Many Dallas area residents desire a more defined bottom. But sometimes, no matter how many squats and lunges you do, you just can’t get the shapely buttocks that you desire. Such is the case with the several Dallas patients who see Dr. Hopkins every year at J. Hopkins Plastic Surgery for a Brazilian Butt Lift. This popular procedure helps patients reshape their buttocks using natural fat injections, while also providing the benefit of liposuction to their problems areas, which may include the abdomen, flanks, and thighs. The result is often a more shapely behind, with an overall improved figure and silhouette.*
Dr. Hopkins’ Approach to a Brazilian Butt Lift
Dr. Hopkins is one of Dallas’s well-loved and well respected plastic surgeons, by both his patients and his fellow plastic surgeon peers. When you work with Dr. Hopkins for a Brazilian Butt Lift, you can trust that you have chosen a physician, you can trust with your body, silhouette, and your overall health and safety.
With a Brazilian Butt Lift, Dr. Hopkins will first perform liposuction on the agreed-upon problem area. Even if you’re a Dallas resident who is fit and trim, you likely have enough of a fatty deposit in your abdomen, on your flanks, or in your thighs to harvest the small amount of fat cells needed for a Brazilian Butt Lift. Once these fat cells are retrieved, Dr. Hopkins will immediately filter them, and then inject them directly into your gluteal muscles. The result – a more curvaceous behind, and lifted buttocks.*
And, unlike the butt implants of the past, which often had to be replaced regularly, the results of a Brazilian Butt Lift may last a lifetime, if you follow Dr. Hopkins’ post-op instructions – which includes not sitting on your bottom for two weeks so that you don’t kill the injected fat cells before they can take hold in your buttocks – and you don’t gain or lose a significant amount of weight after your procedure.
Your Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery Day
On the day of your Brazilian Butt Lift surgery, you will arrive at your chosen Dallas area surgical facility. For your comfort, you’ll be placed under general anesthesia and will be completely asleep during your surgery. A Brazilian Butt Lift is usually an outpatient procedure, so after your surgery and initial recovery time in a recovery room, you’ll be released to rest and relax at home.*
Recovering from a Brazilian Butt Lift
Many of Dr. Hopkins’ Dallas patients report that they don’t experience much pain while recovering from a Brazilian Butt Lift, at least not more than can be managed with the prescription medications that Dr. Hopkins will prescribe you.* However, the most challenging part of recovery is associated with the positions in which you are allowed to lie in for the first two weeks following your procedure. Because sitting down directly on your buttocks can prevent your newly injected fat cells from taking hold in your gluteal muscles, you can’t do it. Instead, you’ll need to lie down on your stomach or side or prop your thighs up with several pillows so that you aren’t putting any pressure on your bottom.
Because these positions may be challenging, especially at first while you are still trying them out, Dr. Hopkins recommends that you arrange for a relative, friend or advocate to stay with you for the first few days following your surgery. This extra pair of hands is extremely helpful because you will need assistance getting around and moving in the first few days following your procedure. Plus, you’ll want someone nearby to help you change positions, perform daily tasks that you can’t, and help bring you back to Dr. Hopkins’ Dallas office ASAP if you suspect you have any complications.
About two weeks after your surgery, you’ll be able to return to your normal activities, including sitting down, and going to work or school. However, you won’t be able to perform strenuous lifting or exercise for about 2 months. The reason – exercise burns fat, and you don’t want to accidentally burn off the fat that was injected into your gluteal muscles.
Am I a Candidate for a Brazilian Butt Lift?
There are several criteria that Dr. Hopkins considers before telling Dallas patients they are candidates for a Brazilian Butt Lift. These include ensuring that potential Brazilian Butt Lift patients are:
- In good overall medical health.
- Are close to their ideal body weight, as gaining or losing a significant amount of weight after your surgery may negatively impact your results.
- Committed to following Dr. Hopkins’ post-op procedures.
- Non-smokers, as smoking can complicate both the surgery and recovery process.
- Realistic about their expectations.
- In good psychological health.
Scheduling a Consultation
If you’re unhappy with your buttocks, why not reach out to see if a Brazilian Butt Lift can help you? Call Dr. Hopkins at his offices in Dallas at (972) 298-6641 to schedule your Brazilian Butt Lift consultation today.
*Individual Results May Vary