What is The Brazilian Butt Lift?
The Brazilian butt lift, a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure, has rapidly risen in popularity among both men and women alike. This butt enhancement treatment provides patients with a natural option to plump and add shape to their behinds without the need for implants. Significant weight loss, aging, gravity, and genetics can all cause your backside to appear flat or droopy. Since a full and voluptuous buttock is more in line with the beauty trends of today, people facing these issues often find themselves looking for answers. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Arun Rao offers Tucson, AZ men and women the innovative Brazilian butt lift procedure, which uses your own fat to add fullness to the behind and create a desirable silhouette. This process is accomplished with a uniquely specialized fat grafting and transfer technique, which uses liposuction to remove unwanted fat pockets from an area of the body. This fat is then purified and reinjected into your buttocks to enhance its shape. There is undoubtedly an artistic approach to performing this body contouring surgery. With many years of training, experience, and skill, Dr. Arun Rao is able to garner natural, gorgeous results for his male and female patients at Rao Plastic & Hand Surgery.
Who should get The Brazilian Butt Lift?
Candidates for the Brazilian butt lift will be evaluated to determine their candidacy for this treatment. The thing to consider is whether there is an adequate amount of fat on the body available for the transfer process. If you have low body weight or have limited fat to remove for the transfer, then you, unfortunately, may not be a good fit for this treatment. Patients can extract excess fat from the following areas for a Brazilian butt lift:
- Lower back
It's also important for patients who intend to have this surgery to possess healthy skin laxity. If you have wrinkled or sagging skin, you may benefit more from a surgical butt lift. If you are at a good weight, have the right amount of fat to extract for transfer, and do not desire the use of an implant, this procedure could be a terrific option for you.
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"I went for a consult in the beginning of 2017 for skin removal on my stomach area. I was very active in exercising. I had lost 150lbs. And was unhappy with the loose skin. Dr Rao was very clear on the pre, post and months after care. He and his staff a checked on me during my recovery time. And months after. They are all very polite, professional people. I recommend them if you want and cosmetics surgery. They have many more cool services. I give them 10 stars."- M.S. / Facebook / Dec 10, 2019
"After doing extensive research about getting lip injections I decided to go with Dr. Rao. Although, this is not a huge procedure, it is your face and very important. I am so happy with my results. They are very natural but still plump. Everyone asked me where I went and some of my friends have already gone to him and got theirs done. Not only was my results amazing, the front staff are very kind and helpful."- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Dec 08, 2019
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Our Surgical Technique
General anesthesia is used for a fat transfer surgery of this nature. The Brazilian butt lift is an outpatient procedure and typically takes around 3 – 4 hours to complete, depending on the quantity of fat that is being removed and transferred. Liposuction will be performed first to extract fat from certain locations on the body, such as the thighs, flanks, or lower back. The fat tissue is then purified using a sterile system. After this process, the useable fat tissue is harvested and placed into syringes. The final stage of your procedure is the injection phase where the healthy fat tissue is reinstated layer by layer followed by a gentle massage to ensure a smooth surface. This step is repeated multiple times until the desired fullness has been achieved.
What to Expect after the BBL
Following a Brazilian butt lift, you will be released and sent home to recover. It's important to remember the two areas that require healing — the areas where the fat was removed and your newly augmented buttocks. Both regions will have some swelling and bruising that lasts for several days. Patients should try their best to not place any weight on the buttocks for around three weeks following surgery. Your results will be visible as the swelling goes down, but your full outcomes usually won't be seen until 3 – 4 months. Following your treatment, your buttocks will appear curvaceous and shapely. Even better, the body parts that received liposuction can make your results look more dramatic, especially if fat was extracted from the flanks and lower back.
BRAZILIAN BUTT LIFT FAQ
How much does a Brazilian butt lift cost?
The total expense for your Brazilian butt lift (BBL) will include both liposuction and fat transfer costs, facility fees, anesthesia, as well as pre- and post-operative care. When Dr. Rao has created your surgical plan, he will be able to estimate your costs. When seeking out a procedure like this, it's important to place your trust in a surgeon who has a keen artistic eye and a high level of aesthetic skill, like Dr. Rao. Rao Plastic & Hand Surgery accepts many payment methods, and we can help you find low-interest financing.
Should I get implants or a fat transfer?
To improve the shape and size of your butt, you can choose butt augmentation with either implants or a fat transfer, which is called the Brazilian butt lift. During your consultation, Dr. Rao will explain both options and help you decide which method best fits your body and goals. He will also examine your body to determine the areas that would most benefit from liposuction. If you have a low body fat percentage, you may not be a candidate for a Brazilian butt lift.
How long will my results last?
While some fat may be reabsorbed after the Brazilian butt lift, most of the fat will remain in your buttocks for a long time. To maintain your results, you should keep your weight steady because significant weight gain or loss could alter the results of your Brazilian butt lift. This is why Dr. Rao highly recommends you be at or near a healthy, stable weight before your procedure so you can maintain your results.
How can I recover faster after a BBL?
If you would like to minimize your healing time after a Brazilian butt lift, Dr. Rao will give you post-operative instructions and tips to promote a safe and effective recovery. You will need to avoid sitting on your butt for at least three weeks to improve the survival of the transferred fat cells. Dr. Rao recommends patients to buy a donut or nursing pillow that allows you to sit so the pressure is on your thighs rather than your butt. Short walks and light stretching can improve your blood circulation and decrease inflammation. Dr. Rao may also recommend a lymphatic drainage massage to help your body heal.
Will a Brazilian butt lift remove loose skin?
The name of the surgery, Brazilian butt lift, is deceiving because it isn't actually a butt lift (gluteoplasty), which is a surgery that eliminates excess skin from your butt. However, the new volume added to your butt during a BBL may fill in some loose skin. If you are concerned about moderate to severe excess skin in your buttocks, you may require a butt lift to go along with your Brazilian butt lift. Dr. Rao can go over your options based on your goals and the results of your physical examination.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $9,000 - $10,000
Enhance your bottom
The Brazilian butt lift procedure is so popular because it allows women and men alike the chance to get the round and shapely buttocks they have always wanted. With the world around us hyperfocused on attaining a healthier, round backside, the Brazilian butt lift has quickly become one of our specialties at Rao Plastic & Hand Surgery. If you are looking to achieve an enhanced fullness to your buttocks and are seeking a natural alternative to accomplish this, we invite you to contact Rao Plastic & Hand Surgery in Tucson, AZ and schedule your one-on-one consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Arun Rao.
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