Brazilian Butt Lift
Buttock augmentation using the Brazilian Butt Lift technique (a.k. BBL) involves liposculpture and fat transfer to lift, increase volume, and increase the projection of the buttock while contouring the waist.
Who is a candidate for Brazilian Butt Lift 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.
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.
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.
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.
The cost for gluteal augmentation ranges $6,000 – $10,000. An individualized quote will be determined after consultation with Dr. Carpin.
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.
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.