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Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery

Basically speaking, the Brazilian Butt Lift is a fat transfer to buttocks. Conducted usually under general anesthesia, the BBL is an outpatient procedure where fat is harvested from other areas of the body like the abdomen, back, hips or thighs and purified so that only the highest quality fat cells are used for injection to the buttocks. The harvested fat cells are placed in between muscle layers and close to a blood supply where they have a greater chance of survival instead of being absorbed by the body. Fat transfer also creates new collagen since fat contains stem cells that help create new tissue, improving the texture of skin. The fat transfer is made through very small incisions into the buttocks. The fat restores shape and volume, tightens the skin, all while providing a more youthful appearance and shape. The buttock lift may take anywhere from an hour and a half to three hours, depending on various factors such as the amount of fat that needs to be removed and the desired shape and size of the buttocks. View buttock enhancement and other plastic surgery videos on Dr. Salama’s YouTube channel.

BenefitsWhat are the benefits of the Brazilian Butt Lift?

More often, patients choose Brazilian Butt Lift surgery instead of gluteal implants for buttock enhancement because of the natural looking results it provides. Plus, there are many additional benefits such as the reduced chances of rejection and risks of complications from suture ruptures, implant exposure and infection; as well as minimal scarring and discomfort, and the improved body contour in the areas where the fat was harvested via liposuction. Not to mention the intangible benefits, like increased self-confidence, the Brazilian Butt Lift procedure provides.

RisksWhat are the risks related to the Brazilian Butt Lift?

While being a safer butt augmentation option, there are still risks to consider with the Brazilian Butt Lift. Some of the risks associated with the BBL include discomfort, infection, asymmetry hematoma, and excessive blood loss, which is why the selecting your plastic surgeon is of the utmost importance. Your plastic surgeon should be board-certified with a high level of experience, artistry and technical skill. Dr. Moises Salama is revered for his technique having performed more than 4,000 Brazilian Butt Lifts and popularizing the procedure.

CandidatesWho is a good candidate for the Brazilian Butt Lift?

While the Brazilian Butt Lift is popular among people of every age and body type, it does require being in good health, realistic expectations about the procedure, and having spare pounds for the fat transfer to the buttocks in order to attain quality, long lasting results. Thinner patients may be asked to gain weight for the Brazilian Butt Lift surgery.

A BBL may be appropriate for men and women with asymmetrical buttocks, flat buttocks, small buttocks, disproportionate buttocks, sagging buttocks or those whose buttock’s shape has been impacted by dramatic weight loss.

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Preparing for a Brazilian Butt Lift

You can help optimize your results and enjoy a more pleasant experience from start to finish by getting ready for your Brazilian Butt Lift procedure in advance. In order to heal well, proper preparation is key. There are several steps that can be taken to properly prepare for surgery. We will discuss the following recommendations and any other applicable instructions with you during your initial consultation, and we encourage you to ask any questions during this meeting. The better informed you are, the more likely you will have a smooth, stress-free operation and an excellent outcome. Please note:

What happens after BBL surgery?

What can you expect after having the Brazilian Buttock Lift? After surgery, patients will need to wear a special compression garment, which is meant to support the buttocks tissue, compress areas that have undergone liposuction, and facilitate healing. Patients will also need to refrain from putting too much weight on their buttocks for several weeks. Sitting should be done on something cushioned or padded and is not recommended for prolonged periods of time, for at least two full weeks, to prevent the fat from being absorbed or displaced. Patients should also refrain from sleeping on their backs to avoid pressure on the buttock. This is done to help protect the newly placed fatty tissue and ensure its survival. Fat cells that are compressed or crushed can be reabsorbed by the body before they become permanently attached to their new location. This can affect your outcome in several unpredictable ways, including reducing buttock volume or modifying the shape of your buttocks. As a reminder, this period of restricted sitting is brief—about six weeks—and we will provide suggestions to make the healing process as comfortable and pleasant as possible.

Patients should be sufficiently healed to return to work after three weeks of surgery, unless work involves demanding physical labor, and should fully recover from bruising, swelling, soreness and pain after about two months. Workout routines can be resumed after two months; and with sufficient time, patients should be able to partake in intense physical activity.

In general, it usually takes a month to begin to feel normal and six to see the final results.

ResultsBrazilian Butt Lift Results Are Long-Lasting

The fat transfer from a successful Brazilian Butt Lift surgery will remain in your buttocks for the rest of your life. It will age with you just like the rest of your body tissue, which dictates the importance of a healthy lifestyle including exercise to help maintain the shape and size of the buttocks. As long as you maintain your weight, chances are good that your results will continue for many years without the need for retreatment.

CostWhat does the Brazilian Butt Lift cost?

The BBL cost depends on the number of areas where fat is removed and transferred. Regular price for our Brazilian Butt Lift is $9,299 and includes 12 areas of lipo (the upper and lower abdomen, flanks, and upper and lower back). Typically, we have special promotions that reduce the BBL cost significantly. Be sure to ask your patient coordinator about our current special.

Frequently asked questions about the Brazilian Butt Lift

We understand you may have many questions about Brazilian Butt Lift, and we’re here to help answer them. Please reach out to our friendly and knowledgeable medical team to learn more or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Salama.