When you research about the Brazilian Butt Lift procedure a lot of the recovery restrictions tell patients they cannot sit down, drive, or put any type of pressure on the buttocks for up to a month. This is because many surgeons use the old syringe injection technique when they perform fat grafting to the buttocks. This limits the patient as they recover making it difficult to get back to normal day to day tasks such as working in the office or driving. This is not ideal for most people and often leaves people with no choice, but to either push off their desired surgery date or feel like they cannot receive this procedure all together.
Dr. Newall came up with a technique that allows patients to sit from day one. The roller pump technique or power assisted technique, allows patients to worry less about compromising their results when it comes to sitting. This technique distributes fat throughout different tissue zones so the grafted fat does not migrate once placed. Dr. Newall uses EXPAREL which is a local analgesic. It starts controlling post-surgical pain before you even wake up from surgery—he injects it directly into the buttocks during the procedure this helps to lessen the pain.
As with all procedures individual results vary depending on the patients anatomy and healing abilities.
The Brazilian butt lift procedure allows you to have stubborn fat removed from unwanted areas and transferred to areas that can benefit from the added volume like the buttocks and hips. I use liposuction to remove excess fat from areas such as the waist, abdomen, or hips. Then, I cross layer the fat throughout the buttocks to give it a more rounded and lifted appearance.
The Brazilian butt lift surgery is a long-lasting procedure. However, if you happen to lose weight, the fat will shrink – and if you gain weight, the fat will expand. In most cases, about 70% of the injected fat will remain in the area, and about 30% will be reabsorbed by the body. These numbers will vary from patient to patient.
Recovery from liposuction and the Brazilian butt lift is usually one to two weeks but every patient heals differently based on their body’s own ability to heal. During this period, patients may notice bruising and tenderness in the areas where liposuction was performed. Most patients can return to work one week after the procedure. It is best to resume strenuous activities such as exercise four to six weeks following surgery.