Before you decide to enhance your buttocks, think carefully about your expectations and make sure you discuss them with Dr. Hamawy.
Using your own body for fat transfer is a great option for someone looking to have a buttock enhancement or lift. The result is often a very appealing, natural looking butt that well proportioned with your waist and the rest of your body. Recovery is fairly quick and there is minimal scarring. Fat transfer techniques offer patients a safe way to achieve beautiful, round, firmly-shaped rears.
If you are not satisfied with the shape or appearance of your buttock then you can have a buttock enhancement by plastic surgeon Dr. Adam Hamawy in Princeton, NJ. He received his credentials from some of the nation’s finest medical centers. He is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board Surgery.
Your Brazilian Butt Lift Consultation
Photographs will be taken as well as 3D imaging in order to simulate outcomes to see if this is a goal you would be happy with.
During your first visit, Dr Hamawy will ask you about your desired results. This will help him understand your expectations and let you know if they can be realistically accomplished. He will examine you and consider factors such as the shape and contour of your buttock in relation to your waist, skin tone and the amount of fat you currently have on your body. Be prepared to discuss your concerns and any medical conditions you may have. It is important for you to provide complete information. If you are a smoker, you will be asked to stop smoking at least 3 weeks before your surgery.
You will learn about the procedure, its limitations and risks, and Dr. Hamawy will discuss your needs and concerns. He will explain the technique and after your consultation, photographs will be taken for your medical record.
Using special liposuction techniques, fat is removed from other areas of the body, most commonly the waist, hips and outer thighs. The fat cells are then transferred to buttock and placed in multiple layers including the muscles to shape a smooth round buttock. Because the waist and areas around the butt are also liposuctioned, this helps sculpt and enhance the final appearance.
For patients who are very thin and have little body fat, a silicone butt implant can be inserted through an incision made in the buttock crease. This, however, does not usually feel as natural and has a slightly higher risk of complications.
If you are very thin and have little body fat, a silicone butt implant can considered however this does not usually feel as natural and been found to have a higher risk of complications in the long run. So often we will ask patients in this situation to try to gain weight and increase body fat content for few months before having the procedure.
The Day of Surgery
Before surgery, you will be given medicine to lessen the anxiety and pain. The surgery is performed under general anesthesia and you will be completely asleep. Before the procedure you will meet your anesthesiologist who will answer any questions you may have regarding your anesthesia. The surgery usually takes 2 to 4 hours. After surgery, you will awake in a recovery area where you will be monitored before being released to go home.
A BBL is usually performed as an outpatient procedure at a certified ambulatory surgery center or at one of several affiliated hospitals. Be sure to arrange for someone to drive you home and to help you the first couple days while at home.
Some discomfort or pain is normal following surgery. In addition, a significant amount of swelling and some bruising is normal the first several days. When you are discharged, you will be given prescriptions for pain medication and antibiotics. Compression garments are also used for comfort and to help with swelling.
Most patients return to work after a week however, plan on having limited physical activity and restrictions against exercise for up to one month. Stretching exercises are recommended to commence the day after the procedure. While sitting is permitted, prolonged sitting is not recommended until at least two weeks have passed. We recommend that patients stand, or lay flat on their backs or on their stomachs during the first two weeks.
Your follow-up visits will usually start a few days following your surgery for a checkup. During your postoperative visits, Dr. Hamawy will review activity limitations, incision care and concerns you may have. After this visit you will return in approximately 2 weeks, 1 month, 3 months, 6 months and one year.
Be assured that your relationship with Dr. Hamawy does not end after your surgery. If you have any concerns during your recovery, or have more questions at a later time, you can always contact the office.
Average cost: $9,000-$12,000
The cost of your Brazilian butt-lift procedure will depend on your specific case and if you opt to receive additional treatments or procedures. Please feel free to schedule a private consultation to receive a quote.