About The Brazilian Butt Lift
The Brazilian butt lift has become one of the most rapidly growing surgical procedures in the U.S. and is currently in popular demand by both men and women. This butt enhancement surgery offers individuals a natural way to obtain a rounder and shapelier buttocks without using an implant. Significant weight loss, aging, gravity, and genetics can lead one to have flat and unshapely buttocks. Today, a rounder, more voluptuous rear end is desired more than ever. Using your own fat, the Brazilian butt lift adds fullness to the patient's buttocks area to create a rounder look. The process is accomplished through a uniquely specialized fat grafting and transfer process, which utilizes liposuction to remove unwanted fat pockets from a targeted area on the body and then reinstates it into your backside (rear end). There is an artistic approach to perfecting this body contouring surgery. With many years of training, experience, and learned skill, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Timothy Katzen is able to garner natural, gorgeous results at his practice in Beverly Hills, CA.
Candidates for the Brazilian butt lift will be evaluated to confirm they are right for this treatment. The first consideration is to measure and make sure there is adequate fat on the body to remove for the transfer process. If you have low body weight or have limited fat to remove for the transfer, you, unfortunately, may not be a good fit for this treatment. Moreover, it's crucial to have healthy skin laxity. If your lower body has loose and sagging skin, you may benefit better from a surgical butt lift. If you're at a good weight, have the right amount of fat to extract and transfer, and do not want to use an implant, this procedure may be a terrific option for you.
"My experience with Dr. Timothy Katzen is wonderful. His surgical skills are top notch and he has great bedside manner. I have had 3 procedures with Dr. Katzen and happy with all three."- K.Y. / Google / Nov 05, 2019
"Amazing experience, wonderful, attentive, caring staff. Great bedside manner. I felt like I was in great hands. So grateful for Dr. Katzen!"- E.K. / Yelp / Nov 14, 2019
"Dr. Timothy Katzen is well known and prominent in the weight loss community. When I was looking to get my body lift done, he was always at the top of my searches with very positive comments from his patients and more importantly, he has thousands of before and after photos. I was amazed. My body lift was no different. It turned out wonderful!!!! So grateful for a talented and kind surgeon. Thank you Dr. Katzen for everything!"- A.P. / Google / Sep 12, 2019
"I had arms that flapped after I lost a significant amount of weight. I went to Dr. Katzen for an arm lift and you would never be able to tell I had anything done. Dr. Katzen placed the incisions carefully where you wouldn't see them unless I raised my arms. My scars are healing very well. I can't wait for my incisions to fade like many of his post ops that I met."- H.C. / Google / Oct 18, 2019
"The last 2 years has been life changing for me. I had the sleeve and lost over 130 pounds. I started to exercise and eat better. One of the best things about this transformation is meeting Dr. Katzen and having a thigh lift and body lift by him."- J.A. / Google / Jun 15, 2019
General anesthesia is used for a fat transfer surgery of this nature. The Brazilian butt lift normally qualifies as an outpatient procedure and in most cases takes around 2 – 3 hours (this depends on the quantity of fat that is being extracted and reinstated). Liposuction will be performed first to remove unwanted fat from predetermined locations on the body, such as the lower back, upper thighs, stomach, and flanks. This method of fat removal is performed at the highest quality and safety. The fat tissue is protected from the air because it's purified in a closed and sterile centrifuge system. It's during this time the highest quality fat tissue is carefully harvested and placed into syringes. The final step is the injection phase in which the healthy fat tissue is reinstated layer by layer followed by a gentle massage to ensure the surface is even and smooth. This step is repeated multiple times until the desired result has been achieved.
What to Expect
Following a Brazilian butt lift, you will be sent home to recover. It's important to keep in mind that there are two areas that need to be monitored — where the fat was extracted and your enhanced buttocks. Both areas will have bruising, require incision care, and cause some discomfort. Patients should try their best to not place weight on the buttocks for around two weeks following surgery. As soon as the swelling has gone away, your results will be visible. Typically, the full outcomes of your treatment will be seen about 4 – 6 weeks post-op. Your backside will look curvaceous and shapelier. Even better, the body parts that had liposuction can make your result appear even more dramatic, especially if liposuction was implemented on the hips or lower back/flanks section.
Frequently Asked Questions
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 (the Brazilian butt lift). During your consultation, Dr. Katzen will explain both options and help you decide which best fits your body and goals. He will also examine your body to locate the best areas that would benefit from liposuction (typically the thighs, back, or stomach). 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 years to come. To maintain your results, you should keep your weight steady because significant weight gain or loss will alter the results of your procedure. This is why Dr. Katzen highly recommends you be at or near a healthy, stable weight before your Brazilian butt lift so it's easy for you to maintain.
How can I recover faster after a BBL?
If you want to minimize your healing time after a Brazilian butt lift, Dr. Katzen or a member of his team will give you post-operative instructions and tips. You will need to avoid sitting on your butt for at least two weeks as the area heals. Dr. Katzen suggests you buy a donut-shaped or nursing pillow that allows you to sit so the pressure is on your thighs instead of your butt. Short walks and light stretching can improve your blood circulation and decrease inflammation. Dr. Katzen 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 can seem somewhat deceiving because it isn't truly a butt lift (gluteoplasty). A surgical butt lift is a procedure that addresses excess skin along the backside. If you are concerned about moderate to severe excess skin on your buttocks, you may want to pair a butt lift with your Brazilian butt lift. Dr. Katzen can go over your options based on your goals and physical exam during your consultation.
Shape Your Rear
The Brazilian butt lift procedure is so popular because it provides women and men with the chance to achieve the round and shapely buttocks they have always wanted. With the world around us focusing in on a healthier, round backside, the Brazilian butt lift has quickly become one of our specialties at J. Timothy Katzen, M.D. Beverly Hills. If you are looking to attain an enhanced fullness to your buttocks and are seeking a natural alternative, we invite you to contact our Beverly Hills, CA office to set up an appointment with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Katzen.
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