Brazilian Butt Lift in Reston, VA

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What Is a Brazilian Butt Lift?

Our skilled team of plastic surgeons at Austin-Weston, The Center for Cosmetic Surgery in Reston, VA helps many men and women each year achieve the stunning, sexy shape they want with Brazilian butt lift (BBL) surgery. During Brazilian butt lift surgery, unwanted fat is harvested from one area of the patient's body via liposuction and strategically injected into the buttocks to create a fuller, rounder butt shape. This concept is generally referred to as fat grafting or fat transfer to the buttocks. The most common areas for liposuction during a Brazilian Butt Lift are the abdomen, hips, and flanks, but fat can be harvested from other areas of the body as well. 

It is important for patients to understand the difference between BBL and traditional butt lift surgery, the latter of which is designed to remove loose skin and physically lift and tighten the butt. Patients should also compare the benefits of Brazilian butt lift with butt augmentation, which utilizes silicone glute implants to enhance the butt shape. While butt implants can certainly produce gorgeous results, many men and women prefer BBL as a more natural alternative to butt augmentation. 

Oftentimes, patients choose to combine BBL with tummy tuck surgery to simultaneously maximize the curves of the buttocks and trim the waistline for a fuller profile. The results can be as subtle or impressive as the patient wants, and the surgeons at Austin-Weston pride themselves as listeners who do their best to help patients achieve their ideal outcome.

What Are The Benefits Of A Brazilian Butt Lift?

A customized Brazilian butt lift performed by our experienced team of plastic surgeons can create the curves you want with a number of excellent benefits, including:

  • Eliminating fat from problem areas
  • Slimming and toning the body
  • Accentuating your natural curves
  • Improving shape and proportions
  • Enhancing the shape, size, and overall aesthetic appeal of your butt
  • Providing a safer alternative to implants
  • Achieving a natural look and feel

Preparing for Brazilian Butt Lift

Recovery Time

2-4 Weeks

Starting Cost

From: $10,815

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Is a Brazilian Butt Lift Right for Me?

Men and women who choose Brazilian Butt Lift get the best of both worlds since this dual procedure slims one area and adds natural volume to the buttocks. Ideal candidates for BBL will have the following:

  • Excellent skin elasticity in the buttocks area
  • Enough extra fat available for liposuction
  • Overall good health
  • Realistic expectations of the fat transfer

Patients who do not have enough excess fat for BBL surgery may be better-suited to gluteal implants. Additionally, patients with loose, wrinkled skin on the buttocks may benefit more from traditional butt lift surgery vs. BBL.

How Is a Brazilian Butt Lift Performed?

The Brazilian Butt Lift is an outpatient procedure performed under general anesthesia in our fully accredited surgical facility. The procedure may last for several hours or longer if there are multiple areas of fat to be liposuctioned and/or if BBL is being performed as part of a larger procedure, such as mommy makeover surgery. Brazilian Butt Lift incisions are small and dependent on the areas having liposuction. After the harvested fat has been purified in our on-site centrifuge, it is carefully injected into the buttocks via syringe in thin, precise layers to ensure a smooth, natural-looking shape. After BBL surgery, we recommend no prolonged sitting for 4-6 weeks to allow the fat to 'take' properly and begin to live in its new location. The amount of permanent fat survival is evident by 6 – 8 weeks, and final post-operative photographs are taken around 3 months after Brazilian butt lift.

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What REsults Can I Expect from a Brazilian Butt Lift?

Many patients choose a Brazilian Butt Lift because they want their new curves to look and feel natural without the need for an artificial implant. While the buttocks will at first appear large and swollen, the swelling resides over the first few weeks and some of the grafted fat is also reabsorbed by the body. For this reason, patients wanting maximum buttocks volume sometimes choose to undergo more than one fat grafting session. Patients should keep in mind that significant weight loss or weight gain after BBL will affect their results. 

Ideal Proportions with BBL

Don’t feel defeated by a deflated backside. The Brazilian Butt Lift is one of the most popular plastic surgeries in the United States right now. It is a safe and effective way to add volume to your bottom by using your own body fat. If you want to learn more, call to schedule an appointment with one of the renowned plastic surgeons at Austin-Weston today.

How long will my results last?

While some fat may be reabsorbed after the Brazilian butt lift, most of the transferred fat will stay in your butt for many years. To maintain your results, you should maintain a steady weight because significant weight gain or loss will compromise your BBL results. That's why the surgeons at Austin-Weston, The Center for Cosmetic Surgery recommend you be at or near a healthy weight before your Brazilian butt lift.

How can I recover faster after a BBL?

For a faster recovery after a BBL, one of our skilled surgeons will give you post-operative instructions. You should avoid sitting on your buttocks for at least 14 days as the area heals. Your surgeon recommends you have a donut-shaped pillow or a Boppy nursing pillow that allows you to sit so the pressure is on your thighs rather than your butt. Short walks and light stretching can help to improve your blood circulation and decrease inflammation. Your surgeon might also recommend a special post-surgical massage to help your body heal.

Will a Brazilian butt lift remove loose skin?

The name of the surgery, Brazilian butt lift, is a little confusing because it is not a butt lift, which eliminates loose skin from your butt. However, the new volume transferred to your butt during a BBL may fill out some loose skin. If you are concerned about moderate to severe sagging skin in your butt, you might want a gluteoplasty with your Brazilian butt lift. Your surgeon can review your options based on your needs and concerns during your consultation.

How much does a Brazilian butt lift cost?

Your total cost for a Brazilian butt lift (BBL) includes the cost of both fat transfer and liposuction, anesthesia, facility fees, plus pre- and post-operative care. When Dr. Weston has created your BBL surgical plan, he will be better able to estimate your costs. It's best to concentrate on choosing a plastic surgeon you feel comfortable with, like Dr. Weston, so we'll help make your Brazilian butt lift easy to afford. Austin-Weston, The Center for Cosmetic Surgery takes several payment methods, and we can help you find low-interest financing.

Should I get implants or a fat transfer?

If you want to add volume to your buttocks, you get butt augmentation using either silicone implants or fat grafting, which is commonly called a Brazilian butt lift. During your consultation, Dr. Weston will talk to you about both options and help you decide which fits your physique and wants. He will also examine your body to decide which areas with excess fat that would benefit from liposuction (usually the thighs, back, or stomach). You may not be a candidate for a BBL if your body fat percentage is too low.

Will there be scarring after the procedure?

The incisions made for liposuction are typically small and strategically placed to minimize visible scarring. Over time, the scars tend to fade and become less noticeable.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.