What Is A Brazilian Butt Lift?
You don’t need to look far to see that fuller, sculpted butts are in. Squats and lunges can only do so much, which is why William Bruno Plastic Surgery offers a Brazilian butt lift for patients from Beverly Hills and West Hollywood who want to reshape their butts for a curvier appearance. A Brazilian butt lift (BBL) combines liposuction from one part of the body with gluteal reshaping to enhance your buttocks using unwanted fat from other parts of your body. This dual procedure offered by Dr. William Bruno can dramatically reshape your body for a proportion that aligns with your ideal body type and goals.
How Does A Brazilian Butt Lift Work?
Unlike gluteal implants that are surgically inserted into the buttocks, a Brazilian butt lift uses fat taken from your own body’s problem areas through liposuction to fill in areas of your butt for a fuller, sculpted look. During an initial consultation, Dr. Bruno develops a BBL treatment plan with Beverly Hills and Hollywood patients to:
During your consultation, you can ask Dr. Bruno any questions or concerns that are on your mind. Many Beverly Hills and Hollywood patients seeking a Brazilian butt lift have never undergone surgery before, so they have a lot of questions for Dr. Bruno about the procedure. That’s what he’s here for! Dr. Bruno works diligently to develop an instant rapport with his potential patients, so they can feel comfortable asking him any questions about their proposed Brazilian butt lift.
Brazilian Butt Lift Explained
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Are You A Good Candidate For The Brazilian Butt Lift?
One of the easiest and most effective ways to determine if you are a candidate for the Brazilian butt lift is to measure your BMI.
Additionally, Dr. Bruno has strict criteria that all his potential Beverly Hills and Hollywood BBL patients must meet. These criteria are in place to ensure your overall health and well-being, which, in addition to providing you with the results you desire, is Dr. Bruno’s primary concern. To be considered a proper candidate for a BBL, you must:
The Brazilian Butt Lift Process Explained
Where Will The Fat For My Brazilian Butt Lift Come From?
Your liposuction will involve removing fat from problem areas that have accumulated. Even if you’re slim and trim, you likely have enough excess fat on your body necessary to harvest the minimal amount of fat needed for a Brazilian butt lift injection.
The ideal areas from which to remove fat for BBL are:
Transferring fat from these areas generally provides Beverly Hills and Hollywood patients better results because Dr. Bruno can harvest more high-quality fat using his gentle liposuction technique.
How Is Fat For A Brazilian Butt Lift Harvested?
Dr. Bruno will preserve the structure of fat cells to ready them for transfer to your buttocks. Once he has harvested these fat cells, they must be gently strained and prepared for BBL injection. Dr. Bruno achieves the correct proportion by injecting fat cells precisely into the muscle and distributing them throughout the upper and lower buttocks. The entire Brazilian butt lift procedure typically lasts for 2-3 hours, and patients can normally return home on the same day*.
What Will My Surgery Day Be Like?
Since many of Dr. Bruno’s Beverly Hills and Hollywood Brazilian butt lift patients have never undergone surgery before, they are understandably curious and sometimes nervous about their surgery day. Don’t worry. Dr. Bruno wants you to be as educated as possible!
On the day of your BBL surgery, you’ll arrive at the surgical center after having fasted since midnight the night before, or 12 hours, whichever is longest. Fasting is necessary as you’ll be receiving general anesthesia for your surgery – a strong sedative medication – which, if you have food in your stomach, may cause complications.
When it’s ready for you to get prepped for surgery, you’ll be called back to the preoperative room, where a team of nurses and other medical professionals will prepare you for your procedure. This includes taking your vital signs to confirm you are healthy enough on surgery day for the procedure. When it’s time for the big surgery, you’ll walk back with the team to the operating room.
After a licensed anesthesiologist has administered you general anesthesia, you’ll quickly drift fast to sleep and be completely unaware of your procedure. Throughout the entire time you are under anesthesia, your vital signs will be monitored to ensure your complete health and safety.
Dr. Bruno will begin a Brazilian butt lift by first performing liposuction on the agreed open harvest site – the area on your body on which you both agree you have the most unwanted fatty deposits. Liposuction is performed by making small incisions in the treatment area, then inserting a thin tube called a cannula. The cannula is moved in a back and forth motion to suction out the fat. The exact amount of fat that Dr. Bruno will remove depends on your unique treatment plan and your previously communicated desired results.
*Individual results may vary
Your harvested fat will be immediately filtered and prepared for injection in your gluteal muscles after your liposuction is performed. If you aren’t already positioned on your stomach, the surgical team will reposition you, face down, so that Dr. Bruno can get to work, giving you your desired, shapely rear end. He’ll take the harvested and filtered fat and inject it in your gluteal muscles to give you a more curvaceous behind.
Once your BBL surgery is over, you’ll be wheeled into a recovery room and cared for by a recovery team of nurses and medical technicians. In this room, you’ll wake up face down (remember, you’re not allowed to put pressure on your buttocks for 2 weeks after your surgery) and recover from the effects of plastic surgery. Your vitals will also be monitored. You may experience some nausea as you come off the effects of general anesthesia, which is a completely normal side effect. For most Beverly Hills and Hollywood patients, a Brazilian butt lift is an outpatient procedure*. Once your recovery team has deemed it is safe to do so, you’ll be released to go home for rest and relaxation. However, due to the strong general anesthesia you received for your surgery, you won’t be allowed to drive home. Instead, you’ll need a family member or friend to do that task for you.
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What Is The Recovery Like For A Brazilian Butt Lift?
Although you may feel ready to get back to work and resume normal activity a few days after surgery, you will need to spend about 2 weeks resting after a Brazilian butt lift. It is imperative that you do not put any weight on your buttocks during this time because the new fat cells can be easily damaged. Beverly Hills and Hollywood patients can use a modified pillow placed under the backs of their thighs for assistance sitting, lie down on their stomach or lie down on their side for the first 2 weeks after their BBL surgery. For the first 2-4 weeks, patients will wear a compression garment to limit swelling. After 4 weeks, most of the swelling will be gone, and you will be able to remove the compression garment.
How Long Will The Brazilian Butt Lift Last?
After six months, you will have the final results of your Brazilian butt lift. Most Beverly Hills and Hollywood patients do not experience changes after that unless they lose or gain significant amounts of weight. Dr. Bruno uses a specific technique that allows 70% of transferred fat cells to remain after your procedure.
You can do a few things to get the most from your Brazilian butt lift:
Additional Facts And Frequently Asked Questions About The Brazilian Butt Lift
Dr. Bruno Is Beverly Hills & Hollywood’s Choice For Your Brazilian Butt Lift
If you’re interested in reshaping your body and achieving a rounder, fuller contour in your buttocks, contact William Bruno Plastic Surgery for a Brazilian butt lift consultation. Call our office in the Beverly Hills and Hollywood area at (310) 879-0937.