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What is a Brazilian Butt Lift?
A Brazilian butt lift, sometimes referred to as BBL, is a multi-step cosmetic surgery procedure performed to enhance the shape and volume of the buttocks. First, liposuction is used to harvest excess fat from areas of the patient’s own body. Then that fat is purified and injected into the buttocks in a process known as autologous fat transfer or fat grafting. This means that the patient not only benefits from a more shapely backside, but also enjoys the body contouring Trusted Source What are buttock enhancement surgeries? American Society of Plastic Surgeons Go to Source effects of liposuction .
Benefits of a Brazilian Butt Lift
Dr. Reis’ patients enjoy many benefits of a Brazilian butt lift, including:
- More shapely, voluminous buttocks
- Removal of excess fat in the abdomen, thighs, waist, love handles, or other trouble spots
- A more proportionate, hourglass shape
- Enhanced self-confidence
- Results that are more natural-looking and comfortable than butt implants
- Less scaring than a traditional butt lift or butt implants
Brazilian Butt Lift: What to Expect
Preparing for BBL Surgery
The first step in preparing for a Brazilian butt lift is to attend a personal consultation with Dr. Reis. During this appointment, Dr. Reis will conduct a physical examination and also review your medical history to determine whether you are a good candidate for butt lift. You will have the opportunity to candidly discuss your cosmetic goals, and together you will decide if a Brazilian butt lift is right for you.
The Brazilian Butt Lift Procedure
A Brazilian butt lift is an outpatient procedure performed under general anesthesia or IV sedation. To begin the procedure, Dr. Reis creates very small incisions and uses a narrow cannula to harvest fat from donor sites. This fat is purified and processed, then Dr. Reis injects the fat into the buttocks, sculpting the area according to your goals to achieve the best aesthetic results.
Recovery After Brazilian Butt Lift
Following a Brazilian butt lift, it is normal to experience some bruising, swelling, and discomfort at both the donor sights and in the enhanced buttocks. Dr. Reis will prescribe medication to help you stay comfortable, and you will wear a compression garment for 4 weeks to help with healing. Most patients are able to resume their normal activities four to six weeks after a Brazilian butt lift.
Frequently Asked Questions About Brazilian Butt Lift
Who is a good candidate for Brazilian butt lift?
- Has adequate fat to be harvested
- Is in good overall health
- Does not smoke or use any nicotine containing products
- Is at a relatively stable weight and does not plan to lose additional weight in the future
- Has realistic expectations about what can be achieved through plastic surgery
- Has not previously undergone laser-assisted liposuction, also known as SmartLipo
Is a Brazilian butt lift permanent?
Some of the fat injected into the buttocks during a Brazilian butt lift will be naturally metabolized and absorbed by the body over the first few weeks after the procedure, so the results will not be as pronounced as when the procedure was first performed. Taking this into account, Dr Reis overcorrects and injects more fat initially than desired, to correct for this absorption of around 30-50% of the fat that is transferred. The rest of the grafted fat will stay in place for many years to come and be permanent.
What are the risks of Brazilian butt lift?
When performed by an experienced and board certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Reis, Brazilian butt lift is considered to be a safe procedure. Still, any surgical procedure carries some risk of complications. Trusted Source What are the risks of buttock enhancement? American Society of Plastic Surgeons Go to Source Risks of Brazilian butt lift surgery , while rare, include:
- Poor healing
Contact Dr. Scott Reis
If you are interested in pursuing a more curvy, shapely, and voluminous gluteal contour, you may be a good candidate for a Brazilian butt lift. Contact us in Houston to schedule your personal consultation with board-certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. Scott Reis.
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1 American Society of Plastic Surgeons. What are buttock enhancement surgeries? Available: https://www.plasticsurgery.org/cosmetic-procedures/buttock-enhancement. Accessed May 16, 2022.
2 American Society of Plastic Surgeons. What are the risks of buttock enhancement? Available: https://www.plasticsurgery.org/cosmetic-procedures/buttock-enhancement/safety. Accessed May 16, 2022