Over the last several years thanks in part to celebrities like J. Lo and Nicki Minaj, a plump rear end has become somewhat of a symbol of status and beauty. Women everywhere are looking for ways to get a more shapely backside and an enhanced overall contour. However, this look can be difficult – if not impossible – for many people to achieve on their own, despite countless hours in the gym. Fortunately, the innovative Brazilian butt lift procedure allows patients to now add volume to their bums quickly, safely, and effectively.
The exceptional team of board-certified plastic surgeons at Après Plastic Surgery take great pride in helping men and women achieve the look they’ve always wanted, or restore the body they once had, through a variety of cosmetic surgeries and treatments. The Brazilian butt lift is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after procedures in the Portland, OR area. If you are interested in learning more about how a Brazilian butt lift may be able to help you, it is important to first have a basic understanding about the procedure, the postoperative period, and what kind of results you can expect.
What is a Brazilian butt lift?
Although its name can be somewhat misleading, a Brazilian butt lift – or BBL, for short – is not actually a traditional surgical lift. A lift procedure, such as a breast lift, involves the surgical removal of excess skin in order to tighten the remaining skin and raise the breast to a higher position. A Brazilian butt lift, on the other hand, does not involve the excision of skin. Instead, a Brazilian butt lift uses liposuction to extract fat from one area of the body. This fat is then purified before being strategically injected into the buttocks. The main benefit of a Brazilian butt lift is an increase in volume, but many patients also report an improvement in the overall look and position of their backside.
Am I too skinny for a Brazilian butt lift?
The ability to use your own fat to augment the shape and size of your butt is a wonderful advantage of the BBL procedure, making infection or implant rejection of little to no concern. However, in order to be considered an ideal candidate for a Brazilian butt lift, patients must possess enough excess fat to extract and transfer to the butt. Many thinner women are understandably concerned that they may not have enough extra fat to use for a Brazilian butt lift.
During your initial one-on-one consultation at Après Plastic Surgery, one of our highly skilled and experienced plastic surgeons can help determine whether or not you have enough fat for a Brazilian butt lift.
Some patients wonder whether gaining weight before the procedure will help them qualify for a Brazilian butt lift, but this is highly discouraged. The fat that is transferred to the butt during a Brazilian butt lift will respond to weight fluctuation the same way that fat cells in the rest of the body do. Therefore, gaining weight solely for the procedure and then trying to lose weight after your surgery can severely compromise your results.
How long will my BBL results last?
As with any cosmetic surgery, it is only natural to wonder how long you may be able to enjoy your new look. In the case of a Brazilian butt lift, the results can realistically last for many years to come. Immediately following the procedure, patients can expect a relatively small percentage of the transferred fat cells to die. This is a normal process and is unavoidable. However, to minimize the number of fat cells that die, it is important that patients avoid direct pressure on the butt in the first several weeks after surgery. This includes avoiding sitting or sleeping directly on the buttocks. There are many products to help aid patients in the postoperative period, including donut pillows, which the knowledgeable team at Après Plastic Surgery will discuss with you.
By far, the most important thing you can do to prolong the results of your Brazilian butt lift is to maintain a stable weight. Any weight gain or weight loss can cause the transferred fat cells in the buttocks to swell or shrink along with the fat cells in other parts of the body. For this reason, it is recommended that patients considering a Brazilian butt lift are at a stable, healthy weight for at least six months prior to the procedure and are done having children.
How can a Brazilian butt lift help me?
Aside from the obvious improvements in the appearance of your rear end, a Brazilian butt lift has several other advantages. Some of the most commonly enjoyed benefits of a Brazilian butt lift include:
- Increase in butt volume
- Improvement in butt shape
- Better butt position
- Boost in self-confidence
- Slimmer contour in the area of liposuction
To learn more about how a Brazilian butt lift may be able to help you get the Hollywood-worthy butt you have always dreamed of, it is crucial that you be evaluated by a qualified, certified, and experienced surgeon as your first step. Call the convenient Portland-area office of Après Plastic Surgery to schedule your consultation with one of our incredible board-certified plastic surgeons today, and find out what a BBL can do for you!