What Is a Brazilian Butt Lift?
Our skilled team of board-certified 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.
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.
Brazilian Butt Lift Reviews
"22 Year Old, Brazilian Butt Lift, Lipo from Abdomen Flanks and Back - I was extremely nervous the morning of my surgery because I hadn't seen my doctor since my consultation months earlier. As soon as I met with him my fears were dismantled. He asked me what I was looking for as well as telling me what he planned to do for me and the nurses were extremely kind and helpful as well. He even called my support person after I left the surgery center to make sure I was adjusting well at home."- J. / RateMDs / Jan 20, 2017
"22 Year Old, Brazilian Butt Lift, Lipo from Abdomen Flanks and Back - I was extremely nervous the morning of my surgery because I hadn't seen my doctor since my consultation months earlier. As soon as I met with him my fears were dismantled. He asked me what I was looking for as well as telling me what he planned to do for me and the nurses were extremely kind and helpful as well. He even called my support person after I left the surgery center to make sure I was adjusting well at home."- J. / RealSelf / Jan 20, 2017
"Dr. P just finished my third procedure! The team is professional, courteous and always there if you have a question or concern! Highly recommend Austin-Weston! I know I'll be back soon!"- A.H. / Facebook / Mar 20, 2016
"Dr Knotts and the entire staff at Austin-Weston are absolutely AMAZING. I am extremely happy with my new shape and I would HIGHLY recommend Dr. Knotts and Austin-Weston. I love Dr. Knotts!! Thank you for improving my quality of life!!"- H.P. / Yelp / Jul 26, 2017
"I’ve been here several times for procedures. They are friendly, helpful, and professional. They also have the best surgeons in the area. I specifically see Dr. Sigal. He his very personable and makes you feel relaxed. He has a terrific bedside manner and an amazing memory. Love this doctor and would absolutely highly recommend!"- A.S. / Google / Dec 11, 2018
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.
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.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $9,450
- Recovery Time
- 2-4 Weeks
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 board-certified plastic surgeons at Austin-Weston today.
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