About The Brazilian Butt Lift
A surgery known as the Brazilian butt lift is known as one of the fastest growing cosmetic surgeries in the U.S., and continues to be in widespread demand among both women and men. This body contouring surgery allows individuals an effective way to achieve a fuller, shapelier buttocks without having to use an implant. Weight loss, aging, as well as hereditary characteristics can cause a deflated butt. In today's times, a curvy, rounder rear end is considered desirable. A fat transfer to the buttocks adds volume to the butt to create the desired look. It is achieved through a careful and precise fat transfer process, which first uses liposuction to take unwanted fat from one section of your body and then reinstates it into your buttocks. It takes an artistic eye to perfect the Brazilian butt lift and with years of experience and training, Dothan, AL plastic surgeon Dr. Justin Martin can create natural-looking, stunning results at Martin Plastic Surgery. Call our Dothan, AL office to schedule a private consult to learn how this surgery can create the fuller look you desire.
The ideal patients for the Brazilian butt lift will be examined to make sure they are able to undergo this surgery. The first step is to make sure there is enough fat in certain areas to extract for the removal, grafting, and transfer process. If you are of a lower body weight or have insufficient fat to harvest, you may not be a candidate for this procedure. In addition, it is also important to have good skin laxity. If you have sagging skin, you may be a better fit for a butt lift with surgery. If you maintain a stable weight, have enough fat to remove, and prefer not to use an artificial device such as an implant, the Brazilian butt lift can be a great option for you.
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In most cases, anesthesia is used for this surgery. It is considered an outpatient treatment and generally takes about 2 – 3 hours (it depends on how much fat is being removed and transferred). A form of liposuction will be the first step to remove fat from specific areas on the body, including the hips, abdomen, lower back, and thighs. This treatment of fat extraction is performed safely. At this time, healthy fat tissue is separated and placed into syringes. Next is the injection process, where the harvested fat tissue is injected in layers to make sure the surface is even. This process is repeated numerous times until the desired shape has been attained.
What to Expect
After a Brazilian butt lift, you will be sent home to heal. Remember there are separate sections on the body that need proper healing — where the fat was removed and the buttocks. In both places there will be bruising. It is important to not place any weight on the backside for at least two weeks after surgery. Once the swelling has subsided, results can be seen, but in most cases the full outcome is seen in about 4 – 6 weeks. The buttocks will appear fuller and shapelier. In addition, the areas that had fat removal may make your result more beautiful if it was performed on the hips or lower back.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a Brazilian butt lift cost?
Your total cost for a Brazilian butt lift (BBL) includes the costs for both a fat transfer and liposuction, anesthesia, facility fees, plus care before and after your surgery. As soon as Dr. Martin has developed your BBL treatment plan, he will be better able to give you cost estimates. It's best to focus on choosing a plastic surgeon you feel comfortable with, such as Dr. Martin, to attain the beautiful results you desire, rather than focusing on the cost of treatment. However, we can also help make your BBL affordable. Martin Plastic Surgery takes several forms of payment and we can give you information on financing options.
Should I get implants or a fat transfer?
If you want to add volume to your buttocks, you can get butt augmentation using either silicone implants or fat grafting, which is commonly called a Brazilian butt lift. In your initial consultation, Dr. Martin will assess your body to decide which areas (with excess fat) would get liposuction (usually the stomach, back, 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 by your body after your transfer, the majority of the fat cells will stay in their new location for many years. To keep your results, you need to maintain a steady weight because major weight loss or gain can compromise the results of the surgery. That's why Dr. Martin recommends you be at a healthy weight prior to your BBL so it's easier for you to stay at your ideal shape.
How can I recover faster after a BBL?
To help speed your recovery following a BBL, Dr. Martin or someone on his team will go over post-surgical instructions. You should avoid sitting on your buttocks for at least 14 days as the area heals. Dr. Martin suggests you get a donut-shaped pillow or a Boppy nursing pillow, which lets you sit down with pressure placed on your legs rather than your buttocks. Light stretching and short walks will help to improve your blood flow and reduce swelling.
Will a Brazilian butt lift remove loose skin?
While it's called a Brazilian butt lift, this name is a little confusing since it is not really a butt lift, which removes loose and sagging skin from the buttocks. Although, the extra volume transferred to your buttocks during a Brazilian butt lift can fill out some of the loose skin. If you have moderate or severe sagging skin in your butt, you might combine a gluteoplasty with a BBL. Dr. Martin will discuss your options depending on your goals in your initial consultation.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $4,700 - $8,000
- Recovery Time
- 4 weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 1:30- 2:00
- Post-op Follow-up
- two weeks
- Procedure Recovery Location
Shape Your Rear
This procedure has become very popular due to the fact it allows men and women the chance to attain the shape and figure they desire. As the world is honed in on a healthy, rounder bottom, the Brazilian butt lift has become one of our most sought after procedures at Martin Plastic Surgery. If you wish to have an enhanced shape to your buttocks and are seeking a natural approach, we welcome you to call Martin Plastic Surgery in Dothan, AL to learn more from Dr. Martin.