Brazilian Butt Lift
Celebrities such as Kim Kardashian and Jennifer Lopez have popularized prominent buttocks, and for years many women have desired the idealized shape and proportions these stars exemplify. Improvements in fat transfer techniques have now perfected to the point where it is possible to achieve a well-balanced silhouette and more prominent “booty” with the Brazilian Butt Lift. When performed by experienced plastic surgeon Paul LoVerme, MD, Brazilian Butt Lift surgery can create more youthful, perky buttocks and a more sensual body profile using only your own fat.
- What is a Brazilian Butt Lift?
- What are the Benefits of a Brazilian Butt Lift?
- Who is a Candidate for Brazilian Butt Lift?
- How is a Brazilian Butt Lift Performed?
- What Happens During Brazilian Butt Lift Recovery?
- What Results Can I Expect After Brazilian Butt Lift?
- How Much Does a Brazilian Butt Lift Cost?
What is a Brazilian Butt Lift?
The Brazilian Butt Lift, or BBL, is a fat transfer procedure that harvests fatty tissue from one area of the body and uses it to enhance the size and shape of the buttocks. With a Brazilian Butt Lift it is possible to create a larger, wider, higher, rounder, and/or more projecting buttock contour using only your own fat. The BBL procedure is highly customized and offers a dual benefit—precision liposculpting to slim areas with unwanted fat, and the addition of fat to the buttocks to create long-lasting, accentuated curves. This versatile procedure can also restore lost volume and reduce the appearance of sagging of skin and fat that commonly develops with age.
What are the Benefits of a Brazilian Butt Lift?
The Brazilian Butt Lift offers many advantages for women who desire a more proportionate figure and enhanced buttock contours. Dieting and exercise can rarely provide the specific improvements that custom liposculpture and a Brazilian Butt Lift can achieve. In many cases, genetics and stubborn fat distribution prevent women from attaining the more feminine shape and natural-looking curves they want—this is especially true with respect to the buttocks. The Brazilian Butt Lift procedure offers the following benefits:
- Unwanted fat can be removed from targeted areas of the body
- Liposculpture helps create smoother, more slender contours where fat is harvested
- Proportions of one’s figure can be moderately or significantly altered
- Transferred fat can achieve a specific buttock shape, size, and projection the patient desires
- Modern fat purification techniques offer long-lasting results
- Buttocks can be reshaped with liposculpture prior to the addition of new fat for optimal results
- Transferred fat can lift and fill out areas of the buttocks that have become depleted by age-related changes
- Results are customized to look incredibly smooth, soft, symmetrical, and natural
Who is a Candidate for Brazilian Butt Lift?
A Brazilian Butt Lift can address a variety of cosmetic concerns for our patients at The LoVerme Center. During your one-on-one consultation, Dr. LoVerme will listen carefully to understand the buttocks shape and size you would like to achieve. After a physical examination, health assessment, and review of your medical history, he will be able to determine if you are a good candidate for the Brazilian Butt Lift procedure. Candidates must be in good health and have reasonable expectations for their BBL outcome. It is also necessary to have an adequate amount of fat in a specific body area to successfully perform the transfer.
Once candidacy is established, Dr. LoVerme will explain which areas are ideal for fat harvesting with liposculpture, as well as detail how he would augment the buttocks with transferred fat.
If you want to find out how a Brazilian Butt Lift can enhance your figure, we invite you to contact our practice to schedule a consultation with Dr. LoVerme.
How is a Brazilian Butt Lift Performed?
At The LoVerme Center for Plastic Surgery, Brazilian Butt Lift is usually performed at our in-office, accredited surgical center under local anesthesia with sedation. Dr. LoVerme begins the Brazilian Butt Lift procedure by using liposuction to extract excess fat cells from the abdomen, lower back, inner and outer thighs, or hips. This allows the procedure to be truly custom-tailored to each individual’s unique needs. The buttocks area is contoured before it is augmented. After the fat is removed, it is purified (removing any excess fluid) before being carefully re-injected into the area of each buttock targeted for treatment. Incisions used during the surgery are extremely small, and resulting scarring is often barely noticeable.
It is important to note that the fat is not merely liposuctioned—Dr. LoVerme uses high-definition liposculpting to give superb results. Using the VASER™ ultrasonic cannulas, anatomical contouring is first performed, defining your silhouette and highlighting natural contours.
What Happens During Brazilian Butt Lift Recovery?
After the procedure, you will wear a compression garment which extends from the mid-abdomen to the area just above your knees. The buttock area has much less compression, and you will need to minimize all pressure on the buttocks for a period of about three weeks. Walking and performing minor exercise increases blood flow and should assist with the healing process and increase the percentage of fat that survives, leading to improved results. The full length of your recovery will depend upon the specifics of your procedure and your body’s unique healing response.
What Results Can I Expect After Brazilian Butt Lift?
Your result should be a more contoured and youthful appearance to the buttocks after this advanced treatment. Plus, the results are known to last permanently in most cases. Dr. LoVerme’s patients are typically thrilled with the results they are able to achieve. Whether the goal is an hourglass-shaped figure with a smaller waist and curvaceous buttocks, or a more perky, youthful-looking “booty,” Dr. LoVerme has the skill and experience to consistently deliver very satisfying results that his patients love.
How Much Does a Brazilian Butt Lift Cost?
Since each Brazilian Butt Lift procedure involves a highly-customized treatment plan based on the patient’s unique needs and goals, the price for BBL can fluctuate. There are several factors that Dr. LoVerme must consider when calculating cost, including:
- Number of areas treated with liposculpture
- Quantity of fat to be collected and then transferred to the buttocks
- Complexity and/or length of the procedure
- Anesthesia costs
- Post-surgical garments
- Post-surgical medications
- Facility fees
At the end of your consultation, you will receive an itemized cost quotation that explains the full price of your procedure. For patients who are interested in making the cost of a Brazilian Butt Lift more budget-friendly, Dr. LoVerme offers plastic surgery financing through CareCredit® and Prosper Healthcare Lending. For approved applicants, these companies can provide low and no-interest loan options with flexible payment structures, which can make covering the cost of your BBL more affordable. Our knowledgeable office team can explain these options in more detail and show you how to apply online.
To learn more about how a Brazilian butt lift can help you achieve your cosmetic goals, please contact our office today.