Your Guide to the Brazilian Butt Lift

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Posted on May 28, 2020 under BBL

The Brazilian butt lift is becoming an increasingly popular option in the cosmetic surgery world, and it’s common to have some questions about it. If you’re looking for one of the best ways to improve your figure without the use of implants, then here’s what to know about this option as you schedule your consultation.

What Is a Brazilian Butt Lift?

A Brazilian butt lift is a surgical procedure that involves redistributing fat from stubborn areas and into the buttocks, improving the overall shape and contour of the lower body. Your cosmetic surgeon can transfer fat from areas like the hips, abdomen, lower back, or thighs via liposuction and use it to augment and reshape your buttocks as well as contour your overall figure by removing stubborn fat.

Why Have a Brazilian Butt Lift?

The truth is, genetics play a significant role in the distribution of body fat. Even with routine exercise and a healthy diet, you may not be able to achieve the shape that you want for your lower body. A Brazilian butt lift works by using your own fat to enhance curves, add fullness to flat buttocks, create a more fit and youthful appearance, help your clothing fit better, and give you a more balanced, hourglass figure.

Am I a Good Candidate for a Brazilian Butt Lift?

It’s important to have realistic expectations when it comes to cosmetic surgery. Some patients are better candidates for a particular procedure than others. You’re probably a good match for a Brazilian butt lift if:

  • You don’t want buttock implants
  • You have enough fat stores in your lower body for transfer
  • You have adequate skin tone in your lower body
  • You’re able to avoid sitting for several weeks post-surgery
  • You’re healthy enough to undergo surgery
  • You’re at a stable, healthy weight

What’s Involved in Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery?

First, your surgeon will use liposuction to extract fat from the hips, lower back, thighs, or abdomen. Next, the extracted fat is prepared for transfer. Lastly, the fat is injected into specific areas of the buttocks in order to re-mold it and add volume. This is typically an outpatient procedure, meaning you can return home afterward for your recovery.

Recovering After Your Brazilian Butt Lift

After surgery, you’ll need to adjust your lifestyle accordingly for a few weeks while your body heals. You’ll be prescribed medication for pain control, and it’s important not to sit or lie directly on your buttocks for about two to six weeks after the procedure. Next, you’ll start to practice sitting positions by placing a “donut” seat or pillow under your thighs. You can resume your normal activities after approximately eight weeks. Your final results will continue to refine and emerge as your body adapts to the new fat tissue, but you should begin to see your final results after several months.

Schedule a Consultation

The Brazilian butt lift is one of the best ways to enhance your figure and improve your confidence. To learn more, we invite you to meet with our team at Cosmetic Surgery Associates. Schedule a consultation by calling our Bethesda office or filling out our online form.

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Our Plastic Surgery Associates team includes Dr. Franklin Richards, Dr. A. Dean Jabs, and Dr. Keshav Magge. Each of our plastic surgeons is board-certified, and together they have over 60 years of combined experience. Drs. Richards, Jabs, and Magge are all highly qualified in procedures for the face, breast, and body, and pride themselves in providing excellent results through our state-of-the-art, Quad A certified operating centers