Brazilian Butt Lift FAQs

At St. Louis Laser Liposuction Center, we understand that you may have many questions about undergoing a Brazilian Butt Lift. Dr. Wright and his staff know that this is a very personal and important decision, so we have provided some answers to some commonly asked questions about this procedure.

What is a Brazilian butt lift?

A Brazilian butt lift is a type of augmentation procedure designed to add fullness and volume to the buttocks. It uses the fat transfer procedure, which entails fat being removed from one part of the body, and then placed into the buttocks.

What is the St. Louis Brazilian butt lift procedure?

During the St. Louis Brazilian butt lift procedure, fat will be removed from a part of the body that has excess fat, such as the abdomen, thighs, or similar areas through a gentle liposuction process. This harvested fat is the purified and separated. The separated fat cells are then injected into the buttocks at different depths to produce a natural look and feel.

What is the recovery time?

Recovery times after the St. Louis Brazilian butt lift procedure can vary with each individual; however, it is common that most people can return to their normal routines within 10 days to two weeks. Strenuous activities such as exercise should be avoided for about a month.

What can I expect post-procedure?

You will be instructed to wear compression garments after the St. Louis butt augmentation to decrease bruising and swelling, as well as to help ensure proper healing. Also, you should not sit directly on your butt for at least two weeks.

Are there any risks associated with a Brazilian butt lift?

There are always risk associated with any type of medical procedure. These risks will be discussed during a pre-operative consultation. However, you should understand that risks are reduced when this type of procedure is performed by experienced surgeons, such as Dr. Wright.

Some of the risks and complications that may arise include:

  • Swelling
  • Pain
  • Bruising
  • Asymmetry
  • Loss of transplanted fat

How long will the results lasts?

Studies show that approximately 60% of the injected fat will remain and the remainder will be naturally reabsorbed or eliminated by the body. The remaining fat cells from the St. Louis butt augmentation will remain permanently.