Looking for a way to a sculpt sexy, curvy behind while also tightening and toning your thighs, stomach, hips, or back? A Brazilian Butt Lift may be your ideal cosmetic procedure. This procedure combines the benefits of liposuction and butt augmentation techniques into one effective body sculpting procedure.
About the Brazilian Butt Lift
A Brazilian Butt Lift, also known as BBL, butt fat transfer, and natural butt augmentation, is a type of butt augmentation procedure that uses the patient’s own body fat from another area of the body to naturally augment and sculpt their ideal buttocks. Because natural fat from the body is used during this procedure, patients are able to obtain more natural-looking results than would be possible with other butt augmentation techniques. The liposuction portion of the procedure also helps to create a beautiful hourglass figure if it is performed on the waist, abdomen, and thighs.
This procedure is an excellent option for patients interested in correcting sagging, flat, small, or asymmetrical buttocks. It can also be a great tool for individuals who have recently undergone massive weight loss that has significantly changed the shape and size of their buttocks. The two-in-one procedure provides patients with stunning proportions and maximum contouring by combining liposuction with fat transfer.
- Natural augmentation
- No synthetic material
- No chance for allergic reaction from patient’s own fat
- Less invasive than butt implant augmentation
- Natural look and feel
- Other areas are simultaneously slimmed
- Enhanced hourglass figure
- Lasting results
Brazilian Butt Lift versus Butt Implants
A Brazilian Butt Lift is not the same as butt augmentation with implants.
Butt implants are synthetic silicone implants that are placed in pockets made in each buttock under the muscles. Brazilian Butt Lift on the other hand uses the body’s natural volumizing material, adipose tissue, to augment the butt. Butt augmentation with implants requires a longer recovery than BBL because the incisions need time to heal, especially because of their placement. Brazilian Butt Lifts are performed with fat injections, which do not require incisions. This makes the procedure safer than butt augmentation with implants. Fat transfer to the butt also offers more anatomically similar results than implants do, since the adipose tissue is the same found everywhere else on the body.
When performing butt augmentation with implants, there is no additional body sculpting other than butt projection because liposuction is not a part of the butt augmentation with implants process. However, liposuction is an added perk of BBL; the liposuction used to harvest the fat grafts aids in greater overall body contouring. Additionally, there is no risk of rupture or adverse reaction to the implants.
The Brazilian Butt Lift is the preferred butt augmentation method among surgeons and patients for many reasons, and the aforementioned reasons are just a few. But it is important to remember that not everyone is a qualified candidate for buttocks fat transfer. To determine this, Dr. Saira Saini must perform an examination during the initial consultation to see if a patient is a good candidate. You can read below for some of the candidate qualifications, but again, Dr. Saini must see all prospective patients in person in order to make the final decision.
The Brazilian Butt Lift is a great butt augmentation option for patients interested in accentuating their buttocks while simultaneously slimming and sculpting another area of their body. For patients to qualify for this procedure, they must have an adequate amount of excess fat in the thighs, back, abdomen, or hip area. Other areas of the body, such as the arms, may be good areas for liposuction as well. This will be determined by Dr. Saini after a BBL consultation examination.
Very slender patients may not qualify for a Brazilian Butt Lift; however, patients must not be overweight or obese. BBL candidates must be healthy and exercise regularly, but find that working out does not provide them with the derriere projection they desire. Further, they must have ideal skin elasticity so the liposuctioned areas contract to the newly slimmed form. Woman and men who would like a perkier behind should contact Dr. Saini’s North Carolina location for a private consultation. She looks forward to speaking with patients of all backgrounds looking to enhance their figure.
Brazilian Butt Lift begins with the administering of anesthesia and marking the liposuction locations and injection points. Once the patient is asleep, the extraction of fat with liposuction is performed on one or more predetermined areas of the body. Typically, patients have fat removed from the abdomen, thighs, hips, and/or back. Fat is harvested with a special liposuction technique, preserving the fat graft by collecting it through a specific cannula in a special vacuum.
Once the fat has been removed, it is carefully cleansed and purified in a centrifuge. The centrifugation system spins the fat graft extremely fast in order to separate the components. Only viable fat is desired for transfer to the buttocks, so the separated blood and lipids are discarded.
Once the fat has been properly refined, it is injected strategically into the buttocks to sculpt a pleasing shape.
Small amounts are injected at a time in order to ensure even, symmetrical results. This also helps the fat graft gain a decent blood supply so it lasts in the new location. Not all fat takes to the transferred location, so slightly more augmentation is added to compensate. Once the injections are completed, the patient is taken to a recovery room where they will comfortably wake from the anesthesia with the care of our attentive nursing staff.
Following treatment, patients must wear a special compression garment to ensure that proper healing takes place. This must be worn at all times, besides bathing, until otherwise instructed. All Brazilian Butt Lift patients must refrain from putting any weight on their buttocks for the first two weeks. During this time period, they should lay or sleep on their stomachs. Most patients can return to a desk job in two to three weeks.
Light activities like walking are encouraged throughout the recovery period to help blood flow.
Pain, swelling, bruising, and soreness usually subside within two months of treatment, but light exercise can help remedy these effects quicker. Postoperative discomfort or pain can be managed with prescription medication or Tylenol. Patients should refrain from taking anti-inflammatory medications like ibuprofen and Advil until otherwise instructed by Dr. Saini.
Often, patients who receive a Brazilian Butt Lift may undergo breast augmentation as well for ultimate body contouring. Breast augmentation can be performed with implants, or with adipose tissue just like the Brazilian Butt Lift. The ideal breast augmentation procedure for a given case will be based on the patient’s aesthetic goals, body frame, and personal preference. Dr. Saini will be happy to offer her expert opinion. Breast augmentation fat transfer can usually be performed in the same surgical sessions with the same fat graft harvested from the procedure. Dr. Saini may recommend undergoing breast augmentation in a separate surgical session if she feels it would be safer and easier recovery for the patient.
If lax skin is a concern after weight loss or pregnancy, a tummy tuck may be recommended to tone the abdomen for a harmonious look. A tummy tuck is a procedure that removes excess abdominal skin and tightens the muscles to create a flatter, defined midsection. The combination of a flatter stomach and bigger behind will give patients a fantastically contoured body with the perfect hourglass shape.
Brazilian Butt Lift results can be seen immediately after surgery, but best results are seen about six to eight months after the procedure. During that time the fat graft is gaining a new blood supply in the buttocks. After about eight months, the projection seen will be the long lasting augmented results. Fat cells can, however, decrease in size from weight loss, so to maintain results significant weight fluctuation should be avoided. Alternatively, gaining some weight can increase the buttocks after BBL. For optimal results, patients should maintain a stable weight.
Before undergoing a Brazilian Butt Lift, patients must first schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Saira Saini. During this appointment, Dr. Saini will carefully evaluate if a Brazilian Butt Lift is right for each individual patient. This will include an examination to determine if the patient has adequate fat deposits for transfer. She will provide recommendations if she believes that another treatment would better suited to helping a patient achieve their cosmetic goals.
If she finds a patient to be a good BBL candidate, Dr. Saini will then create an individualized surgical plan.
This custom surgical plan will include the best areas for liposuction, the best injection locations on the buttocks, special preparation, and custom recovery instructions to provide optimal results. A quote will be provided at this time as well.
Brazilian Butt Lifts vary in cost based on different factors. This includes, but is not limited to, the amount of liposuction performed, the amount of injections, and anesthesia. To receive an estimation of costs, please contact our Fayetteville office to schedule a Brazilian Butt Lift private consultation with Dr. Saini.