It’s bathing suit season. That means no more hiding behind the bulk of winter clothing. This time every year we look in the mirror and make a wish list, and for some that may be a fuller, perkier booty to show off. Whether you were not blessed genetically with an enviable posterior or the draw of celebrity silhouettes is too hard to resist, a Brazilian butt lift (BBL) might be just the thing you are looking for. Not everyone was born a Kardashian.
Tell Me About Brazilian Butt Lifts
So, what are Brazilian butt lifts, anyway? This complicated, multistep procedure is performed by a plastic surgeon. One of our board-certified plastic surgeons in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, or Connecticut will begin by removing fat from other areas of your body, like your hips, thighs, back, or stomach. The harvested fat is then processed and purified, and then injected into your butt cheeks or outer hips.
In a BBL, fat is either injected into the subcutaneous tissue just under the skin or into the deeper muscular plane. The latter may give you more dramatic results, but it can be riskier to perform. For some, there may not be a lot of excess body fat to pull from. Lucky you. In that case, your doctor may put you on a weight gain regimen and schedule the procedure based on meeting those goals.
What Happens After Surgery?
After you get home from the procedure, you’re likely to experience some swelling, pain, and bruising. You’ll want to use a special pillow for when you are sitting, or try staying off your behind while it heals.
The good news is Brazilian butt lifts are meant to last. While some of the fat that was transferred into your bottom will reabsorb, the fat cells that remain will act as they did before, gaining and losing weight with the rest of your body.
Brazilian Butt Lift Alternatives
Another option might be an alternative to the Brazilian butt lift. Some doctors recommend butt implants instead/ These are great for filling out the size and improving the shape of your butt, particularly if you don’t have enough excess fat to work with. Fat can be shaped more precisely than an implant, but the results are still great. You’ll want a board-certified, experienced doctor to point you in the right direction for your specific needs.