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What You Need to Know About Brazilian Butt Lifts

What You Need to Know About Brazilian Butt Lifts

I often hear from my patients how much they like the way I explain what will happen during a certain plastic surgery procedure and that I let them know about the risks as well as the benefits of the surgery, in terms that are easy to understand.

To share this kind of information with others and help patients make up their mind about having a procedure, I’ve made a video explaining the Brazilian butt lift.  In addition to the Brazilian butt lift, I also offer a wide range of other body sculpting procedures to help you achieve a more shapely body, which you can learn about here.

To learn more, watch this short video

You can read below what I talk about in the video or to watch it, click on the image below.

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How to know if you’re a good candidate for a Brazilian butt lift

Generally speaking, you need to be healthy, in good physical shape, have enough fat to remove from one place and move it into the buttocks, and be willing to undergo the recovery process from a procedure that is not insignificant.

In addition, you’ll need to stay off the buttocks for around 6 weeks. The more you sit on it, the less the fat will “take. “

What’s the difference between a Brazilian butt lift and butt implants?

Butt implants are made of artificial material, the same way breast implants are. In contrast, the Brazilian butt lift removes your own fat and then transfers it into the buttocks like a graft. With liposuction, I take living tissue—your fat—and move it into the buttocks where it’s getting a new blood supply and thriving in the new space. So it will react the same way your normal fat does. If you gain weight, these fat cells will get bigger, and if you lose weight, they’ll get smaller.

Is it safe?

This is the #1 question everybody asks. Like every surgical procedure, there are some risks involved, but if done properly, in the right setting, in the right patients, this procedure can be done very safely.

Is it permanent?

This is another questions many patients ask. The results of the Brazilian butt lift will be long term. Of the harvested fat I put into the buttocks, roughly half of it will be absorbed by the body just from the transmission process, but the other half will stay. The half that stays will be there pretty much for the rest of your life. With a new blood supply, that fat will live and thrive like your current fat does.

Should I gain a few pounds before a Brazilian butt lift?   

What I tell patients is that I prefer them to be around their normal weight. If you gain some weight and then you’re going to lose it again, that fat will reabsorb the same way as if you lost weight anyway.

The ideal candidate is someone who wants their buttocks is enhanced, who has a little bit of extra fat here and there, most commonly around the stomach, the love handles, the back, the inner thighs. I can remove that fat, shape the body with liposuction, and enhance the buttocks at the same time.

For more details, come see me

To learn more about what happens during a Brazilian butt lift, come in and see me. I’m happy to sit down with you for a consultation and we can go through things in a lot more detail.

I perform my procedures at the Surgical Specialty Center of Westchester

For almost every plastic surgery procedure I perform, I use the Surgical Specialty Center of Westchester. As the standard of excellence in the region, this technologically advanced, leading-edge facility was specifically designed by our group of surgeons (Cosmetic Surgery Associates) to provide our patients with the highest level of care, personal privacy and optimal surgical results.

The Surgical Specialty Center is Medicare approved, state licensed and meets all current requirements at the top level of New York State. To learn more about the Surgical Specialty Center of Westchester, watch this short video by clicking on the image below.

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Insurance coverage

Insurance companies consider a Brazilian butt lift to be elective cosmetic surgery and usually do not cover it, which means the procedure would be self-pay.

Considering a Brazilian butt lift?

If you’re thinking about getting a Brazilian butt lift and would like to schedule a free consultation, please contact me. I will send you additional information prior to your appointment, then when we meet, I will answer your questions, evaluate your body type and overall health, and learn what you’re hoping to achieve. Then together, we’ll decide what will bring you the best possible results. 

To know more, I recommend these 3 blogs

So that you can be fully informed before you decide to have a Brazilian butt lift, I’ve written a number of blogs explaining this procedure and its many benefits. Here are three of the most popular ones:

Learn more about all the body contouring procedures I offer

There are several body procedures available to you in my plastic surgery practice. To learn more, please visit these pages on my website:

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Board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), Samuel J. Beran, MD is a highly accomplished plastic surgeon with offices in Manhattan, Harrison and Mount Kisco, NY. With more than 20 years’ experience and a thorough command of the most advanced techniques and technologies, Dr. Beran consistently provides his patients with the highest level of plastic, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the breast, face, skin and body. Recently, Dr. Beran was named a “Top Doctor” by RealSelf for his dedication to responding to consumer questions and patient feedback. The “Top Doctor” designation is awarded to less than 10% of the RealSelf physician community.

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"Dr. Beran is a board certified plastic surgeon, specializing in cosmetic surgery procedures such as breast augmentation. He is amazing and I definitely recommend him."