LOS ANGELES BRAZILIAN BUTT LIFT FAQ’S

What is a Brazilian Butt Lift?

A Brazilian butt lift is a procedure used to correct patients with a flat or sagging buttock appearance. As a Brazilian butt lift specialist, Dr. Hoefflin performs the all-natural augmentation procedure to reshape, enhance, or add more projection to various areas of the buttocks. The result is a more natural, artistically sculpted, and attractive buttock appearance.

During the procedure, liposuction is used to remove unwanted fat from selected areas of the body, including the abdomen, flanks, arms, and outer thighs. The fat is carefully purified and then strategically injected to highlight your buttock’s most attractive features.

Who is an ideal candidate for a Brazilian Butt Lift?

The ideal Brazilian butt lift candidate is a patient who demonstrates either a flat or sagging buttock appearance. However, not all women are ideal candidates. Patients must have enough fat in other regions of their body in order to transfer fat volume to their buttocks. In patients with insufficient body fat, male or female buttock implants may be considered.

How much does a Brazilian Butt Lift cost?

The price for the Brazilian butt lift can range depending upon the extent of the liposculpture, as well as the volume of fat transferred to the buttocks.

To learn if you are a candidate for the Los Angeles Brazilian Butt Lift procedure, contact the offices of Brazilian butt lift specialist Dr. Hoefflin for a complimentary consultation.

What is the between a Brazilian butt lift and butt implants?

The Brazilian butt lift is the preferred technique for buttock augmentation. Using fat transfer, the patient’s own body fat is injected to help reshape and contour the buttock region. Fat transfer allows for a more natural result, with lower risk of infection. Fat transfer also allows for contouring various regions, allowing for a more individualized approach. Liposculpting of the lower back and hips can be performed simultaneously to further enhance the results of your Brazilian butt lift.

In patients with inadequate body fat, such as naturally thin individuals or body builders, silicone buttock implants may be used to create further enhancement.

How long does it take to recover from a Brazilian Butt Lift?

Patients are directly discharged home with specialized compression garments covering the treated areas. Garment use is encouraged for the first two to four weeks to reduce post-operative swelling. After fat grafting, patients may experience mild bruising, swelling, and local discomfort for several days to one week after their procedure. Initial discomfort is easily controlled with oral medication. Endermologie® by LPG is begun several days after your procedure to help diminish any post-operative liposuction swelling, which assists in healing and speeding your recovery. Patients can return to work and other regular activities as soon as they feel comfortable, which is usually after several days to one week.

What is Endermologie?

Endermologie® by LPG is a FDA-approved, non-invasive technology that uses a safe and non-surgical patented technique which helps stimulate local blood circulation with deep and soothing motions. These are clinically proven to reduce the appearance of cellulite and assist with swelling after liposuction surgery. The final result is a more smooth and sculpted body appearance.

What types of anesthesia are used?

Dr. Hoefflin performs Brazilian Butt Lifts as an outpatient procedure under local anesthesia with deep sedation, as administered by a board-certified anesthesiologist. When performed in combination with other plastic surgery procedures, general anesthesia may be used. The procedure usually takes about one to two hours, depending upon the desired level of sculpting. All operations are performed in fully credentialed and state-of-the-art surgical facilities.

Does the procedure require incisions?

The Los Angeles Brazilian butt lift procedure is performed through inconspicuous 1/4″ incisions that become nearly, if not completely, invisible in time. Prior to liposuction, a local anesthesia solution provides patients with minimal postoperative bruising and swelling. Small meticulously placed sutures are used to close all incisions.

How long will the results of my Brazilian Butt Lift last?

The results of Brazilian butt lift can be long lasting, as long as patients maintain a healthy and active lifestyle. Substantial weight gain or loss can affect the shape of your butt lift procedure. Long-term results depend upon the portion of injected fat that is naturally absorbed back into the body. Most of the time, you can expect a 60-85% survival of the injected fat.

What are the risks involved with a Brazilian Butt Lift?

When performed by a properly qualified plastic surgeon, the risk of serious problems after a Brazilian butt lift are rare. Most complications are minor, temporary, and can be easily resolved with conservative treatment and time. Complications may include prolonged swelling, infection, scarring, or unsatisfactory aesthetic result. You can reduce your risk of complications by closely following Dr. Hoefflin’s post-operative instructions.

What if I am thin and don’t have enough body fat?

In patients with inadequate body fat, such as naturally thin patients, or in body builders, silicone buttock implants can be used to achieve a more natural and contoured appearance. However, Dr. Hoefflin is usually able to find enough fat during your consultation to provide adequate improvement.

What can I do to minimize my risk of bruising?

Aspirin, Motrin, ibuprofen, Advil, and virtually all non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents thin the blood and can promote bruising. In addition, anything herbal, red wine, and homeopathic medications can do the same. To minimize bruising, it’s advisable to avoid these products for 10 days before a treat

Does Dr. Hoefflin offer financing?

Yes, we offer financing and payment plans to make our plastic surgery procedure more affordable to our patients.

How can I get more information about Brazilian Butt Lift?

To learn if you are a candidate for the Los Angeles Brazilian Butt Lift procedure, contact the offices of Brazilian butt lift specialist Dr. Hoefflin for a complimentary consultation.