If your buttocks have lost their shape and you want to get rid of that flat or sagging appearance, the Brazilian Butt Lift is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures for restoring a full and shapely backside. It combines liposuction and a fat transplant to use your own fat to boost your appearance. It’s one of the many innovative cosmetic treatments and procedures we offer at Bose Plastic Surgery in Tampa, Florida.
FAQ About the Brazilian Butt Lift
Who Is a Good Candidate?
The Brazilian Butt Lift is an ideal treatment for patients with small or asymmetrical buttocks or those who have lost volume leading to sagging skin. As the lift uses fat from the person’s body, the patient should be near their ideal body weight with enough fat for a small liposuction to get the needed material for the transplant. The patient’s skin should be healthy and elastic, and they should be free of any major medical conditions.
Patients who are very thin and want to gain volume in their buttocks may be better suited for butt implants or other treatments.
How Much Fat Is Harvested for the BBL?
This is discussed with the patient before the procedure as every patient has different expectations for their outcome. The fat is measured in cubic centimeters, with the average patient getting an infusion of at least 580 cubic centimeters. For clients who want a more dramatic outcome and have more fat distribution, injections of up to 1000 cubic centimeters are possible.
Why Is the Brazilian Butt Lift So Popular?
Nothing excites our clients like a procedure that takes the advantages of an older procedure and reduces the negatives. The BBL has the appearance benefits of a traditional butt lift or butt implants, but it’s a minimally invasive procedure that only requires small incisions and speeds up the recovery period and downtime. Without the stitches and scarring of other procedures, you’ll be ready to show off your new appearance only weeks later.
Another big selling point of the BBL is the use of transplanted fat, so you’re not inserting any foreign substances into your body. Not only is your own fat used to increase volume where you want a more shapely appearance, but you’re losing fat from the places you don’t want it. Clients choose where they want the liposuction done to maximize the benefits to their appearance.
What Should I Expect Before My BBL?
If you’re considering a BBL, the first step is to set up a consultation with one of our experienced plastic surgeons. At your consultation, your doctor will examine your body and options for the fat transfer and discuss your goals, plus take a full medical history. If you are found to be a good candidate for the procedure, your doctor will schedule your appointment and advise you on pre-procedure care.
Before your procedure, avoid aspirin and other anti-inflammatory drugs to ease post-surgery bleeding. You should get a good night’s sleep and arrange for your post-surgery care, including your ride home.
How Is the Procedure Performed?
The Brazilian Butt Lift can be performed under both general and local anesthesia, based on your comfort and goals. The first part of the procedure will involve liposuction on the targeted area for the fat transplant. An instrument will melt the fat under the skin and suck it out through small and precise incisions. The fat is then combined with a formula of saline, lidocaine, and epinephrine to break it up. Then it is purified in a centrifuge.
The liquid fat is finally transferred to syringes and injected at chosen locations in the buttocks at various depths to ensure even penetration and a smooth and fuller appearance. The entire procedure takes between two and three hours, depending on the amount of fat to withdraw and the number of injections.
How Is the Recovery Period?
You’ll recover more quickly from a BBL than from similar procedures. After two weeks, you can sit with caution and wear a compression garment to help shape the area. You’ll be free to return to work in two weeks, but proper care to treat the area gently should be maintained for up to three months after your procedure.
Your doctor will schedule follow-up meetings to ensure the area is healing properly. Any scars from the liposuction and infusions should be small and fade with time.
How Long Will the Results Last?
The fat will be partially reabsorbed into the body over time, but with proper care, the results of your BBL can last up to twenty years. If you maintain a stable body weight to keep the skin from stretching, the results will maintain themselves as you age gracefully. No follow-up procedures to maintain the effect are needed.
One Simple Procedure Means a Firmer and Fuller Backside
The Brazilian Butt Lift is one of the most popular treatments for firming up the buttocks and creating a fuller and healthier appearance perfect for swimsuit season. Using your body’s own fat in the transplant will take extra pounds away from where you want to lose them and put them to good use. Contact Bose Plastic Surgery in Tampa, FL for more information on our treatments or to set up a consultation today.