Fat transfer to the buttock, more commonly called a Brazilian Butt Lift or BBL, uses fat that is harvested through liposuction from clients’ legs, thighs, back fat, lower or upper abdomen or hips. We then transfer the harvested fatty tissues to reshape and enhance the size, volume and projection of the buttocks.
The Brazilian Butt Lift or procedure employs a collaboration of procedures via liposuction and fat transfer to increase and in cases widen the size of the buttocks. Fatty tissue that has been harvested from less desirable areas, like the flanks or love handles or arms, is then injected into the gluteal area to enhance the shape, contour, and projection of the derriere.
The costs can range dramatically depending on the amount of areas being treated as well as how much medical equipment is being utilized. The surgeon’s clinical experience and years of performing the procedure can also dictate an expensive or more affordable procedure.
Fat is liposuctioned from the patient’s fatty areas like the lower abdomen, upper and lower back, bulk of the waist, thighs, or arms then processed in preparation to be fat grafted.
Once the harvesting is safely complete, the surgeon injects the purified fat into the patient targeted improvement areas using a micro cannula to tunnel through the deep subcutaneous fat layer and thinner superficial muscle tissue through tiny incisions. Once the cannula is in place, the fat is injected and the cannula is then slowly removed allowing the surrounding soft tissue to collapse around the newly grafted fat area.
Washington DC is slowly becoming the epicenter of Brazilian Butt Lift surgeries. Central to many of the top plastic surgeons in the United States, clients travel from all over the globe seeking the best in aesthetic and cosmetic procedures. Our unique amenities in the Washington DC metro area makes recovery simple, comfortable, and affordable for out of town guests. Local patients do not need to struggle, allowing them to relax comfortably from their own homes as they recover.
There are multiple BBL techniques conducted to tailor to many different body types and patient goals. The Brazilian Butt Lift procedure remains fairly homogeneous from patient to patient. The BBL procedure starts with liposuction in several areas of the body, harvesting the fat and then preparing for injection or insertion directly to the buttocks.
Depending on the patient’s perky butt goals, the surgeon places fat grafts in the buttocks until the desired shape, volume and butt lift are accomplished. Many surgical styles are available to reach the patient’s goals; some clients desire the bulk of the volume at the top of the buttocks to create a “shelf-like appearance,” while others wish to fill out the lower portion of their buttocks to create an upside down heart shape curvature.
We utilize this technique in more serious surgical cases when overly lax or sagging skin is present in the target area, this popular technique is the butterfly lift. We prefer this method for patients who have loss a significant amount of weight; the butterfly technique gets its name due to the placement of incisions along the hip or waist region. The incision placement allows for the lifting of any lax or excess skin. The distance of the incision point will depend on how much work needs to be done.
The butterfly technique is ideal for treating sagging and overly loose skin along the hips and lower “saddle bags.” We believe the butterfly lift consistently delivers excellent and predictable results. Once the lift is complete, fat harvested from the patient is transferred to increase fullness and projection of the buttocks.
This procedure can cause more extensive scarring when compared to a thong lift. Scars are placed in a manner where they can be hidden along the top of the bikini line. The results are dramatic and beautiful as hips, inner and outer gluteus, enhance the contour and structure of the patient’s buttocks.
By far, the most sought-after procedure is the thong lift in Washington DC. As with all Brazilian Butt Lift procedures, the thong lift uses the same fat transfer techniques. We execute this surgery by making tiny incisions in the inner buttocks folds, and lifting, the end result is a slight separation of the lower portion of the inner gluteal folds. We then, harvest the fat then transfer it to the outer areas of the butt to further enhance the volume, shape and improve the overall size of buttocks. Custom sutures can also be utilized to further lift the buttocks from the inner gluteal fold outward.
Depending on the looseness of skin in the inner and outer leg, we have the ability to address a surgical leg lift, as it may be required for optimal results. This loose skin becomes especially common in clients who have lost a significant amount weight. The incision takes place along the inner groin creases, which helps to hide the incision. The incision penetrates close to the bone, which prevents s scar from moving down the thigh into visibility. In case of extreme or heavy laxity, the scar would have to reach around from the groin into the crease of the gluteus followed by the lifting of the posterior and interior part of the leg.
The C lift procedure is a combination of the thong and butterfly lifts with an inner or outer leg lift, resulting in a beautifully natural tightening and dramatic lifting of the patients entire lower body. Generally, this procedure is reserved for clients who have significant sagging skin along the gluteal or butt folds, hips and the inner or upper thighs, scarring with this technique is mildly visible.
Our skilled surgical team performs this technique weekly and the results can be youthful, dramatic and life changing.
Patient’s undergoing a C-lift should take extra care in the months following their surgery. Taking it easy is important as patients will have several stitches and are at a higher risk for infections or excess bleeding.
The ideal candidates for a Brazilian Butt Lift are in a good state of health, normal weight, and desire to permanently enhance the aesthetic, appearance and shape of their buttocks.
During the time leading to your surgery, patients are wise to adopt a healthy diet, nutritionist lifestyle and to take full advantage of the opportunity to rid themselves of unhealthy habits such as smoking or overconsumption of alcoholic beverages and highly processed foods. Patients undergoing plastic surgery should maintain a healthy weight, fluctuations in weight may impact the results of surgery.
Do your research before your initial consultation at Cultura, to make sure you have a clear picture with your surgeon using photos of what you would like your results to be like. Patients should keep their expectations realistic; a good rule of thumb is to look for people who are similar in overall body structure to your when searching for the right shape and size for you.
The surgical team at Cultura will educate patients about the process of losing weight to reach their goals prior to undergoing surgical contouring procedures. Remember, significant fluctuations in weight can change results, creating the need for more corrective measure to be taken. We highly recommend patients to be at a stable weight for a minimum of a month prior to surgery.
The best answer is: patients can typically return to work within a couple days of surgery. All of our clients will be wearing special garments and using a “butt pillow” for around the first two months after surgery. These estimates are a generalization and by no means guaranteed. We are all unique and as such, recovery times vary greatly from patient to patient.
Following the surgery, patients are to wear compression garments and underwear to aid the healing process, and prevent blood clots from forming. Patients should sit as little as possible and when they do sit, it should be on a soft surface or medical material. Many patients require a round pillow placed beneath the hamstrings to relieve pressure on the buttocks. Patients should not sleep flat on their back, as these positions can exert pressure on the buttocks, and this very well could effect recovery or the results.
Because a key component of the Brazilian Butt Lift is liposuction, patients have the added bonus of improving the shape of troubled fatty areas such as the love handles or flanks, upper arms, or inner thighs.
The Brazilian Butt Lift procedure enhances the volume of the buttocks, which collaboratively provides a lift to the treated area resulting in a perky and plump butt--which the majority of patients want. Liposuction of the abdomen, waist, and back further emphasize the results of a BBL, resulting in the coveted hourglass shape which bears a small waist and an aesthetically pleasing curb at the hip.
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