Considering the outdoor lifestyle in Newport Beach, having a shapely derrière is important to many people. Unfortunately, diet and exercise aren’t always enough. With a Brazilian butt lift, performed by Dr. Juris Bunkis, a double-board certified plastic surgeon at Orange County Plastic Surgery, you can achieve fuller, rounder buttocks without silicone implants.
What Is BBL Surgery?
A Brazilian butt lift, also known as BBL surgery, is a minimally-invasive procedure that involves fat injections into your buttocks. Unlike silicone butt implants that come in standard sizes and shapes, butt injections allow the surgeon to carefully sculpt and shape your buttocks. The fat for a Brazilian buttocks lift is taken from another part of your body, such as your abdomen, hips, or back, so you don’t have to worry about adverse side effects or tissue rejection.
Butt lift surgery with fat injections not only adds shape to your backside, but the procedure also helps with dimples, asymmetry, and other small imperfections. This approach is also ideal for people who are considering silicone implants but may want to visualize how the implants will look.
The best part of a Brazilian buttock lift is that the fat transfer can be adapted to your desires. You can add as much or as little shape to your backside as you wish.
What Are The Benefits Of BBL Surgery?
BBL surgery offers many benefits that appeal to people who live in the Newport Beach area. You can reshape your butt by adding volume just where you need it, and your new butt shape looks completely natural. Fat transfers also make your buttocks look soft and smooth. BBL surgery also enhances the muscular structure of your buttocks and gives your glutes a nice lift.
Best Candidates For A Brazilian Butt Lift
If the benefits of a Brazilian butt lift appeal to you, the next step is to determine if this is your best option. Most people are good BBL candidates, but there are some limitations to the procedure. First, you need to have enough fat on your body to be harvested and injected into your buttocks. Second, the butt injections do not add a significant amount of fullness. If you have a naturally flat butt, some options may work better for you, such as butt augmentation with implants.
Procedure For A Brazilian Butt Lift
The BBL procedure is a relatively simple process that involves liposuction and fat transfer injections. Dr. Bunkis performs liposuction to remove a small amount of fat from an area of your body. The amount of fat needed for the butt injections is minimal, so you won’t even notice that fat has been removed. Alternatively, if you are planning to have liposuction, we can reserve some of that fat for your Brazilian butt lift.
After the fat is harvested, it is purified and put into a syringe. The fat is then transferred to your buttocks with a series of injections.
Alternatives For BBL Surgery
If you aren’t a good candidate for our Brazilian butt lift procedure, we do offer some other options. Silicone implants are the most common alternative for BBL surgery. The implants are inserted through tiny incisions that are made in the crease at the bottom of your buttocks. You can achieve similar results to our Brazilian butt lift with implants. Butt augmentation with implants does require more time to heal compared to recovery from fat transfers to your buttocks.
We also offer a non-surgical butt lift with Sculptra® injections. Sculptra® is made with poly-L-lactic acid, a substance that stimulates collagen production. A butt lift with this popular dermal filler requires no downtime, and the results are very gradual. After your Sculptra® butt injections, new collagen starts to develop over the next three to four months. There is no dramatic and sudden change to your butt. It simply looks like you are exercising and building muscle. Results of a Sculptra® butt lift last up to two years, depending on how quickly your body breaks down the new collagen.
Brazilian Butt Lift FAQ
Aftercare for BBL surgery is minimal. The most important part is to avoid putting pressure on your buttocks for the first 14 days. Sleep on your side or stomach. We also recommend that you get a donut pillow to use after your BBL surgery. The pillow lets you sit comfortably without putting pressure on your butt cheeks.
Another part of recovery from BBL surgery is to monitor the incisions in the areas where the fat was harvested. The incisions are small enough to not need sutures. Watch for signs of infection, such as redness, warmth, and itching. On average, Brazilian butt lift recovery takes about six weeks.
It is normal for some of the transferred fat cells in your butt to not survive, and you may need some additional injections. The results of a Brazilian butt lift can last for several years if you follow a healthy, active lifestyle. As long as you maintain a consistent and healthy weight, the results of your BBL surgery will look great, even after 10 or more years.