What Is a Brazilian Butt Lift?
The Brazilian butt lift (BBL) is a surgery that has notably become one of the fastest growing plastic surgery procedures in the U.S. and continues to be in widespread demand among both women and men. This surgery offers individuals an effective way to get shapelier and more defined buttocks without having to use an implant. Weight fluctuations, the aging process, as well as hereditary characteristics can be the cause of a flat rear end. In today's times, a fuller, shapelier rear end is more desirable than a flat behind. A Brazilian butt lift is a cosmetic procedure that makes use of the patient’s own body fat to add size to the buttocks. The outcome of the procedure usually brings about a youthful, fuller, and rounder backside, adding more curve to your body shape. This procedure requires a great deal of technical skill, as well as an artistic eye to perfect your outcome. With years of advanced training and experience, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Miguel Gallegos can produce beautiful, natural-looking results for you at his practice, Hermosa Plastic Surgery, in Albuquerque, NM.
Am I An Ideal Candidate for a Brazilian Butt Lift?
There are many men and women that could benefit from having the trailblazing Brazilian butt lift procedure. Many of the patients who seek out this treatment are not happy with the size or the shape of their posteriors. Perhaps they have a flat behind and would prefer something more shapely. Maybe one buttock seems to be larger than the other, making it difficult to look great in tight pants. There are also those who could encounter some sort of accident and find that surgery is needed to repair some of the injuries sustained. This procedure works to give volume and a youthful perkiness to the patient’s butt so they can feel confident in their figure, regardless of the cause of their insecurity. This buttocks procedure is beneficial for men and women and can help improve the following commonplace issues:
- Flat buttocks
- Buttocks that are asymmetrical
- Buttocks that are too small
- Weight loss that has changed the shape of the buttocks
The right candidates for the Brazilian butt lift will be assessed to ensure that they are able to undergo this surgery. The first thing to be sure of is that there is plenty of fat in certain areas to liposuction for the removal, grafting, and transfer process. If you are of a lighter body weight or have insufficient fat to extract and purify, you might not be a candidate for this surgery. It is also necessary to have good skin laxity in the area that the fat will be transferred, in this case, the buttocks. If your skin is loose, sagging, or wrinkled, you may require a butt lift with skin tightening surgery. Along with performing a physical examination, Dr. Gallegos will want to assess your medical history to determine any chronic health issues you may have that could increase the potential for complications. For someone who is in good health and is not known to have any adverse reactions to anesthesia or the medications that are used to ease pain or inflammation during the healing process, there is a good chance of being approved. If you maintain a healthy weight, have unwanted fat to extract, and prefer not to use a foreign object, such as an implant, this enhancement surgery can be an ideal choice for you.
Brazilian Butt Lift Reviews
"Five Stars - After losing a significant amount of weight, plastic surgery was the next step in my transformation process. I researched several plastic surgeons in and around New Mexico and came to the conclusion that Dr. Gallegos was the most qualified. I had a tummy tuck, breast augmentation/lift, and brazilian butt lift done by Dr.Miguel L. Gallegos at Hermosa Plastic Surgery. At my initial consultation, both he and his staff were very friendly and helpful. I had several questions about the procedures and the possible outcomes. Dr. Gallegos was so kind and took the time to answer each and every question I had. He was very clear about his capabilities and did not disappoint. He was able to sculpt and transform my body into one that not only makes me look better but feel better also. It was the best decision of my life. I would highly recommend him."- Anonymous / Vitals / Apr 28, 2016
"Got my breast augmentation last year and now I'm getting a brazilian butt lift. I'm so please with my breast implants I'm a transexual and I can say his staff is wonderful.."- G.A. / Facebook / Feb 22, 2016
"After losing a significant amount of weight, plastic surgery was the next step in my transformation process. I researched several plastic surgeons in and around New Mexico and came to the conclusion that Dr. Gallegos was the most qualified. I had a tummy tuck, breast augmentation/lift, and brazilian butt lift done by Dr.Miguel L. Gallegos at Hermosa Plastic Surgery. At my initial consultation, both he and his staff were very friendly and helpful. I had several questions about the procedures and the possible outcomes. Dr. Gallegos was so kind and took the time to answer each and every question I had. He was very clear about his capabilities and did not disappoint. He was able to sculpt and transform my body into one that not only makes me look better but feel better also. It was the best decision of my life. I would highly recommend him."- Anonymous / Vitals / Apr 28, 2016
"The Best in the South West Dr Gallagoes did amazing work on me I couldn’t be happier with my results Ive done a tummy tuck, BBL, Breast,and nose ~he is truly amazing. The staff are so knowledgeable and caring they made me feel comfortable before and after surgery."- A.S. / Facebook / Feb 22, 2021
"The Best in the South West Dr Gallagoes did amazing work on me I couldn’t be happier with my results Ive done a tummy tuck, BBL, Breast,and nose ~he is truly amazing. The staff are so knowledgeable and caring they made me feel comfortable before and after surgery."- A.N. / Facebook / Feb 05, 2019
Brazilian Butt Lift Technique
In most cases, anesthesia is used for a Brazilian butt lift surgery. Most patients do well with IV sedation during this procedure. This makes the procedure safer, allowing the surgeon to carefully control the amount of sedation the patient is receiving. This is typically an outpatient treatment and usually takes approximately 2 – 3 hours, but this also depends on the amount of fat that is being extracted and transplanted. This procedure uses fat from the person’s own body so there is rarely any complications. A form of liposuction will be done first to remove fat from targeted areas on the body, including the stomach, hips, and thighs. This process of fat extraction is performed precisely and safely, and the extracted fat is never subjected to open air because it is intricately purified in a sterile centrifuge device. After this process, viable fat tissue is harvested and placed into syringes. The next step of the procedure is the injection transfer, during which the extracted fat tissue is injected in layers followed by a delicate massage to make sure the surface is smooth. This process is repeated numerous times until the desired size and shape has been achieved. This procedure also involves a method of body contouring, which helps to shape the buttocks and make them look more lifted and sculpted so the fat injections will show more prominently.
