What is a Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) Surgery?

What is a Brazilian Butt Lift

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It started with J.Lo, then Kim Kardashian solidified it… These days, it?s all about the booty. For patients who want to achieve a rounder, fuller buttock area, Brazilian Butt Lift surgery might be the solution. 

The Brazilian Butt Lift is performed by removing fat from various areas of the body using liposuction and injecting it into the buttocks. The fat is typically taken from the lower back, hips, thighs, or abdomen. 

A skilled practitioner will improve the contours of the entire lower body by repositioning the fat from typical problem areas and moving it to the buttocks area to augment its size and shape. Removing fat from the areas around the buttocks can make the fat transfer even more pronounced and create a desirable silhouette. 

Benefits of Brazilian Butt Lift

A Brazilian Butt Lift surgery creates a more natural look and feel than some other forms of buttock enhancements, such as silicone implants. It is also able to address issues such as the stubborn fat or shapelessness and sagging that occurs with age. Some patients turn to this procedure when they are unhappy with figure imbalances that make it hard to wear clothing.

What to Expect After Surgery

A Brazilian Butt Lift is a major surgery that a plastic surgeon performs under general anesthesia. Both the liposuction and fat transfer incisions are closed with stitches. After which a compression garment will is put on to support healing and minimize the risk of bleeding. 

We advise patients that recovery will take several weeks and carry with it instructions unique to your procedure. We advise patients that they cannot sit for at least two weeks after the procedure. It will be necessary to sleep on your stomach or side until the area fully heals. Swelling will last several weeks but results will be visible shortly after. 

It is important to remember that surgery has risks and it is important that your surgeon is Board Certified and highly experienced, like Dr. Castrellon. While Dr. Castrellon has his own opinions on BBL procedures, he prefers to assess patients on an individual basis. During your consultation, he will carefully discuss the risks and benefits of the procedure with you. 

Looking to Discuss a Brazilian Butt Lift with a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon? 

If you are looking for a Brazilian Butt Lift in the South Florida area, call us today to schedule your complimentary consultation with Dr. Castrellon. He can answer any questions you may have and discuss your specific needs, as well as ensure you are fully informed of the risks/benefits of the procedure. 

Frequently Ask Questions

Contrary to popular belief, yes, you can develop cellulite post-BBL. As the fat transfer redistributes and settles in, it’s common to see a bit of wrinkling, dimpling, and uneven texture caused by cellulite. We have some Fixes that will help get you back on track!

Recovery from a BBL takes about six weeks. For the first two, you will need to avoid both sitting and laying directly on your backside. Sleeping will need to be done on your side or stomach, and sitting will require a donut seat or pillow. The seat/pillow may need to be used for up to eight weeks in some cases.

You’ll be advised to sleep on your front and avoid sitting for at least one month. After that time, you can begin sitting for short periods, preferably with a donut pillow or Boppy pillow to offload pressure from the bottom to the thighs.

Thus, a high-fat diet will provide the necessary nourishment to help you maintain the results of your BBL. Foods rich in healthy fats include avocados, nuts, fish, eggs, cheese, and full-fat yoghurt.

Often as women age, with gravity and weight changes, the bottom of our butt sags. This can cause hanging or can cause creases. Liposuction only worsens this effect, because it further hollows out the skin but doesn’t tighten the skin, which makes it hang more

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