You turn down almost every dessert offered to you. Your free time is spent in the gym trying to increase the size of your buttocks and melt away stubborn pockets of fat. If you are sick and tired of failing to achieve a perfect hourglass silhouette, you may be a good candidate for a Brazilian butt lift at Rios Center for Plastic Surgery in Edinburg, TX. Today, we’re answering some of the most frequently asked questions about this fat transfer procedure.
Fat Transfer FAQs: How Long Does a Brazilian Butt Lift Last?
The fat transfer results of a Brazilian butt lift are considered permanent. Once the fat cells are removed from the donor areas, they are gone for good. The human body stops growing fat cells at the age of 25, so if you’re at least 25 when you undergo this procedure, there will never be as many fat cells in the donor areas following this procedure. Also, your body never destroys fat cells.
There will always be more fat cells in your buttocks after the fat is grafted from your donor areas and injected into your buttocks. However, you should be aware that it is possible that the size and shape of your buttocks will change in the future. Although your body won’t eliminate the fat cells transferred to your buttocks, the transferred fat cells may shrink if you don’t consume enough calories.
What Is a Brazilian Butt Lift?
A Brazilian butt lift is an incredibly effective fat transfer procedure that involves excising fat from one or more regions of the body and implanting the fat into the buttocks. This procedure is sought to increase the size of the buttocks while enhancing their shape. Some of the most common fat donor sites are the upper arms, thighs, hips, and abdomen.
Once the donor fat has been excised, it will go through a purifying process that separates damaged fat cells from whole, healthy fat cells. After the fat is prepared for transfer, the healthy fat cells will be injected into strategic locations in your buttocks.
Am I a Good Candidate for This Procedure?
We will determine whether you are a good candidate for this procedure during your initial consultation. In the meantime, here are some of the signs you will qualify for this procedure.
You’re Unhappy With Your Butt
If you’re not happy about the size or shape of your buttocks, there is a very good chance you will be considered a good candidate for this procedure.
You Can Go a Few Months Without Nicotine
If you’re not a smoker, there is an excellent chance that you will qualify for this procedure. If you’re a smoker, you must be willing and able to abstain from nicotine for several weeks before and after your procedure.
You’re Fairly Healthy
You also likely qualify for this procedure if you are in fairly good health. We will discuss your health history, including chronic and acute illnesses and past procedures, to ensure you are healthy enough for this fat transfer procedure. Luckily, there are few conditions that will preclude you from qualifying for this procedure. For instance, you may not qualify for this procedure if you have cancer, heart disease, or renal failure.
You Have Realistic Expectations
It is important to have a thorough understanding of how this procedure can benefit you. For example, you should understand that this procedure can improve the size and shape of your buttocks, but you may need a complementary procedure if you are concerned about a great deal of loose skin. No skin will be excised during this fat transfer procedure.
You Have Enough Extra Fat
To qualify for this procedure, you must have enough excess subcutaneous fat to use as donor fat. You may only need one small pocket of fat if you’re looking to correct asymmetry or achieve a small volume increase. On the other hand, if you’re looking for a dramatic volume increase, you may need a couple of donor sites.
If you don’t have enough fat for transfer to achieve your desired results, you may need to gain weight in order to qualify. Great, nutritious ways to increase your daily caloric intake include oatmeal, whole milk, or peanut butter on a whole wheat bagel before bed.
You Are Old Enough
It is advisable to wait until you are at least 25 years of age to consider this procedure. Until you reach the age of 25, your body is growing new fat cells. You may find if you are patient your body will grow new fat cells in your buttocks as you continue to develop.
What Are the Benefits of a Brazilian Butt Lift?
Today, large, round buttocks are very popular. Some women have great genes and can attain a shapely butt through extremely heavy weight lifting. On the other hand, most women can’t achieve their ideal figure through diet and exercise alone.
You Can Make Your Body More Proportional
The most common reason people undergo a Brazilian butt lift is to improve the proportionality of their bodies. This procedure increases the size and enhances the shape of your buttocks so it fits the rest of your curves naturally, giving you the hourglass silhouette you have worked so hard towards over the years. At the same time, other contours are improved as pockets of excess subcutaneous fat are suctioned out.
You Can Spot-Reduce Fat
Spot-reducing fat with diet and exercise is impossible. Your genes decide where you will store fat. However, with a Brazilian butt lift, you decide where you want fat removed from. For example, you can tone your upper arms, slim down your thighs, or flatten your abdomen.
You Can Enjoy Natural Results
Another great benefit of this procedure is that it provides results that look and feel natural. When you receive implants or fillers, the results look unnatural and they certainly feel artificial. On the other hand, your butt will look and feel completely natural because nothing artificial is being implanted or injected. You are simply transferring fat from one or more parts of your body to your buttocks.
You Can Enjoy Rapid Results
You’ve probably spent months if not years at the gym trying to build up your butt muscles. When you opt for a Brazilian butt lift, you only need to invest a few hours of your time to change your contours significantly and permanently.
You Can Enjoy Your Clothes More
Yet another benefit of this procedure is your clothes will look better on you afterward. For example, you will feel more confident wearing dresses that go in at the waistline. Also, you will feel more confident in your skinny black jeans. If you find your wardrobe no longer adequately shows off your physique, you can also enjoy a shopping spree for even cuter outfits.
You Can Rest Easy Knowing This Procedure Is Safe
Another benefit of this procedure is it is FDA-approved for safety. Tiny incisions will be made so the cannula can be inserted into your donor areas and suction out the fat. However, there will be no incisions made on your buttocks. Rather, the strongest, healthiest harvested fat cells will be injected into strategic regions in the buttocks.
You Can Reduce Cellulite
Cellulite is a condition that develops when the fibrous connective tissue running between your skin and muscle tissues doesn’t stretch enough to accommodate fat cells adequately. When your connective tissue is too inflexible, your skin dimples.
A Brazilian butt lift can be used to fill in the dimpled areas of your buttocks, reducing the appearance of cellulite significantly. Put another way, you can enhance the size, shape, and smoothness of your buttocks.
You Can Increase Your Self-Confidence
When you finally look in the mirror and see a proportional hourglass silhouette, your self-confidence will shoot through the roof. You will feel more comfortable in your skin and have the confidence to try on more flattering outfits.
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A Brazilian butt lift is a very effective fat transfer procedure that can improve the size and shape of the buttocks permanently. Also, the contours of your donor areas will be improved permanently.
If you think this procedure is right for you, book an appointment at Rios Center for Plastic Surgery in Edinburg, TX if you are in the Rio Grande Valley area. We have proudly served the RGV area for years and welcome the opportunity to help you achieve your desired contours.