Q: What's the difference between the Brazilian Butt Lift and the Lunch Time Butt Lift?
A: The main differences are:
-the amount of fat transferred
-the size of the buttock
-the type of anesthesia
-the recovery period
If you are looking for a full and noticeable enhancement, BBL is the way to go! For women who want results that are subtle and immediate, the Lunch Time Butt Lift is the safest, most effective, and quickest option with virtually no side effects. Patients will experience only minor discomfort during the brief healing period.
Q: Do the buttocks have a natural feel and movement after the Lunch Time Butt Lift procedure?
A: The beauty of using your own fat for buttock augmentation is that you are simply increasing a tissue layer that is already present. This means that the buttocks will both look and move naturally after surgery. It may initially feel quite firm and tight right after the fat injections, but this softens by a month or so after surgery. The issue with buttock fat injections is not whether a natural result will be created, but how much of the injected volume will survive and become permanent.
Q: How long do the results last?
A: Approximately 70%-80% of the fat that will be transplanted to the butt will remain permanently. After three months, the final shape and size of your buttock should be life-long.
Q: How much fat is needed for a Lunch Time Butt Lift?
A: The average amount of fat injected is 400cc per buttock to obtain a beautiful and natural contour improvement and projection of the buttocks. During the initial consultation, it is crucial for us to review your personal goals regarding the look, size, and shape that you are trying to achieve.
Q: What’s the recovery time?
A: Most patients take a week for the initial recovery from a Lunch Time Butt Lift, but this varies a bit depending on the details of your procedure and the type of work or activities that you are resuming. Sitting on the buttocks initially is limited for the first 2 weeks after fat transfer.
I encourage walking beginning the day of surgery and increasing gradually to 20-30 minutes a day. A return to strenuous activity can begin after 2 weeks, so long as you listen to your body and respect it's limitations.
You are required to wear a compression garment for the first 2 weeks “full time” (day and night) and, then, 2 more weeks ONLY during day time after surgery. We will schedule your visits with our massage therapist where she first performs light-touch lymphatic drainage and later moves to deeper massage of the tissues.
Q: What are the possible side effects / complications?
A: Although the Lunch Time Butt Lift is generally considered a safe procedure, complications can occasionally occur.
-swelling and bruising is normal and expected
-numbness is expected and should resolve within a few weeks
-more serious problems include blood clots or fat particles traveling in the blood stream (shortness of breath, chest pain, massive leg swelling) and infection (increasing pain, redness, fever, drainage) which you should report immediately.
Q: Can a Lunch Time Butt Lift be reversed?
A: Yes, it can be reversed with Liposuction or thermal RF treatment.
Q: Is the Lunch Time Butt Lift done under local anesthesia?
A: The Lunch Time Butt Lift is performed under local anesthesia which is a safe and effective option and tolerated well by most of our patients. However, it is important to stress that smaller amounts of fat are injected at one time. With this option, Lunch Time Butt Lift can be done safely, comfortably and with a shorter recovery time and at a lower cost because an anesthesiologist, extra nursing staff and excess operating room costs are avoided.
Q: How much does the Lunch Time Butt Lift Cost?
A: The fees for the Lunch Time Butt Lift range between $6,500 and $8,500.
The cost varies depending upon the patient’s specific needs and a number of other variables. Because no two patients are alike, it’s important to understand these variables and how they may contribute to a fee quote before the procedure.
Q: How soon can I sit after the Lunch Time Butt Lift?
A: You should avoid prolonged sitting for at least 2 weeks after surgery, until the transferred fat cells have re-established blood supply with the surrounding tissue.