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.
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.
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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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 can you expect after having the Brazilian Butt 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.
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.
BBL costs varies depending on the number of areas where fat is removed and transferred. Regular price for our Brazilian Butt Lift is $8,299 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 cost significantly. Be sure to ask your patient coordinator about our current special.
A: There needs to be enough fat removed via liposuction from other areas of the body including the abdomen, back, hips and thighs, which needs to be purified and used for injection to the buttocks. Certain overweight patients may need to lose weight prior to the Brazilian Butt Lift surgery or choose a different procedure. Additionally, some patients may need to gain weight if they have insufficient fatty material for their discussed treatment plan.
A: To determine whether a patient qualifies for Brazilian Butt Lift surgery or not, a consultation with a plastic surgeon needs to take place. Depending on the body type of the patient, the surgeon can suggest other procedures if there is a better option for the patient or additional procedures, like a Tummy Tuck, that may be necessary in combination with the Brazilian Butt Lift.
A: Butt implants require hard silicone implants to be inserted into the buttocks, while the Brazilian Butt Lift is a body contouring procedure where fat is removed from other areas of the body, such as the abdomen, back, hips and thighs, and transferred to the buttocks. Some patients may prefer one procedure over another, and these techniques can be combined in certain cases to achieve more comprehensive enhancement. Utilizing a patient’s own natural tissue can provide a very natural-looking and feeling result that an implant may not be able to match. That said, each individual will have unique goals, and we can discuss the right approach for your unique desires.
A: Yes, but should confirm the costs and any concerns with your plastic surgeon. Many patients choose to have the liposuction performed on the abdomen, hips, and thighs, but liposuction can be performed on virtually any area of the body. Certain restrictions will apply, and our surgeon can recommend one or more areas that are best suited to your anatomic needs and aesthetic goals. If you lack the appropriate amount of fatty tissue for your desired outcome, you may need to gain a small amount of weight to help make your goals more achievable.
A: Yes, but you should confirm the costs and any concerns with your plastic surgeon. Some of the procedures and treatments that are often combined with this technique include butt implants, tummy tuck surgery, and breast augmentation. Non-surgical facial rejuvenation often can also be added to your treatment plan, for more comprehensive aesthetic enhancement. Talk to Dr. Salama about your concerns and we can provide advice and guidance to help you achieve your goals.
A: Yes, Elite Plastic Surgery offers stay and post-op care at the Elite Retreat Miami. There are various packages with up to a nine-day stay. Accommodations include medical assistance, daily meals, private transportation, Wi-Fi, and more. Please contact our patient coordinator for details and pricing.
A: Dr. Salama will explain any instructions for your recovery based on your individual treatment plan. That said, many aspects of the healing process will be the same for everyone. For instance, patients need to avoid putting weight on their buttocks, must wear a compressions garment for support, follow a special care regimen for at least ten days, and cannot lay on their backs. Other directions will be provided in detail, and you will have several follow-up appointments to ensure recovery is going as planned. Your experience is very important to us, and we encourage you to reach out with any questions or concerns at any time.
A: We customize every treatment plan, and Dr. Salama will take the time to discuss your cosmetic goals during your initial consultation. An important part of this process will be going over what to expect when your results have finalized. While a dramatic change in shape is possible, what’s attainable for you and your unique characteristics will ultimately dictate the degree of change feasible. We have found that well-informed patients are often the most satisfied, and we make it a priority to help you understand every stage of treatment so you feel as comfortable and confident as possible.
A: Yes, according to the needs of the patient. The surgeon will prescribe medication for the pain. Some temporary discomfort from the swelling, tenderness, and bruising is normal, and these effects should fade with time. If pain increases after a couple of days or if something doesn’t “feel right,” you should contact our medical team about your concerns and we will help you find a suitable solution. A little patience is required, but many people find the time passes quickly, and that the improvements are worth the short wait and minor discomfort.
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.