Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery

A Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) is a body sculpting cosmetic procedure that aims to enlarge and lift a patient’s bottom. This is done by removing fat from areas where patients have excess fat through liposuction and then purifying the harvested fat before implanting it into the patient’s bottom to sculpt the buttocks area leaving the patient with an enhanced flattering figure.

Brazilian Butt Lifts are not implants. A BBL uses the patient's own fat deposits that can be removed from areas on their back, abdomen, hips, and thighs. Using a patient's existing fat rather than implants makes for a safer and more natural-looking (and feeling) end result.

The most common reason people get Brazilian Butt Lift's is that they wanted to make their bottoms larger or get a general lift with some shaping benefits after they’ve lost some of the perkiness their bottoms once had. Regardless of the reason, BBL’s are a great way to achieve a sculpted silhouette since it not only shapes a patients bottom but has the added benefit of liposuction wherever the donor fat is pulled from.

Brazilian Butt Lift’s have gotten a bad wrap throughout the years but, they’ve become a much more common and safe procedure these days. With all the research that has been done, and continues to be done on BBL's, new technologies and techniques have been developed to ensure patient safety and a beautiful end result. Patients who undergo BBL’s have nothing to fear as long as their surgeon is highly knowledgable, experienced, and realistic about final results.

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Types of Brazilian Butt Lift

With all the research that has been done (and continues to be done), there has been a development in a variety of techniques in the world of Brazilian Butt Lifts. Each of these techniques has been developed to address specific types of patient's needs and help them achieve their specific end goal results. Every patient is different, from their body to their wants and needs from a Brazilian Butt Lift procedure so surgeons have developed ways to tailor to each individual patient. After all, what might work on one person might not be the best option for someone else. Consulting with one of our highly qualified and experienced surgeons will help decide which technique is best for you.

Thong Lift

The thong lift technique gets its name from the way the incision is made, down the center of the buttocks, making for a scar that is easily hidden. The actual size of the scar varies from patient to patient depending on the voluptuousness of the inner fold of their buttocks but is virtually impossible to spot nonetheless. The thong lift technique allows surgeons to shape the hips in addition to a patient's bottom. Surgeons are able to better see how the final results of the procedure will look and correct any asymmetry (whether natural or not) at that very moment, leaving patients with a well-sculpted silhouette and voluptuous figure.

The Butterfly Lift

The butterfly lift technique is used primarily when patients want more of a lift from their BBLs. Patients are left with a decent amount of scarring because of the lifting nature of this technique but, it can usually be completely covered within the bikini line. The size of the incision depends on the amount of skin that needs to be taken (and lifted) from the patient. This technique leaves patients with a “butterfly” looking bum (lifted upwards like a butterfly's wings).

The Inner and Posterior

The inner and posterior technique is one that lets surgeons remove excess skin when performing a BBL. The best candidates for the inner and posterior technique BBL's are usually patients who have lost a significant amount of weight and have developed loose or excess skin. Incisions for the inner and posterior technique BBL's are made along the folds of the groin. This makes for an easy hideaway for the eventual scar.

The C-Lift

The C-Lift technique combines the thong, butterfly, and the inner and posterior BBL techniques to better tighten up the patient's bottom and surrounding area. The best candidates for a C-Lift BBL's are usually older patients that have experienced excess sagging/hanging skin due to aging. Patients who have lost a significant amount of weight and were left with sagging/ hanging skin are also good candidates for a C-Lift BBL. After the procedure, patients are usually left with a scar in a shape of a “C” but have no issues with it since the procedure was able to successfully lift both the upper and outer areas of the bum for a lifted and tightened result.

Brazilian Butt Lift Procedure Process

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Brazilian Butt Lifts can take anywhere from one to four hours for the actual procedure during which, a patient is placed under general or local anesthesia. The length and specifics of a patient's BBL depend on the amount of fat grafting that needs to be done, how long the fat takes to be purified, how long it takes to transplant and sculpt the bottom, and the overall complexity of that specific procedure.

There is more to a Brazilian Butt Lift than just a butt augmentation, BBL's give patients the added benefit of fat grafting through liposuction which ends up shaping the majority of the torso, buttocks, and thigh areas. Fat grafting is the process of harvesting fat from one area of the body, purifying it, and then transplanting it somewhere else with injections.

During a Brazilian Butt Lift procedure, surgeons take excess fat from other areas on the patient's body, purify it, and then transfer and shape that fat into a patient's bottom to achieve the patient's desired figure. The final shape of the patient's bum will be reached through techniques such as implanting fat in multiple areas for peak volume, staying away from any potentially dangerous areas like the inferior gluteal vein (IGV), and transferring more fat (but not too much more) so that the maximum amount of fat can be retained in the transplanted areas during the recovery process.

