What Is A Brazilian Butt Lift?

Brazilian butt lift surgery or buttock augmentation  also widely called BBL is a popular cosmetic procedure that involves the surgical insertion of fat  into a patient’s buttocks. Fat transfer can greatly enhance the natural curvatures of your figure, while also creating a more sculpted body profile. When to Choose Brazilian Butt surgery ? Buttock fat surgery is a very individualized procedure. People who wish to enlarge, lift or re-shape their backside may benefit significantly from BBL. Therefore, the best candidates for this method of buttock enhancement will meet the following criteria:

  • You are 18 years of age or older
  • You possess good physical and mental health
  • You have a strong desire to improve your appearance
  • You have realistic expectations

Following butt fat transfer, patients can anticipate improved shape, size and definition of the gluteal muscles in the buttocks region. Patients also may benefit from increased self-esteem and body confidence. However, despite the many aesthetic advantages of Brazilian butt fat transfer, this procedure may not be for everyone. The best way to determine if you are an ideal candidate is to schedule a consultation with a board certified cosmetic surgeon.

How is the Procedure performed?

The procedure is divided into two parts. The first part is countering and this is done with liposuction and the second part is the actual fat injection into the buttock. Dr. Jaibaji will liposuction the area above the buttock in the lower back and waist area. In general you will need more than one area of liposuction to get the fat and get significant  change in the midsection. The fat is harvested with a special fat cannula that is different from the standard liposuction cannula.After the fat is harvested it is prepared for injection. This is done by placing the fat in syringes and injecting it with a special cannula. Dr. Jaibaji will inject the fat in an orderly manner to create the optimum, smooth and uniform shape  to the buttock. The technique ensures maximum fat cell survival.

How long does it take to do BBL and can it be done as an office procedure?

The length of the procedure will depend on the amount of fat transferred to the buttock. For smaller volumes fat transfer the surgery will last for about two hours. For large volume fat graft it can last 3-4 hours. Dr. Jaibaji will discuss the duration of surgery during your consultation. For the second question; the surgery is considered an out patient procedure. In other words you will be able to home after the surgery. Dr. Jaibaji recommend seeing the patient the next day after surgery.

How much fat will survive after surgery?

In general 50%-70% for the fat will survive and grow after surgery. It will take 6 months to 9 months before the final outcome is reached. The technique plays a big role in fat take. Appropriate fat harvesting and injection and good after surgery care will ensure optimal results.

Does the buttock change in size after weight loss?

The answer is yes. Like any other fat area it will respond to weight changes. Weight gain will increase the buttock size and vise versa. Weight gain and loss affects the entire body and will not be limited to fat grafted area.

How long is recovery?

Recovery from buttock enhancement surgery is straightforward. You will experience some pain after the surgery and pain medication will be prescribed. It is recommended that you do not stay in bed and walking is encouraged. Sitting and sleeping may have to be modified such as using a pillow to avoid pressure on the fat injected area. Bruising will take 2-3 weeks to subside. Swelling can take 6-8 to subside. The final outcome of the surgery can take up to 9 month to show.

 

Can I have another procedure at the same setting?

Yes. In fact many patient elect to an additional procedure such breast augmentation, tummy tuck or rhinoplasty. You can talk to Dr. Jaibaji about your interest in another procedure.

What is the cost of Brazilian butt lift?

The cost of the procedure will depend on the amount of fat transferred. Generally speaking it ranges from$8000- $12000. The fee include the cost of anesthesia, facility and professional fees. The price is higher if additional procedures are performed such as breast augmentation. You have the option to finance the surgery with care credit at out office.

 

Patient Case Study

This patient from Los Angeles was interested in buttock enhancement. The options of enhancement were fat transfer and buttock implants. She elected to have fat transfer to both buttocks. The procedure was performed by Moneer Jaibaji, MD Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon in San Diego and Coronado.  Each buttock received 500 cc of fat. The fat was removed from the abdomen, waist and back with a liposuction cannula. Results are shown two months after the surgery.

