Will Scars Be Visible After A Brazilian Butt Lift?
If you have been desperately trying to build up a rounder, curvier rear end with proper diet and exercise but can’t seem to get the results you want, cosmetic surgery may be able to help. While gluteal implants can certainly enhance your figure, some patients prefer a more natural approach. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jerry Chidester and the award-winning team at Jerry Chidester, MD Plastic & Hand Surgery are proud to offer the highly sought-after Brazilian butt lift in Draper, UT as a less invasive and more natural alternative for helping men and women achieve a shapely butt and stunning physique. Discover how Brazilian butt lift surgery works, including what results you can expect and if you’ll have visible scarring after the procedure.
What is a Brazilian butt lift?
Also known as BBL, the Brazilian butt lift is an exciting cosmetic procedure that can enhance the size, shape, and other characteristics of a patient’s buttocks. Unlike traditional lift procedures, such as a breast lift or thigh lift, the Brazilian butt lift does not actually lift the tissue, nor does it involve skin removal. Instead, BBL utilizes fat transfer – or fat grafting – to augment the butt. This innovative technique obviates the need for synthetic implants, making it a fantastic option for patients who prefer a more natural approach to butt augmentation. Because the procedure uses a patient’s own native fat, the risk of infection, rejection, or complication is greatly reduced compared to other procedures.
How is BBL performed?
During BBL in Salt Lake City, which typically takes about 2 – 3 hours to complete, patients will be placed under anesthesia. Dr. Chidester (aka Dr. “Chiddy”) will begin by removing fat from a predetermined area of the patient’s body. The location will depend on where the patient has enough excess fat to harvest, as well as where the use of liposuction may enhance the final results. For example, when fat is removed from the hips or flanks, the newly plump butt is often accentuated even further. Once the fat has been harvested, it will be separated and purified in a specialized centrifuge machine before being prepared in syringes for the transfer portion of the procedure. Using skill, artistry, and precision, Dr. Chiddy will carefully inject the fat into the buttocks in thin layers, massaging and sculpting between each layer in order to achieve a gorgeous, natural-looking, ideal contour.
When will I see final results after BBL?
BBL recovery and healing time can vary from person to person. In general, most patients are able to return to light work within about 1 – 2 weeks and are considered fully recovered after about 4 – 6 weeks. While you should notice an immediate difference in your figure after BBL, there will be a considerable amount of swelling that may last for several days or weeks. The results will continue to improve over the next several weeks as the swelling subsides, with the final results being visible in about 6 – 12 months.
It is critical that patients practice proper postoperative care in order to have a successful recovery period and achieve their ideal results. Dr. Chiddy will provide you with comprehensive instructions and guidelines for your postoperative period, including:
- Avoid direct pressure on the buttocks (no sitting, driving, etc.)
- When restricted sitting is cleared, modify your sitting position by using a donut-shaped pillow
- Get plenty of rest
- Stay hydrated
- Take your prescribed medications as directed
- Attend all follow-up appointments
- Wear compression garments as directed
- Avoid exercise and strenuous physical activity
- Do engage in light, brief walks to promote proper circulation
Will I have scars after a Brazilian butt lift?
The fat that is used in BBL surgery is injected via a syringe, meaning there should be virtually no scarring on the buttocks itself. Keep in mind, however, that BBL is a two-part procedure. Patients will have one or more scars at the site of liposuction, but these are usually exceedingly tiny and often fade almost completely. Furthermore, Dr. Chiddy takes great care to place the small liposuction incisions in areas where they can be easily concealed underneath clothing and/or camouflaged within the natural lines of the body. With proper incision and scar care, including using topical ointments and avoiding direct sun exposure, BBL scars often become scarcely visible over time.
Take a more natural approach to cosmetic surgery with a Brazilian butt lift in Greater Salt Lake City, UT
If you are ready to take your look to the next level but aren’t comfortable with artificial implants or substantial incisions, Brazilian butt lift may be the perfect solution. Call the expert team at Jerry Chidester, MD Plastic & Hand Surgery to schedule your private consultation with renowned Draper, UT board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jerry Chidester today, and discover how BBL can give you the Hollywood-worthy butt of your dreams!