What is a Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) ?
Fat-transfer to the buttock, more commonly called a Brazilian Butt Lift or BBL, uses fat harvested via liposuction from patients’ thighs, back, abdomen, or hips, and transfers the fat harvested to enhance shape, size, and projection of the patient’s derriere.
The Brazilian butt lift technique employs a mixture of liposuction and fat transfer to increase and in some cases widen the size of the buttocks. Fatty tissue that has been harvested from less desirable areas, like the love handles or arms, is then inserted into the gluteal area to enhance overall contour and projection.
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BBL Using Fat Transfer to Buttocks
Fat is liposuctioned from the patient’s fatty areas such as the abdomen, upper and lower back, waist, thighs, or arms then processed in preparation to be grafted. Once the harvesting is complete, the surgeon injects the fat into the recipient areas using a micro cannula to tunnel through subcutaneous fat and superficial muscle tissue through small incisions. Once the cannula is in place, the fat is injected and the cannula removed allowing the surrounding soft tissue to collapse around the freshly grafted fat.
Brazilian Bull Lift Surgery
Scottsdale AZ is at the forefront of Brazilian butt lift surgery. Home to many of the top plastic surgeons, patients travel from all over the world seeking the best in cosmetic procedures. Our year round warm climate makes recovery easy since patients do not need to struggle with bulky winter clothing or heavy blankets, allowing them to relax comfortably as they recover.
Brazilian Butt Lift Techniques
There are several different techniques available to cater to many different body types and patient desires. The overall procedure remains fairly unchanged from patient to patient. Beginning with liposuction in several areas of the body, harvested fat is then prepared for insertion to the buttocks. Depending on the patient’s wishes, the surgeon placed fat grafts in the buttocks until the desired shape and volume are accomplished.
Many styles are available to reach the patient’s goals; some want the bulk of the volume at the top of the buttocks to create a “shelf” while others wish to fill out the lower portion of their buttocks to create an upside down heart shape.
By far the most sought after procedure is the Miami Thong Lift. As with all BBL’s, the Miami Thong uses the same fat transfer technique. By making small incisions in the inner gluteal folds, and liposuction, the end result is a slight separation of the lower portion of the inner gluteal folds (think the inner bottom of the letter “W”).
Next, the fat harvested from the patient is transferred to the outer areas to further enhance the shape and increase the size of buttocks. Specially designed sutures can also be used to further lift the buttocks from the inner gluteal fold outward.
In more severe cases of drooping or sagging in the area, another popular technique is the Butterfly lift. Usually for patients who have dropped a significant amount of weight, the butterfly technique gets its name due to the placement of the scars along the hip or bikini waist area. The incision placement allows for the lifting of excess skin. The length of the scar and its extension towards the front will depend on how much work needs to be done.
Ideal for treating sagging and excess skin along the hips and lower outer bucks, or “saddle bags” the butterfly lift consistently delivers excellent results. Once the lift is complete, fat harvested from the patient is transferred to increase fullness and projection of the buttocks.
This procedure entails a more extensive scarring when compared to the Miami Thong Lift. Scars are placed in a manner where they can be hidden along the top of the bikini line. The results are typically dramatic as the hips, inner and outer gluteus, as well as the overall contour and shape of the patient’s buttocks are changed drastically.
Inner Leg Lifts
Depending on the laxity of the inner and outer leg, an inner or posterior leg lift might be required. This occurrence becomes especially common in people who have lost a great amount weight or simply have developed very loose skin. The incision takes place along the groin crease, which aids in hiding it. The scar anchors to the bone which prevents the scar from migrating down the thigh into visibility. In case of extreme laxity, the scar would have to reach around from the groin into the crease of the gluteus followed by the lifting of the posterior and interior part of the leg.
The C lift is a combination of the Miami Thong and Butterfly Lifts with an inner or posterior leg lift, resulting in a dramatic tightening and lifting of the patients entire posterior. Typically reserved for patients who have massive sagging skin along the gluteal folds, hips and inner or upper thighs, scarring with this technique is quiote visible.
Following the multiple lifts, fat that has previously been harvested from the patient’s trouble areas is then grafted into the parts of buttocks lacking in volume to correct any asymmetry or indentations.
When performed by a skilled surgeon, the results can be quite dramatic and beautiful. Patient’s undergoing a C-lift should take extra care in the months following their surgery as they will have several stitches and are at a higher risk for infections and excess bleeding.
Ideal Candidates for a Brazilian Butt Lift
The Ideal Candidates for a Brazilian Butt Lift are in good health, at a normal weight range, and desire to permanently enhance the appearance and contours of their behind. During the time leading to the date of surgery, patients are wise to adopt a healthy lifestyle and to take advantage of the opportunity to rid themselves of bad habits such as smoking or overconsumption of alcoholic beverages and unhealthy foods. Patients undergoing plastic surgery should maintain a stable weight as even slight fluctuations will impact the results of surgery.
Preparing for a Brazilian Butt Lift Procedure
The surgical team advises patients who are in the process of losing weight to reach their goal weight prior to undergoing body contouring procedures of any kind. Significant fluctuations in weight can alter your results, creating the need for additional corrective procedures. Patients are further advised to be at a stable weight for a minimum of thirty days prior to surgery.
While men are no strangers to this procedure, the average patient is female in their late teens to mid-thirties. Most commonly, patients are unhappy with the shape and size of their buttocks and feel that it doesn’t match the rest of their body – they are too small and too flat. Fat is typically harvested from the lower back, upper buttocks, and hips and transferred to the buttocks bringing a more harmonious overall look to the region.
Do your research before your initial consultation, and make sure you convey your desires clearly with your chosen surgeon using photos of what you would like your results to be. Patients should keep their expectations realistic; a good rule of thumb is to look for people who are similar in overall body structure to your when searching for the right shape and size for you.
What to expect after the Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery?
Brazilian Butt Lift
The short answer is: patients can typically return to work within ten days of surgery, and feel “like their old selves” around day thirty. Patients will likely be wearing special garments and using the “butt pillow” for around sixty days post-surgery. After sixty days, patients have healed and may resume all normal activities. These estimates are a generalization and by no means guaranteed. We are all unique snowflakes and as such, recovery times vary greatly from patient to patient.
Following the surgery, patients are to wear compression underwear to aid the healing process. Patients should sit as little as possible and when they do sit, it should be on a plush surface. Typically a round pillow is placed beneath the hamstrings to relieve pressure on the buttocks. Patients should not sleep flat on their back, as these positions place a lot of pressure on the buttocks, and this might suppress the desired outcome.
Because a key component of the Brazilian Butt Lift is liposuction, patients have the added bonus of improving the shape of trouble areas such as the love handles, upper arms, or inner thighs. The Brazilian butt lift procedure augments the volume of the buttocks which simultaneously provides a lift to the area resulting in a pert and plump derriere which the majority of patients desire.
Liposuction of the abdomen, waist, and back further emphasize the results of a BBL, resulting in the coveted hourglass shape which bears a small waist and an aesthetically pleasing curb at the hip.
How much does a Brazilian Butt Lift Cost?
It’s generally the sum of several expenses such as:
Surgeon fees (surgeons with more experience will charge more)
Operating room fees (some clinics will have lower rates when they have an on-site surgery facility)
Supplies (implants, cannulas, laser fibers, etc.)
Medications and post-op devices
The price for buttock augmentation typically begins at about $3500, but may not include liposuction, anesthesia, or other fees. Be sure to keep an eye on our specials page, which lists final process on all procedures on special with no hidden fees.