Brazilian butt lifts are more popular than ever, but many patients are concerned about the longevity of their results. Common concerns include weight loss, or whether the shape will change over time. The good news is, as long as your brazilian butt lift is performed by an experienced and professional surgeon, your results should be permanent.
During a brazilian butt lift, fat is taken from other parts of your body (usually stomach, thighs,or hips) and injected into the patient’s buttocks in order to enhance the shape and size of the buttocks, and to make it more proportionate. Since the fat used is from your own body, the results are usually good when it comes to retention and you can expect 50-70% of the fat to remain permanently. The rest will naturally be reabsorbed into the body or eliminated, but that is to be expected. This fat grafting procedure differs from butt implants, but many patients prefer it is a more natural approach, with the body’s own fat simply being redistributed.
Once the fat is integrated back into the body, you can expect it to behave like any other fat in your body. This means that if you lose weight, you will lose fat in the area. However, the shapeliness and proportion of your rear should be maintained, even if you lose weight!
In addition to choosing a surgeon who is experienced in performing brazilian butt lift procedures, you must also make sure to follow their aftercare instructions. After your butt lift, you will be instructed to not sit directly on your buttocks for at least two weeks. You will usually be given a special pillow to use after those two weeks, which puts more weight onto your thighs than your butt. You will also be given a compression garment to wear for six weeks after your procedure. The compression garment will help swelling go down, and help loose skin to retract. It’s important to take it easy, and to avoid work and exercise for the amount of time recommended by your surgeon.
Make sure you discuss any concerns you have with your surgeon before your surgery, as they will be able to advise you on exactly what to expect. The last thing you want during recovery is any surprises!
Basically, as long as you choose a professional, experienced, and board certified cosmetic surgeon to perform your brazilian butt lift procedure, and follow their aftercare instructions to a T, you can expect the results of your butt lift to be permanent!