen and a little bit bruised, but this usually returns to normal within 4- 6 weeks. Subtle swelling with be present for 3-6 months.
Do I need to wear a liposuction garment after my Brazilian Butt Lift Procedure?
The garment must be worn for 3-6 weeks following the Brazilian Butt Lift. The garment is not worn to support the buttocks, but rather the multiple large zone donor sites wear Vaser Lipo and completion liposuction has been performed.
The liposuction garment is specially sized and fit for the patient contour and will ensure the optimal body contour as the donor site skin and soft tissue takes several weeks to shrink and adapt to the new underlying contour.
What is the difference between a fat cell and a stem cell?
Fat tissue harvested from donor body sites contain both mature fat cells and fat derived stem cells. Fat cells are a mature form of a cell, well differentiated and store energy as lipids within the cell itself.
Mature fat cells supply predictable soft tissue volume and support for the Brazilian Butt Lift. Donor site harvested fat also contains a cellular fraction called fat derived Stem Cells. Fat derived stem cells are naturally occurring cells in human tissue, particularly in human fat.
Stem Cells are immature, thus depending up the local environment where they are transplanted, these cells can differentiate to become many different kinds of mature and fat cells.
During a procedure, fat derived stem cells are also included in the fat grafting sequence, as they can cause localized stem cells in the buttock soft tissue to become fat cells adding to the long-term result.
How long will the fat grafts and fat transplants to my buttocks last?
Careful structural fat grafting technique during the Brazilian Butt lift, places all the fat cells and fat-derived stem cells 1-2 mm from a blood supply. New blood vessels grow into the fat cells, a process called neovascularization.
Once a blood supply has been returned to the grafted fat cells and stem cells in the soft tissue of the buttocks, the grafted cells become incorporated as part of the normal buttock tissue and will live for many years.
Of course, even normal buttock fat and shape is subject to the aging process and body fat tends to dissipate with age, including that in the buttock tissue will undergo age-related fat loss, as will the fat grafts.
Can my buttock fat grafts move or migrate after my Brazilian Butt lift?
Patients do not need to worry about their fat grafts moving.
The Structural Fat Grafting technique deployed expertly by Dr. Mulholland ensures that the fat cell and fat-derived stem cells are stabilized in their own tiny soft tissue tunnels, where they get a new blood supply and stable collagen attachments.
The fat graft material becomes incorporated into the normal buttock host tissue and do not move or act independently but become, part of the natural buttock soft tissue.
Will my fat grafting and fat transplantation to my buttocks be smooth and symmetrical or can it be lumpy?
Brazilian Butt Lift patients will undergo the “Structural Fat Grafting” procedure. The Structural Fat Grafting technique optimizes the long-term smooth volume, shape and projection of the buttocks, with a very low risk of buttock lumps, or buttock cheek asymmetry.
During the structural fat grafting and transplantation injection technique, 2mm sized toothpick fat grafts are deposited in discrete buttock soft tissue tunnels created by the blunt tipped micro cannula.
This technique ensures optimal structural support and smoothness of the Brazilian Butt lift outcome. The Fat grafts become incorporated into the Buttock soft tissue, solidified by collagen ingrowth and become part of the buttock, moving and responding to deformation or pressure like normal buttock tissue. If the fat is injected incorrectly in clumps, then the middle of the fat graft will undergo necrosis and result in buttock lumpiness.
Can liposuction be performed on the donor sites during the Brazilian Butt lift?
Patients can look forward to multiple site body contouring after their fat grafting and fat transplantation to the buttocks. One of the big aesthetic advantages of fat grafting to the buttocks is the liposuction and body contouring to multiple donor sites can be performed.