Mr Omar Tillo
Consultant Plastic Surgeon
What are the differences between buttock implants and a Brazilian butt lift?
Note that Centre for Surgery does not currently offer buttock implants.
We do, however, offer a buttock lift, which removes excess skin from the buttocks, which is a common occurrence after major weight loss.
All patients should be in good health and have realistic expectations about what can be achieved with Brazilian butt lift surgery.
The key to being a good candidate for the Brazilian butt lift is to have an adequate amount of fat in other areas of your body. Liposuction will remove excess fat from areas that may include the abdomen, love handles, thighs, hips, back or arms. This fat will be purified and reinjected into the buttocks. Without available fat, the Brazilian Butt Lift procedure cannot be performed.
We do not treat patients below the age of 18 years of age.
Healing is better if patients refrain from or quit smoking.
The Brazilian butt lift procedure is performed purely for cosmetic purposes, to help improve one’s image and self-esteem.
The Brazilian Butt Lift procedure is performed using twilight anaesthetic and will take about 5 to 6 hours to complete.
The Brazilian butt lift involves two stages.
Using liposuction, fat will be removed from the donor area of your body. Not only will the appearance of your buttocks be enhanced, but you will also have a reduction in fatty deposits from your thighs, hips or abdomen. The surgeon will make several small incisions where the liposuction cannulas will be inserted. The fat is then removed, processed and purified.
The fatty deposits are then injected into your buttocks. This will generally involve multiple injections. The surgeon will sculpt the buttocks, and it will then appear rounder and larger.
After the Brazilian butt lift, it is normal to experience swelling and bruising. This will begin to subside after a few weeks. While you will be able to notice the results of the procedure immediately, the final results will only be noticeable once the swelling has completely gone down. This can take up to three months.
After the procedure, you may feel some pain and discomfort, which can be managed by taking suitable medication. However, you should be able to walk around the day after the procedure.
During your recovery period, you will have to avoid sitting and lying on your buttocks. For the first few weeks, you will have to sleep on your stomach and sides. When you have to sit down, it is important to put the weight on your thighs, rather than your buttocks.
You will be encouraged to wear a compression garment for up to six weeks following the procedure.
The surgeons and medical team will keep in contact with you during your recovery period in order to monitor your progress and ensure you have the best results.
You should stop smoking four weeks prior to your procedure
Stop any medications that could cause bleeding
Drink a lot of water in the days leading up to your surgery
Use an antiseptic wash prior to surgery
Patients will need to avoid sitting on their buttocks for first two weeks. Normal activities can resume after this. The buttocks will appear largest at about 2-3 months following the Brazilian Butt Lift.
One of the major benefits of the Brazilian butt lift procedure is that there are no major incisions. That means minimal scarring. Patients can be assured that they will be able to wear bikinis and other revealing clothing without showing scars.
A Brazilian butt lift is an entirely natural procedure with no foreign material inserted, as it just uses the patient’s own body fat.
It is an extremely safe procedure.
The risks include bleeding, infection, and collection of fluid under the skin, swelling and deep vein thrombosis (DVT).
The surgeon takes special precautions to minimise the risk of complications developing after the brazilian butt lift.