Brazilian Butt Lift for Women
A Brazilian butt lift (BBL) is a popular cosmetic procedure that uses liposuction and augmentation with your own natural fat to reshape the butt. This is the ideal surgery for anyone looking to remove unwanted fat pockets, while improving buttock shape, size, and proportions.
BEFORE & AFTER
What Is a Brazilian Butt Lift for Women?
A Brazilian butt lift (BBL) involves transferring fat to help create a fuller and perkier butt. Sometimes referred to as buttock augmentation with fat transfer, a Brazilian butt lift involves two procedures: liposuction and augmentation. Dr. Bray increases buttock volume and improves the shape, while also reducing fat located in common trouble spots. These areas often include the “love handles” and flanks, lower back, abdomen, and thighs. By transferring the fat from these areas to your butt, the result is a more prominent hourglass figure. Many who complain of a flat butt, lack of body proportion and curves can benefit from Dr. Bray’s BBL.
During the procedure, fat is removed through liposuction from the flanks, lower back, hips, abdomen, or thighs. Dr. Bray inserts a thin tube, referred to as a cannula, connected to a vacuum for the extraction. Next, the removed fat is put through a purification system to separate the high quality fat from the rest. Dr. Bray then strategically re-injects this fat into the buttocks, hip-dips, and surrounding areas as required in order to optimize shape and proportions.
A Brazilian butt lift is completed under general anesthesia so that Dr. Bray can remove fat from multiple parts of the body. This allows him to form a patient’s body more proportionally.
The Dr. Bray Difference
Brazilian Butt Lift is one of Dr. Bray’s most popular procedures, he has consistently been performing it for over 10 years. As such, he was one of the first in Canada to perform the procedure, and works diligently with his patients, and in his clinic, to perfect it.
Consistent with all of Dr. Bray’s procedures, he looks at the body holistically. When he operates on one part of the body, he takes into account the others. This is what gives his patients a proportionate, healthy appearance. It is important to note that this is why Dr. Bray does not perform “Miami-style” BBLs. His goal is for your body to look natural.
While a typical fat extraction is a slash-and-burn process of removing and injecting fat, Dr. Bray insists that where and what is taken out is just as important. Prior to the surgery, Dr. Bray holistically examines the body for strategic liposuction. Using multi-zone liposuction, he removes fat in a balanced proportion. If fat is removed in only one section, the body will look disproportionate. By removing fat from multiple, select areas, he works to create an hourglass figure along with a firmer, fuller butt. As a result, Dr. Bray spends as much, or more, time removing fat as he does injecting it.
Although the where of the liposuction is critical, so is the what. After liposuction, Dr. Bray uses a closed-system reservoir to purify the good fat and prevent trauma to the delicate fat cells. Many people assume that BBLs are temporary. However, Dr. Bray’s patients can realistically expect to keep 50-60% or more of the fat transferred. Surgically, Dr. Bray does everything in his power to ensure the longevity of the fat.
Since everyone is somewhat asymmetric, Dr. Bray works to improve symmetry as much as possible when performing the injections. He takes care to inject into the existing layers of fat, below the skin but above the muscle. By injecting it in such a manner, he avoids the dangers of inserting the fat below the muscle.
What You Should Know About a Brazilian Butt Lift for Women
A Brazilian butt lift can not only create a rounder, fuller, and more shapely butt, but also a more prominent hourglass figure. If you have experienced sagging or shapeless buttocks that can occur from massive weight fluctuation and age, a BBL can greatly improve the look and feel of your buttocks. Schedule a consultation to speak with Dr. Bray for more questions.
Good candidates for a Brazilian butt lift are patients who have lost some of their natural curves due to weight change, age, or simply want a curvier, fuller look. Candidates must have enough fat pockets on their body for the fat transfer. Candidates should also be at a healthy weight, smoke-free, and free from recent infections or other surgical procedures. Consult with Dr. Bray to see if you are a good candidate.
A Brazilian butt lift uses a person’s extra fat to create a fuller, natural look.. In contrast, butt implants involve placing silicone implants into the buttocks. Butt implants are deemed a less natural-appearing option and more invasive, carrying a higher risk of infection and other complications.
How Long Does a Brazilian Butt Lift Last?
A Brazilian butt lift is permanent; however, patients can expect to lose up to 40% of the fat injected from the procedure. This portion is simply absorbed by the body within the first few months after surgery. This is why Dr. Bray purifies the fat, while also strategically injecting it to optimize blood flow to the new fat cells. Thus, his patients retain as much of the fat as possible. Additionally, patients should work to maintain a stable body weight, as substantial weight gain or loss can affect the shape of their butt. By not engaging in rigorous physical activity or having substantial fat loss shortly after surgery, avoiding nicotine and sitting for long periods of time, patients will retain as much fat as possible. Dr. Bray provides exceptional post-operative care to maintain results and ensure the safety of his patients.
