Five Questions To Ask About A Brazilian Butt Lift

By: Dr. Sean Kelishadi, M.D. FACS


When it comes to the hottest and most in-demand cosmetic procedures available today, there’s no doubt that Brazilian butt lift is near the top of the list. Most patients considering plastic surgery are at least somewhat familiar with the butt-enhancing properties of BBL surgery, but you may not know exactly how the procedure works and why it is so beneficial compared with other butt augmentation procedures. Use this helpful information from acclaimed board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sean Kelishadi and the award-winning team at SSK Plastic Surgery in Newport Beach, CA to find the answers to all of your burning questions about Brazilian butt lift!

Q: What is a Brazilian butt lift?

A: Brazilian butt lift (BBL) surgery is an advanced body contouring procedure that utilizes a specialized form of liposculpture to remove unwanted fat from one area of the body and use it to sculpt a more appealing butt shape. Patients seeking a fuller, rounder, shapelier rear end that is further accentuated by a trimmer waistline can benefit greatly from BBL surgery. Despite its name, BBL is not a traditional lift procedure, meaning it is not designed to address loose, sagging skin on the buttocks. However, many patients do notice an improved tone and texture to the skin after it is filled out during BBL. For men and women with significantly saggy butt skin or a deflated butt, skin removal surgery with a traditional butt lift may be more appropriate.

Q: Where is the fat removed from during BBL?

A: During the majority of BBL cases, Dr. Kelishadi prefers to take excess fat from the love handles, posterior back, muffin top, or abdomen. This trims the waistline and makes the butt appear to project outward, further accentuating the patient’s new butt size and shape. However, the site of liposuction will ultimately be based on where the patient has enough available fat for harvesting.

Q: How long is BBL recovery?

A: Recovery after Brazilian butt lift can take several weeks, during which time patients will need to wear compression garments at the site of liposuction. Additionally, patients must strictly avoid placing any direct pressure on the buttocks. When sitting and driving are permitted, which may take up to 2 – 4 weeks, patients should use a donut-shaped pillow to minimize any pressure to the buttocks. These important precautions promote proper healing and allow the maximum number of fat cells to survive for an optimal final result. Ultimately, the full outcome of BBL may take up to 6 – 12 months to become apparent, though patients should notice a dramatic change in their figure once the preliminary swelling has resolved, which typically takes about 3 – 4 weeks.

Q: How long does a Brazilian butt lift last?

A: Patients who maintain a stable weight can enjoy their new curves for many, many years. However, losing or gaining weight after BBL can cause the transferred fat cells to change in size, which may result in a change to your figure. In addition, the natural aging process often causes subtle changes in the appearance of your buttocks over time.

Q: What is the ideal weight for BBL surgery?

Some patients wonder whether they are too skinny for BBL surgery. In the majority of cases, Dr. Kelishadi is able to harvest enough fat from other areas of the body to use during BBL. On rare occasions, patients with an exceptionally low body fat percentage may not have an adequate amount of excess fat available for Brazilian butt lift surgery. Rather than gaining weight prior to surgery, which can lead to artificial results that are difficult to maintain, these patients may be encouraged to pursue another form of butt augmentation, such as gluteal implants.

Get the Instagram butt of your dreams with Brazilian butt lift in Newport Beach, CA

Perhaps the most critical question to ask as you consider BBL surgery is about the skill and experience of your surgeon. Because BBL requires an advanced level of artistic expertise, technical training, and physical ability, it is important to choose a highly qualified, board-certified plastic surgeon to perform your procedure. Join the many men and women who have chosen board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sean Kelishadi to help them achieve the butt they’ve always wanted. To learn more about the exciting possibilities of Brazilian butt lift, call SSK Plastic Surgery in Newport Beach, CA to schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Kelishadi today!

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