Brazilian Butt Lift (Butt Augmentation Surgery with Fat Transfer) – St. Petersburg, FL*

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About The Brazilian Butt Lift

A surgery known as the Brazilian butt lift is notably one of the fastest growing plastic surgery procedures in the U.S., and continues to be in widespread demand among both women and men. This surgery allows individuals an effective way to get a shapelier and more defined buttock without having to use an implant. Weight fluctuations, the aging process, as well as hereditary characteristics,  can be the cause of a flat rear end. More often than not, a fuller, shapelier rear end is wanted more than a flat behind. A Brazilian butt lift adds volume to the buttocks to create the right amount of shape. This is achieved through a careful and precise fat transfer process, which utilizes liposuction to remove fat from one area of your body and then injects it into your butt. It takes an artistic eye to perfect this procedure and with years of advanced training and experience, St. Petersburg, FL plastic surgeon Dr. John J. O'Brien Jr. can produce beautiful, natural-looking results at St. Petersburg Center for Plastic Surgery.

Ideal Candidates

The right candidates for the Brazilian butt lift will be assessed to ensure they are able to undergo this surgery. The first step is to ensure there is plenty of fat in certain areas to liposuction for the removal, grafting, and transfer process. If you are of a lighter body weight or have insufficient fat to extract and purify, you might not be a candidate for this surgery. In addition, it is necessary to have good skin laxity. If your skin is loose, sagging, or wrinkled, you may need a traditional butt augmentation to elevate your tissue. If you maintain a healthy weight, have unwanted fat to extract, and prefer not to use a foreign object such as an implant, this enhancement surgery can be an ideal choice for you.

Surgical Technique

In most cases, anesthesia is used for a Brazilian butt lift surgery. It is an outpatient treatment and usually takes approximately 2 – 3 hours (it depends on the amount of fat that is being extracted and transplanted). A form of liposuction will be used first to remove fat from targeted areas on the body, including the stomach, hips, and thighs. This process of fat extraction is performed precisely and safely. The extracted fat is never subjected to open air since it is intricately purified in a sterile centrifuge device. After this process, viable fat tissue is harvested and placed into syringes. Next is the injection transfer, where the extracted fat tissue is injected in layers followed by a delicate massage to make sure the surface is smooth. This phase is repeated numerous times until the desired size and shape has been attained.

What to Expect

After a Brazilian butt lift, you will be sent home to rest. Remember there are separate sections on the body that need recovery time — where the fat was extracted and your buttocks. In both places there will be some overall discomfort and swelling. It is important to not place additional weight on the rear end for approximately two weeks after surgery. After the swelling has subsided, results are noticeable, but in the majority of cases, the full outcome is seen in around 4 – 6 weeks. Your rear end will appear round and shapely. In addition, the areas that had lipo may make your result more beautiful if it was performed on the lower back or flanks.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a Brazilian butt lift cost?
Your total cost for a Brazilian butt lift (BBL) includes the cost of both a fat transfer and liposuction, anesthesia, facility fees, plus care before-and-after your surgery. Once Dr. O'Brien has developed your treatment plan, he will be able to give you cost estimates. It's best to focus on choosing a plastic surgeon you feel comfortable with, like Dr. O'Brien, so we will help make your BBL affordable. St. Petersburg Center for Plastic Surgery takes several payments and we can give you information on low-interest financing.

Should I get implants or a fat transfer?
If you want to increase the volume of your buttocks, you get a butt enhancement using either silicone implants or fat grafting, which is commonly called a Brazilian butt lift. In your initial consultation, Dr. O'Brien will discuss both methods and help you choose which best matches your physique and wants. He will also evaluate your body to decide which areas would get liposuction (usually the back, stomach, or thighs). You may not be a candidate for a BBL if your body fat percentage is too low.

How long will my results last?
Although a small amount of fat might be reabsorbed after your BBL, the majority of the transferred fat will stay in your butt for many years. To keep your results, you need to maintain a steady weight because major weight loss or gain can affect your BBL results. That's why Dr. O'Brien suggests you be at a healthy weight prior to your BBL so it's easier for you to maintain.

How can I recover faster after a BBL?
For a faster recovery time following a BBL, Dr. O'Brien or someone on his team will explain post-surgical instructions. You should avoid sitting on your buttocks for at least 14 days as the area heals. Dr. O'Brien suggests you have a Boppy nursing or donut-shaped pillow, which lets you sit down with pressure placed on your legs rather than your buttocks. Light stretching and short walks will improve your blood flow and reduce swelling. Dr. O'Brien might also suggest a special post-surgical massage that can help your recovery.

Will a Brazilian butt lift remove loose skin?
While it's called a Brazilian butt lift, this name is confusing since it's not really a butt lift, which corrects loose skin in the butt. Although, the extra volume transferred to your buttocks during a Brazilian butt lift can fill out some loose skin. For moderate or severe loose skin in your butt, you might need a gluteoplasty with a BBL. Dr. O'Brien will explain your options depending on your needs and concerns in your initial consultation.

Shape Your Rear

This procedure has become so popular due to the fact it allows individuals the chance to have the full and round buttocks they desire. As the world around is honed in on a round, healthy bottom, the Brazilian butt lift has become one of our most sought after procedures at St. Petersburg Center for Plastic Surgery. If you hope to get an enhanced roundness to your buttocks and are seeking a natural method, we welcome you to phone St. Petersburg Center for Plastic Surgery in St. Petersburg, FL to schedule your consultation with Dr. O'Brien.

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