At New York Surgical Arts, Dr. Gordon Andan is invested in answering any questions you might have so you can determine if a Brazilian butt lift is right for you. Below, you can find some of the most frequently asked questions about the procedure, but please don’t hesitate to contact us should you have additional questions
Q. Am I a good candidate for a Brazilian butt lift?
Men and women who want to improve the shape of their butts and are in good overall health may be good candidates for a BBL procedure. A Brazilian butt lift can offer you a more well-defined posterior while using liposuction to sculpt stubborn fat from other areas of the body. Many people notice their backside appears deflated or saggy after losing weight, making the BBL an ideal post-weight loss procedure.
Q. Are there common liposuction spots where fat is taken from for a BBL?
Brazilian butt lifts are customized according to each individual, depending upon body type and appearance goals. Using liposuction, fat can be harvested from any number of places on the body, including the arms and midsection. The abdomen, hips and inner thighs are common liposuction spots, particularly in people who are very slender. Men and women on who are particularly thin can still be good candidates for a Brazilian butt lift, as not much fat is needed to accentuate the buttocks on a person with a slender frame.
Q. Can a Brazilian butt lift be combined with other procedures?
A Brazilian butt lift combines liposuction with fat transfer and is already essentially two procedures in one. However, some men and women are interested in including additional body contouring surgery with their BBL. If you want to include other procedures with your Brazilian butt lift, Dr. Andan can advise you on how to proceed.
Q. What can I expect during my recovery?
Brazilian butt lift recovery can vary depending upon how extensive the liposuction procedure is, with each person healing at their own rate. Following your BBL, it’s common to experience bruising, swelling and mild discomfort that will diminish over the next several weeks. You’ll be given a special compression garment to wear during these initial weeks which can help reduce swelling, increase your comfort and support your recovery.
You can plan to spend the first few days after your Brazilian butt lift resting at home, and most people are able to return to work within 2 weeks. Dr. Andan will offer you special care instructions as well as give you advice on how to avoid putting pressure on your buttocks.
Q. How long before I can enjoy my results?
You’ll notice an immediate difference in the appearance and shape of your buttocks following your Brazilian butt lift. As the swelling gradually subsides over the coming weeks and months, your final results will take shape around 3 to 4 months following your procedure, revealing a curvier bottom.