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What Is a Brazilian Butt Lift?

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The Brazilian butt lift (BBL) procedure has been in great demand in recent years largely because the curviness of celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Beyonce are in vogue. While there are exercises that can make the thigh and buttock areas more shapely and prominent, not everyone can exercise their way to voluptuousness. Their bodies are simply not built that way, so many are turning to surgery for help. What is the Brazilian butt lift procedure, and who is a good candidate for having it?

What Is a Brazilian Butt Lift?


A Brazilian butt lift is "a specialized fat transfer procedure that augments the size and shape of the buttocks without implants. Excess fat is removed from the hips, abdomen, lower back, or thighs with liposuction, and a portion of this fat is then strategically injected into the buttocks."

The BBL is an extension of the liposuction procedure. At our facility, Dr. Bancroft, a board certified plastic surgeon, will remove fat from areas of your body where you don't want it, including your hips, lower back, belly, or thighs. He will then purify the fat, prepare it for transfer, and re-inject it into specific points to add volume to your backside and hips. The procedure is performed outpatient with anesthesia and must be done by a trained and experienced plastic surgeon with an eye for aesthetic detail for safest and best results.

Although the word "lift" is in the name of this procedure, it's not at all the same as a breast lift. It doesn't remove or address any loose skin you may have on your buttocks. Be aware that this procedure does require recovery time of several weeks before you will be able to sit directly on your buttocks. If you carefully follow all post-surgical instructions, you should be able to move around and do light activities within about a week and return to work after 10-14 days.

Are You a Good Candidate for a Brazilian Butt Lift?


Some people are better suited for this procedure than others. If you have good skin tone in your hips and butt and have fat stores elsewhere on your body that you can transfer the fat from, you are a good candidate for a BBL.

Brazilian butt lifts can be included in a mommy makeover, and the body shaping that results can last many years. Like liposuction, your results will depend on you. If you maintain a healthy weight, you should be able to enjoy your new body silhouette for years. A Brazilian butt lift will make your lower body curvier and more striking in dresses and fitted clothing. If you've fantasized about having an hourglass figure, the BBL can help with that. Contact us today to talk more about making the dreams you have for your body come true.

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