Brazillian Butt Lift / Buttock Enhancement and Lift
The Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) is an augmentation procedure of the buttocks that can create more youthful prominent buttocks and a more sensual body profile. Also known as buttock enhancement and gluteal augmentation, this procedure involves removing fat from one part of the body and replacing it into the buttock area. Fat transfer has become a trusted and reliable procedure worldwide due to its compatibility with the body and minimal risks and complications.
At Macquarie Cosmetic Medicine, we prefer to use your own fat because it’s more precise, gives a more natural look, and is less likely to rotate or become infected compared to implants.
The Brazilian Butt Lift surgery combines the established and proven results of liposuction with aesthetic fat transfer to add shape, enhance curves, and boost volume to flat or undesirable hips and buttocks.
How Does the Buttock Enhancement Procedure Work?
There are two main steps involved in the Brazilian Butt Lift procedure, both of which are completed in the same session. This means your treatment will be completed in theatre on the one day.
To enhance the hips and buttocks, we first use our advanced VASERlipo treatment to remove excess fatty deposits from the thighs, hips and abdomen to tighten and shrink the surrounding area. This also provides the natural deposits to be transferred into your buttocks.
At this time, you have the option of a full liposuction treatment rather than simply collecting the amount suitable for the transfer. If a full liposuction treatment is not selected, we will need between 300cc to 1000cc of fat per ‘cheek’ depending on the desired results and available fat.
Once the liposuction is complete, we prepare and purify the fat for transfer. At this stage, Dr Bright then reinjects the fat back into the most suitable positions within the muscle to create the result you discussed in your consultation.
The fat can be transferred into the hips for a smooth curvaceous appeal or different areas of the buttocks for gluteal augmentation depending on the desired shape.
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Frequently Asked Questions
From ‘what is the buttock augmentation recovery time?’ through to ‘will I be left with scars?’, here are the most frequently asked questions we’re asked in regards to the Brazilian butt lift surgery.
Am I a suitable candidate for a Brazilian Butt Lift?
The best candidates for the butt lift surgery are those who have a moderate amount of excess fat in localised areas. This shouldn’t be seen as a weight loss treatment and is best suited to those living a healthy lifestyle.
Is it really just one procedure?
The majority of patients should achieve their desired result in one buttock enhancement procedure, however we must note that some will need to re-visit us for top-up injections once the results have settled and natural cell loss occurs.
Is the result immediate and will it remain forever?
There should be immediate results present after a butt lift surgery. However, due to the nature of treatment, there will also be some level of swelling involved. Once this settles, the remaining shape will be very close to the final result.
With all fat transfers, there is a percentage of cell loss (around 20%) which can marginally impact the end result. This is taken into consideration with the initial transfer amount.
Once there is good blood supply in the transfer area, the fat has the potential to last a long time.
What if I don’t have enough fat?
Some patients won’t have enough fat on their body to be used for a buttock fat transfer procedure. In this case, we can discuss healthy ways in which you can gain just enough weight in order to be a candidate for the buttock augmentation procedure.
Will I be left with scars?
There will be some small scars left, however these should fade over time. This is due to the small incisions needed for liposuction and transfer. Initially, these may be a little discoloured and raised.
What is the buttock augmentation recovery time?
Similar to that of liposuction, your recovery period will involve wearing a compression garment and avoiding applying too much pressure to the area for long periods of time. Specific post-operative care BBL recovery tips and instructions will be provided during your consultation.