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There are several options for people looking for enhancing their body shape with buttock augmentation. A highly popular technique uses a fat transfer procedure to take a person’s own excess fat from a problem area such as the abdomen or thighs to enhance the size of the butt. Brazilian butt lift surgeon Dr. Steven Wallach performs this so-called Brazilian butt lift procedure in his New York City office in Manhattan.
Who is a good candidate for buttock enhancement?
The best candidate for a buttock enhancement plastic surgery is a healthy individual who wants a larger buttock. This can be achieved using the patient’s own fat, as is done in a Brazilian butt lift (BBL), or with buttock implants.
Good candidates should be at a healthy, stable weight and have realistic expectations from plastic surgery. If patients are overweight, they may need to lose weight in order to qualify for cosmetic surgery.
How much do Brazilian butt lifts cost?
The fee for a Brazilian butt lift NYC will vary from $9000-$15,000 depending upon how many donor sites are used, and for how much work is required to perform the procedure. A buttock enhancement with implants in New York City may run about $10,000-$15,0000.
What should I expect during a consultation for buttock enhancement?
During a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Steven Wallach, you will spend time reviewing your butt lift goals. An exam will then be performed and a surgical plan for the Brazilian butt lift will be discussed with you at length. During a consultation, Dr. Wallach will also provide expectations about the procedure and address any concerns you may have.
What questions should I ask my plastic surgeon about the cosmetic surgery procedure?
The most important thing to find out from plastic surgeons is whether they are board-certified, as you should always seek out a qualified, American Board of Plastic Surgery-certified surgeon for procedures such as Brazilian butt lift. You might want to ask whether or not fat injections or butt implants are better suited to achieve your goals. A BBL procedure offers patients the combination of a butt lift with long-lasting and natural-looking results from liposuction that contours other areas like the abdomen and love handles.
What are the risks?
The main risks of buttock enhancement plastic surgery are unfavorable scarring, asymmetry, infection, bleeding, implant loss if implants are used, fat necrosis if fat cells are used, fluid collections, dysesthesias, and need for revisions.
How should I prepare for buttock enhancement?
Dr. Wallach usually tells his patients to eat healthily, exercise regularly, and avoid medications and herbal supplements that might cause bleeding in the weeks prior to surgery.
How is Brazilian butt lift performed?
A Brazilian butt lift procedure begins with liposuction to harvest the fat is the first step. Potential areas for fat removal must be from areas where you have sufficient body fat, like the back, abdomen, or love handles. The patient is then placed in a prone (face down) or lateral (on their side) position to inject the fat in the subcutaneous space in each buttock.
If implants are placed, the patient is placed prone on the table and an incision in the buttock crease is used to place the implants. The implants are commonly placed within the muscle or subcutaneously.
What should I expect during my buttock enhancement recovery period?
Patients are often placed in supportive garments and informed to not sit on their buttocks for 2-3 weeks during their recovery period after their Brazilian butt lift surgery. Implant patients tend to be more sore than fat injection (Brazilian butt lift) patients.
What results should I expect from my butt lift?
You should expect that your buttock shape has improved after your plastic surgery procedure. If the Brazilian butt lift with fat injection was performed, the buttocks will shrink a bit as the swelling subsides. Sometimes patients desire additional fat injection to further enhance their buttocks and body contouring results at a later date.
Cosmetic surgery procedures like Brazilian butt lift offer lasting results even though these results may vary depending on how much fat is reabsorbed. It is recommended that you take at least a few days to two weeks off for recovery but for some patients it may take anywhere from 4 weeks to three months to see the final results.