Brazilian Butt Lift (Butt Augmentation Surgery with Fat Transfer) – Westlake Village, CA

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About The Brazilian Butt Lift

No matter what style of clothing you prefer, everything looks better when you have full, healthy curves. While some people are born with a bubble butt or others can get one with exercise (deadlifts and squats), you may need a little help to get a full, round butt. Significant weight loss, aging, gravity, and genetics can be the reason you have a flat or sagging butt, but you can get the figure you want with the popular Brazilian butt lift. Named after the famous curves seen on the beaches of Brazil, a Brazilian butt lift at Ethan Baughman Plastic Surgery transfers excess fat from one area of your body (typically your stomach, hips, and/or thighs), then grafts the fat to your buttocks until you have the size and shape you want. It takes an artistic eye to perform this body-contouring surgery, which is why many patients in Westlake Village, CA choose plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Ethan Baughman to deliver gorgeous, natural-looking results.

Ideal Candidates

If you are interested in a Brazilian butt lift, you will need to be evaluated to confirm you are a good candidate. First, Dr. Baughman will make sure you have adequate fat that can be removed to reach your goals. If you are underweight or have insufficient fat to remove for the transfer, you may be a better candidate for butt augmentation using implants. Second, it is also crucial to have good skin laxity. If you have loose skin, you may want to combine your augmentation with a butt lift. However, if you are at a stable weight, have enough fat to extract and transfer, and prefer not to use an implant, a Brazilian butt lift can be a terrific choice for you.

Surgical Technique

In most cases, a Brazilian butt lift is performed as an outpatient procedure with general anesthesia. Liposuction will be performed first to remove fat from targeted areas on the body, most likely the stomach, hips, and/or thighs. After this, the viable fat tissue is carefully harvested and placed into syringes. Next is the injection phase where the healthy fat tissue is grafted in layers to make sure the surface is even and smooth. This step is repeated until the desired size and shape has been attained.

What to Expect

After a Brazilian butt lift, you will be sent home to recover. Remember, there are separate sections on the body that need to be monitored — where the fat was liposuctioned and your newly enhanced buttocks. In both places, there will be some discomfort and swelling. It is important to not place additional weight on the buttocks for around two weeks after surgery. As soon as the swelling has subsided, some results should be visible, but the full outcome is usually seen in around 4 – 6 weeks.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a Brazilian butt lift cost?
Your total cost for a Brazilian butt lift (BBL) includes the fat transfer, liposuction, anesthesia, facility fees, plus care before and after your surgery. When Dr. Baughman has developed your treatment plan, he will be able to give you cost estimates. It's best to focus on choosing a plastic and reconstructive surgeon you feel comfortable with, like Dr. Baughman, so we will help make your BBL affordable. Ethan Baughman Plastic Surgery takes several payments, and we can give you information on low-interest financing.

Should I get implants or a fat transfer?
If you want to improve the shape and size of your buttocks, you get butt augmentation using either silicone implants or fat grafting, which is commonly called a Brazilian butt lift. In your initial consultation, Dr. Baughman will explain both methods and help you choose which fits your physique and wants. He will also examine your body to decide which areas would get liposuction (usually the back, stomach, or thighs). You may not be a candidate for a BBL if your body fat percentage is too low.

How long will my results last?
Although a small amount of fat might be reabsorbed after your Brazilian butt lift, the majority of the fat will stay in your buttocks for many years. To keep your results, you need to maintain a steady weight because major weight loss or gain can alter the results of your Brazilian butt lift. That's why Dr. Baughman highly recommends you be at a healthy weight prior to your BBL so it's easier for you to stay at.

How can I recover faster after a BBL?
To make your BBL recovery faster and easier, follow the post-surgical instructions and tips given by Dr. Baughman and his team. You should avoid sitting on your buttocks for at least 14 days as the area heals. Dr. Baughman suggests you buy a donut-shaped or nursing pillow, which lets you sit down with pressure placed on your legs rather than your buttocks. Light stretching and short walks will improve your blood flow and reduce swelling.

Will a Brazilian butt lift remove loose skin?
While it's called a Brazilian butt lift, this name is confusing since it isn't really a butt lift (gluteoplasty), which addresses excess skin on your butt. However, the extra volume transferred to your buttocks during a Brazilian butt lift can fill out some loose skin. If you are concerned about moderate or severe excess skin on your butt, you might want a gluteoplasty with a BBL. Dr. Baughman will go over your options, depending on your goals and physical exam in your initial consultation.

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Average Cost  
$4,250 - $7,500
Recovery Time  
1 Week
Average Procedure Time  
1 – 2 Hours
Procedure Recovery Location  
Outpatient
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Brazilian butt lifts have become popular as men and women in Southern Californian discover a way to move fat from where they don't want it while getting a fuller, rounder butt. The Brazilian butt lift has become one of our most sought-after procedures at Ethan Baughman Plastic Surgery. If you are looking to add fullness to your buttocks using your own fat instead of an implant, contact Ethan Baughman Plastic Surgery in Westlake Village, CA to schedule an appointment.

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