If you’re unhappy with the shape and size of your buttocks and haven’t been able to get your desired curves no matter how many squats you’ve done, you may want to consider having Lake County plastic surgeon Dr. Frank perform a Brazilian Butt Lift. This popular plastic surgery uses your own fat to provide you with the shapes and curves you’ve always desired and provides the added benefit of liposuction.
Understanding the Brazilian Butt Lift Procedure
A Brazilian Butt Lift is a combination of liposuction and fat transfer to the buttocks. To harvest enough fat for the fat transfer, Lake County patients can have liposuction performed on their problem areas including their abdomen, thighs, or flanks. The amount of fat needed for a Brazilian Butt Lift is very small, so even if you are fit and trim, Dr. Frank can likely find an area from which to harvest some fat cells.*
After your fat has been harvested, it will go through a filtration process. From there, Lake County’s Dr. Frank will inject the fat into your buttocks to add the volume and curves you’ve always wanted.* It’s important for potential Brazilian Butt Lift candidates to understand that not all of the transferred fat will survive. Some transferred fat cells may:
- Never “take” because they don’t gain a blood supply
- Be broken up by your body in the same way it handles other injured cells
In order to ensure that as many harvested fat cells as possible survive, it is very important to follow Dr. Frank’s postoperative instructions to a “T.”
Your Consultation with Dr. Frank
Dr. Frank believes that when Lake County residents are willing to trust him with a procedure that is so personal and important to them, that he ought to show up from the beginning. This is why you will always meet with Dr. Frank directly during your first consultation, and not just with a patient coordinator like at other local practices. Dr. Frank wants to develop a relationship with you and understand your problem areas, concerns, and optimal results. He’ll do this by conversing with you during your appointment, as well as performing an examination so he can understand exactly where you want those curves added, as well as where on your body to harvest fat cells from.
Additionally, Dr. Frank believes in being, well, frank about total plastic surgery costs. For this reason, you’ll leave your initial consultation with a complete estimate of your anticipated Brazilian Butt Lift costs, including your surgery fee, facility fees, medication fees, etc. Dr. Frank doesn’t believe in hidden costs or surprise charges.
Your Experience on Surgery Day
When the day of your Lake County Brazilian Butt Lift arrives, you’ll come to a local accredited surgical center. Because you’ll be receiving general anesthesia for your surgery to make you comfortable and completely asleep during your procedure, you’ll need to fast for at least 12 hours before your scheduled surgery. When the time comes, you’ll be taken back to the operating room where general anesthesia will be administered, and your vital signs will be monitored constantly.
Your procedure will begin with liposuction. Dr. Frank will make small incisions in the agreed upon treatment area, and then gently suction out the fat with a small tube called a cannula. Once the liposuction portion of your surgery is complete, your fat cells will be filtered and prepared for injection. You’ll then be placed on your stomach (if you weren’t already in that position), and Dr. Frank will carefully and skillfully inject your harvested fat cells into your buttocks’.
When your surgery is over, you’ll be taken to a recovery room. You won’t be able to sit on your bottom for about 2 weeks after your surgery.* Avoiding sitting helps reduce pressure on the buttocks, helps transferred fat gain a blood supply, and helps you get better results.*
Recovering from a Brazilian Butt Lift
Since you can’t sit on your buttocks for the first two weeks after your surgery, you’ll have to get creative with the positions in which you rest. You can:
- Sit on your side
- Lie on your stomach
- Prop your thighs up with pillows so that you are not putting any pressure on your bottom while in a modified seated position
While rest and recovery are important after any plastic surgery, Brazilian Butt Lift patients in Lake County should get on their feet and walk as soon as possible. But, don’t get ready to hit the gym just yet. You should avoid strenuous exercise for 2 months,* as it may inadvertently burn the transferred fat in your buttocks, thus negatively impacting your results.
Schedule a Consultation Today
If you want to fill out your jeans and have a curvier behind, Dr. Frank can help. Schedule an initial Brazilian Butt Lift consultation with him today at his office in the Lake County area by calling (219) 513-2015.
*Individual results may vary