Brazilian Butt Lift: What You Can Do to Minimize Risks
- Posted on: Nov 30 2018
Over the past several years, the popularity of the Brazilian Butt Lift procedure has continually increased. Many people are seeking information about this procedure. If you are one of them, we encourage you to be careful about your sources. The Brazilian Butt Lift can achieve beautiful results that you can enjoy for a lifetime, but there are risks involved with surgery. It is important to know what those are. Most importantly, it is important to know how you can reduce the risks associated with this procedure so you stay safe and ultimately find yourself completely satisfied with your new shape.
General Surgical Risks
All surgery, whether functional or cosmetic, has risks that include infection, bleeding, and reaction to anesthesia. Surgeons are well-equipped to handle complications that may arise during surgery. Furthermore, these general risks are extremely low and relatively easy to manage. For example, a course of antibiotics can be prescribed as a preventative measure against infection.
The first rule of thumb to increase the safety and efficacy of your Brazilian Butt Lift is to undergo surgery only from a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Altamira.
Specific Risks of the Brazilian Butt Lift
Brazilian Butt Lift is an organic procedure, meaning that fat is harvested from one or more locations on the body to be used in the buttocks to create shape. The first step in the Brazilian Butt Lift is fat harvesting through liposuction. Then, fat cells are introduced into various regions of the buttocks. Risks of this process include:
- Contouring irregularity. Fat may take more readily in some locations than in others. Dr. Altamira is strategic in the insertion of fat cells so to reduce this risk. However, if further contouring is needed after the recovery process, this can be achieved in a minor surgical procedure at a later date.
- Fat shifting. Fat cells can dissipate from their intended area. Usually, this happens when the patient sits too much during the first 6 weeks after surgery. The pressure of sitting can injure fat cells and also force them into areas they were not intended to be.
- Fat embolism. This is a very rare complication that may occur if fat enters the bloodstream. A small globule of fat tissue can travel through the bloodstream to the lungs, where it causes inflammation. The risk of fat embolism can decrease significantly in the hands of a board-certified plastic surgeon who is familiar with the anatomy of the buttocks and areas on which liposuction is performed.
We are happy to discuss the various ways in which we maximize patient safety and satisfaction during Brazilian Butt Lift surgery. For more information or to schedule your consultation in our Cypress, Houston, or Sugar Land office, contact us at 713-271-9000.
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