What is a 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.
What are the benefits of a Brazilian butt lift?
There are many benefits to a Brazilian butt lift, including:
- Creating your desired volume and shape of your buttocks
- The reduction of fat from the area it is being pulled from
- Natural results
- Your optimal outcome without the need for a butt implant
- Looking and feeling better in your clothes
WHO IS A CANDIDATE FOR a Brazilian butt lift?
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.
Brazilian Butt Lift Reviews
"Took advantage of "working from home" to have some work done - I took advantage of "working from home" to have some work done on my buttocks. I only needed to take off 2 days of actual work and the rest, I was able to work remotely, which was so nice! Plus, I have a very cool boss that allowed me to do this. I basically had a Brazilian Butt Lift with Dr. Katzen and he did a fantastic job. I had been following his work the last few months and figured no better time than now to get it done. I'm so glad I did."- S.W. / RealSelf / Feb 10, 2022
"Silicone Removal Done, Waiting for Summer to Get Buttock Implants - I regret having raw silicone injected into my buttocks. If I did my research I would have known how harmful this was. I saw several videos from Dr. Katzen explaining the side effects of raw silicone injection and how he recommends for them to be removed. Having silicone injections was such a trendy thing to do but I don't think many people realize how dangerous it is. I'm just glad I had silicone removal from my buttocks. I am due to return to Dr. Katzen this summer to get buttock implants."- I.G. / RealSelf / Apr 19, 2022
"Silicone Removal from Buttocks then BBL Soon - There are so many people out there like myself who were not educated about the dangers of raw silicone injections. I made a horrible decision to get silicone injections in my butt because it was cheaper than getting a BBL. Boy, do I regret my decision. I experienced numerous problems that could have potentially gotten worse if I didn't have the silicone removed when I did. Thank goodness for surgeons like Dr. Katzen that don't judge you for the bad choices we made. He removed the silicone from my buttocks and I will be returning to him soon to have a BBL to do it the right way this time."- S. / RealSelf / May 27, 2022
"Best Friends Having Silicone Removal in Buttocks Together, then BBL - So many young people like myself fall victim to silicone injections. I was 21 years old when my best friend talked me into getting silicone injections into my butt. She and I both had it done and we both deeply regret it. We were living in fear that something bad was happening to us. We both had symptoms that were just downright scary, pain, redness, like a brain fog feeling, panic attacks, and more. It was a terrifying time when we read about other things that have happened to others who also had silicone injections. We both did our research to find the best surgeon to remove the silicone in our buttocks. We both agreed that Dr. Katzen was our top choice, after all, he performs silicone removals on a regular basis. Not only did we both have silicone removal from Dr. Katzen, we both later returned to him for BBL. Dr. Katzen is a gem!"- K. / RealSelf / Jun 09, 2022
"Brazilian Butt Lift Before my Summer Cruise - Back in January, I wanted to prep my body for my upcoming summer plans. My single girlfriends and I will be taking a long cruise and that means lots of bikinis will be packed. My buttocks were on the smaller side so I opted to undergo a Brazilian Butt Lift with Dr. Katzen. Oh MY! Dr. Katzen did a fabulous job and my buttocks look marvelous! I cannot wait to get into my bikinis this summer and enjoy my vacay with my girls."- B.M. / RealSelf / Jun 08, 2022
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING a brazilian butt lift
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.
HOW LONG IS RECOVERY AFTER a Brazilian butt lift?
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.
BRAZILIAN BUTT LIFT faqs
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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