Brazilian Butt Lift 101-- The Facts You Need to Know

Many people were not gifted with a shapely behind, and others gained a deflated backside due to weight loss or aging….but it does not have to stay that way. A Brazilian butt lift (BBL) is an innovative, effective cosmetic surgery procedure that removes excess fat from one body part and then transfers it to your butt. In Miami, FL, this backside enhancement is on the rise and there are many reasons why. It can help you improve the shape, size, and fullness of your butt while improving the contour of other parts of your body.

So now that you know you can, in fact, get the shapelier butt your desire, check out these facts and see if a Brazilian butt lift performed at our Miami, FL plastic surgery center is right for you!

What exactly is a Brazilian butt lift?
First, one we decide where the fat will come from (such as the abdomen, hips, or flanks) we will remove the fat cells from your body via liposuction. We enclose these fat cells in a sterile system, making sure they are never exposed to the air and helping them stay purified. Next, we clean the cells and separate the healthy ones from the ones that did not survive. Afterward, we will inject the fat little by little using syringes and massaging the fat in layers to create a full, rounde, smooth result.

Am I a candidate?
You are generally a good candidate for a Brazilian butt lift if you are in good overall health and at a healthy weight, have realistic expectations, have enough fat to transfer, and have healthy skin tone. It is important to be in good health for any procedure, which includes avoiding smoking. We ask that you avoid smoking at least four weeks before the procedure because it can affect the recovery process and results.

What do you hope to achieve?
A BBL is designed to help you add shape and contour to your body. Miami, FL area men and women who undergo this procedure want fuller, larger butts. This procedure allows you to gain a curvier silhouette and depending on how much fat is removed and injected, you can attain amazing results and an hourglass shape. For others, it’s important to just look and feel healthy. Due to weight loss and aging, the buttocks can look deflated and a Brazilian butt lift can help add volume as desired by the patient.

Do you have enough fat to transfer?
Are you relatively thin or have low body weight? If so, it may be difficult to remove the necessary amount of fat needed to use for a BBL. We need to have enough fat to transfer to your butt, otherwise you will not see your desired results. This fat, also known as “donor” fat, can come from multiple parts of your body. We will talk about which body parts you want to focus on and how much fat will be needed to complete your aesthetic goals.

Do you have healthy skin?
A Brazilian butt lift does not treat sagging skin, wrinkles under the buttocks, or excess skin from aging and weight loss. Therefore, you will need to have healthy skin laxity for this procedure. If you have excess skin, and that is something that bothers you, there are other cosmetic treatments to consider that can correct this.

What is the most common area to take the fat from?
In the consultation, we will talk about whether you have enough fat and where that fat will come from, but that depends on your desired results. There are plenty of areas to consider, like your stomach, hips, or thighs, etc. If you want to have a flatter and more toned stomach tummy area, we will take the fat from your stomach or if you want slimmer thighs, we can focus our attention there. It just depends on your cosmetic goals and what you want to see from the procedure.

How long do the results last?
The majority of our Miami patients love the results a Brazilian butt lift can offer. Once the final results are revealed, you will notice a rounder, shapelier behind and a size reduction from where we removed the donor fat. Over time, some of the fat can be reabsorbed into your body, but even with this natural process taking place, you can enjoy your results for years. These results will last even longer if you have a healthy lifestyle, including maintaining a healthy diet and exercising.

What about butt implants?
One benefit of a Brazilian butt lift is that the results are all natural. The fat is coming from your own body, so you know that your body will be able to accept the fat. Not only can this reduce the risk of having an allergic reaction that can sometimes accompany a butt implant, it is generally more comfortable and offers natural-looking results. Implants are used for patients who want a permanent, dramatic result. A Brazilian butt lift is less invasive and since we use needles to insert the fat, you will not have major scarring on your buttocks. Implants do require a larger incision and a longer recovery.

The extra benefit to consider
BBLs can also improve the shape of your body. Since we are transferring fat, we can improve another body part’s shape and appearance. This procedure is doing double duty by helping you slim down an area while improving the shape of your behind.

Whether you want an hourglass figure that offers that WOW factor or are simply trying to add volume to your buttocks for a healthy, natural look, a Brazilian butt lift can deliver the results you desire. If you are looking for a natural and safe way to improve the shape of your behind, give our Miami, FL plastic surgery center a call to learn more.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.