Will I Need a Touch Up After My Brazilian Butt Lift?

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Let’s face it, Hollywood has set a lot of the health, beauty and fitness trends that become popular around the world and having a sexy, shapely butt is one of them.

A well-formed buttock makes you feel healthy, happy and confident and while diet and exercise can help you achieve this, some people need a little extra help.

The Brazilian butt lift is one of the best ways to achieve a fuller, shapelier butt. It’s a procedure that will increase the projection of the buttocks, improve its shape and give patients a slimmer figure overall.

There are a lot of things to consider before you receive a Brazilian butt lift and patients usually have a number of questions and concerns, one of them being whether they’ll need a touch-up surgery after the initial procedure.

But let’s start at the beginning by understanding what a Brazilian butt lift actually is.

Brazilian butt lift basics

So what is a Brazilian butt lift exactly?

Brazilian butt lift specialists will generally perform a butt lift using 3 key steps:

  1. Liposuction: Since a Brazilian butt lift uses the patient’s own fat to enhance the size and shape of the buttocks, liposuction will need to be used to remove excess fat from another area of the body. The most common areas are the stomach, thighs, abdomen and love handles.
  2. Fat processing: After the fat is removed, it will need to be purified and processed so that only healthy fat cells can be injected into the buttocks.
  3. Butt reshaping: The processed fat cells will now be injected into the buttocks in order to add volume. The fat will then be shaped to create a sexy, rounded appearance.

After the procedure, patients will experience swelling for several months and the fat will need time to settle. The body will also need to form a new blood supply in order to help the fat cells survive. It’s important to note that your surgeon will inject extra fat into the buttocks as the body will absorb around 30% of the injected fat.

Brazilian butt lift touch-ups

Before touch-ups can even be discussed or considered, the patient’s body will need to recover completely, a process that can take up to 6 months.

Once the body’s had time to heal, the patient can book a consultation with their surgeon to discuss their results and the possibility of a touch-up procedure. Touch-up procedures are not as extensive as the original butt lift but patients will still undergo the same process described above.

To increase the chances of the injected fat surviving, it’s important to follow your surgeon’s post-procedure instructions very carefully. This will mean not putting pressure on the buttocks or partaking in any rigorous exercise routines. Basically, you need to give your body enough time, attention and care to heal as this will ensure that it’s easier for the body to form a new blood supply that will feed the transferred fat.