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Brazilian Butt Lift

From the celebrities trending in the media to the subject of hit songs on the Billboard Charts, there is a certain womanly asset that has found its way back to the spotlight in recent years: a round, prominent behind. However, many who try to emulate a bigger rear through diet and booty-busting exercises alone often find their rumps falling flat in comparison to the round and supple backsides they desire. Whether you strive to have a firmer, younger-looking bum or wish to add more feminine curves to your physique, a Brazilian butt lift at South Bay Aesthetics is an effective way to enhance and reshape your buttocks into the curvaceous contour of your dreams.

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The Brazilian butt lift (or BBL) is a specialized fat transfer procedure that utilizes both liposuction and fat grafting techniques to augment the size, shape and volume of your buttocks for a more full and shapely posterior. First, liposuction is performed to collect excess fat for the procedure, usually from common problem areas like the abdomen, side flanks or thighs. Once extracted, your fat is then strategically injected back into your buttock. Brazilian butt lifts can complement the proportions of your entire lower body, supplementing your natural curves while simultaneously removing fat from your most stubborn problem areas.

Ideal Candidates for BBL

Despite its name, the Brazilian butt lift is not an augmentation designed to address excess, sagging skin on your lower body, as a traditional lifting procedure does. This procedure is a more ideal option for those who desires a more defined rear profile and still has good skin tone and elasticity. The best candidates for a BBL procedure are Torrance patients in good overall health and have readily available fat stores to be used in the treatment. It’s also important for candidates to be able to maintain a stable weight before and after the procedure, as frequent fluctuations can impact the results of your surgery.

  • Brazilian butt lifts are most commonly sought out by our patients to:
  • Accentuate the curves and contours of the lower body
  • Add noticeable volume to the backside
  • Achieve more perky and youthful buttocks
  • Restore balance and proportion between the upper and lower body
  • Improve the way clothing fits
  • Address unwanted fat pockets while augmenting the rear end

As with many cosmetic treatments, you may choose to pair your Brazilian butt lift with an additional procedure to achieve more aesthetically pleasing results. Patients who are bothered by loose skin on their buttock, hips or thighs as a result of aging or massive weight loss may choose to combine their BBL with a thigh lift for a more consistent rejuvenation on their lower body. During your initial consultation, Dr. Verbin will let you know the cost of augmentation and determine if a Brazilian butt lift can effectively help you achieve your aesthetic goals.

Brazilian Butt Lift Procedure

In the first step of a Brazilian butt lift, Torrance Plastic Surgeon Dr. Verbin will use an innovative liposuction technique known as tumescent liposuction for the extraction of unwanted fatty tissue, which will be utilized later in the treatment. Much like traditional liposuction, the tumescent method distinguishes itself by injecting a unique mixture of fluids directly into the fatty tissue, causing fat cells to swell for easier removal.

During the liposuction portion of the treatment, a thin suction tube referred to as a cannula is inserted into the skin through tiny, minimally-invasive incisions. The cannula is manually moved in a back and forth motion to dislodge the targeted fat cells, and the loosened fat is removed from the body. Depending on where you choose to have your fat removed from, liposuction of areas like the stomach, hips and thighs has the added benefit of complementing the results of your butt augmentation.

Once the fat has been removed, it will be thoroughly processed so that only the most viable fat will be used in your injections. The fat transfer portion of the procedure is administered through a series of small injections in the buttocks to achieve consistent fullness and natural-looking results across your backside. The number of injections you’ll require as well as the depth and amount of fat in the injections will vary based on your unique goals.

Brazilian Butt Lift Recovery

While there are several steps to BBL surgery, Brazilian butt lifts are minimally-invasive and can be done using localized or general anesthesia, depending on your comfort level and the extent of your procedure. The surgery itself takes about one to two hours to complete and is performed on an outpatient basis in South Bay Aesthetics’ fully accredited outpatient surgical center.

As with most surgeries, temporary side effects such as bruising, swelling and redness may occur.

Following your procedure, it is crucial that you carefully follow the aftercare instructions provided by Dr. Verbin to guarantee the best possible results.

While the average length of downtime for BBL recovery ranges from about 10 to 14 days, special modifications will be required to ensure the success of the transferred fat “taking” to the new area. Prolonged pressure on your buttocks during the healing process could interfere with the survival of your transferred fat, so Dr. Verbin will recommend wearing compression garments over the treated areas, sleeping exclusively on your stomach, and limiting the time you spend sitting for several weeks after the surgery. Regular sitting activity can typically be resumed after about eight weeks.

Butt Lift Results

The results of your BBL procedure are meant to last for years. Fat cells removed through liposuction will never return to the treated area, and the injected fat cells that survive the transfer (about 60-80 percent) will endure indefinitely. While your results will be immediately noticeable following the procedure, it will take about six months for residual swelling to go down and for your new tissue to settle fully.

After six months, you’ll be able to enjoy the full results of your new curvier, firmer, and younger-looking behind. However, maintaining a stable weight and healthy lifestyle post-procedure is crucial, as drastic weight fluctuations can alter the appearance of your overall figure, including your backside.

If a flat backside is interfering with your confidence, a Brazilian butt lift is a life-altering procedure that can boost your booty and your self-esteem. To find out if BBL surgery is right for you, call South Bay Aesthetics Plastic Surgery Center today at 310-997-4618 and schedule your consultation.