What Is a Brazilian Butt Lift?
The Brazilian butt lift (BBL) is notably one of the most rapidly growing aesthetic procedures in the U.S. and continues to be in popular demand by both men and women. This body contouring surgery allows individuals to achieve more shapely defined buttocks and hips without implants. A fat transfer to the buttocks and hips adds fullness to the lower body to create the desired outcome. This is done through a precise fat transfer process, which uses liposuction to remove unwanted fat pockets from one area of your body and then transfer it into your buttocks. Double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Andre P. Marshall creates gorgeous, natural-looking results through Brazilian Butt Lift surgery in Beverly Hills, CA. Schedule a consultation at Andre P. Marshall Plastic Surgery to learn more.
What are the benefits of a BBL?
Along with providing you with a fuller, well-shaped butt, BBLs have other great benefits which include:
- Quick results — you will notice results from your surgery as soon as swelling is reduced
- Better proportions — finally enjoy the hourglass figure you've always worked for
- Natural feel — your BBL will yield natural-feeling results without the need for implants or fillers
- Reduced fat — by removing fat from other areas of your body, you will enjoy a slight toning of other areas in addition to your enhanced butt
Brazilian Butt Lift Reviews
"My results are amazing, I love my new body - From my initial encounter with Dr. Marshall’s assistant, Melissa, the service was amazing. I got all my questions answered with no delay. I met with Dr. Marshall (Dr. Dre) and I felt he was definitely the right surgeon to have my procedure with. On 11/11/21 I had my 360 liposuction and BBL. Everyone at the surgery center was great and made me feel I was in the best hands. My results are amazing. I love my new body by Dr. Dre! I’m healing well and can’t recommend Dr. Dre enough."- E. / RealSelf / Nov 28, 2021
Am I A Candidate For A Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL)?
The ideal patients for a Brazilian butt lift will be evaluated to ensure they are right for this treatment. First, it must be confirmed there is enough fat in certain areas to remove for the transfer process. If you have low body weight or have insufficient fat to extract and purify, you may not be a candidate for this surgery. Moreover, it is also necessary to have healthy skin laxity. If you have sagging skin, you may benefit better from a surgical butt lift. If you maintain a healthy weight, have the right amount of fat to remove, and do not want to use a foreign object such as an implant, this enhancement surgery can be a terrific alternative for you.
BBL Surgical Technique
A Brazilian butt lift is performed as an outpatient treatment done under general anesthesia and typically takes about 2 – 3 hours. First, liposuction is used to extract fat from targeted areas of the body, typically the entire trunk which includes the abdomen, pubic area, entire back, and bra rol areas. The extracted fat is cleansed of extra fluid and blood and prepared for injection into the hips and buttocks. Next, the healthy adipose tissue is injected in layers, followed by a delicate massage to ensure the surface is even. This step is repeated numerous times until the desired size and shape have been attained. Following a BBL, you will be sent home to recover. Keep in mind, there are separate sections of the body that need incision care. It's common to experience bruising along with some discomfort in the treated areas. Patients should try not to place a lot of weight on the buttocks for around six weeks after surgery. Swelling will continue to subside week by week with full results seen around 3 months postop.
What can I expect after my procedure?
After a Brazilian butt lift, you will be released home to recover. Remember there are separate sections on the body that need to be monitored — where the fat was liposuctioned and your enhanced buttocks. In both places there will be bruising. Patients should try their best to not place unnecessary weight on the backside for around two weeks following surgery. As soon as the swelling has gone away, results can be seen, but usually the full outcome is seen in about 4 – 6 weeks. The buttocks will appear round and shapely. Even better, the body parts that had liposuction may make your result more beautiful if it was implemented on the lower back or flanks.
Brazilian butt lift FAQs
Should I get implants or a Brazilian butt lift?
Many women turn to silicone implants to enhance their bottom, but implants can seem unnatural or lead to other complications. A Brazilian Butt Lift is a safe and natural alternative that can give you the gorgeous results you want. Plus, patients have the added benefit of reducing fat in other areas of the body like the abdomen or thighs through our liposuction process.
What if I gain weight after a BBL?
Candidates for a Brazilian butt lift are encouraged to maintain a steady weight after their procedure. This means sticking to a healthy diet and exercise regimen. However, if your weight increases due to factors out of your control, you don't have to worry. Patients are encouraged to return for a follow-up appointment in Beverly Hills, CA, so we can make any necessary modifications.
How long do BBL results last?
Results from a Brazilian butt lift are long-lasting as long as patients continue to maintain their figures. Of course, a BBL doesn't stop future signs of aging, but it will improve the appearance of your bottom for years to come. Patients with questions about BBL surgery are encouraged to speak with Dr. Marshall or a trained member of our aesthetic team.
How can I recover faster after a BBL?
To help speed your healing time following a BBL, Dr. Marshall or someone on his team will give you post-operative instructions and tips. You will need to avoid sitting on your butt for at least 14 days as the area heals. Dr. Marshall recommends you get a donut-shaped or nursing pillow, which allows you to sit with pressure placed on your legs instead of your butt. Light stretching and short walks will improve your blood flow and decrease swelling. Dr. Marshall may also recommend a special post-surgical massage help your body heal.
Will a Brazilian butt lift remove loose skin?
The name of the surgery, Brazilian butt lift, is deceiving because it isn't really a butt lift, which removes excess skin from your butt. Although, the extra volume transferred to your butt during a BBL may fill some loose skin. If you are concerned about moderate to severe sagging skin in your buttocks, you might need a gluteoplasty with your BBL. Dr. Marshall can explain your options depending on your goals in your initial consultation.
Shape Your Buttocks and Hips
In recent years, the Brazilian butt lift has risen in popularity since it allows individuals to achieve more round, shapely buttocks. We invite you to set up a consultation at Andre P. Marshall Plastic Surgery to learn more about enhancing your bottom with a Brazilian butt lift in Beverly Hills, CA. Dr. Marshall can provide more information and answer any questions you may have regarding this aesthetic surgery.
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