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If you are thinking about getting a buttocks lift, you have to make sure that you find a qualified surgeon. This is especially important if the procedure will be done in Texas, where the cost of medical care is very expensive. The procedure usually takes less than a week, but it can take longer, depending on the severity of the situation. The results are amazing, however.


Figure 1:  BBL is one of the fastest growing plastic surgeries in America.

Finding your BBL plastic surgeon

Before you decide to see a plastic surgeon in Houston, you should first ask your doctor how they do the procedure. Do they simply use a tiny incision to lift your buttocks and then stitch them up? Or do they actually make a big incision and lift the buttocks from the bottom as well as the top? This will depend largely on what kind of cosmetic problem you are trying to solve.


Should you get BBL?

One of the most popular kinds of cosmetic surgery, and also one of the least expensive kinds, is called buttocks augmentation. Many women undergo this treatment for variety's sake - to improve the look of their lower body. It's also usually accompanied by breast implants if there are some small breasts that need boosting.


A good Brazilian butt lift plastic surgeon will be able to determine whether or not your buttocks augmentation will be a "standalone" operation or one that is part of a bigger procedure. Some women need both breast and buttocks implants at the same time.

Butt Augmentation or Brazilian Butt Lift?

In the case of buttocks augmentation, your doctor will probably have you come back for a couple more procedures before you get the all-inclusive package. This is because the procedure itself can be quite complicated. Your doctor will probably explain all of this to you when you meet with him.


He will also show you pictures of his actual work, so that you can understand exactly what the procedure involves. Once you've seen your doctor and understand what it will involve, you can decide if it's something you want to pursue.

Your Brazilian butt lift plastic surgeon should be highly qualified and well-respected in his field, like Dr. De La Cruz. He is definitely one of the best in the business. He is highly qualified as a plastic surgeon and has been performing buttocks augmentation for many years. You may want to consider hiring him for your buttocks augmentation.
















Figure 2:  Before and After Brazilian Butt Lift with 4D VASER Hi-Definition Liposuction performed by Dr. De La Cruz.

Your procedure will be performed in an outpatient facility and will typically last about two hours, while your incisions will heal after a few days. You will have to take some pain medications afterwards, but this isn't usually a problem.


Your BBL Plastic Surgeon will explain everything to you and make sure that you fully understand what is involved before, during, and after your procedure. He will instruct you on how to care for yourself during your recovery period, as well as details about the procedure itself.

Post-Operative care to speed up Brazilian Butt Lift recovery

  • Follow a balanced diet which includes foods high in fiber (such as raw fruits and vegetables) and drinking plenty of water and fluids, since both pain medication and decreased activity may promote constipation. 

  • Start doing some light walking the night of the surgery to help prevent any blood clot formation in the legs. Dr. De La Cruz may recommend taking anticoagulant medication and wearing anti-embolism stockings as well.   

  • Take supplements like iron if you feel fatigued and vitamin C, as directed by Dr. De La Cruz, to boost your body's ability to heal.

  • Avoid cigarettes and heavy drinking because these habits reduce circulation throughout the body, leading to the degradation of new cells.

  • Wear your specialized compression garments around the clock (except for showering) for 6 months, to reduce swelling and help your skin contract smoothly to your new body's contours.

  • At least ten lymphatic massages sessions are required, starting 24 hours after the procedure, to eliminate excess lymph fluid, alleviate swelling and discomfort and also prevent complications such as seromas and contour irregularities (indentations and/or fibrosis).    

  • Avoid sitting and putting pressure in your buttocks for eight weeks. Patients may use the Brazilian Butt Lift pillow.

  • Do not exercise for two months.

  • Stomach sleeping for eight weeks. Dr. De La Cruz suggests to his patients having different pillows at hand and changing their necks' position from time to time, to feel more comfortable in bed. 

Figure 3:  Minimal downtime for beautiful results with Brazilian Butt Lift surgery.


Safety in Brazilian Butt Lift surgery

More than 20,000 people had buttock augmentations in the United States last year and the number continues to grow according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). This procedure is fairly safe because of advances in technology. As with every surgery, there are some risks associated with BBL surgery, such as fat embolism (fat in injected into the bloodstream and travels to the lungs), numbness, bruising, infection, necrosis of fat or surrounding tissue, excessive blood loss, and deep vein thrombosis (DVT) among others. However, an experienced and highly trained plastic surgeon as Dr. De La Cruz can help diminish those risks significantly. 


Emmanuel De La Cruz MD, PLLC

» Contact Dr. De La Cruz today for more information by calling 832.520.1844

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