Butt Lift – Brazilian Butt Lift – Buttocks Lift

What is a Butt Lift – Brazilian Butt Lift – Buttocks Lift?

Buttocks lift is the surgery used to correct the excessive amounts of skin and the irregular form of the gluteus.

This surgery improves the shape and tonicity of the underlying tissues which act as support for the skin and fat. The excess of skin and fat is removed to improve the conditions that appear due to a poor elasticity of the tissues. This treatment may very well improve the condition of the skin with cellulites.

The butt lift surgery is not the best treatment if you want to correct an excessive amount of fat. The appropriate surgery in that case would be Liposuction as long as the skin has a good elasticity and may adapt to the new shape of the body. If this is not the case, then the liposuction and buttocks lift will be recommended.

Am I a good candidate?

In order to be a good candidate, the patient must have a stable and reasonable weight for their height and body structure. Patients must have realistic goals and wish to improve their body shape, with good health and who do not suffer any disease that may compromise their lives or their healing. Ideally, the patient should not smoke.

What does the surgery consist of?

Dr. Robles will mark the areas of your body where he will perform the incisions. He will photograph your body to be able to compare the results after the surgery. Once he’s done that, you will be sedated and anesthetized, in order to begin with the surgery.

The surgery will be specifically designed for you, according to the regions that need to be treated. The Butt Lift – Brazilian Butt Lift – Buttocks Lift reduces the excessive amount of skin and gives a new shape. The type of incision will vary according to the shape of the areas, the extent of the surgery, the patient’s body and any specifications that Dr. Robles decides. A couple incisions on top of the gluteus will be used to remove the excess of fat and skin, and to reposition and stretch the tissues. A mix of liposuction and surgical buttocks lift will be needed to achieve a better shape of your body. The stitches which are supported internally with the underlying tissues will aid in giving your body its new shape. The incisions will be closed with stitches, skin adhesive, or clips.

The new shape of your body will be seen almost immediately after the surgery. Even though you will have bruises and swelling on the area. The quality of the skin will be improved drastically. Although the incision lines will be permanent they are really small and can be easily hidden.

How is the recovery of the surgery?

After the Butt Lift – Brazilian Butt Lift – Buttocks Lift surgery, the areas treated will be covered with bandages and compressing bands, so that the swelling is reduced. These will also support the new shape of your body until it is stronger.

During the first days after the surgery, there will be some swelling on the incision area, a discomfort feeling and other ailments which will be easily solved with cold compresses and medication prescribed by Dr. Robles. Apart from the medicines, he will also recommend certain cares and sleeping postures to avoid harming any internal stitches.

Usually, stitches are removed 7 to 15 days after the surgery. At that moment, you will be able to go back to work, as long as it does not involve any extreme efforts.

Healing will continue for several weeks as the swelling wears off and the incision lines improve. You must protect the incisions from the sun and go to every control the doctor schedules until he tells you otherwise.

What are the risks?

The risks associated to this type of surgery are related to infections, fluid accumulation, poor or anomalous healing, skin loss, very protuberant scars, changes in skin sensitivity or asymmetries on the body shape. Besides these, there is always a small risk when working with anesthetics.

How soon will I see the results?

You will immediately see some changes, but it will take a few months till you see the final results of the surgery. The hardness feeling on the operated area will only be temporary. Scars will shrink significantly, and approximately a year after the surgery, they will be almost invisible.

What do I need to get the surgery done?

After all the details have been confirmed with Dr. Robles, you will be given some documents related to the procedure. There, you will find the informed consent for the surgery, which is a written statement that you’ve been fully informed of the surgery you are about to be practiced, as well as the risks involved. You will also be given a sworn statement of your medical history. Both must be read and filled when they are given to you, however you’ll sign them the day of the surgery on Clínica Robles.

In order to assure your safety and to be certain that the surgery will go without any complications, Dr. Robles will perform some routine pre-surgical tests, including blood tests, ECG, surgical risk tests, and whenever necessary an ultrasound scan.

It is of the utmost importance that you have all of the medication and other elements that Dr. Robles had asked you in previous consults. A fast recovery will depend on that. Medication varies according to the type of treatment or your medical history. This is why that information must be the trustworthy.