About The Brazilian Butt Lift
A surgery known as the Brazilian butt lift has become one of the fastest growing surgical procedures in the U.S., and continues to be in widespread demand among both women and men. This butt enhancement surgery allows individuals an effective way to attain a rounder and shapelier buttocks without having to use an implant. Significant weight loss, aging, gravity, as well as hereditary characteristics can lead to a flat and unshapely buttocks. In today's times, a rounder, more voluptuous rear end is desired more than ever. Using your own fat, the Brazilian butt lift adds volume to the patient's buttocks area to create a rounder look. The process is achieved through a careful and precise fat transfer process, which uses liposuction to remove unwanted fat pockets from one place of your body and then transfers it into your backside (rear end). It takes an artistic eye to perfect this body contouring surgery and with years of training, experience, and learned skill, Leesburg, VA plastic surgeon Dr. Phillip Chang can garner natural-looking, gorgeous results at Aesthetica Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center. Call our Leesburg, VA office to set up a consult today.
Candidates for the Brazilian butt lift will be evaluated to confirm they are able to undergo this surgery. The first step is to measure and make sure there is adequate fat in certain areas for the removal, grafting, and transfer process. If you are of a low body weight or have insufficient fat to remove for the transfer, you unfortunately may not be a candidate for this treatment. Moreover, it is also crucial to have good skin laxity. If your lower body has loose and sagging skin, you may benefit better from a butt lift with surgery. If you maintain a good weight, have the right amount of fat to extract and transfer, and prefer not to use an implant, this procedure can be a terrific alternative for you.
"It's been over a year and a half since I've been going to Dr. Chang's office, I drive an hour just to get here (although I know some drive three hours or more to see him!). I did a lot of research to find a board certified plastic surgeon in the area with a solid and reputable background.Throughout my visits, he's been incredibly kind and taken the time to listen to my never ending list of questions. There are a lot of doctors that push services that you don't need just for money but he'll be transparent to tell you exactly what he feels you'll need in order to gain improvement and will work with you to see what could be the best outcome. You can also text or email him directly after any invasive procedures if you have any questions/concerns instead of waiting for a follow up. I also don't want to forget the rest of the staff - everyone from the receptionists and nurses have been very gracious, patient and accommodating to my needs but I also want to mention Melanie whose an RN at Dr. Chang's office. She has superb bed side skills and truly makes you feel at ease when you're speaking with her. I've probably annoyed her with a million questions and emails but she's still been stellar. I highly recommend her for any non-surgical procedures. They have a few videos on their website and youtube as well so you have an idea of who they are and the procedures they perform if you want to get a better idea yourself but I definitely recommend them, they're awesome."- M. / Google / Jul 24, 2018
"Great patient care!!! Felt relaxed and comfortable through my procedures and can’t wait to see the results when the bandages come off."- M.E. / Google / Oct 20, 2018
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"Dr. Chang and his staff help me to keep my skin youthful throughout the year in a peaceful setting. His staff is kind and helpful. Dr. Chang keeps me apprised of the new treatments available and how they can improve my appearance. I highly recommend scheduling an appointment."- B.B. / Google / Sep 19, 2018
In most cases, anesthesia is used for a fat transfer surgery of this nature. It is qualified as an outpatient treatment and in most cases takes around 2 – 3 hours (it depends on the quantity of fat that is being liposuctioned and reinstated). A form of liposuction will be performed first to remove fat from predetermined areas on the body, including the lower back, upper thighs, stomach, and flanks. This method of fat extraction is performed at the highest quality and safety. The extracted fat is protected from the open air since it is intricately purified in a closed and sterile centrifuge system. It is during this time the highest quality fat tissue is carefully harvested and placed into syringes. Next is the injection phase, where the healthy fat tissue is injected in layers followed by a delicate massage to make sure the surface is even and smooth. This step is repeated numerous times until the desired result has been attained.
What to Expect
After a Brazilian butt lift, you will be sent home to recover. Remember there are separate sections on the body that need to be monitored — where the fat was liposuctioned and your enhanced buttocks. In both places there will be bruising, incision care, and some discomfort. It is important to not place painful weight on the buttocks for around two weeks after surgery. As soon as the swelling has subsided, results are visible, but usually the full outcome is seen around 4 – 6 weeks. Your backside will appear curvaceous and shapelier. In addition, the areas that had liposuction may make your result more beautiful if it was performed on the hips or lower back/flanks section.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a Brazilian butt lift cost?
The total cost for your Brazilian butt lift (BBL) will include the cost of both liposuction and fat transfer surgery, facility fees, anesthesia, as well as pre- and post-operative care. As soon as Dr. Chang has created your BBL surgical plan, he will be better able to estimate your costs. We want you to concentrate on getting the results you want from a plastic surgeon you trust, like Dr. Chang, so we'll will work with you to make your Brazilian butt lift easy to afford. Aesthetica Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center accepts many payment methods and we can help you find low-interest medical financing.
Should I get implants or a fat transfer?
To add volume to your butt, you can choose butt augmentation with either implants or a fat transfer (the Brazilian butt lift). During your consultation, Dr. Chang will talk to you about both options and help you decide which is better based on your body and goals. He will also assess your body to find the best areas with excess fat that would benefit from liposuction (typically the stomach, back, or thighs). Patients with a low body fat percentage may not be candidates for a Brazilian butt lift.
How long will my results last?
While some fat may be reabsorbed by the body after the transfer, most of the fat cells will remain in their new location in the butt for a long time. To maintain your result, you should keep your weight steady since significant weight gain or loss will compromise the results of the surgery. This is why Dr. Chang recommends you be at or near a healthy, stable weight before your Brazilian butt lift so it is easy for you to maintain.
How can I recover faster after a BBL?
To help speed your recovery after a Brazilian butt lift, Dr. Chang or a member of his team will go over post-operative instructions and tips. You will need to avoid sitting on your butt for at least two weeks as the area heals. Dr. Chang recommends patients get a donut-shaped pillow or a Boppy nursing pillow that allows you to sit so the pressure is on your thighs instead of your butt. Short walks and light stretching can help to improve your blood circulation and decrease inflammation. Dr. Chang may also recommend a lymphatic drainage massage to speed your healing.
Will a Brazilian butt lift remove loose skin?
The name of the surgery, Brazilian butt lift, is a little deceiving because it is not actually a butt lift (gluteoplasty), which removes loose and sagging skin from the buttocks. However, the new volume added to your butt during a BBL may fill some of the loose skin. If you have moderate to severe sagging skin in your buttocks, you may combine a butt lift with your Brazilian butt lift. Dr. Chang can discuss your options based on your goals during your consultation.
Shape Your Rear
This procedure has become so popular due to the fact it allows people the chance to get the round and shapely buttocks they have desired. As the world around is honed in on a healthier, round bottom, the Brazilian butt lift has become one of our most sought after procedures at Aesthetica Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center. If you are looking to attain an enhanced fullness to your buttocks and are seeking a natural alternative, we welcome you to contact our office in Leesburg, VA to make an appointment with Dr. Chang.