Is a Brazilian Butt Lift safe?
Like all procedures, a Brazilian butt lift has its own risks. Many worry about the fatal risks of Brazilian butt lift; however, these are caused by injecting the fat into or below the muscle, causing fat to fall into the bloodstream (an embolus). Dr. Bray never injects fat into the muscle, and only injects it between the skin, muscle, and other fat layers. That being said, BBLs still carry a risk of an embolus; however, Dr. Bray takes special precautions for each of his patients. If you have any further questions, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Bray.
Preparing for Brazilian butt lift for women
Medical conditions, such as heart disease, hypertension, thyroid problems, diabetes or the regular use of certain medications might affect your surgery. If any of this applies to you, you should consult with a physician in our office first.
No smoking of any sort of nicotine, vape or marijuana products for approximately two to four weeks before your procedure. Continuing to do so might adversely affect your surgical outcome. We also advise not consuming alcohol at least a week prior to surgery.
Follow your physician’s instructions concerning diet, hygiene and medications. Before any kind of surgery, your stomach should be empty, which is why you should not eat or drink after midnight the day before the procedure.
Make sure to wear comfortable clothes and shoes to allow easier change of clothes before and after surgery. Please arrive without any jewelry, makeup and nail polish on the day of the procedure. If you wear contact lenses, please switch them out for glasses.
Plan enough time for your recovery. Taking a few days off from work will be essential. Patients usually require between 3 and 7 recovery days.
Ask someone to drive you to your appointment and pick you up after surgery. By law, you cannot drive after your surgical operations, and you will need a ride, an uber, or a taxi to get home.
In line with COVID-19 regulations, we have reassessed our cleaning and sterilization protocols. Upon arrival in our office we conduct symptom screenings with a questionnaire and check our patients’ temperature. We also require mask wearing for our staff and patients. COVID-19 testing before surgical procedures is mandatory in order to protect our staff. Please inform yourself regarding testing centers in your area and arrange for testing prior to your surgery.
We require a number of lab tests, diagnostic tests and medical evaluations leading up to your surgery. The nature of these tests will vary according to the procedure, your age, health, history, and other key health factors. Make sure to run all the necessary blood work and receive clearance before any surgical procedure. Necessary testing may change based on procedure, age, health, history and other factors.
It’s of utmost importance to follow all of your surgeon’s instructions regarding diet, supplements and medications. Stop drinking alcohol and smoking of any kind. Avoid exposure to sick people and quit taking blood thinning medications, such as Aspirin, Ibuprofen and a number of supplements. Post-surgery preparations should be made, such as arranging transportation, getting time off from work, stocking up on food and anything else you will need post-surgery and making sure someone will stay with you during the first two days after the procedure.
Figure out what you are going to wear, follow your surgeon’s instructions regarding pre-surgery fasting and any other preparation measures. Go to bed early and get well rested before your big day. We also recommend getting your house in order and buying ice packs to help with swelling after the surgery.
What Are the Potential Complications of a Brazilian Butt Lift?
Although a Brazilian butt lift carries fewer risks compared to silicone buttock implants there are still risks associated. Some side effects of BBLs include:
- Excessive scarring
- Lumps under the skin in the area suctioned or injected
- Fat embolism in the heart or lungs
- Loss of skin in the treated parts due to deep infection
Injected fat can enter the large veins in the buttocks and then travel to the lungs, which can be lethal. Another potential, but less harmful risk, is the failure of your buttocks to take up fat transfer stores. Although Dr. Bray provides exceptional pre- and post-operative care, please feel free to contact him if you have any questions.
What is Recovery Like Following a Brazilian Butt Lift?
After surgery, Dr. Bray will provide instructions to follow to avoid infections, complications, and fat loss. He will also explain how to care for draining fluids, if necessary. It is important to note that any compression/stretching to your butt, such as sitting, bending or laying on your back should be entirely avoided for 3 weeks. During this time, you must sleep on your sides or stomach. After 2 weeks, you may sit on a donut-seat or pillow. After a week, you may resume light daily activities but must avoid heavy lifting or exercise. After 8 weeks, you may resume regular sitting and sleeping on your back. Any pain you experience will likely be minimal to moderate, but Dr. Bray will prescribe you pain medication. It generally takes six months to fully heal and see the final results of a Brazilian butt lift.
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