Length of Surgery
BRAZILIAN BUTT LIFT
$8,500 Plus HST
A Brazilian Butt Lift is a cosmetic surgical procedure which utilizes a person's natural subcutaneous fat enhance the shape of their buttocks. Fat is grafted from the abdomen, back and thighs, processed and placed back into the upper poles of the buttocks
Summary of Surgery:
Autologous Fat Transfer, Buttock Enhancement Surgery, Buttock Augmentation
Type of Anesthesia:
2 weeks off from work
4-6 weeks before resuming physical activity
What is a Brazilian
A Brazilian Butt Lift or augmentation is a procedure that functions to enlarge, enhance the shape of flat or poorly developed buttocks. Similar to breast enhancement surgery, some individuals may find that the size of their buttock is inadequate for their figure and may choose to enhance their buttock region. A Brazilian Butt Lift utilizes fat that is grafted from other areas of the body to be placed into the buttock area for a fuller more round appearance, often creating that appearance of a butt lift.
Candidates for a Brazilian butt lift are patients who are in overall good health and have not had previous complications from other surgical procedures or anesthesia.
Finally, most good candidates usually have one of the following:
Dissatisfaction with the size of buttock region.
Patients that have some excess fat to be harvested for grafting into the buttock region.
Brazilian Butt Lift surgery is performed under a general anesthesia. During the procedure, an small incision is made along areas where fat is to be harvested. This includes the flanks, lower abdomen, thighs, back or arms. A catheter is placed in which breaks up the fat in this region and harvested to a chamber. This fat is then process and then injected into the areas of the buttock that requires additional volume. The fat is sculpted by Dr. Chivers to give a smooth, full and round appearance.
It is important to note that the size of the buttocks will look largest immediately after surgery however over 3 months after surgery, the buttock will decrease in size. Immediately after surgery, there is significant amount of swelling and inflammation which begins to decrease approximately 2-4 weeks after surgery. Additionally, with any fat grafting procedure, approximately 50% of the fat is absorbed by the body’s natural absorption and healing process. Thus, the size of the buttock at 3 months after surgery is typically the final size of the buttock, after the body has normalized through it’s natural healing process.
Buttock Brazilian Lift vs. Butt Lift vs Buttock Augmentation?
A Butt Lift is a procedure that is beneficial for patient’s who experience a sagging or drooping of their buttock as a result of weight fluctuations and their the normal aging process. A buttock lift aims to remove and additional skin and fat that develops creating a round and smoother contour of the buttock region after surgery. Butt lift procedures does not add any additional volume to the patient’s buttock region.
Buttock Augmentation is an alternative for patients who would like to enhance the size of the buttock with the use of implants, like breast augmentation surgery. However buttock augmentation with implants often does not create as smooth contours as a Brazilian Butt Lift and has risk and complications associated with implants.
Strenuous activities should be avoided for 4-6 weeks after surgery and swelling can be expected to last for a few months. Moderate pain is also common during the recovery period, which can be adequately controlled with pain medication. You will experience bruising and swelling in areas where fat was harvested. You should avoid lying on your back or sitting for long periods on your buttock for at least 2 weeks after surgery. If you have any questions or difficulties during the recovery process, staff at the Canadian Plastic Surgery Centre will provide any assistance you need.
Post-Operative Instructions at a Glance
Pain medication and antibiotics are prescribed for the first week following surgery. Post-operative pain is typically mild to moderate.
Tensors are applied immediately after surgery and are typically changed the day after surgery and at 1 week. Tensors or compression garments will need to be worn for 6 weeks after surgery.
Incisions are to be kept dry for the first 48 hours after surgery. Patients can shower after that.
Patients are able to walk the day after surgery.
Patients are able to return to light duties at work typically after 2 weeks.
Ends of dissolving sutures are trimmed at 2 weeks.
Patients are able to resume full activities and to exercise after 6 weeks.
Immersion of incisions in baths, hot tubs, pools, oceans should be avoided for 2 weeks or until their sutures are removed.
A butt lift is a complementary or alternative surgery to a Brazilian butt lift. Patients who are have excess and fat from weight fluctuation or the normal aging process in the lower buttock region can benefit from a cosmetic surgical procedure which removes this excess skin to create a rounder and smoother buttock appearance.
Just like the excess skin in your arms and legs, excess skin and fat often develops in the abdomen region after weight loss. Revision in the abdominal area with an abdominoplasty or a panniculectomy can slim down the extra tissue in your midsection. Click on the links below to learn more about each type of surgery or book an appointment with us to see which type of surgery is suitable for your needs.
Abdominoplasty is also know as a tummy tuck procedure which helps patients slim down the waste line by removing any excess skin, tightening their abdominal musculature, and to re-position the belly button to create a slimmer feel.
Panniculectomy is an OHIP covered procedure performed to remove excess skin and fat at the lower front edge of the abdomen. Many patient’s experience an overhang of skin after massive weight loss causing maceration, irritation and infections and the goal of this surgery is to address these health concerns.
However, at the Canadian Plastic Surgery Centre, addressing your health concerns and creating a cosmetically satisfying appearance is our goal. Thus, cosmetic surgical techniques and liposuction, which is not covered by OHIP, are typically used to help patients achieve their aesthetic outcomes.