The Brazilian Butt Lift – Baby Got Back
There has always been a fascination with the posterior of women, however, over the last few years plastics surgeons have seen the demand for the Brazilian Butt Lift to skyrocket. This new found focus has still not eclipsed breast augmentation or liposuction as the procedure of choice, however, the influence of celebrities such as Kim Kardashian and Nicki Manaj have caused demand to surge 58% over the last year.
Dr. David Tauber and DeLuca Plastic Surgery have seen requests for buttock augmentation increase year over year during he same time period. In response to this demand we have recently began offering our patients the world famous Brazilian Butt Lift.
What Is A BBL?
The Brazilian Butt Lift involves fat transfer, or fat grafting, to the buttock from the belly, back, thighs, and other donation sites to improve the size and shape of the buttock.
The operation takes place in the operating room under general anesthesia and starts with liposuction of the abdomen, back, thighs, and other donation sites to harvest the fat needed for the transfer. This procedure is performed through multiple small “stab” incisions using a small cannula. Once the fat is harvested, a second round of liposuction is then performed to harvest fat from the lower back above the buttock, and the outer and the posterior thighs. This improves the lower back contour, improves the shape of the buttock in relationship to the surrounding tissue, and increases the step-off from the back to the buttock – accentuating the buttock.
The collected fat is specially washed and transferred to syringes. Dr. Tauber then injects the fat into the buttock through the same small “stab” incisions hidden in the buttock creases. The injection of fat increases the size of the buttock and is distributed as to give the buttock a lifted, fuller, and more balanced appearance.
Post Op Expectations
After a Brazilian Butt Lift, patients should expect bruising and swelling in the treated areas. This swelling usually worsens at first and then begins to settle out at about a week. The patients wear a compressive garment for 4-6weeks that helps smooth the counter of the treated areas. In addition, the patient should refrain from sitting on the grafted areas to help encourage graft take. Patients are usually able to go back to work within a week from surgery.
The final result of a Brazilian Butt Lift is influenced by what shape the patient has to start with, the retraction of the skin after liposuction, the amount of fat grafted, and how much fat survives (50%-70%). Patients may require more than one round of grafting depending on their desired results.
The Brazilian Butt Lift is a powerful procedure for contouring the buttock and it can be done alone or in concert with a breast augmentation or abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) for total body rejuvenation. Dr. David Tauber at DeLuca Plastic Surgery tailors all of these services to each individual patient.