Buttock Enhancement Surgery with Dr. Jaibaji

Buttock augmentation is typically completed in 1-2 hours and requires general anesthesia. Your surgeon will begin by making small incisions underneath each buttock, or in the natural crease of the buttocks near the tail bone. Through the incision, a pocket will be created in the gluteal muscle to hold the buttock implants in place.

Your surgeon will then insert implants composed of solid silicone into place, positioning them to look as natural and symmetrical as possible. Incisions will be secured with dissoluble sutures and bandaged with a compression garment to minimize discomfort and swelling.

After Buttock Augmentation

Buttock augmentation is typically an outpatient procedure, and you should be able to return home within two hours of surgery. Most patients experience significant discomfort for the first several days of recovery, and will require the help of a friend or family member to aid in mobility. Prescription pain medication may be provided to help manage discomfort.

Surgical dressings are typically removed within 2-3 days of surgery, at which point most patients regain most normal mobility. In general, you should be able to return to work within a week and resume more strenuous physical activities within one month. The full results of your buttock augmentation will develop gradually over several months as the gluteal muscles stretch and swelling fully subsides.

All surgical procedures present a degree of risk. All of the risks associated with buttock implants will be discussed with you in detail during your consultation. Some risks may include bleeding, infection, adverse reaction to anesthesia, nerve damage, excessive scarring and undesirable cosmetic outcome.

 

Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery

BBL is usually performed under general anesthesia in an outpatient facility. The surgery has two parts. The first part is harvesting the fat from the body. This can be from the stomach, waist, back, thighs, and arms. This will not only provide the necessary fat to augment the buttock but it will reshape and sculpt the midsection.

The second part is injecting the fat into the buttocks. Once the fat is harvested and prepared; it will be placed in syringes to get it ready for injection. The injections are made through tiny incisions in the buttock to create hidden and a well concealed scars.

The amount of fat transferred to the buttocks will depend on the patients goals, amount of fat available and the size of the buttock. Dr. Jaibaji will be able to address that issue in detail during your consultation. Special garments will be provided for after surgery care.

Patient Case Study

Gender: female
Age: 28 yrs
Ht: 4.11 / Weight: 101 lbs.

Body procedure: Fat transfer to buttocks and Liposuction.
Volume of fat: 350 cc each side.
Surgery: Body contouring

This patient from San Diego was interested in fat transfer to the buttocks.

Fat Injection / Transfer / Graft

Fat graft has been used extensively in recent year for both cosmetic and reconstructive procedures. Fat is used for breast enhancement, gluteal augmentation, face fat graft, lip enhancement and in cosmetic surgery. It is also used to correct contour irregularities following liposuction.

Brazilian Butt lift cost

The price for buttock fat transfer will depend on the amount of fat removed from the body and transferred. In san diego this can range anywhere from $6000-$12000. In general, fat transfer to breast and buttocks are considered large volume fat transfer.

During your consultation, the procedure and the amount of fat that need to be transferred will addressed and accurate pricing will be determined.

Brazilian Butt Lift

This a procedure where fat is harvested from the abdomen, waist and back and placed in the buttocks. It is used for buttock enhancement. The fat is placed in the subcutaneous tissue and in the gluteal muscle using a special cannula. The procedure can be repeated to provide more enhancement.

How is a fat transfer performed?

Fat is usually harvested from one area of the body and transferred to another. The process is different from standard liposuction. Special cannulas are used to remove the fat from the abdomen, buttocks and thighs. The fat is then processed before it is transferred to the breast. The fat is injected using special cannulas.

For question about fat graft in San Diego please contact Dr. Jaibaji.

Schedule a Cosmetic Surgery Consultation with Dr. Moneer Jaibaji

Contact us to schedule a consultation for buttocks implants. During your consultation, you will have the opportunity to review photos and discuss details such as the cost and expected recovery time.