Breast augmentation, rhinoplasty, liposuction and facelifts continue to be a surgeon’s bread-and-butter, but butt lifts have made a surprising surge in popularity in recent years.
Consider these butt lift statistics:
Brazilian Butt Lift in Tampa: Why is it so popular and is it right for you?
Depending on your need, Dr. David Halpern may recommend one of the following types of butt lift:
In many cases, surgeons combine augmentation and lift procedures for optimal results.
The sudden upswing in popularity for rear-end enhancement even has plastic surgeons surprised. “It’s just amazing, the numbers,” said Dr. Douglas Taranow, a fellow board-certified plastic surgeon who is based out of New York. “It’s with J. Lo, and Beyonce, and everyone else having a great derriere. … I think people see that and they want to mirror image it,” he told NBC News.
“It’s just amazing, the numbers. It’s with J. Lo, and Beyonce, and everyone else having a great derriere. … I think people see that and they want to mirror image it.”
Dr. David Halpern says many of his patients see it as a great add-on to a procedure like liposuction or tummy tuck. “Many people come in wanting fat removed from their hips, thighs and abdomens anyway and they figure ‘Why not put it back where I need it and enhance my curves?’ Over the years, the fat grafting technique has really given surgeons a natural way to re-sculpt the body.”
Poor candidates for Brazilian butt lifts include people who are not in good medical condition with heart, lung or neurological disorders. Patients who are taking herbal products that cause increased bleeding (like Gingko Biloba, Ginseng and Fish Oil) may also be advised against any kind of surgery.
Patients who are taking aspirin or non steroidal anti-inflammatory meds are good candidates but as with any elective surgery, Dr. David Halpern advises cessation of these types of medicines for 8-10 days to avoid excessive bleeding or bruising. Cosmetic procedures are also not recommended for people who cannot quit smoking for the pre-op and recovery periods, binge drinkers and the morbidly obese.
If you plan to have children within the next year or two, it is recommended that you hold off on the butt lift procedure, as there is no predicting where and how the body will gain fat during pregnancy. If you are young and want to look a certain way right now, another option is to have it done and simply come back in for touch-up work following your childbearing years.
Every plastic surgeon has his or her own idea of what looks best on a patient. The best way to ensure you are on the same page with your doctor is to look at the before-and-after photos. Choose a surgeon who can deliver the look you find most attractive on a person. Brazilian butt lifts are very safe, provided that they are done by competent surgeons with fresh skill sets. Find a surgeon who strives to minimize scarring and who values patient satisfaction in every regard. Scheduling a one-on-one consultation is the best way to determine whether you will have a good rapport with a prospective surgeon or not. Go with your gut!
Look for someone certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, which is accredited by the Board of Medical Specialties and maintains the highest standards for Brazilian butt lifts. Be sure you’re aware of the differences between a “plastic” surgeon and a “cosmetic” surgeon.
Ideally, your surgeon will be able to show you 10 or more patients with a diverse mix of different body types that demonstrate an understanding of human anatomy and the complexities involved in this kind of procedure. You can see two butt lift cases in Dr. David Halpern’s online gallery, but he has more photos he can show you during a confidential consultation.
Find a surgeon adept at liposuction, fat purification and injection. Each step of the process is equally important. You also want to know that all possible options for enhancing curves are available to you, so be sure your surgeon of choice has experience in dealing with implants as well.
Typically, a Brazilian butt lift will take anywhere from four to seven hours to complete, with 2-3 hours allocated for liposuction and fat processing, and 3-4 hours for injecting and sculpting. Anyone quoting you less than four hours may be taking shortcuts that compromise safety and outcome.
Realistic recovery usually involves wearing a compression garment and sit on a special cushion for two weeks. Most patients are back to work in two weeks and able to resume exercising in four weeks. The final result is typically observed after six weeks, when swelling and bruising go down.
Remember that “the best results” for a butt lift are not necessarily in achieving a particular size or perfectly emulating the dimensions of a famous celebrity. Getting the best butt for YOU means achieving a desirable waist-hips-butt ratio and taking the whole body shape into consideration.
For most butt augmentation procedures, about 70% of the fat transfer remains in place and 30% gets reabsorbed by the body. A skilled surgeon takes that into consideration when determining how much fat to remove and re-inject. The best surgeons do not have to perform a single re-do resulting from fat graft loss, but rather, perform a touch up here and there for the occasional patient who has gained significant weight or had children since the last surgery. That said, the surgeon should still have a clear policy pertaining to patient satisfaction.
If you’re considering a Brazilian Butt Lift in Tampa, call (813) 871-5000 to schedule a consultation with Dr. David Halpern. He’ll transform your backside into one that looks stunning year-round. You can view his Butt Lift Before and After Gallery here.
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