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.
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
"Wonderful treatment with Shima for BBL! I am very pleased with results. She’s very knowledgeable about the products and treatments, made me feel at ease during the procedure. I would highly recommend Shima and look forward to future treatments!"- S.M. / Google / Feb 11, 2021
"I would like leave a review for Shima. I have always had very sensitive skin and would only use skin products that were recommended by my dermatologist .. despite doing this I didn't feel as though my skin looked as good as possible. Both Savannah and Shima made recommendations for my skin regimen. What I appreciated was that they didn't tell me to use the most expensive products they made recommendations specifically for my skin type. In addition they recommended that I would benefit from BBL laser therapy in order to treat sun damage. I can only say that my skin has never looked this good! We used laughing gas instead of topical numbing for the laser treatment and I didn't feel a thing. The procedure itself didn't take long and I already see improvement in the sun-damaged areas of my skin. The skin products they recommended are easy (not too many steps per day that I knew I would skip) and maintainable. The problem areas of my skin are improving. If you haven't scheduled a skin consult with these talented women I highly recommended it, they are amazing!"- E.T. / Google / Sep 15, 2020
"Had a great experience with Shima, an experienced, gentle licensed medical esthetician. Shima carefully explains why she is completing every step of her procedure, which is so comforting when I’m a bit nervous with anything having to do with my face. I’m really happy that I’ve discovered Austin-Weston and all of the services they offer. Right now I’m sticking with BBL and Diamond (microdermabrasion) facials, which seem like a great combination for my sensitive skin. Thank you Shima!"- K.P. / Google / Mar 11, 2021
"I had a very small procedure done by Dr Weston and it didn’t turn out as expected. No fault of his really, you just never know how your body will respond. He did his best to remedy the situation and had me follow up with Shima for BBL treatment. She is very kind and patient and was lovely to work with. I’m still trying to get the results I’m hoping for, but Shima let me know that she’d work with me as much as she can. I would definitely recommend her and the office in general as I think they do the best they can for their patients."- C.Z. / Yelp / May 31, 2021
"Dr. Knox and his staff are a pleasure... They are extremely attentive to your needs and were always available for questions. Dr. Knox attention to detail gave me fantastic results. The facility decor is calming and the exam rooms are extremely clean. Several of my friends had procedures there and was happy with their results as well."- W. / RealSelf / May 20, 2020
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.
Brazilian Butt Lift FAQ
How much does a Brazilian butt lift cost?
The total cost for your Brazilian butt lift (BBL) will include the costs for both fat transfer and liposuction, facility fees, anesthesia, as well as care before and after your surgery. Once your surgeon has developed your BBL surgical plan, they will be better able to estimate your costs. We want you to focus on choosing a surgeon you trust, like our plastic surgeons, so we'll work with you to make your Brazilian butt lift easy to afford. Austin-Weston, The Center for Cosmetic Surgery accepts many 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 implants or a fat transfer (the Brazilian butt lift). In your consultation, your surgeon will explain both options and help you decide which best matches your physique and goals. They will also examine your body to decide which areas would benefit from liposuction (typically the stomach, back, or thighs). You may not be a candidate for a BBL if your body fat percentage is too low.
How long will my results last?
While some fat may be reabsorbed by your body after the Brazilian butt lift, most of the fat cells will remain in your buttocks for many years. To maintain your results, you should keep your weight steady because significant weight loss or gain will affect the results of the surgery. That's why our surgeons highly recommend you be at or near a healthy, stable weight before your Brazilian butt lift — so it's easy for you to maintain.
How can I recover faster after a BBL?
If you want to minimize your healing time following a BBL, your surgeon or a member of their team will explain post-operative instructions and tips. You should avoid sitting on your buttocks for at least 14 days as the area heals. Our surgeons recommend you have a Boppy nursing or donut-shaped pillow that allows you to sit down — so the pressure is on your legs rather than your butt. Short walks and light stretching will improve your blood flow and reduce inflammation. Your surgeon may also suggest a special post-surgical massage to help your body heal.
Will a Brazilian butt lift remove loose skin?
While it's called a Brazilian butt lift, this name is a little deceiving since it isn't actually a butt lift, which corrects loose and sagging skin in the butt. Although, the new volume added to your butt during a BBL may fill out some loose skin. If you are concerned about moderate to severe sagging skin in your buttocks, you may want a butt lift with a BBL. Your surgeon can explain your options based on your needs and concerns during your consultation.
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 plastic surgeons at Austin-Weston today.
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