The Brazilian Butt Lift is a surgical procedure that involves removing fat from one part of the body and injecting it into the buttocks. This is normally done to enhance the shape, size and overall proportion of the buttock area. Donor fat cells can be taken from the abdomen, love handles, thighs or lower back.
Since liposuction is performed to acquire fat cells during the Brazilian Butt Lift, it can be used as an additional contouring tool to help showcase the buttocks by making them stand out even more. After one treatment patients can expect a lifted and perky butt that looks more youthful and shapely.
Why choose Brazilian Butt Lift, Canberra?
There are several reasons you may want to undergo the Brazilian Butt Lift. You may have shapeless or flat buttocks due to genetics. It’s also possible for the buttocks to change shape or become saggy due to aging, weight fluctuations or exercise habits. Regardless of the reasons, Brazilian Butt Lift surgery can improve both your butt’s appearance and by extension your self-confidence and body image.
Who is the best candidate for Brazilian Butt Lift?
The ideal candidate is someone in good health, with realistic expectations, who would like long-lasting buttock augmentation without implants. It helps to have good skin tone around the buttocks and hips, as well as adequate 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, Canberra:
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
Patients will need to avoid sitting directly on their buttocks for several weeks. Taking 10-14 days off work is recommended. The surgeon will normally overcorrect the area – meaning inject more fat than what is needed – as only approximately 80% of the fat cells will survive the procedure. For this reason there will be considerable swelling before the final results are visible (allow up to six months). Your doctor may also prescribe some medications post treatment to ensure proper healing and optimum results.
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.
I’m very thin and don’t have much fat. Can I still have the procedure?
A certain amount of body fat is required to carry out the Brazilian Butt Lift successfully. One option is to gain some weight (in a healthy way) until enough fat is available for harvesting. If gaining weight is not possible, you may want to consider other procedures such as buttock implants or tissue stimulating injections.
Are results permanent?
Brazilian Butt Lift surgery is intended to produce long-lasting results that look great for years to come. Furthermore, the fat cells that have been removed via liposuction will not return to the area, and fat cells that survive transfer to the buttocks will remain permanently. Keep in mind, however, that weight gain or loss can affect long-term outcome. It’s recommended to maintain a healthy weight following surgery to keep your results looking their best.
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.