A Brazilian Butt Lift Miami, commonly referred to as a BBL, butt augmentation, or fat transfer to the buttocks, is a cosmetic surgery which uses fat cells harvested from the patient’s trouble areas which are then transferred to the buttocks to enhance volume, shape, and position of the patient’s buttocks and hips.
The Brazilian Butt Lift technique employs a combination of lipoplasty or liposuction and fat grafting to increase the volume and improve the shape of the patient’s buttocks. Adipose fat is removed via liposuction from problem areas such as the inner and outer thighs, abdomen, love handles, bra rolls, or arms, then prepared for grafting to the gluteal area to augment the contour and projection of the area.
Fat Transfer to Buttocks
The Brazilian butt lift surgery begins with lipoplasty or liposuction; where the surgeon removes fat from the patient’s trouble areas such as the love handles, inner and outer thighs, back “bra” rolls, arms, or abdomen. Fat transfer to the buttocks is typically performed as an outpatient procedure and completed in about an hour.
Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery Procedure
The liposuctioned fat is then placed in a centrifuge which separates the fat cells from other tissues, preparing it for its final destination: the derriere. For best results, at least 600 cc’s of fat is needed. Leaner patients may be advised to gain at least 10 pounds prior to undergoing a Brazilian butt lift.Next, the freshly harvested fat cells are grafted into the buttocks and hips using a small liposuction cannula through tiny incisions. The added volume to the butt cheeks often causes the area to perk up or lift, and often times corrects the appearance of cellulite, smoothing the skin resulting in a more youthful appearance.It is the combination of liposuction and fat transfer to the buttocks which produces the consistently breath-taking results. In the hands of a skilled plastic surgeon, like the ones here at Lux Cosmetic Surgery, the liposuction cannula can be a magic wand, granting patients a sculptured body line and harmonious silhouette.
Advantages of the Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery in Miami
Due to the liposuction necessary to complete a Brazilian butt lift, it is considered a win-win procedure since patients enjoy the added benefit of improving the shape of bothersome areas like the thighs, upper and lower back, waist, double chin, arms, or tummy. The added volume to the buttocks simultaneously provides a lift to the area resulting in the hourglass figure the majority of BBL patients desire.Experienced plastic surgeons expertly carve out a new silhouette for their patients using the liposuction cannula, leaving patients with a smaller or “snatched” waist, a gentle sloping at the hips, a pert and plump derrière for an aesthetically pleasing body profile.
Brazilian Butt Lift Techniques
Different body shapes and patient goals require different surgical approaches. The procedure itself remains unchanged; fat is harvested and grafted to the buttocks and hips, depending on the patient’s preference for shape and size. Some patients prefer the majority of the volume be added to the top of the buttocks creating a “shelf”, while others prefer the volume added to the bottom of the glutes for the inverted heart shape.For patients who have severe skin sagging or laxity after pregnancy or dramatic weight loss the BBL can be combined with a skin tuck at the hips, thighs, or lower back in order to maximize the results of the fat transfer.
In some cases of severe of drooping along the hips or buttocks, commonly called “saddle bags”, the butterfly lift may be a viable option. Excess skin is remove via incisions along the bikini area, reducing the visibility of scarring. Results are dramatic as the removal of the excess skin allows for a smoother contour to the treated area
Patients suffering from excess skin in the inner, outer, or rear of their thighs following weight loss can combine their BBL with a leg lift. The incision is placed at the fold of the groin allowing the majority of patients to easily hide any visible scarring following surgery.
In cases of extreme weight loss, the incision may go all the way around from the groin crease, to the crease of the gluteus in order to achieve a 360-degree lift of the thighs. Scars in this area tend to anchor to the bone, preventing the scarring from becoming visible as the patient ages.
*Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.
Ideal Candidates for a Brazilian Butt Lift Miami
Ideally, prospective BBL patients are in good health, within a stable weight range.It is important patients commit to their procedure’s pre-operative and post-operative directives, as these are not only in place for patient safety, but also to maximize and maintain the results of the procedure.At least 30 days prior to surgery, we recommend patients lead their best life by committing to a healthy lifestyle and ridding themselves of bad habits such as smoking, and over indulging in alcoholic beverages and unhealthy foods.Patients seeking a fat transfer procedure should have a fair amount of fat in the waist, hip, back, or abdomen. During the BBL, these areas receive aggressive liposuction for harvesting and transfer. A tiny waist and flat stomach are particularly attractive when paired with a perky behind and round hips.
What to expect after the Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery?
The BBL recovery process requires patients wear post-surgical garments and stay off their bottoms, which means no sitting, and no sleeping on the back. Swelling is normal and eased with post-surgical lymphatic drainage massages, which stimulate circulation, and draining excess fluid buildup from the treated areas, alleviating pain and aiding the healing process.It is vital patients follow their surgeon’s post-operative instructions to the letter, as they serve to help patients heal as comfortably as possible and protect the surgeon’s hard work during the delicate post-op days.
Recovery from a Brazilian Butt Lift
BBL patients are advised to refrain at all costs from sitting directly on their bottoms, and can use a BBL cushion to shift the pressure away from the buttocks to the thighs. Most patients with low stress jobs are cleared to return to work within ten days or so.In about 6 weeks patients are fully healed and free to resume their normal activities. The results of fat transfer procedures last a lifetime, avoiding fluctuations in weight helps preserve the work performed by the surgeon.
Average Cost of a Brazilian Butt Lift in Miami
Patients, especially those from out of town, come to Miami seeking both the expertise of the best BBL doctors, as well as affordable options. Factors such as location, follow up appointments, and surgical costs vary from state to state. The average national cost for a Brazilian butt lift, according to the ASPS, is in the $4500 range.
Best Brazilian Butt Lift Doctors in Miami, FL
Together with patients, the skilled plastic surgeons at Lux Cosmetic Surgery take into consideration the patient’s natural body shape and Brazilian butt lift goals to create a comprehensive plan to successfully carry out the procedure. Getting started is a breeze, patients can schedule a photo consultation without ever leaving home. Several finance and easy lay away plans are available, making it that much easier to obtain a Brazilian butt lift at the hands of an experienced cosmetic surgeon. Call today for a free consultation.
*Legal Disclaimer: Individual results may vary; every patient is unique, therefore, no single technique is suited to all cases. Before & after photos and videos are not guarantees that your results will be the same or even similar: each individual patient’s results will be different.