About The Brazilian Butt Lift
The Brazilian butt lift has become one of the most rapidly growing cosmetic surgeries in the U.S. and is currently in popular demand by both men and women. This butt enhancement surgery offers individuals a natural way to achieve a rounder and shapelier buttocks without using an implant. Significant weight loss, aging, gravity, as well as genetics can lead to flat and unshapely buttocks. Today, a rounder, more voluptuous rear end is desired more than ever. Using your own fat, the Brazilian butt lift adds fullness to the patient's buttocks to create the desired look. The process is accomplished through a uniquely specialized fat grafting and transfer process, which uses liposuction to remove unwanted fat pockets from a targeted place of your body and then transfers it into your backside (rear end). There is an artistic approach to perfecting this body contouring surgery and with many years of training, experience, and learned skill, Houston, TX cosmetic surgeon Dr. Marcos Ikeda is able to garner natural, gorgeous results at Houston Galleria Surgery & Medspa.
Candidates for the Brazilian butt lift will be evaluated to confirm they are right for this treatment. The first consideration is to make sure there is adequate fat on the body to remove for the transfer process. If you have low body weight or have limited fat to remove for the transfer, you, unfortunately, may not be a good fit for this treatment. Moreover, it is also crucial to have healthy skin laxity. If you have sagging skin, you may benefit better from a surgical butt lift. If you are at a good weight, have the right amount of fat to extract and transfer, and do not want to use an implant, this procedure can be a terrific alternative for you.
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General anesthesia is used for a fat transfer surgery of this nature. It is qualified as an outpatient procedure and generally takes around 2 – 3 hours (this depends on the quantity of fat that is being liposuctioned and reinstated). Liposuction will be performed first to extract fat from specific locations on the body, such as the hips, abdomen, lower back, and thighs. This method of fat removal is performed at the highest quality and safety. The fat tissue is protected from the air since it is purified in a closed and sterile centrifuge system. It is during this time healthy fat tissue is carefully harvested and put into syringes. The final step is the injection phase where the healthy fat tissue is reinstated layer by layer followed by a gentle massage to ensure the surface is even and smooth. This step is repeated multiple times until the desired shape has been achieved.
What to Expect
Following a Brazilian butt lift, you will be released home to recover. Keep in mind, there are two areas that need to be monitored — where the fat was liposuctioned and your enhanced buttocks. Both areas will have bruising. Patients should try their best to not place a lot of weight on the buttocks for around two weeks following surgery. As soon as the swelling has gone away, results are visible, but usually, the full outcome is seen in about 4 – 6 weeks. The buttocks will look curvaceous and shapelier. Even better, the body parts that had liposuction may make your result more dramatic if it was implemented on the hips or lower back/flanks section.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a Brazilian butt lift cost?
The total cost for your Brazilian butt lift (BBL) will include both the liposuction and fat transfer surgery, facility fees, anesthesia, as well as pre- and post-operative care. When Dr. Marcos has created your surgical plan, he will be able to estimate your costs. We want you to concentrate on getting the results you want from a cosmetic surgeon you trust, like Dr. Marcos, so we'll work with you to make your Brazilian butt lift easy to afford. Houston Galleria Surgery & Medspa accepts many payment methods, and we can help you find low-interest financing.
Should I get implants or a fat transfer?
To improve the shape and size of your butt, you can choose butt augmentation with either implants or a fat transfer (the Brazilian butt lift). During your consultation, Dr. Marcos will explain both options and help you decide which fits your body and goals. He will also examine your body to find the best areas that would benefit from liposuction (typically the stomach, back, or thighs). If you have a low body fat percentage, you may not be a candidate for a Brazilian butt lift.
How long will my results last?
While some fat may be reabsorbed after the Brazilian butt lift, most of the fat will remain in your buttocks for a long time. To maintain your results, you should keep your weight steady since significant weight gain or loss will alter the results of your Brazilian butt lift. This is why Dr. Marcos highly recommends you be at or near a healthy, stable weight before your Brazilian butt lift so it is easy for you to maintain.
How can I recover faster after a BBL?
If you want to minimize your healing time after a Brazilian butt lift, Dr. Marcos or a member of his team will give you post-operative instructions and tips. You will need to avoid sitting on your butt for at least two weeks as the area heals. Dr. Marcos recommends you buy a donut-shaped or nursing pillow that allows you to sit so the pressure is on your thighs instead of your butt. Short walks and light stretching can improve your blood circulation and decrease inflammation. Dr. Marcos may also recommend a lymphatic drainage massage to help your body heal.
Will a Brazilian butt lift remove loose skin?
The name of the surgery, Brazilian butt lift, is deceiving because it isn't actually a butt lift (gluteoplasty), which removes excess skin from your butt. However, the new volume added to your butt during a BBL may fill some loose skin. If you are concerned about moderate to severe excess skin in your buttocks, you may want a gluteoplasty with your Brazilian butt lift. Dr. Marcos can go over your options based on your goals and physical exam during your consultation.
Shape Your Rear
The Brazilian butt lift procedure is so popular because it allows people the chance to get the round and shapely buttocks they have always wanted. With the world around us focusing in on a healthier, round backside, the Brazilian butt lift has quickly become one of our specialties at Houston Galleria Surgery & Medspa. If you are wanting to attain an enhanced fullness to your buttocks and are looking for a natural alternative, we invite you to contact Houston Galleria Surgery & Medspa in Houston, TX to make an appointment with cosmetic surgeon Dr. Marcos Ikeda.