What is a Brazilian butt lift (BBL)?
A Brazilian butt lift transfers your own fat from other parts of your body to your butt, giving you a more hourglass and proportioned appearance. First, a plastic surgeon will perform liposuction to remove fat from other areas of your body (often your stomach, hips, or thighs). Next, that fat is injected into your butt cheeks and outer hips. The result is a rounder, shapelier butt and an overall more proportioned body shape.
How do I know if a Brazilian Butt Lift is right for me?
Consider this option if:
- You feel your body proportions could be improved
- You want an hourglass shape
- You are in overall good physical condition.
- You can avoid sitting for long periods for at least two weeks following your Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery to be sure you heal properly.
- Your body weight is stable and healthy, but you have enough body fat for liposuction. Drastic changes in weight will affect your final results, so its important that your weight is already stable. In order to successfully have a Brazilian Butt Lift you do need to have enough fat on your stomach, sides, back, or thighs to use for the procedure.
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I expect during my surgery?
There are two Brazilian Butt Lift techniques. Both involve three stages: harvesting, processing, and reinjecting fat cells.
First, liposuction is performed to harvest body fat, typically from areas like your back, stomach, and thighs. The harvested fat cells are processed so that only the best donor fat cells are used. These fat cells are reinjected into the butt, to reshape, and contour the buttocks in proportion with the rest of the body.
The safest Brazilian Butt Lift surgery method involves injecting fat into the subcutaneous tissue, the area just below the surface of the skin. Each patient is different, so it’s a good idea to discuss all of your options during your consultation.
How long does it take to recover from the procedure?
It will vary, but you should plan for 10-14 days, at the very least. You’ll also need to avoid sitting directly on your butt for at least two full weeks, so that proper healing can occur. After the initial healing, you may still need a special pillow, that allows you to sit on your thighs rather than your butt. In addition, you’ll wear a compression garment for up to six weeks. This will help to decrease bruising and swelling, and will help your skin to recover from the procedure.
How long will the results last?
A Brazilian Butt Lift is typically a long-lasting procedure. While some of the transferred fat cells may be reabsorbed by the body, many are not. Those that remain in tact become permanent. Your hourglass shape should last for many years.
What if I gain weight after my surgery?
Transferred fat cells will continue to act like normal cells and will grow or shrink as your weight changes.
The Brazilian Butt Lift is a complicated surgery. Choosing a board-certified surgeon with experience is of utmost importance. Dr. Kreegel has performed this complicated procedure many times, giving his patients life-changing results.