Brazilian Butt Lift
Brazilian Butt Lift Before & After Photos
What is a Brazilian Butt Lift?
Brazilian Butt Lifts — also referred to as buttock augmentation — involves liposculpture and fat transfer to lift, increase volume, and increase the projection of the buttock while contouring the waist.
Buttock Augmentation Overview
The procedure is performed in the operating room under general anesthesia or heavy sedation, and typically lasts 4 to 5 hours. Small cannulas are inserted thru tiny incisions to remove fat by gentle liposuction. Areas for fat collection include the abdomen, thighs, back, or arms, which also improves the contour of these areas. The fat cells are then carefully placed into the buttock thru tiny incisions. Additional sculpting by liposuction of the waist and abdomen further enhances the appearance of the buttock region and gives a more hour glass figure. A compression garment is then applied and must be worn for 6 weeks. Some patients require an overnight stay in the hospital for comfort.
Buttock Augmentation Risks
Most common risks of butt augmentation are swelling, pain and bruising. Risks associated with liposuction and blood clots are rare if done by a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon using safe techniques. Additional surgical risks will be discussed in consultation.
Results From Buttock Augmentation
Patients can expect a youthful and perky appearance to the buttock. The results are long-lasting, using your own body fat. An added benefit is the removal of unwanted fat from another body area, improving your overall shape.
Recovery from Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery
Patients typically experience pain, swelling, and bruising. To minimize risk of blood clots, patient begin light activity on the same day of surgery. Most patients return to work in 1-2 weeks. Garments are worn for 6 to 8 weeks. Exercise is permitted 6 weeks after surgery. Patients are asked to avoid direct pressure on the fat grafted region for 2-3 weeks. Swelling subsides over the next 3 to 6 months.
Who is a Candidate for Gluteal Augmentation Surgery?
Healthy patients with a desire to enhance the volume and shape of their buttock are good candidates for Brazilian Butt Lift surgery. Extremely thin patients are poor candidates, as the fat transfer is required for this procedure.
How Much Does a Brazilian Butt Lift Cost?
Every case is different, so we encourage you to call our practice and review your unique case with Dr. Carpin.
Frequently Asked Questions
When Can I Sit After My BBL Procedure?
You should avoid putting direct pressure on the buttocks for at least four weeks after your Brazilian Butt Lift. For optimal healing, patients should put their weight on the back of the lower thighs when sitting. Positioning the buttocks upwards on a soft cushion can also make sitting more comfortable in the weeks following a BBL.
Patients should also avoid lying directly on their back after a BBL procedure. Sleeping on your side will help your buttocks heal in the weeks following your Brazilian Butt Lift.
Will My Brazilian Butt Lift Procedure Look Natural?
The goal of a Brazilian Butt Lift is to improve the size and shape of the buttocks in a way that is significant yet natural. BBL procedures that use fat transfer produce the most natural-looking results by using the patient’s own body fat.
When fat is harvested from stubborn areas like the stomach or thighs, it creates a figure that looks naturally slim and toned. Transferring a patient’s harvested fat to the buttocks helps increase the volume of their butt in a subtle way that doesn’t look artificial.
Can Exercise Undo the Results of My BBL?
When the Brazilian Butt Lift procedure is performed with fat transfer, the results may change as time goes on. Getting regular exercise will not alter the outcome of your BBL procedure, but intense workouts and severe dieting can cause visible changes.
Extreme exercise or significant weight loss may lead you to lose some of the fat cells that your surgeon transferred to your buttocks. For most patients, these changes are not significant enough to completely undo the results of their Brazilian Butt Lift. In general, exercise is a good way to keep a toned and shapely booty after BBL!
How Long Will a BBL Last?
The results of your Brazilian Butt Lift will last a long time. You could see a more youthful, shapely backside for years after your procedure. Significant weight loss and the aging process can lead to changes in the size or shape of the buttocks after a BBL surgery.
The fat that was taken from your stomach or other harvesting sites will not return unless you were to regain weight in those regions. Following a healthy and well-balanced diet can help patients maintain the more sculpted figure that their BBL procedure created.
What are my alternatives for buttock augmentation?
Will I loose fat from my Brazilian Butt Lift if I do exercise or lose weight?
When will I see my Brazilian Butt Lift results?
Please schedule a consultation with Dr. Carpin to discuss if you are a surgical candidate, and to review the risks, benefits, alternatives, and expected outcomes of the procedure. Dr. Carpin offers the Brazilian butt lift in Houston, League City and Clear Lake, TX and surrounding areas, including Friendswood, Pasedena, Kemah, Seabrook and Galveston.