About The Brazilian Butt Lift
A Brazilian butt lift (BBL) is a two-in-one buttock enhancement procedure by our double board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Paul S. Gill, that involves liposuction, fat transfer, and buttocks reshaping techniques. If your rear end is looking lackluster and you’ve got excess stubborn fat in another area of your body, this can be a real game-changer for you. In today's times, a rounder, more voluptuous rear end is desired more than ever. Using your own fat, the Brazilian butt lift technique results in added volume to the buttocks area. The process is achieved through a careful and precise fat transfer process. He will use liposuction to remove unwanted fat pockets from one place of your body and then transfers it into your backside (rear end). It takes an artistic eye to perfect this body contouring surgery with years of training, experience, and skill. Dr. Gill can garner natural-looking, gorgeous results at The Gill Center for Plastic Surgery and Dermatology at his practice in The Woodlands, TX.
Candidates for the Brazilian butt lift will be evaluated to confirm they are able to undergo this surgery. First is to ensure there is adequate fat in certain areas to remove for the removal, grafting, and transfer process. If you are of a low body weight or have insufficient fat to remove for the transfer, you may not (unfortunately) be a candidate for this treatment. Both genders can have the Brazilian butt lift procedure if they have one or more of the following:
- Sagging buttocks
- Flat buttocks
- Small or disproportionate buttocks
- Asymmetrical buttocks
- Had a massive drop in weight that has resulted in the change of the buttocks’ shape
Moreover, it is also crucial to have good skin laxity. If your skin is loose, sagging, or wrinkled, you may benefit better from a butt lift with surgery. If you maintain a good weight, have the right amount of fat to extract and transfer and prefer not to use an implant, then this procedure can be a terrific alternative for you.
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The Brazilian butt lift is qualified as an outpatient procedure that usually takes around 2 – 3 hours under an anesthetic. The time in surgery depends on the quantity of fat that is being liposuctioned and reinstated. Liposuction will be performed first to remove fat from targeted areas on your body, including the stomach, hips, and thighs. This method of fat extraction is performed at the highest quality and safety. The extracted fat is protected from the open air since it is intricately purified in a closed and sterile centrifuge system. It is during this time that viable fat tissue is carefully harvested, purified, and placed into syringes. Next is the injection phase, where the healthy fat tissue is injected in layers followed with a massage, which will make sure the surface is even and smooth. This step is repeated numerous times until the desired size and shape has been attained.
During the Brazilian butt lift procedure, Dr. Gill removes fat from another area of your body using liposuction. Sometimes, fat can be harvested from more than one area of your body, depending on the results required. The higher amount of fat Dr. Gill has to harvest, the more volume he can create in reshaping the buttocks. After the fat is purified, it is injected back into the buttocks. This procedure is different from buttocks implant surgery, where artificial implants are inserted into your buttocks to improve the shape and increase the size of the posterior. More people prefer the Brazilian butt lift method, as it is more natural, does not require implants, and also offers body contouring in a separate area.
What to Expect
After a Brazilian butt lift, you will be sent home to recover. Remember, there are separate sections on the body that need to be monitored — where the fat was liposuctioned and your enhanced buttocks. In both places, there will be some overall discomfort and swelling. It is important to not place additional weight on the buttocks for around two weeks after surgery. As soon as the swelling has subsided, results are visible, but usually, the full outcome is seen in around 4 – 6 weeks. Your rear end will appear curvaceous and shapelier. In addition, the areas that had liposuction may make your result more beautiful if it was performed on the hips or lower back/flanks section.
Frequently Asked Questions
Should I get implants or a fat transfer?
If you want to improve the shape and size of your buttocks, you get butt augmentation using either silicone implants or fat grafting, which is commonly called a Brazilian butt lift. In your initial consultation, Dr. Gill will explain both methods and help you choose which fits your physique and wants. He will also examine your body to decide which areas would get liposuction (usually the back, stomach, 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?
Although a small amount of fat might be reabsorbed after your Brazilian butt lift, the majority of the fat will stay in your buttocks for many years. To keep your results, you need to maintain a steady weight because major weight loss or gain can alter the results of your Brazilian butt lift. That's why Dr. Gill highly recommends you be at a healthy weight prior to your BBL so it's easier for you to stay at.
How can I recover faster after a BBL?
If you want to minimize your healing time following a BBL, Dr. Gill or someone on his team will give you post-surgical instructions. You should avoid sitting on your buttocks for at least 14 days as the area heals. Dr. Gill suggests you buy a donut-shaped or nursing pillow, which lets you sit down with pressure placed on your legs rather than your buttocks. Light stretching and short walks will improve your blood flow and reduce swelling. Dr. Gill might also suggest a special post-surgical massage help your body heal.
Will a Brazilian butt lift remove loosened skin?
While it's called a Brazilian butt lift, this name is confusing since it isn't really a butt lift, which corrects excess skin from your butt. Although, the extra volume transferred to your buttocks during a Brazilian butt lift can fill out some loose skin. If you are concerned about moderate or severe excess skin in your butt, you might want a gluteoplasty with a BBL. Dr. Gill will go over your options, depending on your goals and physical exam in your initial consultation.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $7,000 - $10,000
- Recovery Time
- 2 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 2.5 - 3.5 Hours
- Procedure Recovery Location
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As you would with any procedure, it is paramount that you pick a plastic surgeon, like Dr. Gill, who performs the BBL regularly and has a high success rate. This procedure has become so popular due to the fact that it allows people the chance to get the round and shapely buttocks they desire. The Brazilian butt lift has become one of our most sought-after procedures at The Gill Center for Plastic Surgery and Dermatology. If you are looking to attain an enhanced fullness to your buttocks and are seeking a natural alternative to implants, we welcome you to contact The Gill Center for Plastic Surgery and Dermatology in The Woodlands, TX to make an appointment.