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Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL)

Brazilian butt lift is among the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures performed in the modern-day. If you are exploring the options to improve your figure and enhance butt, and looking for options for a Brazilian butt lift near me, keep reading to know more about this procedure and if it is suitable for you.

What Is Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL)?

Brazilian butt lift is a cosmetic surgical procedure that focuses on accentuating the shape and look of the buttocks by having fat transferred into them. No implants are used in this procedure.

The procedure is performed by skilled cosmetic surgeons in order to achieve the best Brazilian butt lift results. The fat is taken from areas containing excess fat, such as the abdomen, thighs, hips, or lower back, and transferred to the buttocks.

The goal of Brazilian butt lift is to add a natural look to your buttocks as well as change the way your body looks by removing excess fat. Your body becomes slimmer with your buttocks having a soft, plump touch to them.

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When compared with implants, the Brazilian butt lift is a safer option. There is a decreased risk of complications associated with this cosmetic procedure.

During the procedure, general anesthesia is used for sedation. The fat is taken from the donor sites through liposuction, followed by fat cells being purified. Once the fat is ready to be injected into the buttocks, the surgeon carefully inserts it to attain the look desired by their client.

Women who want to undergo a Brazilian butt lift should keep in mind that this does not exactly lift the buttocks in the way the traditional implants do.

Who Is An Ideal Candidate for Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL)?

You are an ideal candidate for Brazilian butt lift surgery if:

  • You are looking to have a butt enhancement without the use of butt implants

  • It is easy for you to follow the doctor’s directions after surgery, including not sitting on the buttocks for some weeks

  • Your hips and buttocks have good skin tone

  • You have sufficient fat stored in your hips and other areas that can be used for grafting

  • You do not smoke or drink. You can also be an ideal candidate if you can stop smoking or drinking 2 weeks before and after the procedure.

  • You have a healthy lifestyle that includes eating healthy and exercising daily

  • You have not suffered from any infection recently

  • You miss the natural shape that you lost due to fluctuations in weight or aging

  • You are having a hard time being comfortable in your clothes

  • You have realistic expectations from the procedure

  • You are unable to get the desired backside look from natural methods like eating or exercising

Furthermore, a noteworthy aspect of Brazilian butt surgery is that it does not get rid of the loose skin on the buttocks. Thus, if you are looking for cosmetic surgery that can remove the sagging skin, you may benefit from thigh and buttock lift surgery.

How Is Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) Performed?

Brazilian butt lift is a cosmetic procedure that can be performed in outpatient settings. Your surgeon will mark the areas of your body where they will need to make incisions for the procedure.

The surgery is completed in 5 steps, which are explained below.

  • Sedating the person

    It is important to sedate the person while they are undergoing surgery to prevent them from feeling any pain. The type of anesthesia that is used during Brazilian butt lift is general anesthesia.

  • Removing the fat via liposuction

    Tiny incisions are made in the areas from where the surgeon plans to remove fat. The donor sites for a Brazilian butt lift are the abdomen, thigh, hips, and lower back. The procedure for removing the fat from these areas is known as liposuction.

  • Purifying the removed fat

    Once the fat is collected from the donor sites, it is kept in a special container to save it from contamination. This is followed by the purification process in which the fat is separated from the bodily fluids.

  • Injecting the fat

    The surgeon makes three to five incisions in the specific parts of your buttocks. They transfer the fat in a strategic way to get the desired results.

  • Closing the incisions

    The surgeon completes the procedure by putting stitches on the areas where incisions were made. You may be asked to come again for the removal of stitches after one week.

What Should You Expect After Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) Surgery?

Since Brazilian butt lift is an outpatient procedure, you will be allowed to go home on the same day. You may feel the pain of mild intensity, but it can be easily dealt with it by taking over-the-counter pain medications.

