Brazilian Butt Lift
Want to improve the shape and size of your buttocks? A Brazilian butt lift, known as the BBL, makes it easy. In this procedure, Houston plastic surgeon, Dr. Yarish takes unwanted fat from other parts of your body and transfers it into the buttocks, creating a shapely and bountiful posterior. The size and shape are determined by patient desire with Dr. Yarish’s input.
How Do Brazilian Butt Lifts Work?
The Brazilian butt lift or BBL is performed by transferring your own fat so you don’t need to even consider the problem plagued buttock implants. Because the tissue is yours and can be molded, the results are more natural and they potentially last forever! And as a bonus, you’ll also look slimmer in areas where fat was removed.
To gather the fat needed for the procedure, Dr. Yarish collects tissue from the thighs, lower back, hips or abdomen using liposuction. After processing and purification, he injects this fat into the buttocks. During your BBL procedure, you’ll be under a general anesthetic so that you won’t feel any pain or discomfort. The entire process should take anywhere from one to three hours, depending on the amount of fat to be transferred.
Brazilian Butt Lift Recovery
The most tedious part of a Brazilian butt lift recovery is that you won’t be able to sit normally or for long periods of time for two to three weeks after the surgery. BBL sitting pillows allow short periods of sitting. This is so your fat has time to settle and isn’t forced out of place. We recommend you use a donut pillow to minimize your discomfort.
In most cases, Houston patients can go back to work after 7 – 10 days of rest. While you won’t be able to engage in heavy physical activity, walking around is a great way to stay active. After three weeks, you can get back to more intense activity.
Benefits of a Brazilian Butt Lift
Why do Houston patients opt for a Brazilian butt lift? There are plenty of ways this procedure can benefit you:
- Your clothing will fit better around your new curves.
- You’ll trim down the fat on your thighs, hips or belly.
- You’ll look younger and fitter than ever before.
- You’ll improve the balance in your proportions, especially if you are well-endowed in the upper body.
FAQ About Brazilian Butt Lifts
Have some questions we didn’t answer above? Here are some of the inquiries we hear the most from our Houston patients.
Who Is an Ideal Candidate for a Brazilian Butt Lift?
Brazilian butt lifts are a great choice for healthy women who want to increase the size of their buttocks without implants. Additionally, because Dr. Yarish needs to ideally gather about two soda cans worth of fat from your body, you’ll need to have few extra pounds with which to work. Women of all ages can benefit from the boost in appearance a Brazilian butt lift provides.
How Is a Brazilian Butt Lift Different from a Traditional Butt Lift?
In a Brazilian butt lift, Dr. Yarish adds fat to the buttocks to improve its size and shape. In doing so, the BBL procedure also improves loose or sagging skin. The traditional butt lift, on the other hand, removes skin from either the upper portion of the butt in order to create lifting, or from the lower part of the butt to actually cut out the skin that sags over the thigh. The traditional lift is generally reserved for the most severe buttock laxity, although at the same time, Dr. Yarish typically adds fat to the buttocks to recreate its prior fullness.
Are There Risks Involved with a Brazilian Butt Lift?
Like nearly every surgery, a Brazilian butt lift comes with risks of bruising, swelling, pain and infection. However, as long as you follow your aftercare instructions, these complications are very rare and pass either spontaneously or with a short course of medication. A more serious but fortunately extremely rare complication is called fat embolism. This is when fat enters your bloodstream and travels to your lungs. This potential complication is the reason why one needs to trust this procedure to a reputable plastic surgeon with a lot of experience with the BBL procedure.
Will I See Immediate Results?
You’ll immediately notice the change after the surgery. However, it’s important to keep in mind that this might not be your final result. Over the next few weeks, your body will eliminate some of the transplanted fat. There’s no way to predict exactly how much your body will remove, but your final results should be apparent in about six months.
Are Brazilian Butt Lift Results Permanent?
Brazilian butt lifts offer very long-lasting results. Although the initial results can be extreme, a period of 2-3 months is necessary for resolution of swelling and loss of some of the transplanted fat cells. Interestingly, since we take the fat from areas of the body that are very difficult to reduce with diet and exercise, the transplanted fat that goes in the buttocks still acts like it is from its original area. Therefore, if you lose weight, the fat transferred to the buttocks will be some of the last fat to leave the body. In other words, the new buttock fat is much more long- lasting and stable than the rest of your body fat.
If you’re interested in learning more about the Brazilian butt lift (BBL) procedure, schedule a consultation at our Houston office by calling (713) 467-0146.