Many people may believe that having a rounder, shapelier butt is just for TV stars, but they’re wrong. Today, almost anyone can have a curvier butt, thanks to the Brazilian butt lift. Also known as BBL, a Brazilian butt lift is a fat transfer surgery performed in our Miami, FL plastic surgery center that takes fat from a part of your body and repurposes and injects it into your butt. This is accomplished by first using liposuction, which removes the unwanted fat. This fat can come from your stomach, back, or thighs. To successfully accomplish your Brazilian butt lift, the fat might come from one of these places or a couple of them. It is important that patients considering this procedure be at or near a healthy weight. This surgery can help transform you and enhance and improve the shape of your body.
What’s Going To Happen?
In most cases, you will be placed under general anesthesia. However, IV sedation may also be used. During the consultation, it will be discussed as to what areas of the body the fat will come from and during surgery, the first step is to use liposuction to remove the unwanted fat. The fat cells will be thoroughly purified so that only the healthiest of fat cells and tissue are injected, which increases the longevity of the transfer. During the transfer, tiny incisions are made so that the fat can be injected in small amounts. Placement of the fat is key to attaining a shapely butt. During the procedure, the buttock will be massaged and the fat injected in layers so that a smooth result will occur. This process takes around two hours, but this could vary, depending on how much fat is being transferred.
What’s The Recovery Process?
After the procedure, you’ll be given a compression garment, which helps shape the butt and helps with swelling. Within a week, the tenderness should be gone. For the following 2-3 weeks, you’ll want to avoid putting weight on your butt. When you’re lying down, it is recommended to keep the weight on your outer thighs by laying on your side. This might sound troublesome, but it gives the transferred fat cells a better chance of survival. Generally, once the swelling subsides, you’re able to see gorgeous final results within a few short. Once all of the swelling and bruising have gone away, you should be able to exercise and resume normal activities again.
Why Should I Get It?
A BBL gives you the best of both worlds. You will lose some unwanted fat in areas that give you trouble, such as the tummy, and it will give you a rounder, more shapelier butt. Having a rounder, larger butt has become a staple in many areas across the nation, especially in Miami, FL where it has become mainstream. If you were born with a flat backside, you don’t have to miss out! If you are a candidate, the Brazilian butt lift can help you improve your curves and still allow you to tell people, “yes, this is my natural butt” because it is! It’s made from you.
If you have enough body fat to transfer to your buttocks, then you should be a good candidate for this treatment. Brazilian butt lifts are generally safer than regular implants. While butt augmentation using implants is also a rising cosmetic surgery, most patients prefer the natural approach. In addition, some people can have allergic reactions to the material of the implants, which can lead to other complications. Since you’re using your own fat with a BBL, there is a much higher chance that your body will accept the fat. This procedure is also less invasive than other butt augmentations.
What Are Some Need-to-Knows?
Research your plastic surgeon. Miami, FL is a mecca for plastic surgeons and while they are plentiful, you’ll want to make sure you find one who has the experience to perform BBLs. This procedure is very specialized and it takes an artistic eye and surgical skill. Find someone that is experienced in not just BBLs, but in fat transfers as well as other body contouring plastic surgeries.
While the results from a Brazilian butt lift can last years, it is possible that you’ll need another surgery later down the road. Natural fat transfers are safer, but there is a possibility of the transferred fat being absorbed back into the body. This is a slow process and is usually not a major concern for patients since the results and benefits of the surgery are so impressive.
Like any surgery, the cost depends on many things, such as which plastic surgeon you decide on, what city/state you’re getting it done, and how much fat is being transferred. This procedure generally starts around $5,000. This doesn't include all the costs, so be sure to understand what the total cost includes. This is usually discussed during the consultation process.
You’ll want to maintain a healthy weight. Any dramatic weight loss or gain can impact your results. Make sure you’re living a healthy lifestyle and don’t make any dramatic changes that could jeopardize your new look. It’s never too late to start exercising and living a healthier life.
Where Do I Start?
Do more research and schedule a consultation at our Miami, FL plastic surgery center. During this appointment, you will find out everything there is to know about a Brazilian butt lift. We will explain the process in more depth. You’ll also discuss where you want the fat transferred from and whether or not that will be a viable option. Now is the time to ask any and all questions or voice any concerns about the procedure.
So what are you waiting for? Start living a better and more confident life. Why should the TV stars be the only ones to have a great butt? You can too!