Dr. Patricia Berbari talks about the Brazilian butt lift procedure. She discusses how using liposuction to remove fat from other areas of the body, they are able to transfer it to the buttocks. This is a great procedure to achieve the full look that people are looking for.
The Brazilian Butt Lift is a new procedure we have added in our practice. More and more patients want to have that thin look with nice hips, and with bigger buttocks. Now with the new machines, like the Laser Lipo, we can harvest fat cells and basically redistribute the fat wherever we want on the body, and mainly in the buttock area.
This is done in the operating room, and when I proceed the patient is put to sleep. It's a three to four hour procedure so people have to be conscious that this is a major procedure, but a procedure that doesn't need a lot of downtime. And there are no scars, very little bruises.
We can get rid of the extra fat from the abdomen, the hips, the back, and we can get rid of some of the fat from the thighs. And this fat once it's harvested it's processed, and it's put back with very fine cannulas all over the buttock area to correct some defects, and give the smooth round look that the patients want to show when they go with their bathing suits, and sometimes also in their jeans. They come and tell me, "I don't have anything to put in my pants on the back. It's not a nice look. Give me a round look," and they're very happy with the result.
The patients must know that the final result takes approximately three to five months to show, and we try to over correct because we will lose about 20 to 30% of the fat cells transferred. And we encourage them to remain fit and to do squats to keep the results that I have created.