A Brazilian butt lift is a cosmetic procedure designed to augment the size and shape of your buttocks. Rather than enhancing the butt with implants, a Brazilian butt lift involves the transfer of fat from other areas of the body such as the hips, abdomen, and thighs to create rounder, more lifted, plumper buttocks. This groundbreaking procedure has the added benefit of slimming another area of the body for a sculpted, hourglass figure.
Is a Brazilian Butt Lift the Answer for My Figure?
The Brazilian butt lift has gained immense popularity in recent years, partly due to achieving natural-looking results that last. Unlike procedures involving implants, a Brazilian butt lift is an augmentation with natural fat, redistributed to the buttocks to create lift, volume, and balance.
Dr. Shah may recommend a Brazilian butt lift to you if you:
- Have lost some of your curves due to age and would like a more appealing derrière
- Would like a larger or curvier bottom
- Would like to enhance the proportions and balance of your figure
- Have enough excess fat in other body areas to harvest for a fat transfer procedure
- Are at a healthy weight
All surgical procedures carry some risk, and as the first step Dr. Shah will ensure that you are a suitable candidate for the procedure.
As a double board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Shah is highly experienced in all aspects of plastic surgery and uses the most advanced surgical techniques to ensure patient safety and total satisfaction.
What is the Procedure Like?
The Brazilian butt lift procedure consists of two parts: liposuction and fat transfer. In some cases, local anesthesia can be used, but you will most likely be under general anesthesia. First, Dr. Shah will use gentle liposuction to harvest fat from pre-determined areas of your body such as the abdomen, love handles, lower back, hips, or thighs. Once the extracted fat has been purified, Dr. Shah will inject it strategically into your buttocks to achieve a beautiful enhancement that lasts. Known for his refined, elegant results, Dr. Shah is familiar enough with the body to know exactly where to inject your fat for the best possible results.
How Much Time Will I Have to Take Off?
After surgery, Dr. Shah will give you instructions on how to facilitate a healthy recovery. For the first two weeks, you won’t be able to sit directly on your buttocks. You’ll need to stand or lie down, and you will need to sleep on your stomach or on your side. Typically the recovery is uneventful and the discomfort minimal. Most patients can return to work after 10 to 14 days. You will have follow-up appointments with Dr. Shah where he will evaluate your progress and ensure your enhancement is proceeding beautifully.
When Will I See My Results?
Results will be visible immediately, but your butt will be somewhat swollen for the first few weeks. Not all the transferred fat cells become viable in the new location, and your body will be recovering from the fat grafting.
After 3 to 6 months, the final results will be visible. Your new curves last a lifetime — the transferred fat will be a permanent part of your body.
World-Class Results Right Here in Missouri – Shah Plastic Surgery
Dr. Shah is a double board-certified plastic surgeon known for his exceptional level of care and expertise. Widely recognized as the leading plastic surgeon in the Springfield area, Dr. Shah has all the experience and technical skills necessary to achieve superior, stunning results. Your BBL will be performed with the most stringent health and safety protocols, and the most advanced techniques. With Dr. Shah, you always get personalized care that is tailored to your unique needs and goals.