Frequently Asked Questions
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Brazilian Butt Lift and LipoSuction procedures.
Also known as power assisted liposuction, the LipoSculpture technique utilizes a specialized liposuction cannula that gently vibrates and oscillates; allowing our surgeon to remove fat more efficiently and with more precision than other liposuction methods. The designed vibration allows for an easier and gentler maneuver through fibrous tissue – preserving the fat cells. This vibration also creates an easier navigation through dense tissue allowing for grater precision and definition to further achieve the illusion of a contoured physique.
Awake LipoSculpture is the newest advancement in body contouring procedures. It is a surgical procedure performed under local anesthetic allowing the patient to be conscious and aware while the procedure is being performed.
At LUXE Medical Artistry, procedures are preformed using tumescent anesthetic (otherwise known as local anesthesia). Tumescent is composed of saline, lidocaine and epinephrine which is infiltrated (injected) into the fat beneath the skin, causing the targeted area to become tumescent, in other words - firm. The lidocaine within the solution provides a complete numbing sensation that eliminates the need for general anesthesia, or IV sedation. The epinephrine (adrenalin) provides profound localized vasoconstriction that virtually eliminates surgical bleeding during the LipoSculpture and fat transfer.
This tumescent technique eliminates the risks associated with other forms of anesthesia and overall speeds up the recovery process.
Radio-Frequency Cavitation is a treatment that we include with each procedure at LUXE. RF Cavitation is an energy based technology used to enhance your LipoSculpture treatment results. The energy generated is absorbed into the skin to stimulate new collagen growth. This regenerated collagen improves the quality of the skin - to diminish fine lines, wrinkles and increase elasticity. Post-operative swelling is also reduced, as RF Cavitation increases lymphatic circulation and eliminates toxins.
Instead of gaining or losing weight, it is recommended that patients be as close to their ideal, stable weight before the procedure. This will maximize the chance that the results achieved during surgery will not change substantially due to weight fluctuations, but remain the shape the patient desires.
The vast majority of patients experience dramatically less pain by the tumescent technique than liposuction preformed under general anesthesia. Infiltrating local anesthesia by the tumescent technique is typically associated with minimal discomfort.
Small incisions are placed at each targeted site. Each incision is hidden along the natural contours of the body and placed below or under the bikini line. These tiny incisions are only about .5 – 1cm long (and therefore, require no stitches). However, to ensure you have realistic expectations – it is important to understand that while the incisions are tiny, you may notice a small scar at the targeted sites.
If you are fair skinned, it’s unlikely you’re going to have any issue with scarring. Once the incision area has healed, it typically turns pink and then white; blending into the skin.
If you are dark skinned or Asian, the scar may be slightly more visible – as they tend to become a little darker.
It is also important to inform your plastic surgeon if you have a tendency towards Keloid scarring. Keloid scars are often raised and have a darker or more red appearance than the surrounding skin.
At LUXE, our procedures are designed for fast recovery, but it's important that you don't push past your own comfort levels. Listen to you body.
After the procedure, you can expect to feel mild discomfort, see bruising, redness and swelling. Prescribed medications and over-the-counter pain-relievers can help ease the discomfort. You will be instructed to wear a compression garment (for six weeks) to help reduce swelling and promote healing. Swelling usually starts to go down by the end of the first week, but some degree of swelling may last for as long as six weeks. Within a few days, you should be comfortable enough to return to work.
BRAZILIAN BUTT LIFT
After the procedure, you can expect to feel mild discomfort, see bruising, redness and swelling. Prescribed medications and over-the-counter pain-relievers can help ease the discomfort. You will also experience drainage at each incision site (this lasts for about 24-48 hours). You will be instructed to wear a compression garment (for six weeks) to help reduce swelling and promote healing. Swelling usually starts to go down by the end of the first week, but some degree of swelling may last for as long as six weeks. Lastly, you will be instructed to not sit on your buttocks for six weeks. Instead, LUXE provides you with a BBL pillow that must be used when sitting. Within a week, you should be comfortable enough to return to work.
Popular LipoSculpture zones include:
- Flanks (sides)
- Back ('bra roll')
- Inner and outer-thighs
However, additional treatment zones can be discussed with our surgeon to achieve all of your aesthetic goals.
The main reason patients see volume loss after a Brazilian Butt Lift is because most practitioners use traditional liposuction techniques to harvest fat. Such techniques rip out fat cells, similar to a physical extraction. This trauma causes the nicking of the fat cell membrane. Once the membrane is nicked, the fat cells will die. Instead, LUXE preforms LipoSculpture to preserve the fat cells.
Patients will retain about 80% of volume. Our surgeon may 'overfill' your buttocks to account for the 20% loss that occurs, due to absorption of fluids and fat loss during initial healing. Therefore, it is normal to feel like everything is huge but don’t worry! Your buttocks will settle to correct size after recovery.
The price of your procedure will reflect the details of your personalized treatment plan. During a private consultation, LUXE will take time to discuss the steps of your procedure. Once we have worked with you to customize your procedure plan, you will then receive your procedure cost estimate.
$7,000 - $12,000. The price of the surgery varies based on the number of areas treated.
BRAZILIAN BUTT LIFT:
$10,000 - 15,000. Because a Brazilian Butt Lift also involves LipoSculpture to harvest fat used in the procedure, the price of the surgery varies based on the number of areas treated.
While cost is a factor in choosing a plastic surgery practice, it shouldn’t be the primary reason for your decision. Compromising cost can also mean compromising quality.
You can also find options for financing your proceeder with our approved lending partners.
LUXE offers complimentary virtual consultations, and you can request an appointment at the bottom of this page.
Once your procedure is scheduled however, we ask that patients arrive one day before your procedure date and stay in town for 72 hours (three days) post-operatively.
Each subsequent follow-up can be completed virtually.
LUXE includes three post-operative Lymphatic Drainage Massages into procedure costs.
These massages are important because the channels that are formed by the cannula during the lipo process may fill up with fluid and the surrounding tissue becomes swollen. Lymphatic Massage helps move the fluid by gently pumping it back into the lymph vessels - reducing the swelling, retention of fluids and pain after the procedure.