The Brazilian butt lift is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures today. Not only is a rounder buttock produced by using the body’s own fat, it also helps slim down areas where excess fat can be found. By using the fat that comes from other parts of the body such as the abdomen or thighs, a slimmer waist is produced, further accentuating the roundness of the augmented buttocks. This is why the Brazilian butt lift is loved by many women all over the world. Patients who go for this kind of procedure should make sure they choose experienced and certified surgeons who are skilled to sculpt the body properly. Knowing what to expect after the procedure is also helpful for the patient to have realistic expectations with the results. Being aware of the side effects can also aid in proper recovery so they can notify their doctors of anything different to avoid complications. The Brazilian butt lift is a less invasive procedure compared to a buttock augmentation surgery with implants. The incision marks are smaller and results can usually be seen after three to four weeks. During the recovery period, patients are required not to put pressure on their buttocks. This means not being able to sit down or lie on their back. A little soreness is to be expected but should improve as the weeks go by. Other basic movement such as bending over might also prove difficult as the buttocks stretch in that position. Prior to surgery, it is best to rearrange your things to a more accessible location or have someone assist you to avoid such movement. A compression garment can also be provided by the surgeon in order to help minimize the swelling. The fat cells that are transferred to the buttocks won’t have any blood supply to them during the first few weeks. Putting pressure on these cells can kill them and produce unsatisfactory results. Although it is expected that not all fat cells will survive the transfer, the remaining fat cells that survive should be enough to enhance the shape of your buttocks. While a Brazilian butt lift is not as invasive as other cosmetic surgeries, there are still risks involved. Complications such as bleeding, swelling, infection, asymmetry of the buttocks, hardening of fat, and allergic reaction to the anesthesia can occur. If any of these complications develop, it is important to let your doctor know right away so that immediate treatment can be given and further complications are prevented.