With the popularity of curvy celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Beyonce, many people are hoping to achieve the coveted hourglass body shape. Buttock augmentation procedures aim to contour the body and enhance the buttocks to create a rounder, smoother, and more shapely appearance. My Houston Surgeons are experienced in achieving these goals for patients in Houston and The Woodlands, TX with several surgical techniques such as high-volume fat grafting like a Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL), a “skinny” BBL for lower volume buttock contouring, or skin tightening (traditional buttock lift). Buttock augmentation procedures can be combined and are tailored to the specific needs of every patient.
Brazilian Butt Lift has many benefits including:
- All-natural enhancement, with no foreign materials used
- Natural-looking results
- Less recovery than butt implants
- Provides enhanced curves
- Adds volume and lift to the butt
- Can provide a patient with more confidence
- Long-lasting results
Preparing For Brazilian Butt Lift
When preparing for BBL surgery it’s important to quit smoking at least 4 months prior to your procedure. Patients should also avoid alcohol and eat a healthy diet for several weeks to optimize healing and recovery. Finally, patients should fill any prescription medications provided by their surgeon, and plan for a friend or family member to drive them to and from our surgical center on the day of their procedure.
How Brazilian Butt Lift Is Performed
To achieve your desired body profile, a “Brazilian Butt Lift” can create a more shapely, filled-out, and lifted backside. A Brazilian Butt Lift works by using a patient’s own fat (autologous fat transfer) to augment the gluteal area or buttocks and/or hips. Our surgeons harvest fat through liposuction. We then process and clean the fat until it is completely purified, and then inject the processed fat into the buttocks and/or hips for a natural enhancement.
Brazilian Butt Lift is performed as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia or IV sedation. During the procedure, our surgeons commonly liposuction fat from the abdomen, waistline, back, and love handles to collect the fat for injection into the buttocks. Additionally, we often sculpt other areas around the buttocks to help make the BBL augmentation more pronounced. Depending on the individual patient’s needs, we may recommend adding Renuvion to a Brazilian Butt Lift procedure, as it can produce a skin-tightening effect in addition to increasing volume.
Recovery After Brazilian Butt Lift
After a buttock augmentation, patients must refrain from applying direct pressure to their derrière (i.e. no lying or sitting on the buttocks) for 10 – 14 days. After a Brazilian Butt Lift, our surgeons will provide you with a compression garment. You will be able to shower after this garment is removed one week post-op. Patients will be able to resume all normal activities four to six weeks after the procedure. It is important for our patients to understand that the body always metabolizes fat, and that volume loss may occur up to three months after the surgery.
Patients who are unhappy with the shape or appearance of their buttocks but have adequate and healthy donor fat are considered to be the best candidates for a Brazilian Butt Lift. Additionally, good candidates are non-smokers who are unhappy with their hips and/or buttocks and have realistic expectations. A BBL pillow is recommended for the weeks following surgery to minimize pressure on the buttocks.
Does Brazilian Butt Lift have any risks?
When performed by an experienced, board-certified, or board-eligible plastic surgeon, BBL surgery is considered safe. However, like any surgery, it does have some risks of complications. Your surgeon will go into detail about the specific risks in your consultation.
How much fat is required for Brazilian Butt Lift surgery?
Because the body will reabsorb as much as 40% of the injected fat, your surgeon will overfill the area to account for expected reabsorption.1 Candidates should have optimal donor sites elsewhere on the body to harvest this fat.
Schedule A Consultation For Brazilian Butt Lift
If you are interested in learning more about sculpting a beautifully contoured derriere with a Brazilian Butt Lift, please contact us today. We proudly serve patients in Houston and The Woodlands, TX, and would love to schedule your personal consultation.
1 ASPS. Seven things you need to know about a Brazilian butt lift. Available: https://www.plasticsurgery.org/news/articles/seven-things-you-need-to-know-about-a-brazilian-butt-lift. Accessed November 17, 2022.
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