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.
The Brazilian Butt Lift combines two body contouring techniques in one: It removes unwanted fat from areas such as your waist, abdomen or thighs, and reinjects it into the buttocks to create an attractive and shapely silhouette. The biggest advantage of the procedure is that it uses your own fat tissue, as opposed to foreign implants, in order to augment and reshape your bottom.
Why choose Brazilian Butt Lift, Melbourne?
If you’re looking to restore more youthful curves, better proportions or a more balanced physique, BBL can help you achieve natural-looking 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 a great option for women and men who want a shapelier bottom without implants. The best candidates are in good health, have excellent skin tone around the buttocks and surrounding areas, and have realistic expectations about their outcome. It’s also important to have enough fat stores 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, Melbourne:
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
When you get out of surgery your butt will be pretty swollen and may look considerably bigger than what you expected. This is normal as more fat is injected than needed because only 80% of the fat cells survive. Over the weeks and even months, your will more accurately see the true shape and size of your enhanced butt.
Immediately after surgery you will need to take approximately 10-14 days off from work. You’ll be able to return 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.
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 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.
How long do the results last?
Brazilian Butt Lift results can last a long time as long as you adhere to the following advice recommended by your surgeon:
Wear a compression garment as prescribed.
Do not sit on your butt for the next two weeks.
Maintain a stable weight as significate weight fluctuations can affect your results.
Do not smoke as this can impair the blood circulation that’s crucial to establishing a blood supply to your new fat cells.
Eat the right foods. Your fat cells love nutrient dense foods so make sure to get plenty of fresh fruits, veggies, healthy fats and carbs into your diet.
What are Brazilian Butt Lift side-effects?
In the hands of a trained and experienced surgeon, complications are rare and only temporary. It’s normal to experience the following minor side-effects following your procedures:
Suture complications (rare)
Allergic reactions (very rare)
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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.