Advantages and Benefits of a Brazilian Butt Lift Miami

Brazilian Butt Lifts bring many advantages when compared to other similar procedures and benefits to the patients who undergo them.

The biggest advantage Brazilian Butt Lifts have over other procedures, like gluteal implants, that offer similar results is that there are no foreign objects being implanted into the patient's body. Since BBL's utilize the patient's own existing fat tissue for transplant there is a major decrease in the risk of the body rejecting the transplant and a higher chance of fat retention. Using the patient's own fat tissue gives a more natural look and feel to the patient's end BBL result.

Brazilian Butt Lifts also have the added bonus of liposuction. The fat grafting process is done through liposuction giving patients a two-for-one deal on the procedure, recovery time, and results. This allows patients to have a more prominent body contour and silhouette after a BBL.

Brazilian Butt Lifts benefit patients with a massive boost in self-confidence, self-esteem, and overall happiness.

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How To Prepare For A Brazilian Butt Lift

Brazilian Butt Lifts are a cosmetic procedure and should be treated as seriously as any other medical procedure. Abiding by whatever your surgeon has directed you specifically to do before and after your procedure is essential in ensuring a swift procedure, a smooth recovery, and great results.

In preparation for a Brazilian Butt Lift, patients should:

  • Get a helper! Patients won't be able to drive home after their procedure and will need to arrange for someone to come pick them up. This person also needs to stay with the patient for the first 24 hours of their recovery to help the patient with whatever they'd need.
  • Have some meals prepared before you leave. This is helpful for the first day or two when you might not be able to cook as you'd like to. Having a couple of meals prepped and ready to go will take a load off of you and your helper during the first day or two of your recovery.
  • Get any medication surgeons have prescribed them so that they have it ready when they need it.
  • Have a clean home to come back to after the procedure. A clean bed will be your sanctuary when you get back home, make sure you have anything you'd need (like water, medication, extra blankets, a phone charger, and the remote) nearby.
  • Stop smoking at least one month before the procedure to ensure healthy blood pressure and that blood vessels don't constrict due to nicotine.
  • Avoid alcohol, aspirin, ibuprofen, and any other blood thinners a week before the procedure to avoid excess bleeding during and after there procedure.

Following exactly what your surgeon advises and these tips will help ensure that patients not only have a successful Brazilian Butt Lift procedure but also an easier recovery where they can get the best results from.

Ideal Candidates For A Brazilian Butt Lift

Qualifying for a Brazilian Butt Lift is easier than you might think. As long as patients are in relatively good health and have enough excess fat to be removed from other areas of the body to sculpt the patient's bottom they're almost always a good candidate for a butt augmentation through a Brazilian butt lift procedure. Those with smaller bums or have bums that have lost their perkiness and have started to sag would benefit greatly from a BBL to achieve their butt goals.

Ideal Candidates for the Brazilian Buttock Lift

This being said, sometimes, thinner patients don't have enough excess fat in other areas to harvest for transplantation into their bottoms. Patients who are significantly overweight might be susceptible to other risks of a medical procedure. In any case, it's necessary for patients to speak with a surgeon so that they can determine their eligibility as candidates for a Brazilian Butt Lift procedure. If for some reason, patients don't qualify at the moment for a BBL, their surgeons can advise what they can do to become a good candidate for a BBL in the near future.

It's important to note that a Brazilian Butt Lift is not a weight loss procedure but rather a body sculpting one so patients should be about 10-20lbs above their ideal weight.

Risks And Possible Complications Associated With A Brazilian Butt Lift

Like any other procedure, there are risks and complications that could possibly arise. The chance of these risks and complications happening is very small. Brazilian Butt Lifts had previously been associated with risky procedures but, that isn't the case anymore. Surgeons at Adore Plastic Surgery are in compliance with all safety regulations and guidelines for BBL procedures.

Patients are most worried about fat embolisms and ruptures of the inferior gluteal vein (IGV) but, advances in technology and techniques in Brazilian Butt Lift procedures have drastically cut down the percentage of fatalities by over 40% and continue to drop as research on BBL technology and techniques continue.

A more common side effect of a Brazilian Butt Lift procedure is slight discomfort during the recovery process but, that is because the body is recovering from a transformation. Other risks include hematoma, discomfort, excessive blood loss, asymmetry, and infections. All of which can be treated quickly when addressed promptly.

