Brazilian Butt Lift 101: Things You Need To Know About Buttocks Augmentations

With so much emphasis on women having bigger butts and seeking out surgeries to achieve a fuller bottom, there are a few things that one should know about buttocks augmentations that may not be commonly discussed.

 

Here is the run-down on a few things that you need to know before you decide to get a Brazilian butt lift.

The Basics

A Brazilian buttock lift, or a buttocks enhancement as it is professionally called, is designed to create fuller, curvier buttocks and hips. The procedure is not actually a ‘lift’, but rather a transfer of fat from another area of the body to the buttocks. Unlike butt implants, buttocks enhancement through fat transfer creates a more natural look and feel.

 

The cost for the procedure varies with depending your surgeon, but the average price for a Brazilian butt lift is $10,500. Liposuction of the abdomen flanks and back is necessary, but the procedure can be performed under general anesthesia and recovery usually takes about 2-3 weeks.

 

How does it Work?

There is a mixture of anesthetics and adrenaline to create a special solution called, ‘tumescent fluid.”  This is inserted into the desired parts of the body through tiny points. This solution numbs the area, controls the bleeding, and helps remove the fat easier.

hqdefault

 

Afterwards, the fat gets suctioned out through an instrument called a blunt tubular instrument called a cannula. This process is called Tumescent Liposculpture.

 

The next step is something called Autologous fat transfer, which means your fat is collected, processed, washed and injected into the buttocks.  

 

The fat that’s collected is sterilized with a wash in a double antibiotic solution.  Afterwards, the fat is placed into the deep muscles of the buttocks to help create the beautiful Brazilian Butt look.

 

Changes With the Body

Expect to bruise, swelling and some aches and pains which are all normal.  Don’t be alarm if you’ve lost sensations in the areas you’ve been treated.  Your nerves will slowly return normal sensations as time passes.  

 

Your pain medication should help any discomfort, but if the pain is intense be sure to contact us immediately.

hqdefault (1)

 

The healing process is different for everyone but you should be walking within a day after your surgery. You also need to stay off your buttocks for the first two weeks because during this time your body is revascularizing the newly implanted fatty tissue.

 

Over the next two or three weeks, your buttocks may still remain sensitive and as such your physical activity should be limited.  The result of your Brazilian Butt Augmentation should start to be seen after a few weeks, but that doesn’t mean you can go back to regular activity.

 

How to Prepare

It’s very important that you are open and honest about your medical history.  Be sure to mention all medications, vitamins, herbs, or supplements you are taking, even if you don’t think they’re important, we need to know them.

 

  • Stop using Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Naprosyn, St. John’s Wort, Vitamin E and anything else as directed.  These can act like blood thinners and may cause increased bruising and bleeding.
  • If you smoke now is the time to stop or at least two weeks before surgery.  You’ll also have to stop smoking for at least one week after surgery, too.  This includes nicotine patches and gum, as nicotine in any form impairs circulation and healing.
  • You’ll also have to stop drinking alcohol two weeks before, and one week after your surgery.  Instead, drink lots of water especially the days right before the procedure.  You want to be hydrated going into surgery.

 

Post-Surgery Preparation

  • After surgery, you’re going to want to arrange for someone to take care of you for a few days.  If you can’t find a friend or family member we suggest hiring a private nurse.
  • Make sure your prescriptions are within easy reach of where you will be resting
  • Have plenty of comfy items like pillows and blankets nearby, as well as a few extra towels for any potential drainage.

For more on women’s health and wellness, visit my website

Women’s Health in Relationships: Signs That Indicate You Are In An Unhealthy Relationship

I think that it is important to highlight some key indicators that your body gives you when being in an unhealthy relationship. Many times we ignore what our bodies are telling us because of numerous reasons. For women’s health and overall well-being not only will listening to your body improve healthy behaviors and daily habits, but you will become more in tune with yourself and your surroundings.

