The Brazilian butt lift (or a BBL) continues to gain popularity in Miami and for good reason. It is a cosmetic surgery that creates amazing, natural-looking results to a once flat backside. This hot, cosmetic procedure can add volume, shape, and definition to your buttocks while using your own fat that is removed from another area of the body. More and more Miami, FL women and men are looking into this natural way to beautify their behind! Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Jeffrey LaGrasso, is an expert and one of the top plastic surgeons in the Miami/Dade County area that offers this uplifting procedure. So, if you are on the search for a shapelier behind, here are 10 facts you should know on what a Brazilian butt lift can do for you!
1. It’s a 2-in-1 procedure:
This cosmetic procedure actually benefits patients in more ways than one. A qualified BBL plastic surgeon will extract unwanted fat with liposuction. Common areas for liposuction are the stomach, hips, flanks, back, thighs, or waistline. Once the unwanted fat is extracted with liposuction, it goes through a purification process so that only the healthy fat remains. It is then transferred back into a patient’s buttocks strategically, in order to add the right amount of volume and shape. Patients can get the “hourglass figure” they always wanted with a BBL.
2. Shape and Volume:
It sounds crazy, but your own unwanted fat cells can give your butt more shape and definition. A skilled plastic surgeon, like Dr. LaGrasso, can sculpt and reshape your buttocks and add volume in places where your butt may look “flat”. Some people are just not born with a round, perky butt. Also, the natural process of aging causes a loss of volume or shape over time. With a BBL, you can transform your backside with amazing results that look full and round!
3. Natural results:
The reason this cosmetic procedure has become so popular, especially in the Miami, FL where it is considered one of the most sought out enhancements, is because of its natural-looking results. A BBL is known as an autologous transfer, meaning since a patient’s own fat cells are utilized, not only do the results look and feel more natural, the risk for rejection (for example, if an implant was used instead) decreases. By using a patient’s own fat cells, they can get a more defined, shapelier backside that looks all their own!
4. Be patient with the results:
It does take time to see the amazing, natural-looking results from a BBL. Immediately patients can typically see some new formation or shape to their backside but it will take a few weeks for the swelling to fully subside. If a patient takes the time to heal properly, follows the surgeon’s recovery guidelines, and allows for the fat transfer to properly take hold, then you will be able to maximize your results and love your look.
5. Recovery and downtime:
As with any cosmetic surgery, following the surgeon’s post-surgery protocol is important. With a BBL, it is crucial to avoid sitting directly on your buttocks for at least the first few weeks to enable the fat transfer to settle properly in its new environment. Sitting on a special pillow, wearing special compression garments, avoiding strenuous exercise, and taking 7-10 days off from work and daily activities will all aid in a quicker, easier recovery.
6. Not as invasive as implants:
This outpatient procedure leaves less invasive scars and is a quicker recovery than its counterpart of butt augmentation with implants. With a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon the small incisions for liposuction and fat transfer incisions to the buttocks can all be strategically placed in order to make them less noticeable. As your body continues to heal, the scars will fade over time.
7. Exercising vs. BBL:
Patients often wonder if they did different exercises could that change the look of their backside so it doesn’t look so “deflated”. Even though regular exercise and a healthy diet are important to maintain your figure, once volume is lost, there really is no amount of squats or certain exercises that will add it back. If you want a dramatic change to the shape or look of your backside, then a Brazilian butt lift can do just that!
8. Lasting results:
Residents of Miami, FL can usually show off their new, voluptuous backsides at the beach or at the clubs for years to come. Patients typically have amazing long-term results with their Brazilian butt lift procedure. A touch-up BBL is usually only necessary when a patient experiences weight gain post-surgery due to pregnancy or other factors.
9. Likely candidates:
One of the other great aspects about a BBL is that almost any healthy individual, no matter their body type, can be a candidate. With the care of a skilled surgeon, a natural proportion of body fat can be extracted with liposuction then be used for a transfer so even thinner, more petite patients can consider this procedure. The catch is how much fuller do you want to go and do you have enough body fat to transfer? This is discussed in detail during the consultation.
10. Experienced and qualified surgeon:
Even though a Brazilian Butt Lift is a fairly straightforward procedure, like with any cosmetic surgery, you want a board-certified plastic surgeon who has experience. It takes a creative eye and excellent surgical skill to ensure that the right amount of fat tissue is extracted with liposuction and then utilized correctly so that the patient’s backside has the desired volume and shape it needs. The buttock area also involves several major arteries and if the fat transfer is done improperly it can not only have cosmetic issues for a patient but also be life-threatening. Excellent surgical care, experience and an artistic touch are all top priorities when finding the right surgeon for your BBL.
A Brazilian butt lift can provide body contouring with liposuction then reshape and add definition to your backside. It is a 2-part win for patients! If you are ready to make a change to your “derrière” then you should consider a Brazilian butt lift. Dr. Jeffrey LaGrasso, of Miami, is a highly skilled, board-certified plastic surgeon with years of experience performing Brazilian butt lifts. During your consultation, he can show you actual BBL patients with before and after photos, as well as create a customized plan to give you the beautiful results you desire. Call or schedule your BBL consultation with Dr. LaGrasso today!