FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS about Brazilian Butt Lift :
It is very rare for our patients to have to gain weight before a fatgrafting procedure, including KBL. If however, during the consultation, Dr Stasch explains that the fat is not enough for a perfect result, weight gain might be an option to increase the chances meeting your expectations with a good outcome.
It’s an amazingly simple procedure from a scarring point of view: There will be no scars, apart from tiny, 3mm incisions where the lipo cannula goes through the skin. These will be done in well places, hidden areas.
Recovery after BBL is 1 – 2 weeks initially, to recover form the Liposuction. The buttocks are not painful, but sitting is not recommended for 2 -3 weeks, to allow the transplanted fat to “take”, i.e. grow in the transplanted positions. Final results can be expected after 3 months.
The Kenyan Buttlift (KBL) is essentially the same as the Brazilian Buttlift, with the exception that Kenyan women have different bodies, expectations and genetics than Brazilian woman. Cultural ideals and aesthetic preferences in Kenya for some patients seeking Buttock enhancement include a “snatched” waist (totally thin waist line), a feminine S-curve, full hips and lateral buttocks, as well as round and perky posteriors. These features are the focus doing a Kenyan Butt Lift.
We recommend sleeping on the tummy initially, then slight lateral position with a pillow between the legs and in other strategic positions to avoid pressure on the fat transplanted areas.
We recommend 3 weeks on average to avoid putting pressure on the fat grafted areas. The reason is that the fat cells will survive better when they have good blood supply, which is reduced when lying of them. Special cushions can be used to sit and prevent pressure on the delicate areas. We can provide you with these BBL cushions in case you need them.
Yes that is possible. We are often asked to do tummy tucks as well as Butt Lifts – that’s a special scenario which is still possible, but Dr Stasch will explain in detail the pros and cons of this combination. As long as its safe to combine other ops, it is usually fine.
There are many advantages to having your buttocks and hips enlarged and sculptured using your own tissue and fat. Silicone butt implants are not commonly done, because they can cause many problem such as dislodgement, rupture, and infection. We prefer to use autologous fat in Kenya, using fatgrafting as the safer and better method to give patients who seek this procedure the best results that we can give their bodies.
After 3 months the results will be such that we can take the final “after” picture, since it will show more or less the final result. In some patients, however, the results will even improve further if they maintain their good lifestyle and work on their bodies.
This is an important question that all patients need to be informed about. Dr Stasch has never had a death after a Kenyan or Brazilian Buttlift, or any other surgical procedure. Worldwide figures show however estimated death rates from fat embolism during or after a Buttlift can be high, but more recent studies will determine the exact incidence of this complication. Most deaths occurred with inexperienced surgeons, or non-plastic surgeons, who would inject the fat into the wrong positions and areas. This would allow fat entering the large blood vessels in the buttock muscles, entering the bloodstream all the way to the lungs.
At Vitality Fountain Clinic in Nairobi, safety is the highest concern with all our patients, hence we take all precautions to avoid fat embolism in Kenyan Butt Lift. Dr Stasch gets regularly invited to teach other Plastic Surgeons about the techniques of safe BBL.