Brazilian Butt Lift

Procedure: 2 hours
Recovery: 3 weeks

Born with flat buttocks? Or perhaps massive weight loss has changed the shape of your buttocks? For these reasons and more, thousands of women and men have undergone a Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL).

What is a Brazilian Butt Lift?

The Brazilian Butt Lift is a form of butt augmentation surgery to create a more youthful buttock contour. This procedure uses the patient‘s own fat cells, so it is considered the most natural way to enhance the buttocks.

How is the Brazilian Butt Lift performed?

Typically, Dr. O’Brien’s technique involves fat extraction with liposuction, processing of the fat, and micro-reinjection of fat droplets. Common donor areas include the abdomen, thighs, and lower back.

The process of fat reinjection involves multiple injections intended to fill the upper part of the buttocks to create a perky and lifted appearance. The buttocks can also be augmented with implants (instead of using your own fat).

How long is recovery from a Brazilian Butt Lift?

Following a BBL procedure, you must avoid sitting right on your buttocks for up to three weeks. This allows the best take of the fat graft in your buttocks and ensures the most long-lasting result. You must wear a special compression garment on the treatment site for up to two weeks to diminish swelling. Mild swelling may last for six weeks; however, many patients are able to return to everyday activities after four weeks.

How much does Brazilian Butt Lift cost?

One of the most commonly asked questions about the BBL procedure is regarding the price.

Overall, the price of Brazilian buttock augmentation varies from region to region and from practice to practice. In the Tampa, Florida area, Brazilian butt lift surgery can range from $4,500-$9,000. The best way to determine the price of your BBL procedure will be to schedule a consultation with an experienced BBL doctor.

Am I a good candidate for Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL)?

Individuals who have a poorly shaped booty, have a flat, sagging buttock, or wish to achieve a larger butt can often benefit from butt augmentation. The Brazilian butt lift can enlarge and lift the buttocks to create the sexy curves you desire. Overall, the best way to determine if this procedure is right for you is to schedule a Brazilian butt lift consultation with Dr. O’Brien. Patients can also visit our Brazilian Butt Lift before and after gallery to see real patient Brazilian butt lift pics.

Frequently asked questions about Brazilian Butt Lift

What is the difference between Butt Implants and Fat Transfer to Buttock?

There are two ways to achieve buttock enlargement: though butt implants and fat transfer. Buttock implants entail a soft, shaped silicone implant be placed through an incision in the buttock crease. This technique is often used to treat flat buttock sin those with limited fatty tissue. Fat transfer to the buttock is a form of natural butt augmentation, as it uses the patient’s own fat cells to augment the buttocks. Also known as the Brazilian butt lift, this technique uses fat injections from donor sites to create a rounder, fuller behind.

How long will my butt lift last?

One of the advantages of choosing a Brazilian butt lift to augment the buttocks is that results are long-lasting. After a successful BBL, the fat that remains will stay in place for the remainder of your life, so you can enjoy your new, perky buttock long-term! However, patients should make necessary lifestyle changes in order to maintain their new shape, including a healthy diet and regular exercise.

Will a butt lift give me a natural looking buttock shape?

Yes, the Brazilian butt lift can create a natural butt contour for an improved buttocks shape. By precisely injecting fat into targeted areas of the buttocks, Dr. O’Brien, MD can create beautiful results. This procedure is perfect for those who are looking for a natural-looking improvement so that they can fit better into clothing and feel more confident in their overall appearance.

How much fat is needed for a butt lift?

Overall, the amount of fat needed for BBL surgery depends on your desired end result. Those who are looking to significantly increase their Buttocks size will need to have more fat harvested than those looking for a smaller improvement. However, many surgeons like to harvest as much fat as possible to augment the backside, since some fat will be reabsorbed into the body during recovery.

Where does the fat come from for the butt lift?

The fat used in the Brazilian buttock augmentation procedure is harvested from other areas of the body with excess fat, and may include the:

  • abdomen
  • hips
  • back
  • thighs

This allows the surgeon to sculpt the body, as well as create round buttocks to achieve the desired buttock contour.

How is the fat harvested?

During a BBL, fat is harvested using liposuction. A thin tube called a cannula is inserted through small incisions at the donor sites to collect excess fat. The fat and tissue will then be processed and injected into the buttock tissue. Using liposuction for fat transfer to buttocks is a proven and effective way to safely collect excess fat.

If I am too skinny for a BBL, should I gain weight?

It is not recommended that patients gain weight before a Brazilian Butt Lift procedure. This is because a successful BBL procedure is based on the percentage of surviving fat cells, not their size. Patients with a BMI of 22 or over typically have enough donor fat for a Brazilian butt lift. However, if a patient does not have enough donor fat to achieve a BBL procedure, then it is recommended that they consider buttock implants to achieve the attractive and youthful butt profile they desire.

What happens if I gain weight after getting a butt lift?

If you are to gain weight following your procedure, your Brazilian butt lift results may change. Because fat cells were transferred to the buttocks, it is more likely for weight to be gained in the buttocks that the donor sites. This is why it is important to follow a healthy lifestyle after your procedure.

How do I prepare for Brazilian butt lift surgery?

Before your BBL procedure, your doctor will provide you with preoperative instructions. Patients will need to do the following things before surgery:

  • stop smoking at least six weeks prior to surgery
  • avoid taking aspirin and certain anti-inflammatory drugs
  • stay hydrated.

Following these pre-op instructions can help you achieve optimal results from a Brazilian Butt Lift.

Is Brazilian butt lift performed under anesthesia?

Local anesthesia is used during a Brazilian Butt Lift along with sedation. This puts the patient in a “twilight” state, so they are not completely unconscious, but they are calm and comfortable during the procedure.

What complications can happen during a Brazilian butt lift?

Just like any form of surgery, the Brazilian butt lift procedure comes with some risks.

Complications from the Brazilian Butt Lift may include fat necrosis, asymmetry, infection, and adverse effects of liposuction. However, Dr. John O’Brien is highly skilled in performing BBL surgery and uses only up-to-date BBL techniques to best avoid these complications.

Does smoking increase my chances of complication during butt lift surgery?

Yes, smoking does increase the chances for complications during BBL plastic surgery recovery. Because smoking constricts your blood vessels, it reduces the amount of oxygen that is available to your cells. Without enough oxygen, complications with healing can occur. Skin necrosis, red scarring, and wound separation can all occur during healing due to smoking.  Contact us today or visit our blog page for more information! 

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