This is Dr. Wendell Perry making the video part two of the Virtual Brazilian Butt Lift Consultation. What you're doing physically when you're doing a Brazilian Butt Lift is flooring [SP] out fat cells. You're using a liposuction cannulas, which are small thin cannulas to essentially floor out the fat cells between blood vessels and nerves and connective tissue. You're turning a solid into really a sponge.

What happens when you do this? When you floor out that sponge, as the area heals, that sponge will collapse onto itself and it'll actually make the skin closer to the muscle [inaudible 00:00:47] below. If that area you're liposuctioning is three inches thick, it will collapse into an area of quarter of an inch thick. This is what gives you that contour and the smooth curve, and this is part of the reason why the skin contracts, is because the healing is dragging all that tissue into one small area, moving the skin closer to the muscle [inaudible 00:01:13].

These holes where the fat was removed, this is physically the space where the fluid collects and is the cause of swelling. Our goal in getting rid of the swelling is getting this area to collapse. Anytime we wear a garment with pressure, it collapses the sponge, squeeze the sponge, we're getting healing. What will physically happen is the tissue would scar together. Now you must remove that fluid in between the tissue. As we have fluid in between the tissue, it will not scar. When you wear the garment and you do a massage or any kind of pressure, it will collapse the sponge and allow it to heal. Every day, maybe 1% will heal. The swelling is going to come back and forth for up to three or four months.

Why Do I Need to Wear a Compression Garment After a Brazilian Butt Lift?

Dr. Wendell Perry explains the function of a post-BBL compression garment by comparing the end result of the procedure to a sponge that must be squeezed tightly to heal properly.