The backside has become a central focus of a woman’s anatomy today with many searching for ways to add curves and fullness to this area. If Mother Nature didn’t give you the shape you want, there are other ways to enhance your booty today. At South Bay Aesthetics Plastic Surgery Center, we offer the popular Brazilian butt lift or BBL to our patients that want to boost their buttocks without invasive surgery.
A Brazilian butt lift uses your fat, taken from another area of the body, to create the fullness you want in your backside. This procedure offers positive results without the need for long incisions or the use of synthetic implants. Because the fat used in the augmentation is from your own body, the chance of rejection or a reaction to the substance is non-existent. This procedure offers natural, beautiful results that can be permanent for many of our patients.
The BBL is completed in three separate steps, which begins with the removal of unwanted fat from one or more areas of the body like the abdomen, hips or thighs. The second step is to process the fat that was removed to prepare it for step three; the injection of the fat cells into the buttocks to add fullness and curves. All three stages are completed by Dr. Verbin in a single session in our office.
Is a BBL Right for You?
The Brazilian butt lift can be performed to address a variety of concerns in addition to buttocks that are disproportionately small. Other issues corrected with this procedure include:
- Asymmetrical buttocks
- Buttocks that are flat and lack definition
- Buttocks that have begun to droop or sag
- Undesirable changes to the buttocks, due to weight fluctuations or aging
Patients undergoing a BBL should be in good health and have a stable weight, with isolated areas of fat to remove for the procedure. While the procedure is less invasive than augmentation using implants, you will need to be prepared to avoid placing excessive pressure on your buttocks for a few weeks after treatment to ensure the fat settles evenly into the treatment area.
Dr. Verbin will perform a comprehensive examination during your initial consultation to determine whether a BBL is a viable option for you. He will also discuss your concerns and aesthetic goals to be sure this procedure will meet your needs best.
Sculpting Problem Spots
Tumescent liposuction is used to remove fat, which is performed by injecting a sterile tumescent solution into the area first to loosen the fat cells and make them easier to remove. A narrow cannula is then inserted into the fat deposit via a micro-incision, which further loosens the cells before suctioning them out of the body. The incisions used for the procedure will be too small to require sutures and scarring after liposuction is very minimal.
Dr. Verbin performs his liposuction procedures in his accredited surgical suite using general anesthesia in most cases. Common places for fat elimination include the midsection, lower back and hips, where the sleeker contour will complement the newly enhanced buttocks even further. While you are still asleep, the removed fat is prepared for injection and then administered directly into the buttocks.
Boosting the Backside
Multiple injections will be used on the buttocks to create uniform fullness and a natural result. In addition to adding size to the backside, Dr. Verbin will strategically place injections to sculpt a defined contour that will be proportionate to the rest of your body profile. One of the primary advantages of this method of buttock augmentation is that there will be no incisions or visible scarring afterward that you must worry about covering up with clothing.
Recovering from a BBL
Recovery from the liposuction portion of this procedure takes a week or less, while light exercise is usually restricted for up to two weeks. A compression garment will be worn over the treatment area for three to four weeks to promote healthy healing of the area and the best possible contour.
Fat injections do not involve a significant amount of discomfort and do not require much downtime afterward. However, you will not be able to put any pressure on the buttocks for about two weeks. This means limiting the amount of time you spend sitting and using a special cushion when you are seated. Sleeping should be done on your side or stomach to further alleviate pressure on the treatment area at night. You will be able to resume light exercise about two to three weeks after your treatment and more strenuous activity within six to eight weeks.
A Brazilian butt lift offers natural results for most patients that can last for many years. If some of the fat is reabsorbed by the body over time, you can schedule a second fat transfer procedure to add more volume, as long as there is sufficient fat to take from another area. If a Brazilian butt lift sounds like the right procedure for you, schedule your initial consultation today by calling South Bay Aesthetics Plastic Surgery Center at 805-568-5988.