What is a Brazilian Butt Lift?
A Brazilian butt lift uses a patient’s own fat to augment the size and shape of the buttocks. This procedure can also increase the fullness, roundness, and projection or your buttocks for an improved balance of your figure. Many patients experience a boost of confidence and improved body image after undergoing a Brazilian butt lift.
Who is a Good Candidate for Brazilian Butt Lift?
Individuals who are unhappy with the general shape of their butt or feel that their butt is too small can often benefit from this procedure. Ideal candidates will be physically healthy, have realistic expectations for the outcome of their procedure, and have excess fat in another area that will act as a donor site. The best way to determine if this procedure is right for you is through a consultation with Dr. Ortegon.
The Brazilian Butt Lift Procedure
During this procedure, liposuction is used to remove excess fat deposits, usually from the waist, abdomen, or thighs. This process entails the use of a thin hollow tube called a cannula, which is inserted through small incisions to loosen excess fat which is suctioned out using a surgical vacuum. This excess fat is then processed and placed into syringes. Your surgeon will then inject this fat into buttocks with small injections across the behind.
Brazilian Butt Lift Results
Results are immediately visible, however, final results will become apparent after several weeks to months, as it takes a while for the fat to “take”. It is important to understand that some of the volume you experience right after your Brazilian butt lift will fade as the fat is absorbed by the body. Your results may change if you gain or lose weight.
Schedule a Consultation
If you’re interested in a Brazilian butt lift and reside near the San Antonio or Austin area, we invite you to call Dr. Ortegon’s office today to schedule a consultation. Call (210) 951-2483 or use the contact form to email our San Antonio office. Our plastic surgery practice is located at 11130 Christus Hills Suite 108 San Antonio, TX 78251.
Frequently Asked Questions About the Brazilian Butt Lift
What Is the Cost Of a Brazilian Butt Lift?
The total cost of a Brazilian butt lift will include the cost of liposuction and the fat transfer. The cost of a Brazilian butt lift varies depending on the desired amount of change. During your consultation appointment at our Texas office, Dr. Ortegon will give you a full estimate for your Brazilian butt lift cost.
What Are The Benefits of a Fat Transfer?
A Brazilian butt lift is gaining in popularity because of the benefits of the fat transfer methods. The fat transfer is a natural way to improve the shape, size, and contours of the buttocks. It cuts the potential risk of infection because the tissue is autologous. Plus, with a fat transfer, the donor fat tissues are taken from another part of your body that has extra fat tissue which can help your overall appearance.
How Can I Recover Faster After a BBL?
To help promote recovery so you can get back to your regular routine quicker, you need to follow specific instructions from Dr. Ortegon and our team at San Antonio Cosmetic Surgery. It is important to avoid sitting directly on your butt for at least two weeks while it heels. When necessary, use pillows to cushion your seat and avoid putting a lot of pressure on it. It is also important to do some light exercise, like walking to improve blood circulation. Dr. Ortegon will go over all recovery instructions with you for your Brazilian butt lift.
Will a Brazilian Butt Lift Remove Loose Skin?
Although the name butt lift implies surgical removing sagging skin, that is not what the goal of this procedure is. This procedure simply adds more volume to the buttocks in order for a more lifted look. The BBL may fill some loose skin. Not everyone is a candidate for the Brazilian butt lift. Dr. Ortegon can discuss your goals and concerns with you during a consultation and see if you are a candidate.
Is a Brazilian Butt Lift Permanent?
A Brazilian butt lift is popular because it is long-lasting. Some of the fat from the procedure may be lost after the transfer, but this is to be expected which is why Dr. Ortegon will use more fat than needed for the procedure. To help maintain the Brazilian butt lift results, maintain a steady weight, any significant fluctuation in weight can compromise the results from your procedure.