BBL Plastic Surgery for Brazilian Butt Lift

What is a Brazilian Butt Lift?

Brazilian Butt Lift is a cosmetic procedure also known as buttock augmentation that removes stubborn excess fat from unwanted areas which can then be transferred to areas that will most benefit from enlargement using a technique known as fat grafting. This surgery can be performed in both men and women. A BBL will add more volume to your buttocks and appear fuller, rounder and more youthful. It is often difficult to achieve a certain shape or weight loss by exercise and diet, BBL can help by reshaping the buttocks and the surrounding areas, giving patients a curvy shape. 

What do I need to do to prepare for the Brazilian Butt Lift?

During your first consultation with your provider, we will discuss your medical history, your concerns, and goals. We will explain what the BBL procedure consist of, including its benefits, risks, and limitations, and answer any questions you may have about the Brazilian Butt Lift.

After confirming your wishes to move ahead with a BBL, Dr. Payne our board-certified plastic surgeon will work with you to develop a custom treatment plan designed to achieve your desired outcome. In preparation for surgery we recommend the following guidelines for Brazilian buttock augmentation:

  • In good health, with no uncontrolled medical conditions
  • Willing and able to withstand the recovery period
  • Able to maintain realistic expectations for the results
  • Looking for enhancement in self-confidence 

How Is BBL surgery performed?

The Brazilian Butt Lift is a fat transfer procedure for body contouring that requires specialized care. This is considered an outpatient procedure and is typically performed with general anesthesia. In some cases of BBL surgery, if smaller amounts of fat are used, then it could be done under sedation.

During this cosmetic surgery, fat is removed via liposuction. After the excess fat removal is complete it is then purified then transferred fat is injected through small incisions into each side of the buttocks area. Removing fat specifically in the lower back area also enhances the gluteal region which can help achieve the best results.

Our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Payne has received the extensive training and experience necessary to perform BBL safely. It is extremely important to find an member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons or a delegate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery for Brazilian Butt Lift.

If the procedure is done incorrectly, there is a high risk of fat embolism that can occur when fat enters blood vessels causing an increase in mortality rate and risk. 

Am I a good candidate for a Brazilian Butt Lift? 

An ideal Brazilian Butt Lift candidate is someone who is maintaining a healthy lifestyle, interested in volumizing and shaping their buttocks with no serious underlying health conditions.

BBL is most suitable for patients with good skin elasticity that have little to no sagging and have an adequate amount of fat that can be transferred. You can not use nicotine in any form for 6 weeks before and after surgery.

Avoid second hand smoke as it can lead to an infection and poor results of surgery. 

What other procedures are combined with BBL? 

A Brazilian Buttock Lift is usually only performed with liposuction. We do not recommend performing a breast augmentation or a Tummy Tuck at the same time as a BBL.

The reason for this is simple, you need to stay off the buttocks after the BBL which you can not do if you have an abdominoplasty or breast implants. A BBL requires you to lay on your tummy or stomach to relieve pressure off the buttocks which will not give you a great result for the Tummy Tuck.

In addition, there is a higher risk of infection of the breast implants when combined with a BBL. For these reasons, we will avoid these risks by not combining a BBL with other procedures.

Would you risk the optimal results to combine surgeries? Some surgeons believe it is okay, but do they truly have your best interests in mind? These are the questions you will need to ask when determining the surgeon you want to do your surgery.

When asked which procedures to perform first, we recommend the BBL prior to a Tummy Tuck to utilize the fat removed via liposuction from the abdomen to fat graft the buttocks. 

What are the benefits of a BBL?

Confidence is key! Specially when it comes to appearance of the areas of the body. After your BBL you will have a more rounder, fuller look that will compliment an hourglass shape that can boost your confidence and make you look and feel younger.

BBL can be performed on most body types. Most common benefits of this plastic surgery are body symmetry, immediate results, natural appearance, and safest form of butt enhancement. 

Will I have scars after a Brazilian Butt Lift?

Scarring can vary depending on the amount of fat that needs to be harvested. There will be small incisions at the liposuction site. Dr.

Payne takes great care to place small incisions in areas that can be easily hidden. With the proper scar management care, avoiding direct sun exposure and using a scar scream will help with your scar to heal and become less visible. 

Are the Effects of a Brazilian Butt Lift Permanent?

A successful BBL results can last for a long time with proper recovery after surgery. As this is a semi-permanent cosmetic procedure, the buttocks may change with normal aging process overtime.

A small portion of the new fat cells can often die after they are transferred. The most accurate way of determining how BBL results last will depend on maintaining your healthy lifestyle habits and following the postoperative instructions.

It is recommended to continue a healthy diet and exercise after surgery for the best optimal results. To achieve the best results, you will not be able to sit on the buttocks until several weeks postop to allow the fat to take and achieve it’s new blood supply. 

Brazilian Butt Lift Recovery

After your Brazilian butt lift surgery, you will spend some time in the recovery room where you will be monitored and discharged shortly after. Medications will be sent your pharmacy if needed. A few days after your buttocks augmentation surgery you will be experiencing swelling, bruising and discomfort.

Small amount of fluid is expected to leak out of the incision sites which may be pink or red in color which is a normal part of your recovery process. If your job duties require for you to sit down, we recommend for you to take off of work for 2 weeks. Avoid sitting on your buttocks.

This includes laying on your side, or your stomach. Instructions on how to wear compression garments after procedure will be given at your pre-operative visit at our office. Post-surgical discomfort can be controlled by pain medication, our team will go over your post operative instructions. Final BBL results will become apparent within 6 months to 1 year after surgery. 

Postoperative care instructions after a Brazilian Butt Lift: 

After surgery we recommend having someone drive you home and in the car using a foam pillow under the knees and legs in front of your buttocks to create a way to prevent you from sitting on the buttocks. You can also lay down in the back seat of the vehicle. You will not be able to sit directly on you buttocks for 3 weeks after surgery to optimize the fat grafting results. 

You can use some ice packs the first 24 hours to reduce swelling and bruising. To control your pain, you can alternate between Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Motrin (ibuprofen) every 3 hours on a scheduled basis for the first 3 days. You must drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration and to walk several times around your home to provide circulation to your legs to avoid blood clots, however avoid strenuous activities. 

You will need to wear a special compression garment that is designed to apply pressure to areas that fat was removed, and it is open to the site or buttocks where fat was injected. You will have a significant amount of drainage that is clear yellow and reddish fluid from the incisions. This is normal and expected after surgery for the first several days. 

What should I eat after a BBL?

A well-maintained diet after your BBL surgery will help you with the recovery process. Eating nutrient dense foods with provide all parts of the body with accessibility to the essential vitamins and minerals. Healthy fats such as avocados, walnuts, almonds, olive oil and salmon is recommended to restore and volumize your own fat.  

How much does a BBL Cost?

Brazilian butt lift procedure cost in Houston starts at $6,000, depending on the details of your treatment plan. Fortunately, BBL costs in Houston are generally more affordable when compared to other parts of the country such as Miami and New York.

After your consultation, our office will be able to provide you with a personalized quote and your various payment options. The Texas Liposuction Specialty Clinic accepts financing plans through trusted healthcare lenders like CareCredit® and Prosper® Healthcare Lending. Once approved by either financial institution, qualified patients can select from an array of short- and long-term payment plans to find an ideal arrangement for their budgetary concerns.

If you have any questions, a member of our team would be happy to speak with you about the cost of Brazilian Butt Lift.

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