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5 Oct

Brazlian butt lift anticoagulation

I always recommend my patient to be active after Brazilian butt lift. You should stay in the area where you have your procedure done for at least 7 days to make sure that everything is going well, your pain is well controlled and that you are in good condition to be on a flight for such a long period of time. Clots do not typically occur on healthy patient after surgery unless the patient was not active after the procedure. Immobility after surgery increases the risk of clots after surgery due to pooling of the blood in the larger vessels of your leg setting the stage for a cascade of event that result in clots. Most patients after a Brazilian...
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23 Sep

Brazilian butt lift and buttock tone

The tone of the buttock depends on various factors including:Skin tone Fat Gluteus musclePatients with loose skin have less tone than patients with good tight skin. There is an attachment between the gluteus muscle and the skin that provides the structural support for the skin and the fat. With time, this becomes loose and your butt will drop just like your breasts. In general, this is why younger females do not have  cellulite and their butts are firmer because the attachments to the buttock are in good shape and condition at this point of their life. Injecting fat into the buttocks increases the tone and lifts the buttocks. It is like inflating a balloon.  Now, if you have significant loose skin, then,...
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20 Sep

Brazilian butt lift and jet liposuction

Jet liposuction (Water assisted liposuction) is a new liposuction machine designed to simply wash the fat away with a gentle fluid spray. It is considered a newer liposuction technique. There is a study from Germany that showed that such form of liposuction provides a very good fat harvest and the survival of the fat stays very good after being transferred. The key for a successful Brazilian butt augmentation is based on the experience in harvesting the fat, the technique used, and the fat transfer protocol. In addition, there are many lipo machines used to harvest the fat. If planning to harvest fat, it needs to be done with a technology that does not damage the fat during the process. The...
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20 Sep

Brazilian butt lift and driving

After a Brazilian butt lift, there is a period of no sitting of about two weeks. After two weeks, you should be able to drive with a cigar shape cushion under your thighs to bump your buttocks and avoid direct pressure on the newly transferred fat. This will help optimize your end results. In my p, I routinely recommend this post surgical protocol....
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13 Sep

Brazilian buttock lift aftercare

The after care for a Brazilian butt lift is as important as the surgery itself. Here are a few caveats and for a successful surgery:No sitting for about 2 weeks. This is very important because prolonged sitting will damage the fat. The fat behaves as a graft (no blood supply) during the first few weeks. Once the fat develops its own blood supply, then, sitting will be recommended. Walk and stretch your legs. You need to move, move, move… This will help to decrease the risk of developing clots. Take ibuprofen 400mg by mouth every 6 hrs around the clock. Do buttock stretching exercises. This will help with your recovery.  Wear your girdle at all time. You can remove it to take a...
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13 Sep

Brazilian buttock lift traveling and anticoagulation

I always recommend my patients to be active after a Brazilian butt lift. You should stay in the area where you had the procedure done for at least 7 days to make sure that everything is going well, your pain is well controlled, and that you are in good condition to be on a flight for a long period of time. Clots do not typically occur on healthy patients after surgery unless the patient was not active after the procedure. Immobility after surgery increases the risk of clots after surgery due to the pooling of the blood in the larger vessels of your leg, thus setting the stage for a cascade of events that result in clots. Most patients after...
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28 Aug

Brazilian butt lift and traveling

Many of my patients come from other parts of the country and this is a common question they ask. The post operative instructions are as important as the surgery itself.  Remember that the fat that has been processed and reinjected into the buttock behaves as a graft for the first two weeks. This means that the fat is nourished by its surrounding soft tissue, and it does not have its own blood supply yet. The fat needs to be handled with care and prolonged pressure by sitting after surgery can have a detrimental effect on the fat survival.If you have to travel after surgery, I recommend that you stay in the area where you had your surgery for at least...
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25 Aug

Buttock liquid silicone injection part 11 – surgical treatment

If you survive the butt injection with silicone, the first thing you need to do is to thank God. Now, you need to understand that, even if you don’t develop a complication right away, it might happen years after the surgery. There are many ways to manage the complications of silicone Surgical treatment of silicone granuloma, as discussed before, is a challenge. It is a challenge to treat because, once you inject the product in the buttock, it disperses to many areas. If the granuloma or product is well localized, then, it can be surgically removed. On the other hand, most of the times this is not the case since multiple injections of the product in different areas makes it...
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23 Aug

Buttock liquid silicone injection part 10 – medical treatment

There are other options to manage silicone granulomas and complications associated with this product. Painful granulomas have been treated with the following products:1. Steroids 2. Non-steroidal antiinflamatory drugs 3. Tetracycline 4. Immune modulating therapiesSteroids have led to improvement in the symptoms but the effects appear to be transient and the symptoms often relapse upon tapering of the dose. Both injection of the granuloma with steroids and oral steroids have been use in an attempt to control the inflammation with mix results.Non-steroidal anti-inflamatory agents have also been used and led to symptomatic improvement although also the effects appear to be transient.Now, tetracycline including family of antibiotics has led to sustained remission in several cases. These antibiotics have intrinsic anti-inflamatory and immune-modulating capabilities but long...
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23 Aug

Buttock liquid silicone injections part 9 – pneumonitis

Silicone pneumonitis is closely associated with the silicone emboli syndrome discussed in the previous blog. Silicone pneumonitis is an inflammation of the lung. Injections of silicone in the buttocks have been associated with spillage of silicone in the alveolar space after embolization which spreads to the lungs. Patients typically present several symptoms such as shortness of breath, fever, cough, and vomiting blood.There are two ways (to detect pneumonitis) how pneumonitis presents itself. Most patients present an early response usually a few days after the injections, including shortness of breath, chest pain, cough, and sometimes loss of consciousness. The second response is later after the injection, most typically after 6 months of the injection. Patients present local swelling at the injections’...
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