The Brazilian Butt Lift is notably one of the most rapidly growing body contouring procedures in the U.S. and is currently in popular demand by both men and women.
This surgery offers individuals a natural way to get shapelier and more defined buttocks without using an implant.
A Brazilian Butt Lift adds fullness to the buttocks to create the right amount of shape. This is accomplished through a uniquely specialized fat grafting and transfer process, which utilizes liposuction to remove fat from a targeted area of your body and then injects it into your butt.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Daniel Del Vecchio is a leading expert in fat transplantation and uses his own patented method called the expansion vibration lipo filling technique (EVL) to enhance the buttocks. This approach allows him to safely transport fat in large amounts to provide stunning outcomes.
Dr. Del Vecchio is constantly invited to speak at many major plastic surgery meetings because his technique of buttocks augmentation is sought after by many plastic surgeons around the world. As a seasoned plastic surgeon and an internationally renowned speaker on the topic of buttocks reshaping, Dr. Del Vecchio attracts an international clientele who seeks his expertise in body contouring. This includes patients from Europe, South America, Asia, and Africa.
You can rest assured that when you visit Dr. Del Vecchio that he will not only help you achieve the voluptuous look you desire but keep your ethnic background, anatomical characteristics, and aesthetic goals in mind when constructing your customized treatment plan.
Caucasian buttocks are usually A-shaped and can be flat in the side view. There is not much of a take-off, or “shelf” to the buttocks. There is often insufficient width in the hip area as well.
African buttocks are typically round-shaped and are often the best candidates for BBL. There is usually a good take-off to the buttocks and sufficient width in the hip area. These patients generally just need volume enhancement to have superior results.
Latina or Hispanic buttocks are mostly square-shaped and can have a low projection. There is not much of a lift to the buttocks and poor width in the hip area, which creates the square shape.
Asian buttocks are typically V-shaped and can appear deflated. The V-shape comes from very narrow buttocks and more fat in the waistline. The objective is to widen the butt cheeks and narrow the lower back or waist area aggressively to achieve a fuller, rounder contour.
The right candidates for the Brazilian butt lift will be assessed to ensure they are right for this treatment. The first consideration is to ensure there is plenty of fat on the body to liposuction for the transfer process. If you are lighter in body weight or have limited fat to extract and purify, you might not be a good fit for this surgery. It is also necessary to have healthy skin laxity. If your skin is loose, sagging, or wrinkled, you may require a surgical butt lift. If you are at a healthy weight, have unwanted fat to extract, and do not want to use a foreign object, such as an implant, this enhancement surgery can be an ideal choice for you.
General anesthesia is used for a Brazilian butt lift surgery. It is an outpatient procedure and usually takes approximately 2 – 3 hours (this depends on the amount of fat that is being extracted and transplanted). Liposuction will be used first to extract fat from targeted locations on the body, such as the stomach, hips, and thighs. This process of fat removal is performed precisely and safely. The fat tissue is never subjected to air since it is purified in a sterile centrifuge device. After this process, viable fat tissue is harvested and put into syringes. The final step is the injection transfer where the extracted fat tissue is reinstated layer by layer followed by a gentle massage to ensure the surface is smooth. This phase is repeated multiple times until the desired size and shape has been achieved.
What to Expect
Following a Brazilian butt lift, you will be released home to rest. Keep in mind, there are two areas that need recovery time — where the fat was extracted and your augmented buttocks. Both areas will have some overall discomfort and swelling. Patients should try their best to not place additional weight on the rear end for approximately two weeks following surgery. After the swelling has gone away, results are noticeable, but in the majority of cases, the full outcome is seen in about 4 – 6 weeks. Your rear end will look round and shapely. Even better, the body parts that had lipo may make your result more dramatic if it was implemented on the lower back or flanks.
Contact Uptown Body Contouring today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Del Vecchio.
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Brazilian Butt Lift FAQs
The total cost for your Brazilian butt lift (BBL) will include the cost of both liposuction and fat transfer surgery, along with facility fees, anesthesia, and pre-/post-operative care. Once Dr. Del Vecchio has created your surgical plan, he will be able to estimate your costs. We want you to concentrate on getting the results you want from a plastic surgeon you trust, like Dr. Del Vecchio, so we'll work with you to make your Brazilian butt lift easy to afford. Uptown Body Contouring accepts many payment methods, and we can help you find low-interest financing.
To increase the volume of your butt, you can choose butt augmentation with either implants or a fat transfer (the Brazilian butt lift). During your consultation, Dr. Del Vecchio will discuss both options and help you decide which best matches your body and goals. He will also evaluate your body to find the best areas that would benefit from liposuction (typically the back, stomach, or thighs). If you have a low body fat percentage, you may not be a candidate for a Brazilian butt lift.
While some fat may be reabsorbed after the BBL, most of the transferred fat will remain in your butt for a long time. To maintain your results, you should keep your weight steady since significant weight gain or loss will affect your BBL results. This is why Dr. Del Vecchio suggests you be at or near a healthy, stable weight before your Brazilian butt lift so it is easy for you to maintain.
For a faster recovery time after a Brazilian butt lift, Dr. Del Vecchio or a member of his team will explain post-operative instructions and tips. You will need to avoid sitting on your butt for at least two weeks as the area heals. Dr. Del Vecchio recommends you have a donut-shaped 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. Del Vecchio may also recommend a lymphatic drainage massage that can help your recovery.
The name of the surgery, Brazilian Butt Lift, is deceiving because it's not actually a butt lift (gluteoplasty), which corrects loose skin in the butt. However, the new volume added to your butt during a BBL may fill some loose skin. For moderate to severe loose skin in your buttocks, you may need a gluteoplasty with your Brazilian butt lift. Dr. Del Vecchio can explain your options based on your needs and concerns during your consultation.