ABOUT THE BRAZILIAN BUTT LIFT
In modern times, a curvy, rounder rear end is considered desirable; however, weight loss, aging, as well as hereditary characteristics can give you a flat or deflated butt. A surgery known as the Brazilian butt lift is one of the fastest growing treatments in the U.S. and continues to be in widespread demand among both women and men. This body contouring surgery gives you an effective way to have fuller, shapelier buttocks with a fat transfer instead of implants. A Brazilian butt lift adds volume to create the appropriate roundness and shape by using liposuction to take unwanted fat from one section of your body and then injecting it into your buttocks. It takes an artistic eye to perform the Brazilian butt lift properly and with years of experience and training, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Aric Aghayan creates stunning, natural-looking results at Après Plastic Surgery in Portland, OR.
If you are at a stable weight, have excess body fat, and prefer not to use an implant, the Brazilian butt lift can be a great option to improve the shape and size of your buttocks. During your consultation, Dr. Aghayan will confirm you have enough excess fat to extract for the removal and transfer process. If you have a lower body weight or insufficient fat to meet your goals, you may not be a candidate for this procedure. In addition, it is also important to have good skin laxity. If your butt has loose, hanging skin, you may be a better candidate for butt lift surgery.
In most cases, anesthesia is used for this surgery. It is considered an outpatient treatment and on average takes about 2 – 3 hours (it depends on how much fat is being removed and transferred). Liposuction will be the first step to remove fat from specific areas on the body, typically the abdominal area, hips, or thighs. This treatment of fat extraction is performed safely. The extracted fat is never exposed to open air since it is intricately purified in a closed system. At this time, viable and healthy fat tissue is separated and placed into syringes. Next is the injection process, where the harvested fat tissue is injected in layers followed by a delicate massage to make sure the surface is even. This process is repeated numerous times until the desired roundness and shape has been attained.
WHAT TO EXPECT
After your Brazilian butt lift and a period of observation, you will be sent home to heal. Remember, there are separate sections on the body that need proper healing — where the fat was removed and the buttocks. In both places, there will be incision care needed. It is important to not place unnecessary weight on the backside for at least two weeks after surgery. Once the swelling has subsided, results can be seen, but in most cases, the full outcome is seen in around 4 – 6 weeks. The butt will appear fuller and shapelier. In addition, the area(s) that had liposuction will be slimmer.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How much does a Brazilian butt lift cost?
Your total cost for a Brazilian butt lift (BBL) includes the costs for both fat transfer and liposuction, anesthesia, facility fees, plus care before and after your surgery. As soon as Dr. Aghayan has developed your BBL treatment plan, he will be better able to give you cost estimates. It’s best to focus on choosing a plastic surgeon you feel comfortable with, like Dr. Aghayan, then we can help make your BBL affordable. Après Plastic Surgery takes several payments and we can give you information on low-interest medical financing.
Should I get implants or a fat transfer?
If you want to add volume to your buttocks, you get butt augmentation using either silicone implants or fat grafting, which is commonly called a Brazilian butt lift. In your initial consultation, Dr. Aghayan will talk to you about both methods and help you choose which is better based on your physique and wants. They will also assess your body to decide which areas with excess fat that would get liposuction (usually the back, thighs, or stomach). You may not be a candidate for a BBL if your body fat percentage is too low.
How long will my results last?
Although a small amount of fat might be reabsorbed by your body after your transfer, the majority of the fat cells will stay in their new location for many years. To keep your results, you need to maintain a steady weight because major weight loss or gain can compromise the results of the surgery. That’s why Dr. Aghayan recommends you be at a healthy weight prior to your BBL so it’s easier for you to maintain your results.
How can I recover faster after a BBL?
To help speed your recovery following a BBL, Dr. Aghayan, or someone on his team will go over post-surgical instructions. You should avoid sitting on your buttocks for at least 14 days as the area heals. Dr. Aghayan suggests you get a donut-shaped pillow or a Boppy nursing pillow, which lets you sit down with pressure placed on your legs rather than your buttocks. Light stretching and short walks will help to improve your blood flow and reduce swelling. Dr. Aghayan might also suggest a special post-surgical massage to speed your healing.
Will a Brazilian butt lift remove loose skin?
While it’s called a Brazilian butt lift, this name is a little confusing since it is not really a butt lift, which surgically removes loose and sagging skin from the buttocks. Although, the extra volume transferred to your buttocks during a Brazilian butt lift can fill out some of the loose skin. If you have moderate or severe sagging skin in your butt, you might combine a butt lift with a BBL. Dr. Aghayan will discuss your options, depending on your goals in your initial consultation.
SHAPE YOUR REAR
The Brazilian butt lift has become so popular due to the fact it allows men and women the chance to obtain the shape and figure they have desired. As the world around desires a healthy, rounder bottom, the Brazilian butt lift has become one of our most sought-after procedures at Après Plastic Surgery. If you wish to have an enhanced shape to your buttocks and are seeking a natural approach, we encourage you to contact Après Plastic Surgery in Portland, OR to learn more from Dr. Aghayan.