The Brazilian butt lift (commonly known as BBL) has gained a lot of attention in recent years because it provides noticeable yet understated butt augmentation results that look completely natural. BBL is specifically designed to enhance the shape and contours of the buttocks without the risks of an implant.
At West Michigan Plastic Surgery, Dr. Scott Holley performs the Brazilian butt lift for patients in Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids who are unhappy with the shape or size of their buttocks and would like a more voluptuous, shapely figure.
A Brazilian butt lift is a minimally-invasive butt augmentation procedure that uses fat from your body to add volume and lift to the buttocks. It is a multi-step procedure in which fat is harvested from areas with larger deposits, and transferred to the buttocks. The abdomen, hips, and thighs are the preferred areas for fat removal. Removing fat from specific areas of the body and transplanting it into the buttocks improves sagging buttocks, and enhances overall body contours. This is an important point! While the buttock is the focal point, BBL actually creates a dramatic transformation of the entire trunk; hips, waist, and buttock.
Individuals that would like to enhance the shape and size of their buttocks without the use of synthetic implants are good candidates for a Brazilian butt lift. They should also have adequate stores of fat in other areas that can be extracted for injection into the buttocks.
Dr. Holley will meet with you to go over your plans and objectives and determine if a Brazilian butt lift is the best procedure for you. A 360 degree Vectra 3D body imaging will be performed to help you visualize the possible contour changes. He will also carefully explain each step of the procedure so that you can make an informed decision about surgery. Dr. Holley is committed to providing natural-looking butt augmentation results while making patient safety a priority.
The Brazilian butt lift is performed under general anesthesia and takes between 2-4 hours. During surgery, small incisions are made in the donor area, from which fat is removed using gentle liposuction. A cannula (small tube) is inserted below the skin and breaks up and suctions the fatty deposits. The harvested fat is then put through a purification process in preparation for the transplanting process. The purified fat is then injected into targeted areas of the buttocks to create a fuller, shapelier look.
There will be a noticeable improvement in the contour and shape of the buttocks immediately after butt augmentation surgery. However, optimal results will appear gradually over several weeks as the swelling goes down. Maintaining a stable weight after butt augmentation is the key to getting the best results long term.
Recovery after a Brazilian butt lift can vary depending upon the extent of liposuction performed but typically takes about 2-3 weeks. You may experience postoperative tightness and soreness in the buttocks which should subside within a week. You’ll be asked to wear a compression garment for a month to help minimize postoperative swelling, and support the redefined buttock contours as you heal. Most patients can return to work after 1 week. After surgery, patients are typically advised to avoid sitting directly on their buttocks for prolonged periods, as this could interfere with the fat grafting process.