Everywhere you look, celebrities are getting their butts enhanced. How are they doing it? Many of them are using an incredibly popular cosmetic technique known as the Brazilian Butt Lift. Here’s how it works.
What is the Brazilian Butt Lift?
Buttock enhancement or buttock augmentation or buttock lift can be performed in one of several ways. There are butt implants that give your backside more roundness and firmness when nature failed to give those qualities to you. Then there is the BBL.
The Brazilian Butt Lift or BBL works differently than implants. You still get a shapely behind, only your own fat is going into the fullness of your butt, not implants. When you see someone flaunting a BBL, you can bet that their own fat was extracted from their body and injected into their butt. This means you get to slim one area of your body while enhancing your backside at the same time. You can achieve a slimmer abdomen, for instance, while giving your butt more bounce. That’s why the BBL is so coveted among those who want butt enhancement with natural-looking results.
The Brazilian Butt Lift Uses Your Own Fat
The BBL involves a surgical technique called Fat Transfer. Another term for it is Fat Grafting. During the procedure, your surgeon will suction fat from a donor site on your body. Popular donor site areas include the flanks, abdomen, and thighs. The fat is sanitized before it is injected into your buttocks to add volume. In some cases, the BBL will be combined with silicone butt implants to achieve a firmer, more voluminous look.
Liposuction is Used for Fat Extraction at the Donor Site
To remove enough fat to give your buttocks the proper amount of volume and shape, your cosmetic surgeon will use liposuction. Lipo is another popular cosmetic procedure that is typically paired with another surgery like the BBL. After you are anesthetized, the surgeon will make tiny incisions at the donor site. A thin tube called a cannula is inserted into the incisions to suction the fat from your body. Liposuction is useful for extracting stubborn pockets of fat, which makes this part of a BBL useful if you’ve tried everything to lose belly fat, for instance, but to no avail.
How Much Does the Brazilian Butt Lift Procedure Cost?
The Brazilian Butt Lift can cost between $5,410 to $11,921 with the average cost of the surgery coming to around $8,505. Keep in mind that these are only generalized costs. You can get a more accurate quote by meeting with Dr. Moein directly during a private, one-on-one, initial consultation.
Will Insurance Cover BBL Surgery?
Health insurance typically pays for procedures that are medically necessary. Since the Brazilian Butt Lift is cosmetic in nature, insurance companies will not cover the costs of the procedure. With insurance out of the question, all hope is not lost in the chance you don’t have the money saved for BBL surgical procedure.
Medical financing options are also available. Companies like CareCredit and Prosper Healthcare Lending can cover the costs of BBL surgery now, letting you worry about payment later. When it does come time to repay the loan, both companies offer affordable payment terms, helping you save while giving you peace of mind.
Are There Any Risks with the BBL?
As with all surgeries, the Brazilian Butt Lift comes with some risks. You may experience bruising, stretch marks, and discomfort after your procedure, but these will subside in a short amount of time.
Discuss more serious side effects such as fat embolism during your consultation. While there are risks, Brazilian butt lift surgery is incredibly common and can be safe in the hands of a skilled and experienced cosmetic surgeon.
Why Choose Dr. Moein for Your Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery?
Dr. Babak Moeinolmolki (Dr. Moein for short) is a board-certified cosmetic surgeon with extensive BBL surgery experience. As an L.A. native, Dr. Moein has performed hundreds of surgeries on patients all over the world. The doctor is known for his careful hand, artistic techniques, and compassionate care.
What Results Can You Expect with a Brazilian Butt Lift?
The BBL procedure involves drawing fat from your body and injecting it in key locations around your buttocks. Each injection of adipose tissue gives your buttocks improved contours, and volume where you want it most. The BBL can be used for all body types if you have fat in one area to donate. For those without fat to extract, butt implant surgery can be an alternate means to greater buttock volume.
When you wake after Brazilian Butt Lift surgery, and as the anesthesia wears off, you will notice swelling at the treatment site. This swelling of the buttocks may last between four and six weeks, depending on how your body heals. As the swelling subsides, you will begin noticing the improved contours of your backside, and the added volume. While some of the injected fat can be reabsorbed into your body, up to 75% of the remaining fat can give you a butt to be envied.
When nature failed to give you a curvy butt, a BBL can help you fill out your jeans and turn heads wherever you go.