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Treatment guide

Brazilian Butt Lift

The Brazilian butt lift is a cosmetic surgery that is designed to modify and augment the appearance of the buttocks. It is a process that takes your own body fat and injects it into your buttocks in order to create more volume. The procedure is considered one of the most authentic ways of improving the appearance of the buttocks because the fat that is grafted from the body feels and behaves more naturally in the buttocks than a foreign implant.

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WHO IS THIS FOR

  • Patients with an adequate amount of fat in other areas of their body.

  • Patients who wish to improve the appearance of their buttocks.

  • Patients who desire a fuller, more rounded bottom.

  • Patients who suffer from low self-esteem or low confidence due to an unshapely, flat or disproportionate bottom.

RECOVERY TIME

  • Can leave the clinic on same day, if done near home

  • 1 night stay in clinic, if done abroad

  • Up to 6 days stay in hotel, if done abroad

  • Resume light activities after 1 week

  • Avoid lying or sitting directly on buttocks for about 2 weeks

  • Return to work after 10 to 14 days

  • Return to sitting and lying normally after about 8 weeks

  • Swelling and bruising typically subsides in 2 weeks but can take up to 3 months

  • Compression garment used for buttocks and on liposuction areas for up to 6 weeks

TREATMENT DURATION

5 to 6 hours

SUCCESS

About 80% of patients are satisfied with their results

POTENTIAL RISKS & SIDE EFFECTS

  • Swelling

  • Bleeding

  • Infection

  • Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)

  • Fluid collection under the skin

  • Areas of asymmetry

ALTERNATIVE TREATMENTS

Cost

PRICE CALCULATION

The cost of a Brazilian butt lift will depend on where you choose to be treated and if your surgery is to be combined with other treatments. The pricing differential depends on many factors, such as cost of living, exchange rates, or practicing costs, which may differ greatly from country to country.

Below are starting prices for Complete Abdominoplasty across different countries

CountryPrice (EUR)
Lithuania€ 2,400
Hungary€ 3,080
Mexico€ 3,290
Costa Rica€ 4,360
Germany€ 6,200
South Korea€ 6,940

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Big bottoms are desirable, increasingly so over the last few years thanks to celebrity culture and the media. Although diet and exercise can improve the shape and size of your bottom, sometimes this is not enough to target the area through these methods. The Brazilian butt lift is considered one of the more straightforward and safe ways of adding volume and shape to the buttocks. This is particularly useful if you have a flat, disproportioned or unshapely bottom.

The Brazilian butt lift is often seen as a 2-in-1 surgery, removing unwanted fat from other areas of the body through liposuction and putting it back into somewhere that you do want it. This is why if there isn't enough excess fat to be grafted, the procedure cannot be performed.These areas can include your stomach, your thighs, your hips, your back, your arms and even your love handles.

How does the Brazilian butt lift surgery work?

The Brazilian butt lift is usually performed under general anaesthesia but can also be done under local anaesthesia and sedation. The procedure takes around five to six hours, and it is completed in two stages.

Here is a step-by-step guide detailing what will happen during your surgery: 1. Anaesthesia You will usually be put under general anaesthesia so you are fully asleep but some surgeons use local anaesthesia and sedation.

2. Liposuction The first stage is liposuction. Your surgeon will make small incisions and insert the liposuction cannula to remove the fat from the donor area.

3. Processing of fat Once the fat is removed, it is processed and purified.

4. Fat injection The fat is then injected into your buttocks. This process often involves several injections, with your surgeon sculpting the area so it will appear more round and shapely.

Once you awake from surgery, you may feel groggy and disoriented. Although you can usually leave the clinic on the same day, you will need someone to drive you home. You should be able to stand up and walk around the day after your surgery. It is also recommended that you have someone stay with you for the first few days to help you at home.

Are there different types of Brazilian butt lift?

The Brazilian butt lift is a particular type of butt lift surgery. There is only one Brazilian butt lift, but there are several other types of butt lift surgeries. These include the upper butt lift, the butterfly butt lift and also butt implants.

What should I expect from the Brazilian butt lift surgery?

Most patients choose the Brazilian butt lift because they are unhappy with the shape or size of their bottom. Whether you want to add volume or just improve the shape of your bottom, it can be achieved with this surgical procedure. The surgery will also help you target some problem areas of fat around your body, as these will need to be liposuctioned in order to harvest fat for the buttocks. The liposuction alone will help improve the appearance of your bottom, whether it gives you a smaller waistline, slimmer hips or more slender thighs.

During consultation with your doctor, you will be assessed to check whether you have enough body fat to harvest, as patients with a particularly low body-fat percentage will not be good candidates for the surgery.

Swelling and bruising can last for two to three months, but the worst of it usually subsides within the first couple of weeks. You will be given a compression garment and encouraged to wear it consistently to help with the swelling and also maintain the shape of the buttocks.

You will notice the effects of the butt lift straight away, but some of the enlarged shape will be due to swelling, so you will need to wait 3-6 months before seeing the final result of your surgery. However, when transferring fat cells, not all the cells survive. Up to 40% of the fat cells transferred during a Brazilian butt lift can be lost so the shape of the butt may change over time.

The Brazilian butt lift is considered lower risk than traditional butt implant surgery and usually has a shorter recovery time. Nevertheless, ensure you are completely informed and you understand any risks and side effects before you make a decision about undertaking the procedure.

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Kadian A., United Kingdom

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I can't say one bad thing about my experience with the hospital or the staff every thing was exactly as they said it would be if not even better

Omg!!!!....I have no complaints whatsoever .....everything went and was exactly how you would want it to be ...my stay there was a absolute pleasure and I will be returning for more surgery....honestly guys I can't say one bad thing about my experience with the hospital or the staff every thing was exactly as they said it would be if not even better ...look no further this is definitely the best hospital stay ive ever experience ...I've also had surgery in the UK and although I have no complaint... Show more

Betsy Hispanos, Peru

August 09, 2017

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If you are thinking about having this surgery my best advise is to not over think it and get in touch with Dra Panama, she is the best. Cancun is a beautiful place to be, it is amazing to enjoy this vacations.

Hello my name is Betsy Hispanos , I am from Peru, and I just got the Brazilian Butt Lift done with Dra. Panama. I have thought about this procedure for a long time, but with Dra. Panama it was the best decision that I could have made. I'm very happy with the results, I have a little bruising, but it is normal, the pain level is minimum, but I'm doing very good. I recommend this procedure to all the girls that need a gluteal augmentation to come to this wonderful place that is Cancun and me... Show more

Alexandra, Venezuela

August 09, 2017

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I really recommend Dra Panama, she is very professional and she does a great job.

Hello, my name is Alexandra and a few days ago I had surgery with Dra. Panama, the second day after the surgery was kind of painful, but today is my fifth day and I able to walk around and do every day life things. I really recommend Dra Panama, she is very professional and she does a great job.

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