Brazilian Butt Lift

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Are you looking for a curvier backside? If so, you're hardly alone. Brazilian butt lifts (BBLs) procedures are on the rise. According to CNBC, patients undergo tens of thousands of BBLs every year in the United States alone. According to the America Academy of Plastic Surgeons, this makes it the fastest-growing plastic surgery procedure.

If you're thinking of undergoing this form of buttock augmentation, you likely have some questions. Read carefully and take a close look at everything you need to know about Brazilian butt lifts. Plastic surgery is an important decision.

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FAQs

What is a Brazilian Butt Lift?

A Brazilian butt lift is a cosmetic surgery procedure. Dr. Cyr performs liposuction and removes unwanted fatty tissue from one body area; the abdomen is the most common choice. It is then processed and re-injected into the buttocks. This fat-grafting technique allows doctors to alter the size, shape, and contour of the butt by customizing the placement of the extracted fat.

Another benefit of the BBL? It can simultaneously address other figure flaws, such as “hip dips.” Also called “violin hips,” these slight indentations are genetic and cannot be “fixed” by working out or losing weight. A BBL allows the surgeon to inject fat into these indentations for a smoother and more rounded shape.

The Brazilian butt lift has become the “gold standard” cosmetic surgery for people looking to achieve a natural-looking, rounded butt with an hourglass figure. In this section, we’ll address some of the more common questions asked about Brazilian Butt Lift.

Is a Brazilian Butt Lift Permanent?

One of the many reasons that the Brazilian Butt Lift is so popular is that it lasts. The fat cells that survive the transplant to the buttocks will remain there forever. However, there are a few essential things to consider.

For starters, when you first emerge from the surgery, your butt will be swollen and will therefore look different than the intended result. It will be several weeks before you’ll be able to see the actual final size and shape of your butt.

Furthermore, as with all surgeries, the degree to which you follow your surgeon’s post-operative guidelines determines how effective the outcome will be. In addition to being instructed to wear a compression garment, you need to avoid certain behaviors, including sitting on your butt and smoking. Additionally, eating nutrient-rich foods containing “good” fats and exercising according to your doctor’s recommendations is essential.

While a BBL is considered a permanent surgery, the long-term results also rely on weight management. If you gain weight, your body’s fat cells will shrink — including your butt’s. Conversely, if you gain a lot of weight, your fat cells will grow. In both cases, the size and shape of your butt may change. Not only that, but the rest of your body will change, as well. For example, if one of your BBL goals was to obtain an hourglass figure, weight gain may increase your waistline and alter your physique’s overall look.

Finally, it’s essential to know that a BBL is not “magic” nor the fountain of youth. As you age, your body’s skin may become laxer and start to sag. While healthy lifestyle behaviors can defend against some of these changes, they are also part of the natural aging process. While some patients opt to pursue skin tightening procedures to maintain their results, you can expect to see changes to the appearance of your butt due to age.

Ultimately, the quality of your results and the degree to which they last depend on how you take care of your body following the initial procedure.

Is a Brazilian Butt Lift Safe?

You may have heard that Brazilian butt lift surgery is dangerous. The reality is that all surgeries carry some degree of risk. There are some particular complexities involved with this procedure. The American Board of Cosmetic Surgery lists a few key considerations

  • How much fatty tissue Dr. Cyr can safely remove
  • The condition of the injection site, including previous surgeries
  • Dr. Cyr must do the injections and avoid the underlying veins
  • How much fat can injected safely

Reduce your risks associated with BBLs by choosing the right surgical team. A qualified surgeon will utilize the proper techniques to avoid issues.

How is the Fat for a Brazilian Butt Lift Harvested?

While liposuction dates back approximately a century, the procedure has become safer and more sophisticated over the years. The latest development in the field? High-definition, or “hi-def” liposuction.

Widely regarded as a game-changer, this method uses more precise tools and advanced techniques to create more realistic curves with the appearance of natural muscle contours. While traditional liposuction removes fat from areas, high-def liposuction allows surgeons to target specific areas for fat removal while leaving extra fat in other areas to create the sought-after curves.

When used during a BBL, high-definition liposuction has the potential to transform your silhouette most naturally.

What Are the Different Brazilian Butt Lift Styles?

All butts are not equal. Nor are all Brazilian butt lifts. Depending on your aesthetic goals, there are several BBL styles from which to choose. Here, we’ll provide an overview of two of the most common options.

The Miami-Style Brazilian Butt Lift

Are you interested in a voluptuous butt like Kim Kardashian? Known as the “Miami” style, this type of BBL provides the most dramatic results.

The California-Style Brazilian Butt Lift

If a more firm backside is more to your preference, a “California” style BBL may be a better fit. While this type of buttocks augmentation also offers the desired boost, it has more of the appearance of a fit and athletic derrière.

The Texas Butt Lift

Dr. Cyr is trained and skilled in Brazilian Butt Lifts. His OrthoSculpt approach to a BBL is creating the Texas BBL. He knows your butt has to look great in jeans and boots. He will discuss the butt you want with you and develop a surgical plan that delivers what you want. Texas He will also discuss the suitable options for you, given your body type, and make sure you have the proper proportions.

Choosing the Brazilian Butt Lift That's Right For You

If you’re not sure about the different butt lift styles and which is suitable for you, your surgeon will work with you to pick the kind that is best for your goals. During this consultation, your surgeon will show you photos, go over the pros and cons of different types, and answer any questions you may have.

The more informed you are about your options and the more open you are with your doctor about your goals and expectations, your better results.

More Americans Are Getting Brazilian Butt Lifts

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons’ most recent Plastic Surgery Statistics Report, buttock augmentation with fat grafting increased by a whopping 17 percent between 2018 and 2019 alone. All in all, 28,076 BBLs were performed in 2019 compared to 24,099 in 2018.

In addition to more people opting for Brazilian butt lifts, they’re also undergoing the procedure at younger ages. According to insiders, this is because there’s less of a stigma associated with elective procedures thanks to the transparency of celebrities like Kylie Jenner, who is open about discussing the work they’ve had done. “Once the introduction of smartphones (with a camera everywhere you go) and social media came around, you get people literally in the recovery room filming themselves and posting it,” ASPS President Dr. Alan Matarasso told CNBC.

Procedures like BBLs are trendy because it’s impossible to diet or exercise your way to having a bigger butt. “These body contouring are often reflective of what’s popular in culture, and they’re not achievable on your own,” Dr. Matarasso continued.

A Brazilian Butt Lift: Beyond the Butt

While the quest for a bigger butt may be the driving factor if you’re considering a Brazilian butt lift, this popular cosmetic procedure is not just about the butt. Take Kim Kardashian, for example. Her large butt isn’t entirely responsible for her phenomenal figure. So are her large, rounded hips, which accentuate her narrow waist.

A good plastic surgeon won’t just focus on the procedure’s effect on your butt but also on how your curves complement each other to create a show-stopping silhouette.