Brazilian Butt Lift in San Antonio
Are you unhappy with the flat appearance of your rear end? Are there areas of excess fat that you want to reduce in volume? If so, a Brazilian butt lift (BBL) may be right for you.
Dr. Elizabeth Hernandez performs the Brazilian butt lift for Eterna Cosmetic Surgery patients in San Antonio who wish to improve the curve and volume of their buttocks while addressing stubborn excess fat. Dr. Hernandez also performs a variety of other buttocks enhancement procedures.
What is BBL Buttocks Enhancement?
For those patients who wish to enhance the appearance of the buttocks and create a more rounded appearance, Dr. Hernandez offers patients in San Antonio a Brazilian butt lift. The Brazilian butt lift is an excellent option for patients who do not like the shape of their buttocks or otherwise wish for a more balanced appearance.
A BBL procedure involves three steps: liposuction of excess fat, purification of the fat cells, and injection of the fat cells into the buttocks. This results in a curvier rear end and a volume reduction in other trouble areas of the body.
Who is an ideal candidate for a Brazilian Butt Lift?
Ideal candidates for any form of buttock augmentation should be in good health, and at or able to maintain a stable weight. To maximize and preserve results, you should be living a generally healthy lifestyle before choosing buttock augmentation.
During your consultation, Dr. Hernandez will discuss in detail your goals and conduct a comprehensive examination. She will then provide you with highly personal recommendations to help you reach those goals.
She may recommend a BBL fat transfer if you have sufficient fat for the procedure or RenuvaⓇ buttock augmentation if you lack the necessary amount of donor fat. She may recommend a surgical butt lift if you have loose skin and want a tighter buttocks. She will discuss the details with you while answering all of your questions.
What happens during a Brazilian Butt Lift?
During a Brazilian butt lift, Dr. Hernandez uses VASER Liposuction to remove some of your own fat, typically from your abdomen, waist and love handles. The more advanced VASER technology makes this procedure much more gentle, keeping more of the fat cells intact to give even better results than traditional liposuction. Once Dr. Hernandez has removed the fat, she will inject the fat into your buttocks and use her extensive skills to build pleasing curves and contours.
Buttock augmentation is also frequently combined with Cellfina cellulite treatment or a tummy tuck to further enhance the appearance of your midsection.
How else can I enhance the appearance of my buttocks?
If you do not want a BBL fat transfer procedure or lack the required amount of fat, Dr. Hernandez offers RenuvaⓇ injections in her San Antonio office. RenuvaⓇ is an innovative non-surgical procedure utilizing an allograft adipose matrix from purified donated fat tissue.
The procedure does not require creation of incisions. Local anesthesia is injected, followed by injection of RenuvaⓇ. There is no recovery period for RenuvaⓇ, so the patient can return to normal routine as soon as the treatment is finished.
Dr. Hernandez uses RenuvaⓇ because it can last up to a decade. A buttock augmentation with RenuvaⓇ can produce immediate effects, and full results will be apparent within three months after the treatment. San Antonio patients are very satisfied with the results Dr. Hernandez can provide with RenuvaⓇ buttock augmentation.
A buttock lift is another option. Also called gluteoplasty, this procedure lifts and tightens the skin of the buttocks to provide you with optimal contours and ultimately a more youthful look.
During a buttock lift, Dr. Hernandez will remove excess skin on and around the buttocks. She will reposition the tissue of the buttocks to create more pleasing contours and a more youthful appearance. A buttock lift is performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia.
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Hernandez to discuss your specific goals and determine the best option for you.
How do I prepare for a Brazilian Butt Lift?
If you are a smoker, you’ll need to stop smoking at least (6) weeks prior to buttock augmentation so that your body is prepared and ready to heal.
Avoid taking aspirin or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) like Advil, Motrin, and Aleve for two weeks prior to surgery. Some vitamins and supplements may also need to be stopped prior to surgery. Be sure to provide Dr. Hernandez with a complete list of your medications and/or vitamins and supplements so that she can advise you what to stop in advance of your procedure.
Prepare your body for the procedure and healing process by eating healthy foods and hydrating your body in the days and weeks leading up to surgery. Also, you’ll need someone to drive you home following your buttock augmentation.
What can I expect after a Buttock Lift and Brazilian Butt Lift?
Brazilian Butt Lift
Plan on taking two days of downtime following your Brazilian butt lift. In most cases, you will be able to return to work three days after the procedure.
A majority of patients describe soreness after a Brazilian butt lift as being similar to that of a hard workout.
The discomfort is largely tolerable without prescription strength medication, but Dr. Hernandez will prescribe you pain medication following your procedure just in case. If you need it, you may take the medication for up to three days after your procedure (although it is unlikely you would need any medication after the first 48 hours).
Incisions for a Brazilian butt lift are small and are strategically placed in your natural skin folds. Your incisions will drain watery fluid for 24 to 48 hours after the procedure, and you will need to change absorbent pads regularly during this time.
Dr. Hernandez recommends wearing a special type of compression garment that compresses your areas treated with VASERlipo (but does not compress the buttocks!) for six weeks following your procedure.
Following your BBL fat injections, avoid sitting for prolonged periods greater than 15 minutes for six weeks. Most patients purchase a special pillow sold in pharmacies to keep pressure off their buttocks when driving or attending functions.
Dr. Hernandez will prescribe pain medication to help you handle any pain, swelling, or bruising that follows a buttock lift. Patients should keep their incisions clean and avoid excessive force, abrasion, or motion during their recovery.
You should plan on taking time for some rest and relaxation following the buttock lift. You should literally lay low and avoid sitting for one week following your procedure. Avoid sleeping on your back, but instead lay on your stomach or side during recovery.
Typically, you will be able to return to work after two weeks; however, that period may change if your job requires a significant amount of sitting. Generally, normal activity (including strenuous exercise or otherwise extended activity) can be resumed approximately four to six weeks after your procedure.
Brazilian Butt Lift Cost
The price of a Brazilian butt lift or other form of buttocks enhancement will depend on the technique used during the procedure. Anesthesia fees and other relevant products used can also affect the total cost of the procedure.
Schedule Your Consultation
To learn more about Brazilian butt lifts in San Antonio, visit Eterna Cosmetic Surgery. Contact us today to set up your consultation with Dr. Hernandez!
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