06 Aug 8 Questions to Ask Plastic Surgeon before Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery
When it comes to the Brazilian butt lift, Melbourne plastic surgeon Dr. Morris Ritz knows how to get his patients the results that they’ve been dreaming of. As a part of his consultation with patients, he always answers their questions and addresses the concerns that patients have about the procedure.
If you are preparing for your consultation, it’s a good idea to go into your appointment with your list of questions written down so that you can get the answers that will help you to make your decision and put any fears to rest.
This list of questions is some of the ones that Dr. Ritz hears the most from his patients.
Just what is the Brazilian butt lift procedure?
The Brazilian butt lift is a plastic surgery procedure that can address a sagging or flat backside. The surgery contours flat buttocks and can reshape the buttocks to create the look that the patient is hoping to achieve. Excess fat from the thighs, abdomen or hips is removed using liposuction and redistributed to the buttons to provide instant volume and fullness.
The end results of the surgery offer an overall uplifted appearance to the buttocks, with a much more natural look than what is typically achieved with implants.
Am I a good candidate for the Brazilian butt lift?
The ideal candidate for the Brazilian butt lift is a patient who is in good physical health and has realistic expectations about what can be expected from this cosmetic procedure. You should be a non-smoker who is at a healthy and stable weight prior to the procedure. Those who are at or near their ideal weight will be able to see the best results. Maintaining a steady and healthy weight after body contouring procedures can also help to ensure the best in results.
What is the primary difference between butt implants and the Brazilian butt lift procedure?
The Brazilian butt lift procedure uses the patient’s own fat in order to contour and create the desired shape in the buttocks. This offers a more natural look and feel over using implants. There is also the potential for a decreased risk of infection as the patient’s own fat is used, which can also ensure a quicker recovery time. While implants are still a viable option for some patients, they may not offer that natural look patients are hoping for.
What if I don’t have much body fat?
Patients who are underweight are typically not good candidates for the procedure. Most often you’ll find that your surgeon can find sufficient fat on your body for redistribution, however. The only way to truly know whether you’ll qualify for the procedure is to schedule your consultation with Dr. Morris Ritz.
How long will it take to recover from the procedure?
As with any surgery, the recovery time can vary between individuals. Most patients find that they can return to work after a week of recovery time. By the three to four week point, patients find that they can resume moderate activities. Within six weeks, patients can expect to be completely recovered from the surgery.
How long can Brazilian butt lift patients see results lasting?
The average estimate for results is considered to be up to 20 years. A portion of the fat that is injected will be naturally absorbed by the body. However, a larger portion of the fat will stay in place permanently. The natural ageing process can alter the shape of the body over the years, but maintaining a stable body weight can help to preserve the results.
Any dramatic loss or gain of weight can alter the feel and shape of the buttocks.
Are there any risks to the Brazilian butt lift?
Any surgical procedure can carry with it some risk. It’s important to discuss your concerns with Dr. Morris Ritz prior to your surgery, so that you can feel confident about your potential for developing any complications. Infection and the potential for a blood clot are the two primary risks to be aware of.
How long will I be swollen after the Brazilian butt lift?
Patients should expect to have swelling during the recovery period, which could last between two and six weeks. You may continue to have swelling for several months postoperatively. It could be as many as three months before your final results are visible.
Are you interested in learning more about the Brazilian butt lift procedure? Schedule your consultation with Dr. Ritz to learn more about how this procedure can help you to achieve your cosmetic goals.