What is a Brazilian Butt Lift?

The Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) procedure is used to augment and lift the buttocks to create a more voluptuous and youthful appearance. A butt lift can add curves and interest to an otherwise flat profile which can make clothing fit better and change the dynamic of your whole physique. Using sophisticated technologies, your cosmetic surgeon can create a more balanced appearance to the whole body during a BBL.

By harvesting the patient’s own fat using liposuction and then injecting it into the buttocks, a surgeon can add just the right amount of volume to the derriere while diminishing fat stores in less desirable areas of the body. The BBL is an iconic body sculpting procedure that involves toning and shaping as well enhancement to optimize the patient’s overall appearance.

Both men and women have achieved excellent results from Brazilian Butt Lifts that were performed to fix sagging or flat buttocks. Following profound weight loss, some patients find that their lower half needs extra volume that the BBL can provide. Because the procedure makes use of the patient’s own fat for enhancement, it is the most natural option for butt augmentation.

To get the best results for each patient, surgeons harvest fat cells from areas of the body that need toning and shaping. Harvesting is performed using liposuction and the excess fat is placed in a special container. The surgeon then takes the fat and isolates the healthiest cells for purification. Purification of the cells encourages them to survive in the new environment after transplantation. After the purification process is complete, they’re injected into the uppermost quadrant of the buttocks on both sides to create a symmetrical and perky look that is both sensuous and attractive.

Typically, surgeons remove between 6 and 7 Liters of fat during the liposuction portion of the Brazilian Butt Lift procedure, but only about 1.5 to 2.0 liters of the fat is used to augment the buttocks. Most doctors inject between 500 and 700 cc’s into the buttocks with approximately half going into each butt cheek. Surgeons pay careful attention to symmetry and the patient’s overall physical appearance, not just the buttocks, in order to create the most pleasing outcomes that will flatter the shape of the entire body.

Are you a good candidate for a Brazilian Butt Lift?

Healthy individuals are the best candidates for a Brazilian Butt Lift. The best patients should be of an average weight and have plenty of fat stores on the body that could be transferred. Individuals who lack excess fat stores in sufficient quantities and desire to have a butt like a hollywood star may have to gain weight in order to be eligible for this procedure .

Because fat transfer is a delicate procedure that requires excellent circulation in order for it to be successful, the ideal candidate for a BBL would be a non-smoker with a healthy lifestyle. Because smoking diminishes the oxygen available to newly transplanted fat cells in the buttocks, a non-smoking lifestyle is most likely to result in successful outcomes for this procedure.

Patients should be in good health overall since the BBL is a surgical procedure and all surgical procedures involve some risk and a recovery period. Talk with your doctor about chronic medical conditions that you have and prescription medications that you take regularly.

The ideal patient should have a stable weight and fat stores that are located in accessible places on the body. In other words, the fat needs to be located under the skin and not inside the abdomen around the internal organs. Intra-abdominal fat that coats the organs cannot be harvested using liposuction. In order for the fat to be able to be harvested it must be located just under the skin. If you can grab the fat stores with your hand, it can probably be harvested for a fat transfer during a Brazilian Butt Lift.

It’s important for patients to have reasonable expectations about the procedure. The success of fat transfer from one location on the body to the buttocks depends a lot upon the patient’s own behaviors during recovery. The Brazilian Butt Lift will enhance your appearance, but patients must be realistic about the possibilities and take responsibility for their own recovery and positive outcomes.

And finally, the best candidates are individuals whose buttocks are flat or sagging. To determine whether or not your buttocks lack volume, look for a V-shaped separation above the cheeks between where the lower back ends and the buttocks begin. Lack of an obvious V-separation is a good indication of candidacy for a Brazilian Butt Lift.