Brazilian Butt Lift in Jacksonville
A Natural Way to Sculpt, Lift and Tone Your Bottom
The Brazilian Butt Lift
People who elect to have a Brazilian Butt Lift often choose this procedure because of how it can improve their appearance in a variety of ways. But before we explore the benefits, lets cover the basics. A Brazilian Butt Lift or BBL is a procedure that safely transfers unwanted fat from certain areas of your body to you buttocks. This procedure actually involves a few different but related procedures. The purpose of this procedure is to shape and contour, lift and or increase the size of one’s bottom. The Brazilian Butt Lift has become increasingly popular in recent years with the advancements in body contouring and fat transfer.
Fat transfer is a key component of the Brazilian Butt Lift procedure and offers a number of benefits. You can discuss where you would prefer excess body fat to be collected from and together you will determine the best location based on your goals and Dr. Csikai’s recommendations. Liposuction is typically performed on and sculpts the lower back, hips and upper thighs. And fat is usually harvested from one or two of these areas depending on the amount of fat required for the procedure. The resulting fat reduction in these areas not only removes unwanted, excess fat, it also serves as the first step to enhancing your buttocks by shrinking and sculpting surrounding areas. If you are interested in a BBL due to major weight loss, Dr. Csikai may recommend a buttocks lift to remove excess skin.
During liposuction, your fat is collected into a closed sterile system where it awaits the purification process. After collecting the required amount of fat, a series of steps are performed to purify and separate a portion of the collected fat that will be transferred.
The last step in this procedure is to inject the prepared fat into the buttocks. Hundreds of fat injections are performed at varying depths and in various areas to achieve the desired shape and size. “Extra” fat is injected which will cause the initial results of the procedure to produce a larger appearance then the final results. This is done because a some of your fat will not survive the transfer, dies and is simply absorbed by the body. The other reason is because of initial swelling. However, after a few weeks most swelling and tenderness will have subsided, and after six to eight weeks, Dr. Csikai will most likely approve regular activities and high impact exercise as you enjoy your shapely new bottom.
Your Initial Consultation and Planning your Brazilian Butt Lift Procedure
Your initial consultation is your opportunity to meet personally with Dr. Csikai to learn all about his techniques for a BBL procedure and to get answers to all of your questions. Most patients do considerable research before plastic surgery procedures and often have many questions. It’s a good idea to write down all of your questions prior to your initial consultation.
During your consult, Dr. Csikai will fully explain how he performs the BBL procedure specific to your goals and the types of anesthesia that will be used. He will also give you specific instructions to help you properly prepare for your BBL. You will be given guidelines on smoking, eating and drinking, and on vitamins, and medications. It is important to follow all guideline to assure a safe surgical experience and great results.
If you smoke, plan to NOT SMOKE or QUIT SMOKING at least one to two weeks before your surgery. You will also be instructed to avoid smoking for at least two weeks after your surgery. You should also avoid sunbathing and sunburns before surgery, especially to your bottom, thighs and back. Do not diet before your procedure as dieting can inhibit your body’s ability to heal. If you are fighting any kind of infection or virus when your surgery date arrives, your surgery will have to be postponed until you are completely healthy and ready for your procedure and the recovery process.
After speaking with Dr. Csikai, if you would like to proceed, you will meet with the surgery coordinator to book and pay for your BBL procedure. All surgical fees must be paid at least one week before the date of your procedure.
Where your Brazilian Butt Lift Will Be Performed
Dr. Csikai will perform your procedure at First Coast Plastic Surgery’s in-office state licensed surgery center. Immediately after your procedure you will be closely monitored in our recovery room while you completely recovery from your anesthesia. when Dr. Csikai is comfortable that it is safe for your to be released, you will be given very detailed and specific instructions on how to safely recover with assure great results.
Your Brazilian Butt Lift Procedure
Before your procedure, Dr. Csikai will consult with you for any last minute questions or concerns and you will be prepped for your procedure. Your surgery will begin with anesthesia. The type of anesthesia will have been determined and discussed with you well in advance of your procedure.
Liposuction is performed first with special equipment designed to delicately collect fat from predetermined areas based on Dr. Csikai’s recommendations and your preferences. These areas may include the lower back, upper thighs and hips. Dr. Csikai will take this opportunity while collecting your body fat to sculpt the areas so as to proportionately enhance the appearance of the sculpted areas and the over all results of your BBL procedure.
After collecting the needed amount of fat, a series of steps are taken to separate the right fat cells for transfer. Other fat cells and oils are removed to isolate the fat cells most likely to “take” and survive the transfer.
With sculpting of the surrounding ares now complete, and your sterile fat prepared and ready for injection, Dr. Csikai will begin to complete hundreds of injections into both buttocks to uniformly shape you bottom. Your once unwanted fat is injected at varying depths and strategic locations to create a smooth natural appearance.
Once Dr. Csikai has completed the necessary injections, you will be moved to the recovery room for close monitoring as you recover from your anesthesia.
Recovering from your BBL Procedure
After you are released from initial recovery, you will be sent home with your compression garments, any necessary prescriptions and detailed instructions on how to properly recover from your Brazilian Butt Lift procedure. It is important to follow these instructions to help the transferred fat cells become a part of your circulatory system and survive the transfer.
Everyone recovers from procedures a little differently and Dr. Csikai will monitor guide you through your recovery based on your progress and the various aspects of your particular procedure. That said, below are some of the most important aspects of recovery:
- For this type of procedure, compression garments are very important for both the areas where liposuction was performed and to assure a shapely new bottom. Compression garments help control swelling and they also contribute to achieving a smooth appearance to your final results.
- Immediately after your procedure when you go home, plan on resting with little to no activity. It is reasonable to expect a moderate amount of pain for up to five days after your procedure. However, over-the-counter pain medication will likely keep you comfortable.
- It is important not to site on your bottom for up to two weeks. In the initial two weeks the transferred fat cells are settling in to their new home and any pressure can limit circulation and cause fat cells that would have otherwise survived to die. We will help you with how to position yourself while recovering and sleeping.
- Dr. Csikai will let you know as soon as you can begin to move around a little more actively but not excessively. It is important to go easy for a few weeks will still being mildly active as this help to prevent blood clots.
- Understand that your new bottom may appear larger than expected. Don’t be alarmed. Extra fat is injected during your procedure in anticipation of the fact that some of your transferred fat will not survive. Swelling from the injections is also playing a part in the initial appearance of your new bottom. Over time, a portion of the fat cells will die and be absorbed by your body and swelling will subside.
After about six weeks, your transferred fat cells become fully grafted in their new home, the fat cells that didn’t survive the transfer will have been absorbed by your body and most of the swelling will be gone. Around this time Dr. Csikai will likely permit you to resume normal activities and higher impact fat burning exercise. Usually by week eight, all swelling is gone and you are completely recovered with a brand new bottom.