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With the rise in popularity of the Brazilian Butt Lift, more patients come into our office asking for this procedure by name. The benefits are well known, but let’s talk about potential Brazilian Butt Lift risks. At Austin-Weston, we pride ourselves on addressing our patients’ concerns and doing all we can to minimize their risks.
The general risks associated with all surgical procedures include bleeding and infection. As long as you choose a reputable surgeon and a professional facility, however, your odds of experiencing these problems are low.
For this reason, it is important to choose a surgeon you trust and a surgical facility with an experienced staff for your Brazilian Butt Lift procedure. Your surgeon will fully discuss your risks prior to your signing consent forms. Remember to ask your surgeon to address any questions you have about your personal situation. We want you to be as relaxed and informed as possible about your surgery.
To achieve the contour patients desire, we first have to harvest fat. This often comes from the flank or abdominal areas using a special liposuction technique. This fat is then transferred to the appropriate part area of the buttock.
The risks involved with this transfer include shape irregularity, the fat shifting away from the buttock area, or fat is injected into a vein or artery leading to a fat embolism. Let’s look at each of these risks in turn:
What about implants? We do not typically recommend implants for buttock augmentation unless the patient is very thin and doesn’t have enough excess fat to draw from. The reason for this is both medical and aesthetic. Whenever a doctor places synthetic material into the body, the risk for infection rises. In addition, implants work best when they are placed on a hard surface, such as the chest or chin. Because there is not a hard, flat surface in the buttock area, implants can flip around or fold over leading to discomfort. We have removed implants for patients who have had the procedure done elsewhere and were unhappy with the results.
Another possible complication that arises with a Brazilian Butt Lift involves thin patients who want a fuller, more contoured buttock area.
Patients in this situation have three options:
In capable hands, the risks of a Brazilian Butt Lift are minimal. They can be further reduced if you choose a plastic surgeon with years of experience performing this specific type of surgery. Numbers count! Ask your surgeon how often he performs this procedure and asks to see results. At Austin-Weston, our track record with Brazilian Butt Lifts is impeccable—and that track record is not due to luck. We have carefully taken the time to implement the policies and procedures we know reduce complications for our patients.
A few of the precautions our surgeons take to reduce risks include:
That being said, with any surgical procedure there are risks involved. While policies and procedures can minimize your risks, no policies or procedures can reduce your risk to zero. Let’s discuss the potential complications that can arise.
To get a better idea of what will work well for you and your body type, take a look at our Brazilian Butt Lift before and after photos. We believe these shots speak for themselves.
While we are happy to discuss any concerns with patients during a personal consultation, the risks involved with a Brazilian Butt Lift are minimal for most healthy individuals. Again, there’s no substitute for choosing an experienced plastic surgeon who you trust.
If you are considering a plastic surgeon in the Northern Virginia or Washington DC area, you would be hard-pressed to find an office with more experienced surgeons than Austin-Weston. But even as experienced as they are, they are never too busy to sit down with their patients.
Our four, board-certified plastic surgeons have over 100 years of combined experience & work together in our dedicated, luxurious center providing combined knowledge on all procedures. Schedule your consultation today to learn how our surgeons can guide you on your journey to aesthetic harmony.