Brazillian Butt Lift Consultation
The initial consultation is extremely important to review the patient’s medical history, goals and expectations as well as develop mutual trust and rapport. Before and after pictures are reviewed. The buttock augmentation procedure is explained and the alternatives discussed between the use of gluteal implants or fat augmentation. If the patient is a candidate and micro fat augmentation is chosen, the buttock sculpting decisions are next reviewed, understanding that each ethnic group has their own standards of beauty. First, those areas of lipsculpture and fat harvesting that will, by itself, improve the shape and curves of the butt are identified. These areas are usually the low back or waist areas, the outer thighs, and possibly the hips or lateral buttocks, although each patients needs are different and fat can be harvested from most any area of excess. Next, the areas of the buttocks to receive the fat are reviewed. Buttocks come in various shapes and sizes, some requiring more volume at the top, centrally or the bottom or any combination there of. Just as important as the right amount of fat transferred for each individual patient is the location and design of where the fat is placed to achieve the most pleasing results. It is important to understand that every effort is made to accomplish the desired set goals, however, no guarantees as to the exact size, shape, position and contour of the buttocks can be made by any surgeon.
Prospective patients are encouraged to speak with previous patients about their surgery and results. Dr. Gershenbaum and his staff are always available for questions. Following the initial consultation and after appropriate time for reflection and decision-making, an appointment is scheduled for routine preparation and informed consent. Additional questions and concerns may also be addressed. Routine blood analysis and medical clearance is required prior to surgery. As many of our patients are from out of town or from other countries, initial consultations may first be accomplished by phone and internet, using digital photos, prior to meeting Dr. Gershenbaum one or two days before the surgery.