Age, weight fluctuations, genetics, and natural body shape can all affect how the buttocks look. Additionally, no matter how hard you try, exercise doesn’t always work to grow and shape the backside.
If you’re interested in attaining a larger butt and adding some curves to your lower body, a Brazilian butt lift may be the right procedure for you. Request a consultation with Georgia Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery to learn more about how a Brazilian buttock lift surgery can give you a fuller, perkier butt.
What Is BBL Surgery?
A Brazilian butt lift, or BBL, surgery involves removing fat from certain parts of the body and transferring it to the buttocks and hips to enhance the backside and achieve natural-looking curves.
Brazilian butt lifts are often confused with buttock implant surgery, but the two are very different. During a BBL, the surgeon only uses your natural fat. During a buttock implant surgery, implants are placed in the buttocks. Both surgeries can achieve the same result, but one may be better, depending on your body type and goals.
Brazilian butt lift surgery has gained popularity in the last few years for the beautiful results it can provide.
How Is a Brazilian Butt Lift Performed?
A Brazilian butt lift is an outpatient procedure performed under anesthesia for your comfort.
The BBL procedure requires two main steps – removing the fat and injecting the fat into the buttocks.
First, your surgeon will perform liposuction to harvest the fat for transfer. Depending on your body, the surgeon can remove fat from any of the following areas:
Liposuction is performed by first administering a special saline solution in the area and inserting a thin cannula through small incisions. The surgeon then uses back-and-forth motions to break up the fat, which goes through the cannula into containers.
Once the liposuction is complete, the fat is processed and purified before it is put in syringes for injection into the buttocks.
The way the Brazilian butt lift is performed allows the surgeon to precisely inject the fat in the areas that need it most, giving you the contour you desire and beautiful curves in all the right places.
Who’s a Candidate for a Brazilian Butt Lift Procedure?
Brazilian butt lifts are beneficial for many patients of all body shapes. Generally, patients seeking BBLs want to improve the shape of their buttocks, making the buttock and hip area fuller and rounder.
Good candidates for Brazilian butt lift procedures should:
- Be at least 18 years of age
- Be in good health with no serious conditions
- Have the ability to heal properly
- Have enough fat for liposuction and fat injection
- Have good, healthy skin
If you’re interested in a Brazilian butt lift procedure, we encourage you to visit us and allow us to answer your questions and address your concerns.
Preparing for Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery
You’ll have plenty of time before your surgery to adequately prepare. Successful preparation for your surgery and recovery depends on your situation.
For example, if you smoke, you’ll need to quit smoking at least a month before your procedure. You’ll also want to stop taking aspirin and medications that contain blood thinners. Smoking and certain medications and supplements can affect recovery, and we want to help you have the best possible recovery experience.
You should also make plans regarding transportation to and from surgery and where you’ll stay in the days after your surgery while you recover.
We can go over preparations with you to ensure you’re fully ready for the day of your BBL surgery.
What to Expect After Your BBL Procedure
After your Brazilian butt lift surgery, you’ll begin the recovery process. You’ll come in to see your surgeon for follow-up appointments, allowing the doctor to check on your progress and address any questions or concerns you may have throughout the healing process.
One of the most important details to remember after a BBL is that you cannot sit directly on your buttocks for about two weeks. When you sit, you’ll use a special pillow that allows you to sit without putting too much pressure on the buttocks area. You’ll also wear a special compression garment for a few weeks after your procedure.
After a Brazilian butt lift procedure, most patients go back to work in two to three weeks. While your activities will be limited for a short while, you’ll likely be able to resume normal daily activities in about four to five weeks.
During your recovery time, you allow your body to heal and carefully protect the work the surgeon has done on your body. Eventually, you’ll see your final result and enjoy your new curves.
How Long Do the Results of a Brazilian Buttock Lift Last?
The Brazilian butt lift surgery results are meant to last. Unlike Botox or fillers, it’s not meant to provide temporary results.
In general, the more you take care of yourself, the longer you’ll likely be able to enjoy the results of your BBL. Exercising, eating a good diet, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle can all help you extend the life of your butt lift results.
Your body changes over time, and that’s completely normal. However, you should be able to enjoy the results of your Brazilian buttock lift for years to come.
Discover How a BBL Could Help You Achieve Your Aesthetic Goals
We encourage our Atlanta, GA, patients to visit us to discuss the desired body changes they seek, allowing us to determine whether a Brazilian buttock lift could be the right procedure. Whether you’re available locally or are interested in a virtual pre-consultation, contact us to schedule.
The team at Georgia Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is eager to give you the curves and contours you want.