Thanks to celebrities all over the world, procedures like butt augmentation have become a must-have. If you are looking for better body proportions, there is nothing like the Brazilian butt lift (BBL). This is one of the most popular treatments offered by CosmeticGyn Center in Dallas, TX. Board-certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. Otto Huertas is an expert at delivering natural-looking, enhanced results.
So what is a BBL, and are you a candidate for this surgery? When natural aging or gravity has caused a loss of volume in your buttocks, a Brazilian butt lift transfers your own natural fat from one area to the other. If you are interested in learning if this procedure is right for you, contact a member of our friendly team for an appointment. Get the attractive curves you have always wanted with a BBL!
What is a BBL?
The shape of your buttocks plays an important role in your overall figure and body contours. If you feel your bottom is lacking in shape or size, the Brazilian butt lift may help achieve your body goals. So what is a BBL? This procedure involves removing excess fat from one area and transferring it to the buttocks. Although butt implants are also successful in improving your appearance, a Brazilian butt lift is a two-in-one procedure since it treats two areas at the same time. For example, you can slim down your abdomen or thighs while enhancing your bottom.
Am I a BBL candidate?
You have the opportunity to meet with Dr. Huertas in Dallas, TX and create a custom fat transfer plan that fits your cosmetic goals. The good news about Brazilian butt lift surgery is that it is safer than getting butt implants. Your body will not reject the fat because it comes from your own body. BBL results also look more natural, since the fat adheres to your bottom more easily than an implant.
BBL candidates should be in good general health and have realistic expectations about the process. At CosmeticGyn Center, we can perform an evaluation to see if you have enough fat to make the procedure work. If you have a limited amount of fat, you may not be right for a BBL, but we can recommend other options. It is also important to have healthy skin elasticity. Sagging or wrinkled skin may require additional treatment.
How butt augmentation works
Brazilian butt lift surgery is normally performed with anesthesia for the patient and is an outpatient procedure. Dr. Huertas can complete the process in about 2 – 3 hours based on the amount of fat being transferred. To begin, our team uses a liposuction technique to extract fat from the lower back, flanks, or thighs. We then place the tissue in a sterile centrifuge. Once the fat becomes purified, we will inject it into your buttocks in layers. Dr. Huertas carefully massages the fat into place for the best outcome possible. We repeat this process until your bottom has achieved the desired shape.
What to do after a BBL
Patients should know that more than one area needs to heal during the recovery process. At all surgical sites, you can expect some temporary swelling and discomfort. Try not to place any weight on the buttocks for at least a couple of weeks after your fat transfer. Once the swelling goes down, your results should become more noticeable. After 4 – 6 weeks, your buttocks should appear shapelier and more curvaceous. To speed up recovery, a member of our team will walk you through the post-operative care instructions. We recommend a donut-shaped pillow, so you sit on your thighs instead of your butt.
How long will my results last?
Although some of the purified fat will be reabsorbed by your body after butt augmentation, most of it will stay in place. In fact, patients in Dallas, TX should expect their fat transfer results to last ten years or more. In addition to following our recovery guidelines, you should take additional steps to maintain your appearance. Although fat cannot return after liposuction, the remaining fat may still grow, altering your results. Living a healthy lifestyle and participating in an active diet and exercise plan will help you avoid weight fluctuations in the future.
Learn more about Brazilian butt lift surgery
Many people feel that having a flat bottom takes away from their overall body shape. A Brazilian butt lift can help you achieve a real hourglass figure by removing unwanted fat from one area and placing it in your buttocks. At CosmeticGyn Center in Dallas, TX, we are proud to offer this specialty surgery for men and women alike. If you would like a fuller, rounder buttocks through a more natural approach, reach out to board-certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. Otto Huertas today for a consultation. We welcome you to learn more about this procedure at our clinic.