Undergoing a Fat Transfer to Buttocks, also called a Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL), is a liposuction and buttock augmentation surgical procedure using your own fat to enhance the size and shape of the buttocks in suitable candidates.
Fat Transfer to Buttocks is a surgical procedure performed with Vaser Liposuction, to extract excess fat cells from specific areas of the body. These extracted fat cells are then transferred into the buttock area, to modify the size and shape of the buttocks, creating a rounder appearance. The fat used for this buttock enhancement procedure is the patient’s own fat, and is sourced from suitable parts of the body including the stomach, love handles, lower back, or sacral region.
At Cosmos Aesthetics, we use Vaser Liposuction for all liposuction procedures and fat transfer surgeries.
How is a Brazilian Butt Lift performed?
Fat Transfer to Buttocks often referred to as Brazilian Butt Lift surgery, is a liposuction and fat grafting procedure carried out with the application of a local anaesthetic numbing solution in each treated area, along with deep IV sedation (general anaesthesia). The choice of sedation is determined through consultations with the medical practitioner, taking into account the unique needs and medical conditions of the patient.
Vaser Liposuction is a fat removal procedure to remove excess fat from specific parts of the body, before it is harvested for fat grafting. Utilising ultrasound technology, a cannula is inserted into the fatty tissue via small incision sites, to break apart and liquify excess fat in the targeted areas, before it is extracted via suction.
After extraction, the fat undergoes preparation and is then injected throughout the buttock area. The injected fat is transferred to modify the shape of the buttocks, enhance the size, and improve the overall aesthetic appearance of the patient’s buttock area.
DISCLAIMER 1. Results may vary from patient to patient. 2. All photos are of patients from Cosmos Aesthetics, and all ‘after’ images are taken 6 weeks or later post-procedure. 3. Results, recovery, and potential complications will vary for each individual patient. 4. Photos and videos featured are not a guarantee that your results will be the same as another person, and does not guarantee you will receive a particular surgical outcome. 5. Any invasive or surgical procedure carries risks, side effects, and complications, which can be permanent.
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Who is a candidate for butt lift surgery?
Surgery may be an option for suitable individuals desiring buttock enhancement using their own fat cells for fat grafting into the buttock area. Patient suitability for cosmetic procedures including a butt lift procedure is always determined by the doctor during the initial consultations, and may incorporate meeting criteria including:
If you are in a state of good physical and mental health.
If you are at a healthy, stable, maintainable weight.
If you have realistic expectations about the final results liposuction surgery with fat transfer to the buttocks can achieve.
If you have an adequate amount of fat stores available for removal with liposuction, and transferring into the buttock area.
If you understand that liposuction surgery is not performed for weight loss.
If you have good quality skin elasticity, with no excess skin in the parts of the body being treated.
If you are aware that liposuction with fat transfer is surgery, which has potential risks and side effects that are serious and can be permanent.
Are there any requirements to have a BBL?
For Australian patients, or for patients wanting to undergo Fat Transfer to Buttocks surgery in Australia, a GP referral, two initial consultations, including one in-person consultation with the doctor performing your surgery, and a mandatory minimum seven day cooling off period following your second consultation, are all required before you can book to have any type of cosmetic surgery including a Brazilian Butt Lift.
How much does a Brazilian Butt Lift cost in Sydney?
We understand that the cost to undergo a butt lift procedure is something all potential patients consider. At Cosmos Aesthetics Sydney, our procedure prices will always start from a minimum starting cost of $7,700 for the base price. However, the price for a procedure doesn’t fit a uniform one-price-fits-all flat rate.
The total cost of buttock augmentation surgery will vary from patient to patient, depending on factors such as:
Doctor Fees: This is the fee charged by your Cosmos Aesthetics doctor to perform the procedure, and will vary in cost depending on multiple individual factors.
Hospital Fees: This fee is usually calculated by the time needed in theatre and the time spent in recovery. If applicable to you, hospital fees will be discussed with you during the initial consultations.
Anaesthetic Fees: This is the fee charged by the anaesthetist for your sedation medications during the procedure.
Compression Garment Fees: This is the fee for the compression garments that are supplied by Cosmos Aesthetics and that all patients must wear throughout their recovery.
For an accurate price to have BBL surgery, please contact us to begin the process of receiving an exact quote for your individual needs.
