The Brazilian butt lift (BBL), or butt augmentation, is a surgical procedure that aims to increase the size of the buttocks to achieve a voluptuous appearance. The shape and proportion of the butt are both important factors in attaining a well-proportioned body that our patients love. Our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Jeffrey LaGrasso, provides consultations for those interested in this plastic surgery procedure. During this visit, he can not only determine if someone is a candidate for a Brazilian butt lift, but he can also discuss the procedure and associated costs for having a BBL in Miami, FL. He works hard to educate patients about the journey ahead for both pre-surgery and post-surgery, which leads to the best possible results.
What is a Brazilian butt lift?
The Brazilian butt lift is a plastic surgery that can achieve many things, including:
Enhancing and/or augmenting the buttocks
Creating a more youthful and proportionate figure with liposuction
Modifying the size and/or shape of the bottom
Reducing fat pockets in the thighs, hips, and belly while adding fullness to the buttocks
Helping clothing fit better
Improving the balance of the upper and lower body
During a BBL, Dr. LaGrasso performs liposuction in different areas of the body, such as the hips, back, thighs, or abdomen. Then, he will begin to contour the body for the desired figure. After liposuction is complete, these fat cells are processed and purified through centrifugation. The best fat cells are separated and used for reinjection into the buttocks. About one-quarter of all fat cells can be used for this reinjection process.
Dr. LaGrasso, oftentimes, will perform liposuction several times to collect enough fat to complete the BBL. The fat is reinjected to different depths and areas to ensure the best results. This fat transfer procedure augments the size and shape of the buttocks without using implants. Our board-certified surgeon can improve the proportions of a patient’s lower body with a Brazilian butt lift in Miami, FL.
Who is the best candidate for a Brazilian butt lift?
A Brazilian butt lift is a great choice for patients who have realistic expectations for the surgery and results. You are a candidate for a Brazilian butt lift when:
You want to achieve a bigger and shapelier butt without butt implants
You have good skin tone in your butt and hips
You have enough fat stored to harvest for injection
You’re willing to not sit directly on your buttocks for several weeks during recovery
While the name suggests otherwise, a Brazilian butt lift isn’t a lifting procedure. This means that it won't address any loose skin on the rear end. If you are concerned about sagging skin on the thighs or buttocks, a BBL may not be for you in Miami, FL.
How much is a BBL?
The average cost for a Brazilian butt lift is anywhere from $4,000 – $6,000. The price of your BBL will depend on the complexity of your procedure and what your expectations are. The cost is correlated to the amount of liposuction necessary for the desired result. If more liposuction is necessary for a larger fat transfer, the result will be a higher cost for the surgery. Dr. LaGrasso can address the costs of your unique Brazilian butt lift during a consultation.
Recovery occurs in three stages following a Brazilian butt lift in Miami, FL. They include the first few days after surgery, at two to three weeks, and the first few months. After a few days, you can usually go back to work. After the first several weeks, most of your swelling will go away and the bruising will begin to heal. At this point, you are approved to travel and to go back to the gym. After a few months, the swelling should be gone, and the transferred fat should have settled too.
Avoid pressure on areas where there is grafted fat. This means that you should sleep on your stomach for as long as possible to get the best possible results. Only up to 80% of the grafted fat will survive, so ensuring that your results are preserved is important after a BBL.
Learn more about the costs associated with a Brazilian butt lift in Miami, FL
During your consultation with Dr. Jeffrey LaGrasso, we can create a custom plan to give you the best possible results with your Brazilian butt lift. We can address the costs associated with a BBL in Miami, FL. This will vary as pricing is affected by how much liposuction and, in turn, injections are needed to achieve the shape you’re looking for. This body-contouring procedure can sculpt your waist and hips while improving the appearance of your buttocks.