For the patient seeking to add projection to the buttocks, Liposuction with fat transfer to the buttocks is an option. The patient’s own fat is taken during a Liposuction procedure, usually from around the waist and thighs. The fat is then processed and injected into the buttocks to ensure a natural curve and projection. This procedure is referred to as a “Brazilian Butt Lift”.
During your consultation, our board-certified plastic surgeons will discuss with you the best technique(s) to achieve your desired results. All of your questions about the procedure and the required recovery time will be answered, and any concerns you have about the procedure can be addressed.
What is a Brazilian Butt Lift?
Implants have a hard time in the buttocks. They are prone to shifting and have a high rate of complications. That doesn’t mean you’re out of luck when it comes to increasing the size and projection of your butt; fat injection is a very effective technique for gluteal augmentation.
A Brazilian butt lift uses fat from other parts of the body (harvested using liposuction) to enhance the buttocks. The results can be stunning (check out our gallery of real patient results) and are permanent. Since liposuction is used to remove fat for the procedure, a Brazilian butt lift packs in a 2 in 1 punch, creating a larger, enhanced buttock while shaping and contouring other areas of the body.
The procedure can augment many different shapes and sizes of buttocks. It is especially popular in those looking to correct a flat buttocks, sagging buttocks, or after weight loss to reshape and reform the buttocks.
A Brazilian butt lift is performed at our accredited surgery center. It usually takes around 3 hours (shorter or longer depending on the specifics of your situation). We start with liposuction, usually performed in areas around the buttocks (like the waist, stomach, back, or thighs) since this helps the results of your procedure to stand out more. The suctioned fat is then specially processed and cleaned. This ensures that the best donor cells are used.
The prepared fat is then injected into the buttocks using a series of injections. Don’t worry about needles; you’ll be comfortable throughout the procedure and under sedation.
After treatment, you’ll head home for recovery. Plan on taking it easy for a few days. Most patients take around three days off from work.
Brazilian Butt Lift: 4 Things You Might Not Know
This popular procedure certainly sounds exotic and is an excellent way to enhance and augment your backside. If you’ve always wanted a booty with a little more bump, come into Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg and ask about the Brazilian Butt Lift.
Brazilian Butt Lift/Butt Augmentation Recovery
You can expect some swelling and bruising for a few weeks after liposuction for Brazilian Butt Lift. Any discomfort can be managed with pain medications. The number of days of downtime you need will depend on the amount of liposuction you receive. Your surgeon will give you detailed instructions about your healing process.
Postsurgical Pain Management
Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg introduces EXPAREL® PAIN MANAGEMENT, as an alternative for those unable to take opioid drugs. EXPAREL® is a slow-release analgesic that is injected into the new-surgical incision upon completion of the procedure. EXPAREL® can minimize post-operative pain and maximize comfort for up to 72 hours.
Brazilian Butt Lift/Butt Augmentation Before and After Photos
View real-life results of our butt augmentation “Brazilian Butt Lift” procedures by visiting our photo gallery.
We can help make your procedure more affordable with discounted fees and financing options. Visit our fees and financing page for more information about liposuction cost. We serve patients from Fredericksburg, Richmond, Fairfax, and beyond.
Choosing Your Brazilian Butt Lift Surgeon
Buttock Augmentation by fat transfer (Brazilian Butt Lift) is increasing in demand and should be performed by highly trained plastic surgeons. Proper patient selection, favorable instrumentation, patient positioning, proper technique, and knowledge of anatomy are critical to performing this technique safely.
Here at Plastic Surgery Services, our doctors are board certified in Plastic Surgery and perform this and other procedures that are proven to deliver the best results. At Plastic Surgery Services, we offer the safest and most effective cosmetic procedures using the most current technology. By delivering superior results and the highest level of patient care, we have become a trusted name in Plastic Surgery.
Brazilian Butt Lift FAQs
What do BBL scars look like?
BBL scars look much like the scars left behind from liposuction. They are dots about five millimeters in diameter. Your surgeon requires only tiny incisions to insert a cannula to harvest and inject fat cells.
What’s a good age to get BBL?
With fashion shifts and tighter clothing popularity, Brazilian butt lifts now rival breast augmentation in demand. However, our plastic surgeons recommend you be at least 18 before considering Brazilian Butt Lift surgery.
How often do you have to redo a BBL?
Typically, one session will provide long lasting results.
When can I sit after BBL?
There are no sitting restrictions following BBL.
How much fat does a BBL require?
On average, BBL patients need around 1000cc, or one liter, of harvested fat for satisfactory results. Remember, a small percentage of fat will die after BBL. Still, your surgeon will account for this when initially calculating how much fat to harvest and transfer.