If you want to enhance your backside without the use of artificial implants, the Brazilian butt lift can benefit you. Using your own fat cells, the Brazilian butt lift results in a larger, rounder, and shapelier backside.

What is a Brazilian Butt Lift?

A Brazilian butt lift is a surgical procedure to enhance the appearance of the buttocks, using the patient’s own fat cells instead of implants. This results in natural-looking results with minimal incisions or scarring. To obtain the fat cells, liposuction techniques are used on another area of the body such as the abdomen or thighs, providing slimming benefits at the same time to achieve a more proportionate figure.

Who is a Candidate for Brazilian Butt Lift?

Candidates for a Brazilian butt lift are those who have enough excess fat on another area of the body like the abdomen or thighs. Thinner patients with insufficient fat cells may not be candidates for the Brazilian butt lift but might consider implants instead. Candidates should be prepared for a recovery process with restrictions such as no sitting or lying on the back for several weeks. Patients should be in good physical and mental and health and be nonsmokers or be prepared to quit smoking several weeks before the procedure.

The Brazilian Butt Lift Procedure

Liposuction is the first step to the Brazilian butt lift procedure process. This will be performed under general anesthesia to numb the area. Tiny incisions are then made in the donor site and a cannula is inserted to break up and remove the fat cells. The fat cells will then be processed to ensure only purified fat cells are left. The processed fat cells are then prepared for placement and local anesthesia numbs the backside. Through small incisions in several areas of the buttocks, the fat cells are placed ensuring even distribution at just the right depth.

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Downtime and Recovery

After Brazilian butt lift, patients can expect some mild discomfort, swelling, and bruising in the buttocks as well as the donor site. Following restrictions after Brazilian butt lift is very important to the outcome of your procedure. Because the Brazilian butt lift is a fat transfer, the fat cells will need to establish their own blood supply to survive. Some of your fat cells will die. However, you can optimize how many fat cells remain by avoiding putting any pressure on the buttocks. This involves absolutely no sitting or lying on the back for at least two weeks. After swelling has diminished and the remaining cells have established their blood supply, patients can enjoy their results with an enhanced backside and slimmer abdomen or thighs where liposuction was used.

To learn more about the Brazilian butt lift and find out if you are a candidate for treatment, contact our office and schedule your consultation with Dr. Newman in St. Petersburg, FL.

Brazilian Butt Lift FAQ’s

How long does Brazilian butt lift last?

A brazillian butt lift is considered to be a semi-permanent procedure. The results can last for many years, but the effects of aging will still impact the appearance of the buttocks. Maintaining a healthy diet and exercise routine will help the results of the procedure last longer.

What are the side effects of BBL?

Patients may experience swelling, bruising, and mild discomfort after a Brazilian butt lift procedure. Contact your surgeon if you are experiencing extreme pain or notice any questionable reactions during your recovery.

What is the recovery time for fat transfer to buttocks?

On average, it takes about 6 to 8 weeks to recover from a fat transfer to the buttocks. It is recommended that you avoid sitting or lying on your back for at least 2 weeks following your procedure.