About The Brazilian Butt Lift
The Brazilian butt lift is notably one of the most rapidly growing treatments in the U.S. and is currently in popular demand by both men and women. This surgery offers individuals a natural way to have shapelier and more defined buttocks without using an implant. Weight fluctuations, the aging process, and genetics can be the cause of a flat rear end. A Brazilian butt lift adds fullness to the buttocks to create the desired roundness and shape. This is accomplished through a unique, specialized fat grafting and transfer process. Liposuction is done to remove fat from a targeted area of your body, and then that fat is cleaned, purified, and injected back into your bottom. There is an artistic approach to perfecting this procedure, and La Mesa, CA plastic surgeon Scott Sessions has many years of advanced training and experience. He is able to produce natural, beautiful results at his personal AAAASF-accredited surgical facility, Sessions Plastic Surgery Centre.
Candidates for the Brazilian butt lift need to be assessed to ensure they are right for this treatment. The first consideration is to confirm there is plenty of fat on the body to liposuction for the transfer process. If you have a lower body weight or have limited fat to extract and purify, you might not be a good fit for this surgery. Also, it is necessary to have healthy skin elasticity. If your buttocks have loose, hanging skin, you may require a surgical butt lift. If you are at a healthy weight, have unwanted fat to extract, and do not want to use a foreign object, such as an implant, this enhancement surgery may be an ideal choice for you.
General anesthesia is used for a Brazilian butt lift surgery. It is an outpatient procedure and usually takes approximately 2 – 3 hours, depending on the amount of fat that is being extracted and transplanted. Liposuction will be done first to extract fat from specific locations on the body, such as the abdominal area, hips, and thighs. The fat tissue is never exposed to air because it is purified in a sterile centrifuge device. After this process, viable and healthy fat tissue is harvested and put into syringes. The final step is the injection transfer when the extracted fat tissue is reinstated layer by layer and then gently massaged to ensure the surface is smooth. This phase is repeated multiple times until the desired roundness and shape has been achieved.
What to Expect
Following a Brazilian butt lift, you will be released to go home to rest. Keep in mind that there are two areas that need recovery time — the extraction area and your augmented buttocks. Both areas will need incision aftercare, and patients should try their best to not place unnecessary weight on the rear end for approximately two weeks following surgery. This includes sitting on your bottom and sleeping on your back. After the swelling has gone away, your results will be noticeable, but the majority of patients see the full outcome in about 4 – 6 weeks. The butt will look round and shapely. Even better, your results may be more dramatic if your lipo was implemented on your lower back or flanks.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a Brazilian butt lift cost?
The total cost for your Brazilian butt lift (BBL) will include the cost of both liposuction and fat transfer surgery. Once Dr. Sessions has created your surgical plan, he will be able to estimate your costs. We want you to concentrate on getting the results you want from a doctor you trust, like Dr. Sessions, so we'll work with you to make your Brazilian butt lift easy to afford. Sessions Plastic Surgery Centre accepts many payment methods, and we can help you find low-interest financing.
Should I get implants or a fat transfer?
To increase the volume of your butt, butt augmentation can be done with either implants or a fat transfer (the Brazilian butt lift). During your consultation, Dr. Sessions will discuss both options and explain his preference for the BBL over using implants. He will also evaluate your body to find the areas that would most benefit from liposuction (typically the back, thighs, or stomach). If you have a low body fat percentage, you may not be a candidate for a Brazilian butt lift.
How long will my results last?
While some fat may be reabsorbed after the BBL, most of the transferred fat will remain in your bottom for a long time. To maintain your results, you should keep your weight steady. Significant weight gain or loss will affect your BBL results. This is why Dr. Sessions suggests you be at or near a healthy, stable weight before your Brazilian butt lift so it is easy for you to maintain.
How can I recover faster after a BBL?
For a faster recovery time after a Brazilian butt lift, Dr. Sessions or a member of his team will explain post-operative instructions and tips. You will need to avoid sitting on your rear end for at least two weeks as the area heals. Dr. Sessions recommends you use a Boppy nursing or donut-shaped pillow that allows you to sit so the pressure is on your thighs instead of your butt. Short walks and light stretching can improve your blood circulation and decrease inflammation. Dr. Sessions may also recommend a lymphatic drainage massage that can help your recovery.
Will a Brazilian butt lift remove loose skin?
The name of the surgery, Brazilian butt lift, is deceiving because it's not actually a butt lift (gluteoplasty), which surgically removes loose skin in the butt. However, the new volume added to your butt during a BBL may fill some loose skin. For moderate to severe loose skin in your buttocks, you may need a surgical butt lift with your Brazilian butt lift. Dr. Sessions can explain your options based on your needs and concerns during your consultation.
Shape Your Rear
The Brazilian butt lift procedure is so popular because it allows individuals to have the full and round buttocks they have always wanted without the need for implants. There is also the added benefit of the liposuction done for the fat extraction. With the world around us focusing in on a round, healthy backside, the Brazilian butt lift has quickly become one of our specialties at Sessions Plastic Surgery Centre. If you are interested in a BBL, we invite you to phone Sessions Plastic Surgery Centre in La Mesa, CA to schedule your consultation with Dr. Sessions.