One area of the body that is always of great interest to the public is the butt AKA the buttocks AKA the booty AKA the backside of a person. Some people have a naturally large butt and are able to maintain its size and shape thanks to exercise. Other people have to look for extra help when it comes to achieving the big, bouncy, bodacious backside of their dreams. A Brazilian butt lift (BBL) is a popular technique that allows people to get a bigger, rounder and more contoured butt. A BBL is performed by taking fat, from another part of the body of the patient, and then injecting it into the buttocks of the patient. This excess fat can be taken from areas such as the thighs, abdomen or hips through the use of liposuction. The fat is cleansed and purified before it is injected into the butt of the patient.
How Brazilian Butt Lift Helps a Patient
A BBL can address a number of concerns when it comes to the body of a patient. The procedure can add volume to flat and aging buttocks while also providing symmetry to the backside. In addition, it can add size and contour to buttocks that are small or a booty that has changed its shape or size due to weight loss on the part of the patient.
Patients that are good candidates include people with good skin tone around the butt as well as enough fat in other areas of the body that can be transferred to the buttock. In addition, the person should desire to achieve a better contour to the backside with a more rounded appearance.
Brazilian Butt Lift Procedure, Recovery Period and Cost
When the cosmetic surgeon is getting ready to perform a Brazilian butt lift, the surgeon will take excess fat from another part of the body. The cosmetic surgeon might even take fat from two different parts of the body to make sure there is enough available fat to perform the BBL as well as provide more symmetry to the buttock. The removal of fat from another part of the body will provide a better contour where the fat was removed as well as in the buttocks. The fat is removed from the body through the use of liposuction and it is then purified and cleansed before it is injected back into the booty. Once the fat is injected into the area around the buttocks, the result is a butt that looks fuller, rounder and lifted. The final results from a BBL can last for years if the patient does not have significant weight loss or gain after the surgery.
Another cosmetic surgery method that refreshes and rejuvenates the look of the butt is the placement of butt implants. The main difference between the two methods is that butt implants require the use of silicone implants that are placed in an incision made in the fold beneath the buttock cheeks. They are placed between the bone and muscle and provide a bigger size and contour to the backside. On the other hand, a BBL uses fat that is harvested for fat grafting in the butt of the patient. Butt implants can look and feel less natural than the results provided by a Brazilian butt lift.
The recovery process from a BLL is a gradual one. Patients should not sit directly on their butt for a few weeks after the surgery. The doctor will provide them a special pillow to sit on during the recovery period. There will be some pain and bruising for a few weeks but these conditions will resolve on their own. The swelling after a Brazilian butt lift will last for several months as the body adjusts to the changes that happen thanks to the fat grafting. As mentioned above, the final results will be long lasting and natural in appearance.
The cost of a Brazilian butt lift depends on the amount of fat that is transferred into the butt to achieve the desired results. The cost can also depend on any fees charged by the doctor or the facility, the area of the country where it is performed and any after-care medicines or fees. In general, the cost is anywhere from $2450-$10,425.
Brazilian Butt Lift Consultation Appointment
When a patient is thinking about undergoing a Brazilian butt lift, the first step is scheduling a consultation appointment with a board-certified doctor experienced in providing the desired results. The cosmetic surgeon will conduct a thorough physical examination of the patient to determine if the person is an ideal candidate for a BBL. The doctor will also explain the procedure in detail to the person so there will be no misunderstanding about what to expect and how the Brazilian butt lift is performed. The cosmetic doctor will also set realistic expectations about the final results. It is important that patients have realistic expectations so they will not expect results that are too large or unnatural in appearance. It is also vital to set realistic expectations so the patient will not be disappointed or surprised by the final results.