 

It is important to know the differences between healthy and unhealthy relationships. Some prominent examples of a healthy relationship include:

  • Open and direct communication
  • Mutual Respect
  • Security and comfort
  • Equality
  • Emotional intimacy
  • Shared values and beliefs

 

As I wrote in “The Top 5 Health Concerns That Women Are Experiencing”  added stress, unhealthy living habits and changes in body hormones can lead to ailments and health diseases in the long run that can be difficult to deal with. By identifying with some of the negative signs associated with bad relationships listed below, you can seek the help that you need in changing things around.

 

Sleep deprivation

When you suffer from insomnia, it’s often because your cortisol levels are revved up at night as a result of too many “fight-or-flight” stress responses in your body. Eliminate your insomnia by cutting out the dead weight in your life in order to get a good night’s rest.

 

Weight Gain

Believe it or not, excessive weight gain can be associated with depression, stress, and hormone changes. While being overweight is one of the body’s whispers of poor health, it is also associated with being in an unhealthy relationship.

When you’re feeling down and comfort food is your go to, try getting out of the house and going for a walk, or taking up a yoga class. You’d be surprised in the shift in weight once you get out and get moving.

 

Dark Urine

Here is a sure sign that you are not getting enough fluids to your body. Although this is not directly correlated with being in an unhealthy relationship, you could always drink a few more glasses of water each day.

 

Anxiety

Do you dread coming home to your significant other or get an anxious feeling when they are around? Then your body is definitely telling you that something is not right.

 

Irregular bowel movements

Healthy bowels move every time you eat a meal. It’s called the “gastrocolic reflex.” When you insert food into the digestive tract, healthy bowels move to eliminate toxins and make room for new nutrition. When this does not happen you can become constipated and this is not a good feeling to experience.

 

Constant cold or flu

We all are exposed to viruses and bacteria but healthy individuals should be able to fight off these viruses fairly well. If you are constantly sick and can’t seem to shake that cold, then it is time to start listening to your body.

 

Although many of these signs can be associated with different illnesses and health changes, women should always be aware of their bodies and the reactions that you give off when faced with added stress and hormone changes.

 

Women’s Health Concerns: The Top Health Concerns That Women Are Experiencing

Elimination of women’s health issues has made great strides in the past 20 years, but as much as there is to celebrate, much remains of concern. Let’s look at the primary problems that continue on the list of conditions to be conquered. Statistics presented by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention tell us that cancer, injuries, heart disease, osteoporosis, and autoimmune diseases are among the top threats to women’s health.

To no one’s surprise, cancer ranks high in the litany of problems whose solutions remain elusive for scientists. Women most commonly are afflicted by either breast or cervical cancers. The greater portion of deaths from these two conditions occur in populations of countries that are typically low or middle income, where services like screening and prevention, as well as leading-edge treatment, are not readily available.

 

Also in the forefront of women’s health issues is injury. Fully one third of women in today’s world have been the victims of physical and/or sexual violence. These experiences affect not only their physical well-being but also inflict long-term damage mentally. As women are more likely to suffer from anxiety and depression than men, this becomes even more relevant as a concern to be addressed.

Heart disease is ever present in health statistics for both men and women. Although a greater number of men succumb to heart disease, women are more often not correctly diagnosed with the condition. This leads to their living for years with impaired abilities and a lower quality of life.

Another, perhaps more surprising issue among women is osteoporosis, which is now considered a preventable disease in most cases. Doctors now are able to aid in prevention of osteoporosis through both guiding the behaviors of young women in their early years during which the bone develops, and by providing means of maintaining bone mass in later stages of life.

Autoimmune diseases, including type 1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis and lupus, are destroyers of the body and its tissues. Women represent 3/4 of those afflicted by these chronic diseases that are causes of the disabilities of many women in America. These illnesses represent an area that begs for extensive research.

 

These are just a few of the leading health problems affecting women today. As the core and caretaker of the family, women often fail to address their own health issues. It is important that each of us becomes an advocate for the health care of the women in our lives.