About The Brazilian Butt Lift
Currently in popular demand among men and women alike, the Brazilian butt lift is one of the most rapidly growing treatments in the U.S. This procedure provides a natural option for patients who wish to achieve a shapelier and more defined buttocks without having to use an implant. Weight fluctuations, the aging process, and genetics can all play a role in contributing to a flat rear end, which is a far cry from the fuller, shapelier buttocks that's desirable today. A Brazilian butt lift addresses a flat bum by adding fullness to the buttocks, which creates an attractive roundness and shape. This is accomplished through a uniquely specialized fat grafting and transfer process that utilizes liposuction to remove fat from a targeted area of your body. This fat is then purified and injected into the desired areas. There is an artistic approach to perfecting this procedure. With many years of advanced training and experience, board-certified plastic surgeon Roderick M. Urbaniak, M.D. is able to produce natural, beautiful results at Urbaniak Plastic Surgery. If you live in or around the greater Clearwater, FL or beyond, schedule a consultation with our team to learn more about this trailblazing procedure.
Potential candidates for the Brazilian butt lift will be assessed to ensure they are right for this treatment. First, we will need to confirm that there's a sufficient amount of fat on your body to liposuction for the transfer process. If you have a lighter body weight or limited fat to extract and purify, you might not be a good fit for this procedure. It's also necessary to have healthy skin laxity if you wish to undergo this surgery. If your buttocks has loose, hanging skin, you may additionally 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 could be an ideal choice for you.
General anesthesia is used for a Brazilian butt lift surgery. This outpatient procedure takes approximately 2 – 3 hours to complete, depending on the amount of fat that is being extracted and transplanted. Liposuction will be used first to extract fat from specific locations on the body, such as the abdominal area, hips and thighs. This process of fat removal is performed precisely and safely. The fat tissue is never subjected to air because it is purified in a sterile centrifuge device. After the purification process, viable and healthy fat tissue is harvested and distributed into syringes. The final step of the procedure is the injection transfer, where the extracted fat tissue is reinstated layer by layer followed by a gentle massage 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 home to rest. During your recovery period, it's important to keep in mind the two regions that require healing — the areas of fat extraction and your augmented buttocks. Both of these spots will have incisions that need to be cared for. Patients should try their best to not place unnecessary weight on the rear end for approximately two weeks following surgery. After the swelling has gone away, your results will be noticeable, but the majority of patients will not see their full outcome until 4 – 6 weeks post-op. Once you have healed fully, your butt will look round and shapely. Even better, the body parts that had liposuction for the transfer process will be slimmer, which will make your results even more dramatic.
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, facility fees, anesthesia, as well as pre- and post-operative care. Once Dr. Roderick Urbaniak 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 board-certified plastic surgeon you trust, so we'll work with you to make your Brazilian butt lift easy to afford. Urbaniak Plastic Surgery 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, you can choose butt augmentation with either implants or a fat transfer (the Brazilian butt lift). During your consultation, Dr. Roderick Urbaniak will discuss both options and help you decide which best matches your body and goals. He will also evaluate your body to determine the areas would best 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 butt for a long time. To maintain your results, you should keep your weight steady since significant weight gain or loss will affect your outcomes. For this reason, Dr. Urbaniak suggests patients to be at or near a healthy, stable weight before their Brazilian butt lift so it's more easily manageable.
How can I recover faster after a BBL?
For a faster recovery time after a Brazilian butt lift, Dr. Roderick Urbaniak or a member of his team will explain post-operative instructions and tips. You will need to avoid sitting on your butt for at least two weeks as the area heals. Dr. Roderick Urbaniak recommends you to have 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. Urbaniak may also recommend a lymphatic drainage massage that can help move along 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 require a surgical butt lift with your Brazilian butt lift. Dr. Urbaniak can explain your options based on your needs and concerns during your consultation.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 2 weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 2 – 3 hours
Shape Your Rear
The Brazilian butt lift procedure is so popular because it gives patients the option to have the full and round buttocks they have always wanted without the need for a foreign implant. With the world around us obsessing over the look of a round, healthy backside, the Brazilian butt lift has quickly become one of our specialties at Urbaniak Plastic Surgery. If you would like to enhance the roundness of your buttocks and are looking for a more natural method, we invite you to contact our Largo, FL practice, where we see patients from all across the greater Clearwater area. Call us to schedule your consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Roderick Urbaniak.