Brazilian Butt Lift

BBL surgery or Brazilian butt lift procedure, is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures. The shape and proportion of the buttocks are important factors in an attractive, well-proportioned body. Many people today, women and men alike, consider a woman with a rounder and fuller posterior to be more attractive. Whether you are self-conscious about the appearance of your buttocks or simply want to attain a more curvaceous figure, a BBL surgery can help to create the body you desire. Liposuction and buttock lift can make big changes in a woman’s appearance. That’s because it takes into consideration several basic cosmetic procedures and combines them into one. This procedure gives the patient a smaller waistline, removal or decrease of bra roll fat, and gives an S curve in the lower part of the back. For these reasons it is highly desired by many women.

With the surgery, a skilled cosmetic surgeon can use specialized fat transfer techniques to achieve a fuller, rounder buttock contour. Dr. Yuan is one of the best cosmetic surgeons who perform this procedure in Philadelphia area. 

What Is Brazilian Butt Lift?

BBL surgery is buttock enhancement with fat transfer. Lifting the butt typically refers to adding volume to the butt. Two common butt lift procedures are butt lift with fat transfer and butt lift with implants. To increase buttock volume through fat transfer, the fat needs to be removed from other parts of the body. The fat is then filtered and then implanted into the buttock. This is what is known as a Brazilian Butt Lift. This procedure is usually the better option because it is more moldable and corrects the defects better on the butt and surrounding areas, meanwhile avoiding the potential risks linked to prosthesis implants. An experienced doctor would know if they could get enough fat from the person to make a difference in the size and shape of the butt. The fat cells are collected by the liposuction and being used for the procedure. Dr. Yuan offers a unique combination of technical skill with artistry to help you achieve the results, the body you’ve always wanted.

What are Brazilian Butt Lift Risks?

Can Brazilian butt lift gone wrong? Like any surgical procedure there is always a chance of post-op infection. We take precautions by giving his patients antibiotics before the procedure. There is a low chance of infection. Some fat that is transferred has a chance not to survive. The body will reabsorb a portion of the fat, and the appearance of the buttocks will stabilize over time. The final result may not look as large as it was right after the procedure. One of the other concern is symmetrical. As most of the cosmetic procedure, the two buttock cheeks may not completely mirror image. Severe complications can also occur if the fat graft is injected too deep. Before the surgery, Dr. Yuan will discuss these potential risks with you.

Who Is a Good Candidate for The Procedure?

There are certain conditions that need to be met in order to have the procedure. Often patients think that anyone can undergo this procedure and get a Butt Lift. But because it involves adding volume to your buttocks it is first necessary to harvest fat from other parts of your body. The surgeon will remove the undesired excess fat and use that to volumize your buttocks and hip dip. Another important factor that is crucial is that you must be in good overall health. This will ensure that you have a smooth recovery after the procedure. Your actual weight must be stable and not in a state of flux. Gaining or losing weight will have an effect on the final outcome. Another concern is that if your expectations are in line with what is possible to achieve. Some patients will need to have more than one procedures if their baseline condition is far from what they desired result. Lastly the ideal candidate for a Brazilian Butt Lift is a non-smoker. This is a very important factor as being a smoker can slow down and impair the body’s ability to heal once the procedure has been performed. If you are a smoker, it is critical to cease smoking temporarily around the procedure. This will, in turn, give your body the best chance of having a successful Brazilian butt lift with no complications. For persons who have very high BMI, moderate weight reduction might be needed before the procedure.

How Long Does A Brazilian Butt Lift Last?

The fat that is transferred to the butt, will be there for life and can grow. The fat that was removed from the other areas conversely are smaller in size and reduces the chance of growing in that area. An example would be the waist area that will not grow the same as the butt because there are less fat cells.

Recovery From BBL Surgery

All postoperative patients are advised to follow up with Dr. Yuan up to three months. Once the fat cells are transferred to the butt, it needs to be stable and should not be crushed or be moved about in a rapid fashion such as jogging. One of the important things the patient should try to avoid is to sit directly on the butt for 4 to 6 weeks. The reason is that the fat cells need time to establish new blood supply for getting oxygen and nutrients. This is important up to the first 4 weeks post-op care, but most important in the first two weeks. The patient should sleep on their belly to remove pressure on their butt if possible.  Also, the patient should eat a healthy diet and take in a normal amount of calories in order for fat survival. You should not starve the fat cells. The only exercise you may do is a gentle walk which is good for the circulation.

Post liposuction we recommend that for the next 2 days a person eats fat rich food. Fat-rich food after liposuction, especially if it was performed under local tumescent anesthesia, helps the body dissipate and eliminate the anesthetic medications that cause nausea and vomiting and feeling of malaise and illness after the procedure. In addition, every patient must wear a post-surgical compression garment and keep it on for at least 5 days continuously, 24×7. This will exert positive pressure on the skin which helps it to contract and to stick to the underlayers and thus prevent the accumulation of inflammatory body fluids under the skin and prevent swelling, edema, protracted healing, and swelling.

What Is The Cost For Brazilian Butt Lift?

The average Brazilian butt lift cost at Dr. Yuan cosmetic surgery is  between $6500 to $8500. It is a good idea to have a consultation with your surgeon before making a decision to see what are included. Because the cost of the procedure depends on the areas of liposuction, each person’s body weight, and height, and the type of anesthesia. How much is a Brazilian butt lift also depends on the ancillary procedures, such as J-plasma for tissue tightening at the same time of liposuction. Some patients want to have repeated procedures to have double enhanced results, they will have the 2nd procedure at a discounted price if the first procedure was done by us.

How Is The Butt Lift Surgery Done?

Dr. Yuan chooses to perform tumescent liposuction, which is a safer modified method as compared to traditional liposuction. During your surgery, only the targeted liposuction areas are anesthetized, and you will be awake and responsive during the procedure. Some oral medications will be given to you to keep you under a twilight zone and tolerate the procedure and feel more comfortable. You will be asked to move in certain positions and contract certain muscles in order to isolate areas of fat that need to be removed. Although you may feel some discomfort, you can communicate with the surgeon or assistant to keep the extent of any discomfort under certain level by using different measurements. The length of the entire procedure depends on how much fat is transferred, and usually takes anywhere from 3 to 4 hours. If you are very anxious about the procedure, you can also choose to have IV sedation and you will sleep during the procedure.