Everything you need to know about this popular surgery
The BBL or Brazilian Butt Lift is the nickname given to a surgery that combines two different procedures; liposuction and fat transfer to the buttocks.
Liposuction is achieved by inserting a small thin hollow tube called a cannula to loosen up the fat and extract it. There will be small incisions around the areas of excess fat, which in the case of the BBL would be around the torso (also known as lipo 360): the back, stomach, and flanks.
These incisions will then be used to drain the lymphatic liquid post-surgery during recovery. (LINK)
The maximum amount of fat that can be removed during the BBL is 4 Liters. Once the fat is removed, it’s strategically transferred to the booty in key areas that will result in that small waist and hourglass figure.
During this procedure, you will not feel any pain as you will be under general anesthesia; the duration is approximately about 2-4 hours in total.
Moving forward with a BBL is an investment in yourself, and it’s also our job to help you and give you the best options. Our limit of BMI for BBL is 33. You can calculate your BMI here. It is a number that calculates your body fat composition in accordance with your height. The reason this is important is that if this number is too high, then the risk during surgery increases.
In addition to this, having a number below 33 guarantees there is excess fat to be removed but also the prognosis of excellent results.
Generally speaking, for any cosmetic procedure, the patient is responsible for being fully transparent with us as far as their medical history. Depending on your individual medical history, we will provide you with a lab request order detailing the needed bloodwork and/or exams needed:
Some things to keep in mind and avoid:
We welcome everyone for consultations, whether it is to lift a saggy booty, make your booty bigger, or enhance your booty. The best candidates are the ones open to great results but, at the same time, have realistic expectations.
It’s important to consider that some might not be the best candidates, and our job is to inform our patients what their best options are or what they can expect if they don’t follow those recommendations. The BBL procedure cannot be performed without liposuction, so we will list the qualities of those patients who would benefit the most:
There are also some issues the BBL is not able to repair such as:
Overall the Brazilian Butt Lift is great for contouring and improving the shape of your body using your own fat. Patients usually feel more secure of themselves and are motivated to maintain these results as part of their lifestyles.
The cost will vary depending on the season and special promotions during the time of your consultation, ranging from $4000 - $6000. Since we are located in Florida, we are proud of our practice being able to offer competitive prices compared to other states. Hence the reason a good percentage of our patients are out of state and even out of the country.
You can also inquire about our financing options with your coordinator.
The final quote given to you will include your surgeon fees, operating room fees, and your pre-op and post-op appointment.
First comes the mind than the body, once you’re mentally ready to proceed, we’ll be here answering all your concerns and guiding you in the best direction. Our bodies are changing all the time, so you must be ready when you start your consultation so that the evaluation is accurate.
We offer FREE online consultations, these apply to both local patients and out of state patients. During this process, you would submit your pictures for evaluation and speak with one of our coordinators. You will be evaluated by our board-certified surgeon and discuss options and expectations with your coordinator. This is the time to educate yourself about the procedure, our board-certified surgeon, and your expectations.
We will request you fill out a medical history questionnaire to proceed and determine your qualification for the BBL.
Once you decide to proceed, your coordinator will give you a quote and the timeframe you have to lock in the price. You will have up to a year to schedule your BBL procedure after the deposit is received. If you have a set date in mind, you will receive your pre operatory lab request forms and instructions to prepare for your procedure.
It’s important to note any surgical procedure will have risks. We will take into account your medical history, and any concerns will be answered by your coordinator and surgeon.
Some of the risks associated with the Brazilian Butt Lift are:
These are risks that can be prevented by making sure the surgeon and the facility of your choosing are reputable and experienced performing BBL(s).
Each patient is unique and, therefore, will recover differently, the risks of any procedure are
not desired or expected outcomes. Following your surgeon’s instructions for recovery (LINK) is vital to the prevention of any undesired results.
Keep in mind the BBL is not a replacement for permanent weight loss, the newly transferred fat will behave as ordinary fat, meaning it will enlarge if there is significant weight gain and shrink if there is drastic weight loss as well. The only difference is that you will have more fat cells in your booty and less in the areas the lipo was performed, so it might change if there is drastic weight loss, but it will not be as it was before.
Leading a healthy lifestyle with a proper diet and exercise can help maintain and even enhance your results.
The results of a Brazilian Butt Lift can last for several years, but they may be affected by weight fluctuations and the natural aging process.
Most patients can return to work within 1 to 2 weeks after a Brazilian Butt Lift, depending on their individual recovery process and the type of work they do.
Most surgeons recommend avoiding sitting directly on your butt for at least two weeks after surgery to allow the transferred fat to properly settle. Instead, patients should sit on a cushion or special chair that distributes weight evenly on the thighs and hips.
While light exercise like walking is encouraged after surgery, strenuous activities and exercises that put pressure on the buttocks should be avoided for at least six weeks to allow for proper healing.
Most surgeons will require patients to wear a compression garment for several weeks after surgery to help reduce swelling and improve healing.
Patients with a history of back pain should consult with their surgeon to determine if they are a good candidate for the procedure. In some cases, a Brazilian Butt Lift can actually help alleviate back pain by improving posture.
While there will be some small incisions where the fat is harvested and injected, most incisions can be hidden in natural creases and will fade over time.
Most surgeons will recommend wearing compression garments for at least four to six weeks after surgery to help reduce swelling and improve healing.
Smoking and drinking alcohol can interfere with the healing process and increase the risk of complications. Patients are typically advised to avoid these activities for at least four weeks after surgery.
While a Brazilian Butt Lift can help contour and shape the buttocks, it is not a weight loss procedure. Patients should be at or near their ideal body weight before undergoing the surgery.
While a Brazilian Butt Lift can improve the shape and size of the buttocks, it will not eliminate cellulite. Patients with severe cellulite may require additional treatments to improve the appearance of their skin.
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Brazilian Butt Lift - Using fat from unwanted areas such as the back, abdomen, hips, and thighs! to enhance the size and shape of the booty.