It is no secret that many women have become interested in enhancing their curves since the world was first introduced to the Kardashian clan. In fact, buttock augmentation has become so common in the last several years that it is competing with breast augmentation for the number one most commonly requested cosmetic surgery for female patients!
So who makes an ideal candidate for buttock augmentation?
Healthy individuals who tend to have a little bit of extra fat in their belly, sides, and back are typically going to have an excellent post operative result. These sites (abdomen, love handles and back) are the three areas where liposuction is always performed as part as a Brazilian Butt Lift. Removal of fat from these sites immediately reshapes the waist and creates defined curves even before fat is injected.
If you don’t have a lot of fat in these key areas, Dr. Jejurikar recommends a high calorie diet for 2-3 months prior to Brazilian Butt Lift to help gain extra fat. Typically the best way to gain weight fast is maintaining 3000-3500 calories per day. That may sound awful, but don’t fret about the extra weight gain! Consider it an investment in your butt!
Obviously, it’s important not to forget about skin elasticity, which is a major factor in determining the outcome in body contouring surgery. For best results, patients with good overall skin tone and muscle tone will have the most aesthetically pleasing outcome. What does this mean? Basically, loose skin prior to liposuction may in fact become more exaggerated in appearance after surgery, leaving you with results that are far from perfect. While liposuction alone helps tighten skin some, it cannot be counted on to improve the skin’s elasticity 100%, particularly if you’ve been pregnant in the past or had massive weight loss. This does not mean that you cannot have Brazilian Butt Lift. It really just means that this surgery will not prevent you from needing an operation focused on skin removal, such as abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) or body lift.. Having an open conversation with your surgeon about your areas of concern before surgery will help you determine what’s a realistic outcome with your procedure.
And finally, the best candidate for buttock augmentation is the patient who is willing to be fully committed to their post operative care and instructions. Each surgeon has their own secrets to help make your fat transfer successful, but most agree that avoiding direct pressure to the buttocks for several weeks and maintaining a high calorie diet are imperative. Be sure to discuss this in detail with your surgeon pre and post operatively. You need to protect your investment!
If you have any questions regarding Brazilian Butt Lift surgery or would like to schedule a consultation, please contact Dr. Sam Jejurikar of Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute at 214-827-2814.