The body will first be initially evaluated to make sure that the patient is a good candidate for the Brazilian butt lift method. It will also be assessed as to which areas will be liposuctioned. Depending on the amount of fat necessary to fill the buttocks area, multiple donor sites on the body may be considered. After liposuction has been performed, a closed sterile system is used, which ensures the fat tissue is never exposed to the air. This keeps it safe and uncontaminated for reinjection into the buttocks. Our plastic surgery office uses P188, a triple-wash antibiotic that sterilizes the tissue and separates the healthy fat from any tissue that may not survive the transfer process. We then reinstate the fat little by little to make sure that the layering is done properly and effectively, and that the resulting butt is smooth and shapely.
This surgery is considered an outpatient procedure, and general anesthesia is usually used. In some cases, IV sedation will be used, dependent on the extent of the liposuction and transfer process. The surgery lasts, on average, 2 hours, depending on the number of donor sites and the amount of fat layering needed. After surgery, a compression garment is worn to help with the swelling and assist in the contouring of the buttocks. We also prescribe an Aloe Purinol medication regime to help enhance the fat transfer results. Patients are advised not to put weight on the butt area for the first 2-3 weeks following surgery. Sitting or lying down should be done with weight, mostly on the thighs. Final results, after the swelling and bruising have subsided, usually can be seen within 6-8 weeks.