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Frederick G. Weniger, M.D., M.B.A., F.A.C.S.
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Bluffton, South Carolina 29910

Brazilian Butt Lift in Bluffton, SC

What Is Brazilian Butt lift?

The Brazilian Butt Lift is a procedure designed to transfer fat from one area of the body, typically the stomach and thighs, hips, knees, and back to the buttock through liposuction.  The procedure is meant to reshape, but also enhances the size of a buttock to better fit the figure and provides a perky appearance to rear end. For those who have lost weight and feel their buttocks lack shape or wish to improve the appearance of their backsides, the Brazilian butt lift procedure is a solution. It is unique by the use of the patients own harvested body fat, rather than the use of synthetic material. This allows for a healthier and longer lasting result.

Why Have Brazilian Butt lift?

As the human body ages, metabolism slows significantly causing it to become more difficult to shed unwanted body fat through the normal avenues of exercise and a healthy diet. Body fat naturally begins to accumulate in the stomach and thighs as muscle tone is lost in the buttock region, for most women. This is especially true for mothers that have given birth to several children.  For some other women, genetics left them with backwards proportions.  They suffer from wide waists and love handles, but a tiny buttock and narrow hips.

The Brazilian Butt Lift provides a reasonable solution to the problem. Within reasonable expectations, a Brazilian Butt Lift will restore a well-defined and tone buttock, while removing body fat from the unwanted regions of the stomach and thighs. A reduction of fat in the stomach and thighs coupled with a well-rounded buttock provides better curves.

As mentioned before, the Brazilian Butt Lift has the advantage of utilizing the patient’s own body fat as the injected material. This body fat fuses with the fat cells already in existence in the buttock, allowing maintenance of the results through regular exercise and diet.
Furthermore, the liposuction performed during the procedure does not require normal surgical incisions, such as required when a synthetic material is used. Therefore, the procedure required no large incisions, heals quickly, and does not cause noticeable scarring. The results are a flatter stomach, thinner waist, and a fuller buttock.

Brazilian Butt lift Procedure

The Brazilian Butt Lift is customized to meet each individual patient’s unique needs and desired results. The procedure takes only 2 to 3 hours but can vary depending on a number of factors and the individual desire.

First, Dr. Weniger examines the stomach, love handles, knees, thighs, and buttock. Measurements are made and guiding lines drawn for the doctor to follow. The measurements and lines mirror the results discussed during a consultation visit before the day of surgery. Then the patient will be brought to the operating room where general anesthesia will begin.

Next, an anesthetic is injected into the appropriate areas. After the anesthetic is administered, what is known as fat harvests begins.

Excess fat from the stomach, waist, thigh, or other donor regions is extracted through tumescent liposuction.

Once the fat is extracted and put through the purification process, the purified fat is injected into the appropriate areas of the buttock utilizing a specialized syringe and technique. The process is repeated until the desired result is achieved.

Are You A Candidate?

Individuals with a flat or saggy buttock and excess body fat in the stomach, waist, back, and thighs are considered the ideal candidates for this medical procedure. The Brazilian Butt Lift, like all medical or surgical procedures, can make a wonderful difference; however, lasting and meaningful results depend, ultimately, on the lifestyle choices of the potential candidate.

The ideal candidate for a Brazilian Butt Lift is in good general health, has an appropriate quantity of unwanted stomach fat, and has realistic expectations of what can be achieved through the procedure. Those potential candidates who are not, generally, living a healthy lifestyle or at a stable weight will see diminished results in comparison to a candidate living a healthy and active lifestyle.

Brazilian butt lift FAQs

How long will the procedure last?

Every situation is different, depending on the extent of liposuction that will occur and desired results. The typical amount of time, however, is between two and three hours.

What can I expect after the procedure?

The doctor recommends appropriate amounts of rest for the remainder of the day. There is a two week time in which the patient should not exercise the affected areas in any manner except by walking, which is encouraged.  Mild discomfort is normal after the surgery.

Are there risks?

Mild discomfort in the abdomen and buttock is normal; however, if major discomfort is experienced in either of or other regions of the body, following the surgery, than it is important to consult the doctor.

Infection is a risk, but very few cases turn up with infection.

Fat reabsorption is a possibility. Fat reabsorption, in the case of a Brazilian Butt Lift, is when the buttock absorbs the injected fat more than intended. The result is typically anywhere from 65 to 85 percent of the volume transferred during surgery.

There is, also, the risk the results desired are not achieved. This is particularly true of patients with unrealistic expectations. It is also true of patients not already living a healthy lifestyle. The doctor, in such cases, will work with the patient to achieve acceptable results.  The worst complications include medical risks such as organ injury, blood clots in legs which travel to the lungs, fat entering the bloodstream and traveling to the lungs, and even death.

How soon can I return to work?

Most Brazilian Butt Lift patients return to work the next week.  What doctors suggest is being cautious about physical activity and avoiding working out the affected regions for at least two week period of time. Furthermore, extended periods of sitting on the buttock should be avoided.

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