Welcome to your guide to the Brazilian Butt Augmentation procedure. In order to learn how you can gain beautiful, natural-looking results, please take some time to familiarize yourself with this procedure. This presentation should not replace your initial visit with Dr. Matlock; rather, it is a good starting point. As you read through this material, you can start formulating the questions you would like to ask during your consultation.
There are several women in Los Angeles who seek Brazilian Butt Augmentation because they want to improve the shape of their buttocks. This can be done by increasing the size, lifting, enhancing its contour, correcting proportional imbalances, and improving firmness. Individuals can also improve their overall look by removing fat from specific areas, such as the abdomen, hips, thighs, back, arms, chest, and neck. Ideal candidates for this procedure are those who are physically healthy, at a normal weight, have skin with adequate firmness and elasticity, and have realistic goals.
How will your Brazilian Buttocks Augmentation be performed?
This procedure is typically performed on an outpatient basis in Los Angeles. The Brazilian Buttocks Augmentation procedure may take approximately 90 minutes to four hours, based on multiple factors, including the amount of fat removed, how many areas to be treated, and the patient’s desired size/shape of the buttocks. Tumescent Liposculpturing and autologous (your own) fat transfer to the buttocks are the most common technique performed.
The tumescent fluid used for this procedure, which derives from a combination of local anesthetics and adrenaline, is injected into the treated area. In addition to numbing the treated area, the tumescent fluid can control bleeding and help make the fat easier to suction through a cannula (blunt, tubular instrument).
Autologous Fat Transfer
The fat removed through Tumescent Liposculpturing is sterile collected, processed, and washed with a double antibiotic solution before being placed in syringes. The syringes are then connected to a special cannula that is used to carefully inject the fat into the buttock muscle and deep fat of the buttocks to give it the classic Brazilian Buttock appearance.
Some suggestions to help you prepare for surgery.
It is important that you are open and honest during your consultation. This includes giving detailed information about your medical history, which should include a list of any and all medications, vitamins, and herbs you are taking.
Here are some tips that may help you shorten your recovery time and decrease your chances of complications.
- Stop using Aspirin (including medications containing Aspirin), Ibuprofen, Naprosyn, St. John’s Wort, Vitamin E, and other supplements as directed. These act as blood thinners and could cause excessive bruising, bleeding, or other complications. A complete list of medications and herbal supplements to avoid prior to your procedure will be provided.
- Quit smoking for at least two weeks before and one week after surgery; nicotine can impair circulation and healing.
- Refrain from drinking alcohol in excess for two week before your liposculpturing procedure and one week after surgery.
- Drink plenty of water in the days leading up to your liposculpturing procedure.
To make your recovery easier and more comfortable be sure to:
- It is important to have someone take you home and take care of you for at least the first 24 hours. Private nursing care, private recovery centers, and hotel accommodations can be made through our office for our out-of-town, national, and international patients.
- Fill your prescriptions and place them within reach of where you will be resting.
- Have sufficient pillows, a spare compression, and hand towels for drainage nearby.
After your procedure, it is expected for there to be some bruising, swelling, and pain. A loss of sensation in the areas treated is also normal; however, thereafter, your nerves will begin to restore feeling and sensation shortly. Swelling may last over a period of several months. Although pain medication is prescribed to control any discomfort, be sure to contact us immediately if you begin to have severe pain.
Although every patient experiences the recovery period differently after gluteal augmentation, you should be up and walking around within a day after your surgery. There will be excess tumescent fluid draining from the access points for the first couple of days and there may be some blood tinged fluid. As the buttocks revascularizes the newly implanted fatty tissue, it is important that you avoid sitting on your bottom as much as possible for the first two weeks. In order to take direct pressure off the buttocks, you should sleep on your abdomen or sides, and when you are sitting down, your weight should be more situated on your thighs than the buttocks. You may resume showering on the second or third day following surgery, while normal activities may not be resumed for at least the first week after your procedure (based on the number of areas treated). The treated areas may remain very sensitive and strenuous physical activities should be limited during the two or three weeks following your procedure.
A special compression garment will need to be worn for up to a month; this will help to ensure that the treated areas will heal properly with the new contour. After your healing period, you can gradually return to regular activities, including lifting, exercise, and sex. High impact activities should be avoided for about one month, particularly jogging and any type of bouncing. Following these guidelines can help you avoid stress to the areas treated and allow proper healing. Because all liposculpturing procedures are performed through small incisions, approximately the length of this red line —–, scarring is fortunately minimal.
Typically, final results of your liposculpturing and buttocks enhancement are seen after several weeks. So long as you maintain a healthy diet and exercise routing, the treated areas should look great and retain their sculptured appearance. Any weight gain will be evident in areas that were not liposuctioned.