Brazilian Butt Lift

What is a Brazilian Butt Lift?

A Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) is a popular cosmetic procedure designed to enhance the size and shape of the buttocks without implants. It uses the patient’s own fat, which is harvested from other parts of the body, purified, and then carefully re-injected to sculpt the buttocks. The result is fuller, perkier, and more youthful-looking backsides.

How It’s Done

The Brazilian Butt Lift comprises three main steps:

Fat Harvesting: The procedure begins with liposuction, where fat is extracted from donor areas—commonly the abdomen, thighs, or flanks.

Purification: The harvested fat is then processed and purified to isolate the healthiest fat cells.

Re-injection: Using specialized syringes, the purified fat is meticulously re-injected into different areas and depths of the buttocks to achieve a natural-looking enhancement. 

It’s essential to understand that not all the injected fat survives. On average, about 60-80% of the transferred fat will become integrated into its new location, while the rest is naturally metabolized by the body.

Brazilian Butt Lift Real Results

BBL vs. Buttock Implants: What’s the Difference?

While both BBL and buttock implants aim to enhance the buttocks’ size and shape, they differ in method. BBL uses the patient’s own fat for augmentation, leading to natural-feeling results and the added benefit of body contouring from liposuction. In contrast, buttock implants involve placing silicone implants into the buttocks, which may be suitable for those who don’t have enough donor fat but can feel less natural and have different potential complications.

Benefits of a Brazilian Butt Lift

Natural Appearance and Feel

Since the procedure utilizes a patient’s own fat, the results tend to look and feel more natural compared to implants.

Dual Benefit:

It offers the advantage of liposuction in donor areas, meaning patients can simultaneously contour another part of their body.

Lower Risk of Allergic Reaction:

There’s no risk of allergic reaction or rejection since the patient’s own fat is used.

Durable Results:

With proper care and barring significant weight fluctuations, the results can be long-lasting.

Why Plano Plastic Surgery?

At Plano Plastic Surgery, excellence is our standard. Both Dr. Haidenberg, with his 16 years of experience in cosmetic surgery, and Dr. Yaker, the celebrated force behind Plano Plastic Surgery, have dedicated years to perfecting aesthetic surgeries—from breast augmentations to rhinoplasties and liposuctions. With them, you’re not just opting for transformative results but also genuine care and understanding. Our approach is personal—tailored to every patient’s concerns and desires.

Who is a Good Candidate?

Candidates for a Brazilian Butt Lift typically:

  • Are in overall good health.
  • Desire enhancement of their buttocks without the use of implants.
  • Have enough fat in donor areas for harvesting.
  • Hold realistic expectations about the results.
  • Are willing to avoid sitting directly on the buttocks during the early recovery phase.

Recovery and What to Expect

Immediate Post-Operative Phase:

After the surgery, patients can expect some swelling and bruising in both the liposuctioned areas and the buttocks. They'll need to wear a compression garment to help reduce swelling and support the new contour.

Mid Recovery Phase (1-4 weeks):

It's recommended that patients avoid sitting or lying directly on their buttocks for about two weeks post-surgery to ensure maximum fat cell survival. Activities should be limited during this time, and any discomfort can typically be managed with prescribed medications.

Long-Term Recovery:

After 6-8 weeks, most patients can resume regular activities. By this time, the majority of swelling will have subsided, and the final results start becoming evident. However, it might take up to six months to see the complete effects of the surgery.

Potential Side Effects:

As with any surgical procedure, there are risks involved. These can include infection, scarring, asymmetry, and changes in skin sensation. It's essential to follow the surgeon's post-operative care instructions closely and attend all follow-up appointments to ensure a smooth recovery.