1. What is Brazilian Makeover?
The main goal of a Brazilian Makeover is to achieve a more youthful, curvy shape and create a more flattering overall physique. It’s actually a combination treatment, consisting of a Brazilian Butt Lift and a Tummy Tuck. Combining the two surgeries has become immensely popular because of the resulting transformative effects. As the name suggests, it is possible to achieve dramatic results with a Brazilian Makeover. Typical results include a slimmer waist, a fuller, lifted butt, and an hourglass figure. A Brazilian Makeover is also an excellent option if you’re hoping to enhance the results of your recent weight loss. However, it’s recommended that you reach your target weight goal before surgery to ensure your treatment is successful.
Because it is highly customizable, every Brazilian Makeover will be slightly different. A breast lift or liposuction, for example, could be included in your treatment plan to address your specific needs. However, the procedures for the Brazilian Makeover are always performed separately, as a two-step process:
- Tummy Tuck (frontal or circumferential)
- Mommy Makeover (a combination of Tummy Tuck, breast reduction/lift/augmentation, and/or liposuction)
- Lipo 360
- Fat transfer into buttocks
2. Why can’t those procedures be performed together, and why you should never combine Tummy Tuck and BBL?
The Tummy Tuck and Brazilian Butt Lift must be performed separately to make sure your treatment is safe and effective. There are several reasons for this, including:
- Fat extraction restrictions
During a Tummy Tuck, your surgeon can only extract up to 1 liter of fat, which is not enough to successfully perform a Brazilian Butt Lift. In fact, a surgeon can extract up to 4 liters of fat during a Brazilian Butt Lift.
Both the Tummy Tuck and Brazilian Butt Lift are major surgeries that require considerable recovery time. Recovering from both procedures at once would be too difficult for your body to handle. There are also specific recovery instructions for each surgery, including activity restrictions and guidelines for sleeping positions. The way you sleep has a significant impact on the rate and quality of your recovery. So, it’s essential to follow your surgeon’s instructions carefully.
Sleeping in the wrong position can compromise any surgery result, especially a combination of the two. After a Tummy Tuck, you should sleep on your back with a recliner. The recliner provides a safe and comfortable way to sleep without compromising your recovery. Your surgeon will make a long, thin incision between the hip bones and just above the pubic mound to perform the procedure. Because of this, it is not recommended to sleep flat on your stomach after having a Tummy Tuck. In contrast, the best way to sleep after a Brazilian Butt Lift is on your stomach with a recovery pillow beneath your hips.
- Level of pain during recovery would be too high because both frontside and backside of your body would be affected
If you were to undergo a Brazilian Butt Lift and Tummy Tuck at the same time, both your front and back sides would be affected. The pain associated with each surgery is moderate but bearable. However, combining the two procedures would simply be too painful and put you at a higher risk of experiencing complications during recovery.
3. Am I a candidate?
The perfect candidate for a Brazilian Butt Lift has lost a substantial amount of weight and has a lot of loose or relaxed skin around their abdomen and a lack of volume in the buttocks. The Brazilian Butt Lift is a great option if you recently lost weight on your own but are seeking results that you can’t achieve through working out alone.
Typically, the best candidates for a Brazilian Makeover are women who have had children and desire a full-body makeover. It is often recommended to new mothers who are hoping to get their “pre-baby” body back. Like the Brazilian Butt Lift, The Brazilian Makeover is also recommended for people who have lost a significant amount of weight.
4. Why do I need a Tummy Tuck and not Liposuction?
It’s not uncommon for a person to mistakenly choose the wrong procedure, only to get disappointed by the result. If you’re hoping to achieve a better contour of the body, liposuction is likely not the best choice. Liposuction 360 won’t make a dramatic difference on patients who have a lot of loose skin or an overhang of the stomach, for example. In those cases, a Tummy Tuck is the better choice. A Tummy Tuck allows your surgeon to reshape your stomach, as well as eliminate the overhang which makes a dramatic difference in the appearance.
5. How can I book my procedure?
At The South Florida Center for Cosmetic Surgery, we offer virtual consultations with our board-certified plastic surgeons to discuss your concerns and create a custom treatment plan- all from the comfort of your own home. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation.
6. Do I have realistic expectations?
Maintaining realistic expectations is essential before undergoing any cosmetic procedure. Plastic surgery is meant for improvement, not to make you look like your favorite celebrity or any other person. Your surgeon will discuss the results you can expect from each treatment during your initial consultation. Keep this in mind to make sure you’ll be satisfied after surgery.