This popular procedure involves harnessing your own fat from a donor site elsewhere on your body, such as your abdomen or thighs. The fat grafts are then carefully re-injecting it into your butt area (also called fat transfer) to enhance its shape, fullness, roundness and overall youthful appearance.
Whether your butt is a little flat, starting to sag due to age or weight loss, or you simply want to improve its shape or size, you may want to consider the Brazilian Butt Lift. This popular treatment is a great way to enhance your butt’s appearance and overall body shape.
The Brazilian Butt Lift involves harvesting fat from another part of the body and reinjecting it into the buttocks. The fat cells can be taken from any of the following areas: abdomen, love handles, thighs, back and even knees.
Why choose Brazilian Butt Lift, Adelaide?
If you’re looking to restore more youthful curves, better proportions or a more balanced physique, BBL can help you achieve the desired results. Here are some additional benefits of the Brazilian Butt Lift:
Minimally-invasive: Both the liposuction and fat grafting don’t require large incision or cutting. Scarring is minimal and the recovery is considerable faster than other procedures such as buttock implants.
Little risk of tissue rejection: Autologous fat transfer means your own fat cells are being used instead of foreign materials. This greatly reduces the risk of allergic reaction or rejecting the implanted material.
Total body enhancement: Since liposuction is used to collect the fat during the procedure, it can be performed as an additional contouring tool to slim areas such as the abs and love handles, helping to showcase the buttocks by making them stand out even more.
Who is the best candidate for Brazilian Butt Lift?
BBL is ideal for candidates who want a more defined and shapely bottom without implants or invasive surgery. The ideal candidate is someone in good health, with realistic expectations, and good skin tone around the buttocks and hips. It’s also important to have enough fat stores in other areas to harvest for the fat transfer injections.
How is Brazilian Butt Lift performed?
There are four steps involved in Brazilian Butt Lift surgery at Cosmos, Adelaide:
Harvesting fat: Liposuction removes fat cells from a donor site such as the tummy, love handles, lower back or thighs.
Purifying fat: Only the most viable fat cells are selected and prepared to be reinjected into the buttocks.
Expanding tissue: Cosmos Clinic uses a technique known as EVL which involves expanding the tissue before reinjecting the fat. This ensures a more successful graft over the long-term.
Fat grafting: The surgeon then transfers the fat into the buttocks using a cannula to augment its shape and volume.
What to expect after the procedure
Following your Brazilian Butt Lift surgery, you will need to take approximately 10-14 days off from work. You’ll be able to your regular activities 2-3 weeks after surgery. You will need to avoid sitting on your butt for two weeks. You should avoid strenuous exercise and wear a compression garment during this initial recovery time.
It’s important to attend regularly scheduled follow-up sessions with your surgeon. You will experience some swelling after surgery. This is normal and due partly to inflammation and having the area overfilled (as only about 80% of the fat cells survive). You will see the final results after two to six months.
How much does the procedure cost?
Brazilian Butt Lift surgery normally starts at $7700 and the final cost will be determined by your individual goals and other factors.
What happens during the BBL consultation?
The initial consultation is designed to determine your aesthetics objectives and discuss the treatment plan. At this time your cosmetic surgeon may examine your buttocks, abdomen, and other areas to determine if you’re a good candidate and how to help you achieve the most natural-looking results. You will be given the opportunity to ask questions and discuss your concerns and expectations about the procedure. Your surgeon may show you before/after photos about the kinds of results you can expect.
How long do the results last?
Brazilian Butt Lift results can last a long time as long as you maintain a healthy body weight. Significate weight fluctuations can affect the grafts and compromise your results. Keep in mind that fat cells that have been removed with liposuction will not return to the area, and fat cells that survive transfer to the buttocks should remain permanently.
What is the difference between Brazilian Butt Lift and buttock implants?
Brazilian Butt Lift surgery involves using your own fat to achieve augmentation. Buttock implants, on the other hand, rely on materials such as silicone to be implanted into the buttock area to improve size and shape. BBL has gained popularity because it’s generally safer and produces more natural-looking results, especially in the hands of a specially trained cosmetic surgeon.
Buttock implants do have a place in aesthetic medicine, particularly if you’re thin and don’t have enough autologous fat. If you are considering buttock implants, however, some of the risks to consider include capsular contracture, implants moving and a higher risk for infection.
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*Results may vary from patient to patient. **All photos are of patients from Cosmos Clinic, and all ‘after’ images are taken 6 weeks post operation.