While the Brazilian Butt Lift or Brazilian Butt Fill has only recently taken the media by storm in New York and elsewhere, the procedure has actually been around for quite some time. Dr. Leonard Grossman, M.D. was a pioneer in the Brazilian Butt Lift procedure and has been performing the surgery since 1995. Yet, in the past five to six years, the procedure has gained in popularity with the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery reporting that 10,000 butt enhancement surgeries were performed in 2013. For individuals who want to improve the shape and size of their buttocks, the Brazilian Butt Lift offers a safe and effective means to accomplish this aesthetic goal.
According to New York Magazine, the Brazilian Butt Lift is currently the only F.D.A. approved plastic surgery method for improving the appearance and shape of the buttocks. During a Brazilian Butt Lift, fat is removed using liposuction from one or more parts of the body where it is not wanted or doesn’t look “right” and it gets transferred or grafted to the buttocks and hips in order to help patients achieve a desirable and appealing curvy shape. Because fat must be moved from one part of the body to another, patients must have sufficient fat in order to be able to undergo the procedure.
Dr. Leonard Grossman, who has been performing the procedure for decades, does not recommend that patients gain weight in order to undergo a Brazilian Butt Lift. Patients should consult with their plastic surgeon to determine whether they are good candidates for the procedure and be wary of doctors who recommend weight gain before surgery.
Fillers like silicone and collagen are not F.D.A. approved for changing the shape and appearance of the buttocks. Patients can elect to have buttocks implants made of silicone, but the Brazilian Butt Lift is generally considered more effective in changing the shape of the butt and hips as well as having fewer complications.
So, what can patients expect before and after undergoing a Brazilian Butt Lift? According to an author for Style Caster, who underwent an initial consultation, patients should expect to have a candid conversation with their surgeons about what they wish to change and improve. Your surgeon will likely inspect your buttocks and other parts of your body to ensure that you have enough fat to support a safe and effective transfer. Only then can the surgeon tell you what to expect and optioned available for a particular look you may desire
Your plastic surgeon will also discuss what results you can expect and any risks the surgery might pose. The surgery requires some recovery time in most practices, so patients should plan properly with work and other commitments. Patients should expect seven to ten days of recovery, with complete recovery usually seen anywhere from 2 weeks to a month, depending on the patient. With Dr. Grossman however, the recovery is usually much quicker and most patients can resume work in just 24 to 48 hours. Gym workouts, the beach and swimming is also allowed just one week after surgery with Dr. Grossman.
If you are visiting or live in New York and are considering a Brazilian Butt Lift, the surgeon you choose matters. Dr. Leonard Grossman has been performing the Brazilian Butt Lift’s for decades and his work with the procedure contributed to the lift’s unique name. When you need a pioneering plastic surgeon who has performed the Brazilian Butt Lift on countless of satisfied patients, you need Dr. Leonard Grossman, M.D.