Brazilian Buttock Lift

  • Standard Recovery Time:
    3 months
  • Average Cost:
    $5,000-$10,000
  • Anesthesia Required:
    Yes

About Brazilian Butt Lift

A Brazilian Butt Lift is a fat transfer procedure that enlarges and contours the size and shape of the buttocks without implants – resulting in an hourglass silhouette.

Commonly asked questions about Brazilian Butt Lift

1. What is a Brazilian Butt Lift?

A Brazilian Butt Lift is a fat transfer procedure that enlarges and contours the size and shape of the buttocks without implants – resulting in an hourglass silhouette.

2. Who is a good candidate for a Brazilian Butt Lift?

  • You are at a healthy weight prior to the procedure, and have enough body fat for your surgeon to obtain and transfer.
  • If you have little to no fat on your body – this procedure will not work for you unless you gain weight prior to the procedure.

3. What is a "Skinny" Brazilian Butt Lift?

This procedure can be offered to people with a BMI below 21. The less fat you have on your body the less fat you can transfer to your buttocks, although you can still achieve a significant change in buttocks size and shape – this ultimately depends on your desired outcome, and sometimes dramatic results cannot be achieved unless the patient gains weight beforehand.

4. How is a Brazilian Butt Lift performed?

BBL’S involve to major steps: liposuction and fat transfer.

You will be placed under anesthesia and undergo liposuction to remove excess fat from either your thighs, hips, abdomen, etc. – after this fat is purified, it is prepped and ready to use for fat transfer.

During the fat transfer, your surgeon will inject the fat into the tissue just below the skin’s surface – these injections are usually placed in the buttocks to give a fuller, rounder shape and/or into the hips to fill in hip dips and create fuller curves resulting in an hourglass shape.

5. How long does a Brazilian Butt Lift surgery take?

A Brazilian Butt Lift procedure can take between two and four hours.

 

6. What is the recovery like after a Brazilian Butt Lift?

After a BBL you can expect your recovery to take between two to six weeks. Pain is usually minimal and easily controlled through pain medication. You will not be allowed to sit or lie directly on your buttocks for at least 2 weeks after your procedure – only sit as needed for very shot periods of time such as using the toilet. Pressure from sitting can compromise your results by causing the injected fat cells to die. After two weeks your surgeon may allow you to sit in a modified position using a “donut” seat or placing a pillow under your thighs.

You should expect the entire recovery process to take about three months.

7. When will I see the results?

Although you’ll likely see much more volume immediately, it make take up to 3-4 months to see your final results.

8. How long do the results last?

Brazilian Butt Lift results are considered permanent if the fat cells remain after about four months of recovery (about 60-75% of fat cells survive the fat transfer). The fat that survives the transfer is there forever, so results are long-lasting—provided you don’t gain or lose too much weight. For the best and long-lasting results, follow your surgeons’ recommendations post-procedure and maintain an active and healthy lifestyle without extreme weight fluctuations.

9. How much does a Brazilian Butt Lift cost in Canada?

The cost of a Brazilian Butt Lift depends on things like geographic location, surgeon/surgeon experience, and the complexity of your procedure. Typically, the surgery ranges from $5000 to $10,000.

10. What are the risks of a Brazilian Butt Lift?

Brazilian Butt Lifts are generally considered safe as long as your surgeon uses the proper technique (never inject fat below the fascia and into the gluteal muscle – this is where BBL’s gained a dangerous reputation and is no longer a technique that should be used by any surgeon).

You may have an increased risk of complications if you have poor circulation, diabetes, heart, lung, or liver disease, or if you smoke.

Complications can include:

  • Infection
  • Hematoma (blood pockets under the skin)
  • Asymmetry
  • Overcorrection (too much fat removed or re-injected)
  • Under-correction (too little fat removed or re-injected)
  • Fat re-absorption Asymmetry (unevenness or lopsidedness)
  • Prolonged swelling
  • Skin necrosis (death of skin)
  • Fat necrosis (death of fat)
  • Contour irregularities (lumpiness)
  • Blood clots
  • Nerve damage

11. Is a Brazilian Butt Lift worth it?

2,054/2,423 people who have undergone a Brazilian Butt Lift procedure have rated the procedure “Worth It” (85%)

– Source: realself.com