Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL)
BBL Starting Price: $3,800*!
*Pricing Varies by Surgeon
What Is The Brazilian Butt Lift “BBL”?
The Brazilian butt lift (BBL), sculpts the buttocks and adds volume using the patient’s own fat from other areas of the body. No matter the patient’s age, genetics, or other factors, butt enhancement can lift, tighten, and improve the overall appearance of the buttocks.
The BBL (Brazilian Butt Lift) procedure has recently become the fastest-growing cosmetic surgery in the nation, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
About The Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) Procedure
The Brazilian butt lift is usually performed as an outpatient surgery under IV sedation or general anesthesia. The first step in the procedure is the extraction of fat from one or more donor areas. These areas may include the stomach, hips or thighs, and will depend on the amount of fat needed and the distribution of fat throughout the body.
Liposuction is performed through small incisions, removing excess fat from the donor areas to ensure there is enough fat for grafting.Once the fat is retrieved, it is washed, spun, and purified to isolate the most viable cells for transfer. About 25 percent of cells will be healthy enough to reuse. The prepared fat is then injected into the buttock area, carefully shaping, lifting and augmenting the area according to the patient’s wishes.
Brazilian Butt Lift Recovery
Because treatment centers around a high-movement area, recovery after a Brazilian butt lift involves significant activity restrictions. Patients should plan to take up to two weeks off of work, and possibly more if their works involves a lot of sitting. Patients should wear compression garments for three to six months following the procedure.
Post-surgical pain and discomfort can be controlled with prescribed medication. Final results become apparent at about six months to a year after surgery after swelling subsides and the fat establishes itself in the buttock area.
A consultation with a Mia Aesthetics surgeon is the first step in undergoing a Brazilian butt lift. During your consultation you will go over your goals for surgery, and your surgeon will determine whether or not you are a good candidate for the procedure.
Frequently Asked Questions
Though a Brazilian butt lift is generally a safe procedure, there are always risks to major surgery. Choosing the right surgeon and following all pre- and post-operative instructions will greatly reduce the risk of complications.
Some potential risks may include:
- Stretch marks
- Excessive resorption of grafted fat
- Fat Embolism
The fat cells that don’t survive are absorbed by the body. To compensate for the inevitable loss of some fat, surgeons sometimes overfill the area during surgery.