What Can I Expect After a Brazilian Butt Lift?
After a Brazilian butt lift, you will be sent home to rest in bed for about a week, and you will be advised to drink plenty of fluids. Remember, there are separate sections on the body that need recovery time — where the fat was extracted and your augmented buttocks. In both places, there will be some overall discomfort and swelling. It is important to not place additional weight on the rear end for approximately two weeks after surgery. Patients will need to avoid sitting on the buttocks for a period of at least three weeks and will need to wear a compression garment for two weeks, or until Dr. Gallegos gives you permission to cease wearing it. There can be some bruising, swelling, and pain after the procedure, but this will go down as one heals. After the swelling has subsided, results are noticeable, but in the majority of cases, the full outcome is seen in around 4 – 6 weeks. Your rear end will appear round and shapely. In addition, the areas that underwent liposuction for the autograft may be slimmer, making your results more seamless and curvier.
Frequently Asked Questions About a BBL
How much does a Brazilian butt lift cost?
Your total cost for a Brazilian butt lift (BBL) includes the cost of both fat transfer and liposuction, as well as anesthesia, facility fees, and any additional care before and after your surgery. Once Dr. Gallegos has developed your treatment plan, he will be able to give you cost estimates. It's best to focus on choosing an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon that you can feel comfortable with, like Dr. Gallegos. Hermosa Plastic Surgery accepts several payments, and we can supply you with information regarding low-interest financing.
Should I get implants or a fat transfer?
If you want to increase the volume of your buttocks, you get butt augmentation using either silicone implants or a fat grafting, which is commonly called a Brazilian butt lift. During your initial consultation, Dr. Gallegos will discuss both methods and help you choose which best matches your physique and wants. He will also evaluate your body to decide which areas will receive the liposuction (usually the back, stomach, or thighs). You may not be a candidate for a BBL if your body fat percentage is too low.
How long will my results last?
Although a small amount of fat might be reabsorbed after your BBL, the majority of the transferred fat will stay in your butt for many years. To maintain your results, you will need to stay at a steady weight because major weight loss or gain can affect your BBL results. This is why Dr. Gallegos suggests that you be at a healthy weight prior to your BBL so that you are more easily able to maintain that weight.
How can I recover faster after a BBL?
For a faster recovery time following a BBL, Dr. Gallegos or someone on his team will give you your post-surgical instructions. You should avoid sitting on your buttocks for at least 14 days as the area heals. Dr. Gallegos suggests you have a Boppy nursing or donut-shaped pillow, which lets you sit down with pressure placed on your legs rather than your buttocks. Light stretching and short walks will improve your blood flow and reduce swelling. Dr. Gallegos might also suggest a special, post-surgical massage that can help you along with your recovery. The method used to perform the surgery may also cause some discomfort in the days after the procedure. For the most part, the risks are minor and any pain will go away a few days after the procedure is completed. Medication is usually sufficient to take care of any discomfort and allow the healing to continue as painlessly as possible.
Will a Brazilian butt lift remove loose skin?
While it's called a Brazilian butt lift, this name can leave some perplexed since it's not really a traditional surgical butt lift, which is a procedure that tightens and lifts loose skin on the butt. However, the extra volume transferred to your buttocks during a Brazilian butt lift can fill out some loose skin. For moderate or severe loose skin in your butt, you might require a gluteoplasty with your BBL. Dr. Gallegos will explain your options, depending on your needs and concerns during your initial consultation.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $4,500
- Recovery Time
- 2 or more weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 2 – 3 hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- Procedure Recovery Location
A SHAPeLY, CURVIER BODY
Everybody wants to have a body they can feel confident about. Often, a person’s backside is one of the areas that they're the most unpleased with because it can leave them with a less desirable shape than they would like. A person’s buttocks can be flat, saggy, or droopy, all of which are not typically desired. Although many people exhaust themselves with butt exercises that are meant to give them a pleasing shape, this is often not effective enough because it only increases the muscles in the buttocks. Thankfully, there is a procedure that can help you achieve the shapely butt you want. With a Brazilian Butt Lift performed by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Miguel Gallegos, your buttocks can increase dramatically, giving you a result to be proud of. Contact our Albuquerque, NM office, Hermosa Plastic Surgery, to schedule a consultation and have a chance to get the rear end you want.