Brazilian Butt Lift / Body Contouring
If you feel that your butt has lost volume with age or that the your “hip dips” have altered your silhouette, then the brazilian butt lift may be the solution for you.
BBL in the media
Despite lots of media attention about the Brazilian butt lift (BBL) creating giant butts, the power of the Brazilian Butt Lift is really in refining the feminine silhouette and creating a smooth, pleasing hourglass figure. Prior to increased popularity in the United States, A shapely butt has been prized in many warmer climates. Buttock fat grafting can be a great way to rejuvenate the waist and lower body with little to no scarring.
The procedure’s name sake accents the butt, but one of the more dramatic aspect of the procedure is the elimination of the “bra roll”, the reduction in flank and waist size and smoothing transitions between lower back, waist, and thighs.
Buttock implants can be used for select patients in order to obtain modest increases in projection of the buttock without widening the hips. With this goal in mind, it is still best to combine a small implant with fat grafting in order to get the best outcome and minimize risk.
While these procedures do not cause a lot of pain, there is an awkward recovery. You will typically recover on your sides and stomach after the procedure for one or two weeks. It is OK to stand or lay flat but not to sit on your butt directly for about 4 weeks. Depending on the type of work you do, you will be ready to return to work within 1 week. If your job requires sitting for long periods, there are BBL recovery pillows that can be used to place pressure on your thighs and offload the buttocks.
Compression garments are an important part of the recovery process as they will help to minimize swelling in areas treated with liposuction. Garments after BBL are specialized to ensure that areas treated with liposuction are compressed, while areas that were grafted have no compression.
After any procedure, there can be an increased risk for developing blood clots and therefore it is important to maintain your activities around the house from day 1. From 2-4 weeks, you can begin to resume cardio. 4 weeks after surgery, you can resume resistance training but all movements should be slow and controlled. 6 weeks after surgery you will begin to see the shape that will continue to improve for all the way out to 1 year after surgery.
If you have an upcoming event, we recommend that you give yourself about 12 weeks between surgery and your event in order to ensure that you are photo ready and feeling 100%.