Dr. Kesarwani has been performing the Brazilian butt lift for over 20 years. A Brazilian butt lift is another way of saying autologous fat transfer (transferring your own fat) to the buttocks. As one of the first surgeons in North America to perform autologous fat transfer to the breasts and hands, it was only natural that he included the buttocks as a target area. After all, Dr. Kesarwani has achieved beautiful, natural looking results in fat transfer for thousands of women in the country, and the same can be done for you!
Dr. Kesarwani is a pioneer in Brazilian butt lifts. He can give you the fuller, rounder and curvier buttocks that you’ve lost over the years, or simply never had. Most patients strive to achieve a waist-to-hip ratio of about 85%. For the Kardashian look, it may be more like 60%.
Many women want to change the appearance of their buttocks. The Brazilian butt lift is an augmentation operation done to make you more well rounded, literally! You can talk with Dr. Kesarwani to get the outcome you desire. The surgery generally involves fat transfer into the buttocks region to add volume and improve its shape.
Many of our patients say no matter how many contouring exercises they do, they just can’t achieve the buttocks shape they want. What they really need is to add volume to the area, and the Brazilian butt lift does just that.
If you are looking for more roundness and fullness in your buttocks region to balance out your overall figure, then this procedure is for you. Not everyone is a good candidate, but Dr. Kesarwani will examine the current size and shape of your buttocks, as well as how much body fat you have in other places to transfer to the buttocks region. Skin quality and elasticity also factor in, as do any pre-existing medical conditions that might make the procedure riskier or delay your healing.
Dr. Kesarwani takes great care in marking and planning your surgery. As a talented artist, he strives to recreate the right shape for each and every patient. This is not a cookie cutter procedure.
The procedure is done under anesthesia. Fat transfer from the body to the buttocks is done by liposuction and subsequent fat injection. First, gentle liposuction is performed to harvest the fat from inside a belly button incision or the inside thigh/leg. While the incision measures only millimetres, it remains well hidden. Generally speaking, the aim to harvest 3 times the amount to transfer.
The fat is then purified extremely carefully. Dr. Kesarwani has had success in helping fat transfer patients because of his meticulousness in removing as much non-fat material as possible. This gives you a higher fat concentration that is less diluted by other unnecessary cells. Then small amounts are injected into specific areas of your buttocks, as determined before your surgery begins. The ultimate goal is to inject in areas that will give you the results you want with symmetry and proportion that enhance your overall body contour.
You’ll be asked to wear compression garment that covers the liposuctioned areas as well as your buttocks for 4-5 days 24/7. You’ll need to keep pressure off your buttocks for 5-7 days — this allows blood vessels to grow within the transferred fat so that it can be sustained.
Once the swelling subsides, your changes will be immediately visible, but your body can take up to a year to adjust its appearance as the fat settles into the new area. Some of the initial transferred fat is harmlessly absorbed by your body as waste product, but most remains. It is common for 40-60% of this injected fat to survive, a percentage that is higher than other surgeons because of the gentle purification and injection techniques Dr. Kesarwani performs to protect the cells. If you gain or lose weight after surgery, you might experience changes in your buttock shape.
If you’ve been thinking about making this change to your appearance, then come in for a surgery consultation. We will discuss your surgical goals and determine your medical history to tell whether you are a suitable candidate for a Brazilian butt lift.
Don’t hesitate! Contact us today at Cosmedical Rejuvenation Clinic in Toronto, Ontario and schedule your consultation. Our plastic surgeon, Dr. Kesarwani, and his team will answer all your questions about the surgery so you can see if it is right for you.
This is a week-by-week description of the recovery from your Brazilian butt lift procedure. Special emphasis is put on the kinds of recommended exercises and physical activities throughout the six to eight week recovery time, and beyond.
As one of the fastest growing procedures in North America according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the Brazilian butt lift has seen a rise in popularity. This may be because of the assets of several celebrities, including one certain family of high profile who is believed to have had the procedure done a few years ago (Khloe and Kim, we’re talking about you!).
Are you considering getting your butt done? Here is some info about downtime and recovery that will help you.
Initial recovery from a Brazilian butt lift usually takes about 3-6 weeks. During the first 2-3 weeks you should try to avoid sitting for longer than a few moments at a time. Sitting on your new grafts too early can damage them, causing preventable complications. Sitting puts tremendous pressure on the area — up to 400 pounds per square inch in some places, regardless of your weight! This pressure can cut off blood flow to the new tissue. The new blood vessels forming in the implanted fat are delicate and fragile in the first weeks following surgery and can easily be deformed. If you absolutely must sit be sure to use an extremely soft cushion or a doughnut shaped pillow to avoid most of the pressure. To reduce the risk of straining your new posterior you should position yourself on your stomach or side when resting or sleeping.
Some swelling and pain around the surgical area is to be expected, and is easily controlled. In most cases the pain is minimal and can be controlled with oral pain medication which will be prescribed to you by Dr. Kesarwani. Stick to the medications that Dr. Kesarwani has prescribed to you since some, such as aspirin, can increase bruising or cause complications with the new blood vessels forming. Any swelling is also controlled easily by wearing compression garments for at least the first 2 weeks, possibly a bit longer. A small amount of swelling can persist for up to 6 weeks.
Exercise is an important part of the first 2 weeks of your recovery. You should start taking light walks as soon as you can following surgery. Short, easy walks can help reduce the risk of blood clots forming. However, strenuous fat burning exercises should be avoided for now.
You might be able to return to work during the third week following your surgery, provided you don’t need to sit for extended periods of time, and you can use a soft cushion when you do need to sit. It is vitally important to give the fat grafts in your buttocks time to heal as much as they can during the first 3 weeks. This precaution helps the fat to fully take hold, and secures the best aesthetics and long lasting results. Putting pressure on your butt too early may cause you to lose some of the transferred fat, even 3 weeks into recovery.
You should continue light exercise throughout the third week. At this point you will be able to add some light cardiovascular activities, like longer, more frequent walks and elliptical exercises. Focus on light weight training at this point, so the new fat cells have the best chance to heal and stabilize. As long as you avoid exercises that specifically target your glutes and keep your workout light, your recovery shouldn’t be effected.
Finally, you can sit! Of course, during the fourth and fifth week, sitting for long periods should still be done on a nice soft cushion. You will also be able to begin adding more strenuous activities to your exercise routine, like bicycling (with a nice soft seat of course). Swimming will be safe, so you will finally be able to enjoy a nice day at the beach or pool starting in your fourth or fifth week. Despite being able to exercise more energetically than before, it is still highly recommended that you relax on your stomach as much as you can.
After 6 weeks of recovery, depending on how your body responds to the procedure, you should be healed enough to resume most of your usual activities. At this point the fat cells should be stabilized, making them strong enough to handle the stress of more vigorous fat burning exercises like jogging or running. If you’re an active athlete, or even just a weekend warrior, you should be able to enjoy participating in outdoor sports like soccer or baseball at this time as well.
Once your body has completely recovered from the procedure, the grafted fat will behave the same way fat does anywhere else on your body. Just as fluctuations in your weight will increase or decrease the amount of fat throughout your body, it will do the same with your new bottom. As your weight changes, your augmented butt will change proportionally.
One of the most common questions about Brazilian butt lifts is concerning weight loss. What happens to your butt if you lose weight? The simple fact is, if the procedure is performed correctly, your new figure will be maintained through any weight loss or gain. You’ll always have a larger butt than before your surgery, although it may fluctuate in size.
The best way to make sure you enjoy the results of your Brazilian butt lift for years to come is through healthy diet and regular exercise.