After undergoing butt enhancement surgery, it’s usually recommended to allocate an average of 14 days to rest and recuperate during the recovery process. The length of time needed for recovery will vary based on factors including the nature of your job, and the areas of the body treated during the procedure.
For the purpose of minimising swelling and promoting the best possible healing, compression garments must be worn for a minimum of six weeks following surgery. As the weeks progress post-surgery, the outcomes of the procedure will become more evident. It’s worth noting that the final results of the surgery might take up to six months or longer to fully settle.
What is the recovery process after surgery?
After undergoing a Brazilian Butt Lift, it’s possible that the appearance of your buttocks might be slightly larger than anticipated. As an estimated 80% of the transferred fat cells are likely to survive the process, the doctor might inject a bit more fat to factor in any projected fat cell death. As the weeks and months progress post-surgery, the initial swelling will diminish, offering a clearer representation of the final appearance of your buttocks.
Following the procedure, it’s common to experience bruising, swelling, discomfort and pain, which is managed with prescription pain relief provided by your doctor. It’s imperative to diligently follow the post-procedure aftercare guidelines provided, ensure attendance at all scheduled follow ups, and self-perform daily lymphatic drainage massages on all of the areas of the body treated.
Am I able to sit down after a buttock lift?
It is advised to take certain precautions to support your buttocks during the recovery process. One of these aftercare precautions is to try and minimise direct pressure on the treated area when possible. This can help the transferred fat cells receive a stable blood supply. Direct pressure, such as sitting or lying on your back, might affect the blood circulation to the newly transferred fat cells, potentially impacting the final results.
If situations arise where sitting becomes necessary, Cosmos Aesthetics recommends using a specialised BBL pillow, or adjust your posture and sit forward on your thighs to reduce direct pressure on the buttocks.
How much of the transferred fat survives?
If you’re contemplating a BBL procedure, it’s important to be aware that not all of the transferred fat will survive the process. The survival rate of fat transferred in a buttock augmentation using Vaser Lipo is around 80 percent.
There are also additional steps that can be taken by patients to assist the grafted fat. Such measures encompass wearing the compression garments, refraining from putting direct pressure on the buttocks during the recovery period, and ensuring weight remains stable with no excessive weight gain or weight loss.
What are some potential risks and side effects of butt lift surgery?
A Brazilian Butt Lift procedure is a fat transfer surgical procedure that carries potential risks, side effects, and complications, which can be permanent. Some of these potential risks, side effects, and complications from buttock augmentation surgery can include but are not limited to:
Excessive pain and aching
Bruising and bleeding
Skin discolouration and changes in skin sensation
Fluid accumulation under the skin
Death of transferred fat cells, resulting in the need for revision surgery
Fat embolism in the heart or lungs
Does a buttock augmentation leave scars?
Scarring will always occur with cosmetic surgery. The incisions needed for liposuction and fat grafting are small. The appearance and final result of these incision site scars will vary, depending on each individual patient and their scarring history.
Is a BBL with liposuction the same as buttock implants?
Brazilian Butt Lift surgery with Vaser Liposuction involves using your own fat cells taken from certain areas of the body, to increase the size and enhance the shape of the buttocks. Buttock implants are a plastic surgery procedure which utilises a physical silicone implant inserted into the buttock area to also improve the shape and size.
Buttock implants may be an option, if you are unable to gain and maintain a higher weight for fat grafting surgery. If you are considering buttock implants versus fat transfer with lipo, you must always consult with a specialist plastic surgeon and discuss the downtime, recovery process, potential risks, and side effects specific to buttock implant surgery.
Can I have surgery without much excess fat?
An adequate amount of fat is required for surgery. For some patients who do not have enough fat, they may be able to gain and maintain a higher weight, if it is a healthy option. If gaining weight is not possible, patients may consider other cosmetic procedures such as buttock implants or a Non-Surgical Butt Lift procedure.
Can I use someone else’s fat cells instead of my own fat?
No, another person’s excess fat cells should never be used. Your body will recognise the injected fat cells are not yours, immediately reject them, and the tissue will die. Using another person’s fat can put your personal safety at risk, and can cause serious long-term health complications.
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For patients considering Fat Transfer to Buttocks with Vaser Liposuction at Cosmos Aesthetics Sydney NSW, please contact us to enquire about your treatment options today!