You will also be expected to follow some directions given by your surgeon during the recovery phase. You will be asked to avoid sitting or lying on your buttocks for 2 to 3 weeks. Except for sitting while using the toilet, you will need to stand while performing all other activities. While sleeping, you will be instructed to lie on your stomach or your side. It is important to follow the doctor's instructions as direct pressure on the buttocks in the first few weeks can cause damage to the transferred fat.

You will need to indulge in gentle exercise daily so you can prevent blood clots from forming in your body after the surgery. At the same time, avoid strenuous exercises. Wearing compression garments to cover the donor sites and buttocks is also important for healing purposes. If you are working, you can resume going to work after 10 to 14 days have passed.

After the initial recovery phase has come to an end, sitting in a modified position will be allowed by your surgeon. Having a pillow underneath your thighs or a donut seat can help reduce the pressure on your buttocks. You can continue to indulge in light cardiovascular exercises after 3 weeks have passed.

As week 6 approaches, the transferred fat is likely to be settled in its new location. You may be permitted to sit normally without any cushion, now. You can also resume other activities, including strenuous exercises.

As for the swelling that you will notice in your buttocks, it may take 6 months to fade away completely; however, you will start to see the results of Brazilian butt lift after 6 to 8 weeks as the swelling reduces.

What Are the Pros and Cons of Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL)?

The Pros
  • Natural-looking results

    When Brazilian butt lift before and after is compared, a natural-looking and feeling butt is guaranteed. The enhancement of the buttocks is carried out by injecting the fat that has been taken from your own body, resulting in your buttocks getting the natural feel and looks. This is why Brazilian butt lift is most often preferred over buttock implants.

  • Other areas of body becoming slim

    The focus of the Brazilian butt lift is to transfer excess fat from one part of your body to another. This allows the surgery to not only enhance your buttocks but also makes the other areas slim, resulting in your body gaining an attractive figure. Due to the overall effects of the Brazilian butt lift, it is also considered a body contouring surgery. Brazilian butt lift results are bound to make you happy!

  • Minimal scarring

    As tiny incisions are made in the Brazilian butt lift, you do not have to worry about your body having large and visible surgical scars.

  • Cons
  • Fat reabsorption

    Your body reabsorbing the transferred fat can affect the final results of a Brazilian butt lift. Even though the surgeon tries their best to prevent fat reabsorption, about 40% of the fat still gets reabsorbed.

  • Sitting restrictions

    As the fat is being transferred into the buttocks for enhancement purposes, there are sitting restrictions that follow Brazilian butt lift. You will be required to avoid sitting or lying on your buttocks to avoid causing damage to fat cells.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How long will the results of the Brazilian butt lift last?

The outcomes of Brazilian butt lift are considered semi-permanent as long as you are willing to take care of your body after surgery and do not end up losing or gaining weight. You may also notice changes in the shape and size of your buttocks as your age increases.

What are the risks associated with Brazilian butt lift?

Brazilian butt lift is considered a harmless cosmetic surgery. However, just like any other cosmetic surgery, it has some risks and complications associated with it, such as:

  • Stretch marks

  • Excessive loss of blood

  • Infection

  • Blood clots

  • Bruising

  • Death (necrosis) of fat cells

  • Heart and lung-related issues

  • Deep vein thrombosis

  • Complications that arise due to liposuction or anesthesia

  • Fat embolism (Injected fat enters the blood and reaches lungs)

What will happen if I end up losing weight after getting a Brazilian butt lift

The natural look that you will get after a Brazilian butt lift is courtesy of the fat that has been taken from your own body. This means that the transferred fat will exhibit the same behavior as other fat cells in your body. As losing weight indicates loss of fat from your body, the transferred fat will also be affected, resulting in the buttocks losing the enhancement that they achieved through a Brazilian butt lift.

How much does Brazilian butt lift cost?

The cost of a Brazilian butt lift is highly variable depending upon the location, the surgeon, and the client's expectations. On average, it costs around $4000-5000 in the US.

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