About The Brazilian Butt Lift
In modern times, a curvy, rounder rear end is considered desirable; however, weight loss, aging, as well as hereditary characteristics can give you a flat or deflated butt. A surgery known as the Brazilian butt lift is one of the fastest growing treatments in the U.S. and continues to be in widespread demand among both women and men. This body contouring surgery gives you an effective way to have fuller, shapelier buttocks with a fat transfer instead of implants. A Brazilian butt lift adds volume to create the appropriate roundness and shape by using liposuction to take unwanted fat from one section of your body and then injecting it into your buttocks. It takes an artistic eye to perform the Brazilian butt lift properly and with years of experience and training, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Aric Aghayan creates stunning, natural-looking results at Après Plastic Surgery in Portland, OR.
If you are at a stable weight, have excess body fat, and prefer not to use an implant, the Brazilian butt lift can be a great option to improve the shape and size of your buttocks. During your consultation, Dr. Aghayan will confirm you have enough excess fat to extract for the removal and transfer process. If you have a lower body weight or insufficient fat to meet your goals, you may not be a candidate for this procedure. In addition, it is also important to have good skin laxity. If your butt has loose, hanging skin, you may be a better candidate for butt lift surgery.
"I’d give 10 start if I could! Dr. A is an artist who had a vision for what my body could look like. I had two consultations months apart. In the first one he was honest with me that surgery might not be necessary if I could achieve my goals through weight loss. He recommended a plan called medifast, even though he didn’t get any money from this and potentially lost my business. I tried it and lost 20 pounds- the first diet that I’ve ever achieved success with! After I lost this weight, it was clear that I was still going to need a breast reduction, so I scheduled a second consultation. He recommended a reduction/lift combo, and I added some lipo to deal with my stubborn back bra roll and upper arms. I am now almost 6 weeks post surgery, and all I can say is wow. My back pain in gone, and everyone I see says “wow, what happened, you look good!” I still have a degree of normal swelling, but if my results are this great mid healing, I can’t wait to see what they will look like after I’m fully healed! Dr A and Samantha are kind, responsive, welcoming and helpful. I have wanted this surgery since I was a teenager, and am so glad I found a team of amazing professionals that guided me through one of the biggest and best decisions I’ve ever made."- S.B. / Google / Nov 11, 2020
"I had fillers done with Dr. Aghayan and he was amazing. I have a very natural look and he was very informative and caring. He made suggestions as to what would be the best products to use and took the time to educate me about the differences. I will definitely be back here for my fillers and any cosmetic procedures in the future."- S.W. / Google / Nov 05, 2020
"Dr. Aghayan and Samantha are the best! I recommend them completely!! The work he did was an amazing transformation for me and I couldn’t be happier!! The Dr. is very precise and answers all questions and is professional! If your looking to have anything done they can help! Five stars all the way! (Breast augmentation)"- J.C. / Google / Sep 03, 2020
"Dr. Aghayan and Samantha are the best! I recommend them completely!! The work he did was an amazing transformation for me and I couldn’t be happier!! The Dr. is very precise and answers all questions and is professional! If your looking to have anything done they can help! Five stars all the way! (Breast augmentation)"- J.C. / Google / Aug 15, 2020
"Best Decision Ever! Thank You Dr. Aghayan! - From puberty on my breasts have been a major source of insecurity. Their relentless sag chipped away my confidence and ability feel comfortable in my body. Not exactly a recipe for romance or intimacy. Dr. A changed everything for me. I look and feel incredible. I am so happy with my results. My chichis are AMAZING (and I’m healing nicely)! As I am Black with dark skin, I was concerned with potential scarring, but it’s minimal and looks fantastic. My only regret is that I didn’t do this sooner. If you are on the fence, please reach out to the team at Aprés so Dr. A can get your body right! Thanks Dr. A :)"- V. / RealSelf / Jul 08, 2020
In most cases, anesthesia is used for this surgery. It is considered an outpatient treatment and on average takes about 2 – 3 hours (it depends on how much fat is being removed and transferred). Liposuction will be the first step to remove fat from specific areas on the body, typically the abdominal area, hips, or thighs. This treatment of fat extraction is performed safely. The extracted fat is never exposed to open air since it is intricately purified in a closed system. At this time, viable and healthy fat tissue is separated and placed into syringes. Next is the injection process, where the harvested fat tissue is injected in layers followed by a delicate massage to make sure the surface is even. This process is repeated numerous times until the desired roundness and shape has been attained.
What to Expect
After your Brazilian butt lift and a period of observation, you will be sent home to heal. Remember, there are separate sections on the body that need proper healing — where the fat was removed and the buttocks. In both places, there will be incision care needed. It is important to not place unnecessary weight on the backside for at least two weeks after surgery. Once the swelling has subsided, results can be seen, but in most cases, the full outcome is seen in around 4 – 6 weeks. The butt will appear fuller and shapelier. In addition, the area(s) that had liposuction will be slimmer.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a Brazilian butt lift cost?
Your total cost for a Brazilian butt lift (BBL) includes the costs for both fat transfer and liposuction, anesthesia, facility fees, plus care before and after your surgery. As soon as Dr. Aghayan has developed your BBL treatment plan, he will be better able to give you cost estimates. It's best to focus on choosing a plastic surgeon you feel comfortable with, like Dr. Aghayan, then we can help make your BBL affordable. Après Plastic Surgery takes several payments and we can give you information on low-interest medical financing.
Should I get implants or a fat transfer?
If you want to add volume to your buttocks, you get butt augmentation using either silicone implants or fat grafting, which is commonly called a Brazilian butt lift. In your initial consultation, Dr. Aghayan will talk to you about both methods and help you choose which is better based on your physique and wants. They will also assess your body to decide which areas with excess fat that would get liposuction (usually the back, thighs, or stomach). You may not be a candidate for a BBL if your body fat percentage is too low.
How long will my results last?
Although a small amount of fat might be reabsorbed by your body after your transfer, the majority of the fat cells will stay in their new location for many years. To keep your results, you need to maintain a steady weight because major weight loss or gain can compromise the results of the surgery. That's why Dr. Aghayan recommends you be at a healthy weight prior to your BBL so it's easier for you to maintain your results.
How can I recover faster after a BBL?
To help speed your recovery following a BBL, Dr. Aghayan, or someone on his team will go over post-surgical instructions. You should avoid sitting on your buttocks for at least 14 days as the area heals. Dr. Aghayan suggests you get a donut-shaped pillow or a Boppy nursing pillow, which lets you sit down with pressure placed on your legs rather than your buttocks. Light stretching and short walks will help to improve your blood flow and reduce swelling. Dr. Aghayan might also suggest a special post-surgical massage to speed your healing.
Will a Brazilian butt lift remove loose skin?
While it's called a Brazilian butt lift, this name is a little confusing since it is not really a butt lift, which surgically removes loose and sagging skin from the buttocks. Although, the extra volume transferred to your buttocks during a Brazilian butt lift can fill out some of the loose skin. If you have moderate or severe sagging skin in your butt, you might combine a butt lift with a BBL. Dr. Aghayan will discuss your options, depending on your goals in your initial consultation.
Plan Your Procedure
Shape Your Rear
The Brazilian butt lift has become so popular due to the fact it allows men and women the chance to obtain the shape and figure they have desired. As the world around desires a healthy, rounder bottom, the Brazilian butt lift has become one of our most sought-after procedures at Après Plastic Surgery. If you wish to have an enhanced shape to your buttocks and are seeking a natural approach, we encourage you to contact Après Plastic Surgery in Portland, OR to learn more from Dr. Aghayan.
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