Fat transfer has become one of the most popular methods to achieve a more desirable, youthful appearance.
The Brazilian butt lift is currently one of the most talked about fat transfer procedures; a procedure that gives the butt a fuller, shapelier appearance in no time at all.
One of the primary benefits of a fat transfer procedure is that it uses fat from your own body. This means that your body won’t have to fight any foreign materials, which reduces the risk of infections and rejection.
Brazilian butt lift results
The one thing that patients always want to know is whether the results of their Brazilian butt lift are immediate.
The answer is a complicated yes. The long-term results of your procedure will depend on a number of different factors but you will more or less walk away from your procedure with immediate results.
There’s a catch
After your Brazilian butt lift, you will be able to enjoy your new sculpted look right away but the fullness that you initially see will have a lot to do with swelling. This swelling can last anywhere from 1 to 6 months but 6 months is really the worst case scenario.
Since your body also absorbs a percentage of the fat that’s injected into the buttocks, your doctor will need to inject more fat than is necessary. This means that your buttocks will look a lot fuller immediately after your procedure at a specialised butt lift clinic such as Verve Cosmetic.
How to retain your new shape
Even though this procedure uses your own fat, it doesn’t mean that the fat won’t burn off again over time. If you lose weight, the fat that was transferred will burn off as easily as it does in the rest of your body.
To help the fat survive, patients are generally advised to eat high-carb foods and to refrain from any rigorous exercise routines for a few months after their procedure. Giving the fat time to settle and stabilise will ensure that as much fat survives as possible.
You can also go one step further by making an effort not to sit or put pressure on the buttocks for the first few weeks after your surgery. Doing so will keep the fat in place and give your body the chance to develop a new blood supply that will allow the transferred fat cells to survive.
Your body is going to need time to adjust after your procedure so be prepared to take it very easy.
Realistic expectations are key
Most patients can expect to lose 25% – 30% of the donor fat that was transferred into the buttocks. So, it’s important to understand that the results yoAu see directly after your procedure are not a true reflection of what you will see 6 months down the line.
It’s incredibly important to have realistic expectations about your procedure so speak to your cosmetic surgeon about what you can expect before, during and after your Brazilian butt lift.