Beauty trends come and go but one trend that’s held its firm grip in pop culture for the last several years has been a perfectly round, lifted booty that makes everyone do a double-take. Thanks to celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner and Nicki Minaj — their plump rear ends have many fans (including men) looking at them for *peachy* inspiration on how to transform their own buttocks through a Brazilian Butt Lift or BBL.
The procedure has soared in popularity and is a great way for patients to enhance the natural butt by removing fat from other areas of the body such as the stomach or arms (usually through a Liposculpting procedure) and transferring the fat to the buttocks area.
Given its popularity, there’s a lot of ground to cover if you’re searching for “BBL near me” or starting to plan for your own Brazilian Butt Lift. In this article, we’ll cover these topics:
- What is Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery?
- What is a Skinny Brazilian Butt Lift?
- What is a Sculptra Butt Lift?
- What’s the biggest danger with Brazilian Butt Lift?
- What is the recovery for Brazilian Butt Lift?
- How much does a Brazilian Butt Lift cost?
- Brazilian Butt Lift Before and After photos
What is Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) Surgery?
The Brazilian Butt Lift or BBL is a very popular cosmetic surgery pioneered in Rio de Janeiro that uses your own fat cells to produce a buttocks augmentation. The result is a more lifted, rounder and sculpted bum without the use of silicone butt implants. Sometimes this procedure is combined with a tummy tuck or SmartLipo 360 and breast augmentation and labeled as a “mommy makeover” package.
During a BBL surgery, the cosmetic surgeon starts with liposuction to gather excess fat from other areas of the body such as the lower back, abdomen or thighs. The liposuction procedure itself involves tiny incisions in the skin and uses a cannula to remove the fat from the body.
Once the excess fat is harvested with the cannula, it goes through a process to clean it and remove the connective tissue, resulting in a smooth liquid.. The cosmetic surgeon then uses a technique known as gluteal fat augmentation to inject the processed fat into the butt cheeks and hips to enhance the butt size and create a more hourglass shape.
What are the Benefits of Brazilian Butt Lift?
- Enhances and adds volume to the buttocks
- Creates dimension for a fuller figure
- Shapes a sexier silhouette
- Reduced recovery time compared with invasive butt implants
- Results are long lasting and semi-permanent
What is a Skinny Brazilian Butt Lift?
When patients are looking for a more natural butt enhancement or when they don’t have enough excess fat on their body, a skinny Brazilian Butt Lift may be recommended. This option is ideal for both patients who want a subtle butt enhancement and/or patients who don’t have a lot of excess fat.
For patients who desire a skinny Brazilian Butt Lift for a more subtle result, the process is the same as a traditional BBL where the cosmetic surgeon will use liposuction to remove and harvest the fat from other areas of the body and then inject that into the butt. In the case of patients with a lack of natural fat, their own fat can be combined with Sculptra to give a more significant augmentation.
What is a Sculptra Butt Lift?
A Sculptra Brazilian Butt Lift is an injectable alternative to a butt lift without any traditional invasive or noninvasive surgery. This procedure applies the Sculptra Aesthetic injections that have traditionally been used for facial rejuvenation, allowing augmentation in any area of the body, including into the butt area to provide the fullness, lift and shape of a Brazilian Butt Lift without surgery.
Sculptra is a great option for patients looking for more subtle results or for those who want to avoid the risks and downtime of a traditional BBL. This procedure is not as permanent as a traditional fat transfer, but it requires no incisions or anesthesia and can be performed with minimal discomfort, side effects and recovery time. Best of all, you don’t have to avoid sitting or lying on your bum.
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What are the Benefits of a Sculptra BBL?
- Sculptra is minimally invasive and does not require plastic surgery
- Assists patients with minimal fat to achieve butt augmentation
- Can be used to improve Cellulite
- Is performed with only FDA-approved materials
- Quick, in-office treatment
- Little to no downtime
- Results are long-lasting
What is the biggest danger with a Brazilian Butt Lift?
A Brazilian Butt Lift carries some risks such as blood clot, infection, etc. just like any other cosmetic surgery. The buttocks region contains a multitude of blood vessels that require cautious oversight from an experienced and licensed surgeon. Your risk level will depend on your individual medical history and/or any pre-existing conditions prior to the procedure — please consult your primary care physician and cosmetic surgeon regarding the your risks.
With this in mind — the biggest danger with a BBL procedure is when it’s performed by an unlicensed practitioner instead of an experienced, board-certified cosmetic surgeon. With its rise in popularity, a lot of providers see opportunity in offering this procedure, so doing your due diligence and research is important. Do not be shy to validate clinics’ and doctors’ credentials and appropriate licenses if you have any hesitation.
What is the recovery like for Brazilian Butt Lift?
Our clinic uses VASER® liposuction to perform all Brazilian Butt Lifts. VASER® (short for Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance) liposuction is considered one of the most advanced gold standards for liposuction technology in the cosmetic industry. When compared to traditional lipo, this method is better equipped to handle areas that tend to be more fibrous and fat dense. By using ultrasound, VASER® liposuction is able to liquify the fat, making it easier to remove. The liquified fat can then be removed by gentle suction with tiny cannulas, resulting in a less traumatic procedure with a faster recovery.
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For BBLs done with VASER® post-surgery, patients are required to wear compression garments for approximately 4-6 weeks (or based on your doctor’s recommendation at your follow up appointment) around the areas of the body that were treated with liposuction. The compression garments help to reduce swelling and inflammation and reduce the risk of fluid collections (seromas). The most important key to a successful recovery is following your cosmetic surgeon’s post-op guidelines which include not putting pressure or sitting/lying on your buttocks for eight weeks. Our clinic always provides Patients with a cushion that they can use to modify the sitting position to avoid pressure on the newly transplanted fat.
How much does a Brazilian Butt Lift cost?
The average cost of buttock augmentation via Brazilian Butt Lift depends on how many and which areas are treated with liposuction to harvest the fat. At Imagen Body Sculpting and Cosmetic Center, we offer a flat rate for the transfer of fat in addition to the cost of the liposuction. Our patients often pair a BBL with SmartLipo 360 to achieve the ultimate “hourglass” shape. The combined procedure begins at $9,000 and may vary based on the areas treated. All liposuction procedures receive Renuvion treatment for skin-tightening resulting in optimal body contouring.
We understand that this is an investment in yourself and we offer many financing options (such as CareCredit and our Lipo Layaway payment plan) to help you achieve your body contouring goals!
Brazilian Butt Lift Before and After Photos
Book your BBL Consultation
Are you ready to take the next step with your Brazilian Butt Lift? Schedule your free complimentary consultation with one of Imagen’s body sculpting specialists.
At your consultation, we’ll discuss the procedure in-depth and help you visualize your goals with realistic expectations for your dream booty and end result. If you’d like, feel free to check out our financing and payment options ahead of your consultation. For our out-of-state patients, we also offer easy virtual consultations.