New Fat Transfer Technologies Featured on Good Morning Texas
Dr. Johnson reveals how our new PRP Activated Fat Technology can offer longer lasting results.
Candidates for the Brazilian Butt Lift include individuals who have lost weight, would like to add contour to their bodies, or would simply like to have a fuller buttock area. Brazilian Lift is performed as an in-office procedure and can result in a fuller, rounder behind.
Both the area from which the fat is harvested and the treatment site are anesthetized with a tumescent anesthetic. Using a small needle attached to a syringe, fat is harvested from a donor site where your fat is most tightly packed, such as your abdomen or your inner thighs. “It’s all about moving the fat from where you don’t want it to be, and placing it somewhere that you do. New techniques allow us to have up to a 70% survival rate for the harvested fat cells, and that means a much better result that will last.” – Dr. Bill Johnson
Brazilian Butt Lift Before and After Photos
These before and after photos are of Innovations Medical patients who have undergone the Brazilian Lift procedure.
Frequently Asked Questions: Brazilian Butt Lift
Q: Where does the fat come from? A: We generally take the fat from the lower abdomen and inner thighs.
Q: How long does it last? A: The procedure lasts years because it is your own fat.
Q: How much fat is needed for the procedure? A: The amount of fat will varies depending on the area being treated and the desired size.
Q: What is the downtime? A: Downtime is similar to SmartLipo. Patients can return to work the next morning. There is some soreness in the area and you will not want to work out the treated area for about 2 weeks.
How does the Brazilian Lift work?
The Brazilian Lift is one of several procedures more broadly known as fat transfer. In fat transfer procedures, fat is removed from the body and later reinjected into a more desirable location in the body.
Fat transfer procedures are performed in our procedure room. Dr. Johnson uses tumescent anesthesia to numb both the area from which the fat is harvested and the treatment site. Using tumescent liposuction, fat is harvested from a donor site where your fat is most tightly packed, such as your lower abdomen or inner thighs.
Once harvested, your fat will go through a couple of separation processes to remove excess fluids. Dr. Johnson then injects the harvested fat using a special syringe and technique. This process may be repeated until the desired correction has been achieved. Dr. Johnson uses a technique that is known to give a 70+% survival rate for the fat cells.
Harvesting the fat cells is often performed in conjunction with other procedures, such as SmartLipo and Vaser. When fat is harvested during another procedure, it is often possible for your surgeon to harvest a larger amount of fat, then freeze and store your fat for future injections when they become necessary.