According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 252% more butt lifts were performed between 2000 and 2015.
Even though this procedure has become increasingly popular, there are still a number of misconceptions floating around.
5 Brazilian butt lift misconceptions busted
If you are thinking about getting a Brazilian butt lift, these are some of the most common misconceptions.
- You can use fat from someone else
In order to be an ideal candidate for a Brazilian butt lift, you need to have excess fat in another area of your body such as your hips, thighs or abdomen. This is because liposuction needs to be performed on those areas in order to transfer the fat to the buttocks area. So what do you do if you don’t have enough fat?
Your surgeon will never use fat from another person’s body in order to complete a Brazilian butt lift. Mainly because your body will reject it and the procedure won’t work. If you don’t have enough fat, you’re going to need to gain some weight in order to be an ideal candidate for this procedure.
- Once the fat is removed you’ll be stuck with loose skin
A number of patients worry that once they’ve received liposuction, they’ll be stuck with loose and saggy skin in those areas but this is not the case. Your surgeon would need to remove a very large pocket of fat in order for this to be the case. In fact, most patients end up with firmer skin after liposuction instead of it being the other way around.
A reputable surgeon also won’t take fat from an area that has very little elasticity.
- Liposuction will help you lose a lot of unwanted weight
Liposuction is definitely not a type of weight loss surgery, with most patients only losing several pounds at most. Again, your surgeon isn’t removing as much fat as you might think.
If you’re considering a Brazilian butt lift in order to lose weight and shape your buttocks, it’s best to try dieting and exercise to lose any excess kilograms before your surgery. This is so that you don’t undo the results of your butt lift. Speak to your surgeon about an ideal weight so that you know what to aim for.
If you want further details on what makes someone an ideal butt lift candidate, visit http://www.vervecosmeticclinic.com.au/treatments/brazilian-butt-lift/ .
- Thin people can’t get butt lifts
Yes, you do need to be a certain weight in order to qualify for a Brazilian butt lift but this doesn’t mean that you can’t put on the required weight. Your surgeon will be able to provide you with a healthy eating plan to help you do so.
- Butt implants are better
When comparing butt augmentation options, many patients are put off by the fact that a Brazilian butt lift requires more steps in order to achieve results, making implants a better choice.
While implants may be the right option for some patients, they do come with a lot more cons. For one, they look far less natural, are more expensive and the surgery is a lot more invasive and painful. Brazilian butt lifts on the other hand use microinjections and your own fat, reducing your risk of complications and infection.
If you’re considering a butt lift, only ever consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon.