The buttocks area is one of the main areas of the body that countless women want to enhance, which is why the Brazilian butt lift has become one of the most popular surgical procedures.

If you’re considering this procedure but are worried about the risks involved, this is what you need to know.

What is a Brazilian butt lift?

Basically, a Brazilian butt lift transfers your own fat from areas such as the abdomen, thighs and hips to the buttocks area in order to add volume and create a more desirable shape. Fat is removed using liposuction, is purified and is then injected into the buttocks area.

Brazilian butt lift benefits

The Brazilian butt lift is popular for good reason. Here are just a few benefits of this cosmetic surgery:

  • Along with creating a shapelier butt, patients will also be able to slim and shape other problem areas that contain stubborn pockets of fat, love handles being the perfect example. Since liposuction is a part of this process, you can create a sexier shape in more ways than one.
  • Since a Brazilian butt lift uses your own fat, there is no risk of rejection and allergic reactions that could lead to complications. Something that’s quite common with butt implants.
  • Even though butt implants are an effective way to enhance the buttocks, it does result in scarring and requires additional recovery time. Since injections are used to complete a Brazilian butt lift, the marks are almost invisible, making this procedure far less invasive.
  • A Brazilian butt lift is one of the most effective ways to reduce sagging and drooping while achieving the most natural-looking results.

Brazilian butt lift risks

As with all surgical procedures available at Verve Cosmetic Clinic, there is always some risk involved.

Some of the most risks of Brazilian butt lifts include:

  • Even though swelling, bruising and mild discomfort is par for the course, some patients do experience more pain and discomfort than others. If this does occur, they should consult with their surgeon immediately.
  • Albeit low, there is a risk of infection, as there is with every other type of surgery.
  • 15% – 35% of the fat that is injected into your buttocks will naturally be reabsorbed by the body. In some cases, there can be too much fat reabsorption, which may require a second surgery.
  • There will always be a risk that patients will be unhappy with the results of their surgery, which is why it’s so important to take your time during your consultation with your surgeon to ensure that they have the right qualifications and experience to perform this procedure.

Ideal Brazilian butt lift candidates

The ideal Brazilian butt lift candidate is in good health and is looking to achieve firmer, shapelier buttocks. Patients should also have a good amount of excess fat present in other areas of their bodies as this will be required in order to complete the butt lift procedure. Finally, patients should always have realistic expectations about their surgery.