Brazilian Butt Lift After Pregnancy

How long after childbirth can I get a Brazilian butt lift? I am due in February and I want to take the fat if I have a lot left over and put it in my butt. I want to know how soon can I do this and how long is it going to take to heal?

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Brazilian Butt post-pregnancy

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You need to wait atleast after you stop breast feeding, for atleast six weeks

or if you do not breast feed, you have to wait atleast three month after delivery. Your body has to go back to normal before any elective surgery.

Remember also there is a BABY to care for.

Baltimore Plastic Surgeon

Brazilian Butt Lift after Pregnancy

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There are no direct guidelines here and you will clearly get differing opinions. Generally, we prefer for you to be at a stable weight. Furthermore, it is typically recommended that you cease nursing for several weeks.

I would prefer that you wait for a minimum of 4 months following delivery.

Otto Joseph Placik, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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After pregnancy

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It's best to wait at least 6 months, or longer if you're breastfeeding. You don't want to do it too soon after childbirth because your body requires time to heal from the trauma of giving birth. In addition, anesthesia can be in your breastmilk and pass on to your baby, so you'll need to wait until after breastfeeding.

Ronald Levine, MD
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
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Brazilian Butt Lift After Pregnancy

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I would wait for surgery at least 6 months after the pregnancy, and expect 2-3 months of healing until all the swelling resolves following the surgery. Recovery is 2-3 weeks.

Ron Hazani, MD, FACS
Beverly Hills General Surgeon
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How long to wait after pregnancy for a Brazilian butt lift

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A Brazilian butt lift is a safe and effective procedure that combines liposuction of the abdomen hips waist and back and grafting this fat to the gluteal (butt) region. This is a safe and great way to create a tight waist and abdomen and a full, beautiful bottom.

As you know, a woman's body goes through very significant changes with pregnancy and breast-feeding. In our practice, we recommend that patient wait for at least four months after the completion of breast-feeding before receiving cosmetic surgery. This will allow your body a chance to recover and reach a more stable form. If you are interested in this procedure, it is best to only work with a plastic surgeon that is board-certified by the American Board of plastic surgery and who has a great deal of experience with this technique. I would also recommend receiving a consult as soon as possible after your pregnancy so that they can determine how much tissue will be necessary to accomplish your goals. Your surgeon will be able to let you know how much post-pregnancy weight you should loose and how this may affect the ultimate results.  

How long after pregnancy should I wait to have my Brazilian Butt Lift?

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Hi there-

It's not really possible to give you a pat answer because there are so many variables involved in the answer, such as the way your individual body recovers from pregnancy (some women take longer than others), your goals for the Brazilian Butt Lift, the areas to by suctioned, and the quality and quantity of your skin in the areas to be operated on.

My best advice would be for you to wait until you are back to a stable weight (even if it's not your pre-pregnancy weight) for at least 2 months, and then go visit with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon you like and who has a lot of experience doing these- as this procedure is particularly dependent on the surgeon's experience with it.

Congratulations on your baby- and I wish you the best of luck with your new body contour!

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