At Adore Plastic Surgery, our highly qualified and experienced surgeons are able to perform some of the best Brazilian Butt Lifts with the safety and health of their patients first at foremost. To avoid any possible risks and complications from Brazilian Butt Lifts, patients must follow everything their surgeons tell them.

How long does a Brazilian Butt Lift last?

Results of a Brazilian Butt Lift procedure last a lifetime. After the transplanted fat has completely settled in the patient's bottom, it stays there for the rest of a patient's life. However, the fat tissue that is transplanted is like any other tissue in the body which can grow and shrink if a patient gains or loses weight.

As a person ages, the BBL's results will age with them to maintain a natural look. If a patient wants to help their BBL bottom retain its shape and size as they age, having a healthy lifestyle (healthy diets and regular exercise) is the best way to keep their bottoms looking as sculpted as the day they got their BBL.

Brazilian Butt Lift Cost In Miami

Brazilian Butt Lifts in Miami varies depending on the specific patient circumstances relating to the complexity of the procedure, the amount of fat grafting that'll be done, the length of a procedure, and if there will be other procedures being combined with the BBL. Typically, BBL's range anywhere from $4,200 to $15,000.

A Brazilian Butt Lift is a major procedure that needs to be done with a highly qualified surgeon. Many people tend to go for the cheaper option even though they're undergoing a major cosmetic body sculpting procedure. It's important to treat your body right for your own health and safety. Investing in yourself and your happiness can never be too much.

At Adore Plastic Surgery, our surgeons are not only highly qualified but also have mounds of experience under their belts. Brazilian Butt Lifts range from $4,200 to $15,000. We understand that many patients might not be able to afford quality BBL's upfront which is why our surgeons offer different specials on BBL procedures and Adore Plastic Surgery offers multiple financing options so that patient's BBL dreams can become a reality!

Consultation for your Brazilian Butt Lift

If you have any questions or concerns about what your Brazilian Butt Lift procedure process looks like, schedule a consultation with one of our highly experienced and knowledgable surgeons at Adore Plastic Surgery.

Questions & Answers

Yes! If you'd like to have a sculpting procedure for your bottom that includes liposuction, a BBL might be for you. However, if you're looking for a more complete make-over, combining a BBL with other procedures is possible. For those who recently gave birth, Mommy Makeover procedures often offer patients a more complete package that will get them closer to their ultimate body goals. Discussing these options with your surgeon will help determine which option fits your situation best.
  • Short Answer:

    You should get a BBL if you can. Basically, a BBL doesn't use any sort of implant to enhance a patient's bottom (safer) and has liposuction included.

  • Detailed Answer:

    Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) - Cosmetic procedure where a patient's own fat tissue is removed from other areas of the body through liposuction, is purified, and then transplanted into a patient's bottom to achieve a sculpted, fuller bottom.

    Butt Implants - Procedure where silicone implants (foreign objects) are implanted into a patient's bottom to achieve an enlarged bottom.

    Because BBL's use a patient's own fat tissue, the results are more natural-looking and feeling. There will be no unnatural movements and any possibilities of risks or complications are drastically cut with BBLs. BBL's also have the bonus of liposuction from the fat tissue donor areas so patients will be able to get a more comprehensive body sculpting procedure that will leave their figures closer to their body goals.

Minimum Weight Limit- For a BBL, patients need sufficient body fat in other areas to be able to remove through liposuction so that it can be used to sculpt the bottom a patient wants from their BBL. If there isn't enough fat tissue in other areas, a surgeon will generally advise a patient to gain some weight or look into other options.

Maximum Weight Limit- Patients with a BMI of 30 or higher will generally be advised by a surgeon to lose some weight or exercise to bring their BMI down to prevent complications and lower risks during and after a BBL procedure.

Yes! While BBLs already include liposuction, it is possible to remove more fat than just the fat needed for the BBL and add liposuction in other areas that might not have been worked on unless specified. There is also the possibility of combining a BBL with other procedures if they're right for you and if your surgeon gives you the “go ahead”.
The fat tissue that is grafted from other areas of the body has “institutional memory”, meaning that when transferred, the fat still acts as if it were in the donor area from where it was removed. In this case, this is a great thing because the donor fat tissue is often removed from areas where fat is incredibly stubborn and difficult to lose. Unless a patient is specifically giving more than their all to rid themselves of the transplanted fat tissue, the fat will remain in the patient's bum as it was shaped. There's no need to worry about losing a BBL bum.
The only way to confirm your status as a Brazilian Butt Lift candidate is to speak with a surgeon via consultation. If the surgeon determines that you aren't a good candidate for a Brazilian Butt Lift, they will either suggest how you can become a good candidate or an alternative treatment that will fit your situation best.

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