People of all ages are crazy for curves especially when the curves help to create a voluptuous backside! A shapely butt has been widely embraced as a desirable attribute for women of all ages including many celebrities. Superstars such as the Kardashians, Jennifer Lopez and Nicki Minaj have helped to establish the trend of a bigger butt as one of the most desirable elements of the ideal female form. The buttocks can be difficult to tone and sculpt with diet and exercise so more and more women are turning to cosmetic surgery to attain their goals of a shapely backside. In fact, the Brazilian butt lift (BBL) is becoming one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures across the United States.
What is a Brazilian Butt Lift?
The Brazilian butt lift is actually a complex fat transfer procedure that is designed to enlarge the buttocks without the need for synthetic implants. Its name is deceiving as the Brazilian butt lift is not really a lift procedure. A Brazilian butt lift, commonly referred to as a BBL, actually adds volume to the buttocks using fat from the body of the patient to enhance the shape and size of the butt.
Brazilian butt lift results are meant to last for many years. Fat cells removed from the donor area, via liposuction, will not return to those areas and the fat cells that are transferred to the buttocks will remain for years to come. The results are usually final within six months after the surgery. This time frame allows for residual swelling to subside and it is best to maintain a stable weight to preserve your final results.
Why should You Consider a Brazilian Butt Lift?
Many people become interested in the possibility of a Brazilian butt lift because they feel their buttocks seems to be out of balance with the rest of their physique. If your butt is naturally flat or has lost volume with age, a Brazilian butt lift could create a greater proportion and balance among the features of the body.
How is a BBL Performed?
The traditional approach to augmentation of the butt is to enhance its size with butt implants or artificial fillers that might create unnatural looking results. With the Brazilian butt lift, your physician will use fat tissue from other areas of your body to increase the volume of your buttocks. During the procedure, the doctor will liposuction surplus fat from another area of your body. Then, the doctor will inject the fat into your buttocks. Adding this fat will tighten and “lift” your buttocks for a more youthful appearance.
Sculpting or Reducing Other Areas of the Body
Getting a Brazilian butt lift can be a win-win situation for many people. The procedure adds to the volume of the buttocks while also reducing fat and providing a better contour to another area of your body.
Benefits of Brazilian Butt Lift
From a confidence boost to better fitting clothing, a Brazilian butt lift can change your life. Some of the most compelling reasons that men and women choose to get Brazilian butt lift surgery include:
- Despite a healthy lifestyle overall, many people are never able to achieve their ideal butt shape. This is often due to genetics and it can be extremely frustrating. When diet and exercise do not produce the desired results, BBL is a great option.
- Having a flat, sagging rear end can be discouraging and embarrassing. A Brazilian butt lift is an effective way to achieve a more natural, balanced body silhouette.
Am I a Candidate for a Brazilian Butt Lift?
A Brazilian butt lift is a great option if you are looking to improve the shape and size of your buttocks but certain patients are better suited to the procedure. It is important to have realistic expectations about the surgery, the recovery process and the final results. You are likely a good candidate for a Brazilian butt lift if you agree with the following statements:
- You want a larger and shapelier backside without implants
- You have good skin tone in the hips and buttock areas
- You have adequate fat stores in other areas of your body so the physician can harvest fat for injection into the buttocks
- You are willing and able to completely avoid sitting directly on your buttocks for several weeks.
Do Your Research
Brazilian butt lift surgery is a very complex procedure and needs to be performed by a doctor experienced in providing aesthetic details. Surgeons who specialize in BBL procedures should have extensive training in fat transfer techniques. Not all doctors who practice cosmetic surgery receive this specialized training so it is imperative that you do your homework before selecting a surgeon for your Brazilian butt lift procedure.
When meeting with potential cosmetic surgeons, ask how many Brazilian butt lift procedures each one has performed and be sure to look at plenty of “before and after” photos of actual patients during each consultation. This will help you get a better idea of the skill and aesthetic style of each surgeon.