Performed under general anesthesia with a licensed anesthetist overseeing the procedure, this outpatient surgery can take anywhere from 2 to 4 hours. All of Dr. Judge’s Brazilian Butt Lift surgeries are performed at an outpatient surgery center or hospital.
During the operation tiny incisions will be made to harvest fat. Once the fat has been removed from the body it is separated and purified, and then injected back into the body. Since the fat is from your own body, there is no risk of rejection. 50-80% of the fat injected will survive in the new location, so it is not uncommon to need multiple rounds of fat grafting to achieve a desired result.*
Brazilian Butt Lift can be performed in tandem with other procedures such as breast augmentation, Tummy Tuck or Mommy Makeover. Dr. Judge will discuss the best way to achieve your desired aesthetic during your consultation.
AFTER THE PROCEDURE
There will be postoperative discomfort, but this is typically managed with oral pain killers and will subside after a few days.* Patients are encouraged to walk around after the procedure to help avoid blood clots.
Patients can typically return to work after 2 weeks, but any strenuous activity should be avoided for 4-6 weeks, and the patient should avoid sitting directly on the buttocks for 2 weeks.* Although the patient may go home after the surgery, it is advised that a capable adult stay with the patient for a 24-hour period following the surgery to monitor recovery. Any postoperative pain, swelling or sensitivity will commonly diminish over the first few months.*