Brazilian Butt Lift
If you have ever felt that you “don’t have a butt” or are concerned with an uneven shape or texture of your butt then a Brazilian Butt Lift is probably a procedure to consider. A Brazilian Butt Lift or “BBL” has become very popular worldwide due to the impressive results the procedure offers. Initially Fat is harvested from various portions of the body, but specifically the lower back and waist to allow for a better contrast between these areas and the grafted buttocks. Next the fat is prepared to allow for only the healthiest fat cells to be injected into your buttock. The fat can be grafted to improve perkiness, projection, fine lines and uneven skin depression depending on your specific concerns and goals.
Recently there has been increased concern regarding the safety of the Brazilian Butt Lift. As with any procedure, inexperience of the surgeon can lead to increased risk of complications. However, in the hands of a fellowship trained, board certified/eligible surgeon, the procedure is an excellent and safe option for most people. It is important for you as the patient to know your surgeon and make sure they are well trained to perform any procedure safely. Visit our Choosing a Surgeon page to learn more about picking the right surgeon for you.
- Augment the upper buttock to provide improved perkiness
- Increase size and projection of the buttock without widening the hips
- Create a smooth contour of the lower back to the upper buttocks
- Improve any dimple or skin depression of the buttocks
Most patients can return to their normal activities and work within 1 to 2 weeks of surgery. It is important to wear a compressive body garment regularly for the first few weeks after surgery to minimize swelling and ensure the best liposuction result possible. It is aksi important not to sit on your buttock or apply pressure as it can impact the amount of grafted fat that your body maintains. Approximately 50-70% of transplanted fat will integrate and provide lasting results and the remainder will be broken down by your body. It is recommended to avoid exercising for 3-4 weeks after surgery to prevent avoidable complications such as bleeding, bruising, pain and problems healing.