BRAZILIAN BUTT LIFT
Many factors play into the way your anatomy is formed. Some women prefer a larger behind, but it is not always possible to achieve through exercise. A Brazilian Butt Lift gives your buttocks the shape it was always meant to have. The BBL uses the Liposuction procedure along with fat grafting to add volume and shape to your buttocks. Learn more about this procedure below.
WHAT A BRAZILIAN BUTT LIFT CAN DO
PROCEDURES INVOLVED IN A BBL
Dr. Lund is the only board-certified surgeon in our office who performs the Brazilian Butt Lift procedure. During your consultation, Dr. Lund examines you and discusses your options regarding the BBL procedure. You will discuss the areas which will be liposuctioned and your realistic expectation outcomes.
For the Brazilian Butt Lift, Dr. Lund harvests fat through liposuction in various areas of your body. He can harvest the fat from the flanks, abdomen, back, or thighs. Once enough fat is harvested, he moves to the fat grafting process.
After the fat is harvested from the body, it is purified and filtered, and then injected into the buttocks to achieve a well-balanced and shaped behind. It is used to give volume to the areas that might be lacking using a microfat transplant.
You will experience soreness and swelling in the areas liposuctioned to harvest the fat and shape the torso and body. You may experience tightness and numbness in the buttocks. Some drainage from the liposuction sites is not uncommon-usually just a bit of spotting. Ice packs help some patients with their discomfort. Mild pain pills also help with discomfort for the first few days.
Most patients can shower in 48 hours.
Patients are strongly urged to begin walking on the evening of their surgery.
It is very important to avoid sitting or laying off the buttocks to keep pressure off of the fat grafts.
The liposuctioned sites may be sore and bruised. Some areas may have a sense of lumpiness and irregularity which is normal as swelling will be uneven for the first few weeks. This will resolve. Sutures will be removed from all liposuction and fat injection sites. Steri-strips will be placed to support the healing. The buttocks will look very swollen and give the impression that “too much” fat was grafted. This is normal.
Compression garments are still required but may be adjusted as the swelling resolves. Patients can gradually increase the amount of time they spend sitting or laying on their backs with the lifting of restrictions around week 3 or 4.
All restrictions are removed. Patients can shower, bathe, swim, sit for any length of time, etc. The buttocks swelling will be decreasing causing some to worry it will all “go away.” This is normal postoperative shrinking and will stop around one month after surgery. The fat cells will begin to increase in size over the next two months as they recover from their transfer. Compression garments are no longer needed.
Numbness may take a few more months to resolve.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The amount of fat that can be grafted into your buttocks depends on the amount of fat that can be harvested from your body.
No, if you are fairly skinny and don't have any fat you are not a candidate for a BBL.
A standard BBL will typically include 2-3 areas of liposuction that will then be transferred to the buttocks.
Dr. Lund will need enough fat for the transfer, so, you will need enough areas to transfer from. He does have a BMI limit of 35.