Brazilian Butt Lifts: Myths, Facts, and More

Sure, summer is six months away, but it’s never too early to start thinking about your beach body. If you’re planning ahead, a great way to get the body you want is a Brazilian butt lift. Brazilian butt lifts are a safe and effective way to get the body you desire.

What is a Brazilian Butt Lift?

A Brazilian butt lift is a surgical procedure that gives you a firmer and tighter backside. During the procedure, liposuction is used to take fat from other areas of your body and inject it into your buttocks, giving you a fuller rear end. This gives the Brazilian butt lift procedure a more natural approach as compared to, say, butt implants, which use artificially made materials.

Is it Painful?

There isn’t much pain during the procedure, though you may feel some discomfort for about 48 hours after the procedure. This is because your body, specifically your skin and tissue, need to become adjusted to your new body. While the discomfort may be a bit of a nuisance, you shouldn’t feel any severe pain.

What is the Recovery Like?

Recovering from a Brazilian butt lift takes about two weeks. Most discomfort resolves in about two days, but you will still want to take precautions, get plenty of rest, and avoid strenuous activity for about two weeks after the procedure. You may be able to return to a light workload after a couple of days, but it will depend on how your body is reacting to the procedure and what your doctor recommends.

Myths About the Brazilian Butt Lift

Just like with any other medical or cosmetic procedure, myths are constantly created about the Brazilian butt lift. These include:

  • The surgery is too risky. All surgeries have their risks, but Brazilian butt lifts are rather safe. On top of that, your doctor will cover all of the possible risks with you and explain how you can avoid them. Plus, if your doctor doesn’t think you are a good candidate for a butt lift based on your health, they will let you know.

  • I’m too small for surgery. Some worry that because they are very thin, they won’t have enough fat to transfer, but this isn’t true. Smaller bodies require less of a fat transfer, so you most likely have enough  to be transferred. If not, your doctor will discuss other options with you.

  • You shouldn’t gain weight after. As you age, your body will fluctuate in weight—it’s only natural. Luckily, the weight gain usually also occurs in your rear end, meaning your results will remain proportionate to however much weight you gain or lose.

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