Learn More About Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery
Brazilian butt lift (BBL) is a fat transfer procedure that can lift, enlarge, or reshape the buttocks without needing butt implants. During this cosmetic surgery, fat is suctioned away from areas where you have both enough fat and good skin elasticity for fat removal through liposuction. This fat is then purified and the most viable fat cells are used to add volume to other areas of the body naturally and permanently. This has the dual benefit of reducing problem areas like the abdomen or hips, while enhancing the look of your butt.
During recovery after BBL surgery, many of the transferred fat cells establish a blood supply and survive. The actual percentage of surviving fat cells is dependent on several factors: the skill and technique of your surgeon, the total amount of fat transferred, and management after surgery. Usually, fat transfer surgery results in keeping up to 70% of transferred fat cells, but this is not guaranteed for everyone.
Dr. Shienbaum’s Brandon Plastic Surgery office is 35 minutes from Wesley Chapel, 15 minutes from Riverview and 48 minutes from Bradenton.
After several months, the results of your Brazilian butt lift should be permanent. Because these fat cells are truly yours, they will naturally enlarge or shrink with any weight gain or change in your percentage of body fat. The shape of your new buttocks will be long-lasting, and your buttocks should feel as soft and pliable as your normal tissues.
Although there will be some residual swelling remaining even after 4 to 6 weeks, Dr. Shienbaum typically allows his patients to return to non-stressful work in 5 to 7 days. Low impact exercise is encouraged in the first week and sexual activity should be postponed for 3 to 4 weeks.
In the initial recovery period, it is helpful to sleep on your side or abdomen, sit on your thighs rather than your buttocks, and use a soft cut-out or bullet-shaped pillow when driving or sitting for long periods. Try to avoid sustained pressure or injury to the buttocks for several weeks. You will experience some soreness in the liposuctioned areas, but only minimal discomfort in the buttock area. Wearing a compression garment such as SPANX is important for at least 2 months after your procedure.
The popularity of the Brazilian butt lift is in part due to the lack of noticeable scarring, the avoidance of a foreign body implant, a short recovery time, the added benefit of removing your unwanted fat, and the remarkably natural results achieved. It is a highly effective procedure for drooping and sagging buttocks.
To find Brandon Plastic Surgery, our office is 18 minutes from Tampa, 51 Minutes from Lakeland and one hour from Winter Haven.
Trust board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Marvin Shienbaum for your BBL surgery. When performed by someone as well-qualified and experienced as Dr. Shienbaum, you know you’re getting the most natural buttock enhancement with the safety assured by our accredited plastic surgery center. Find out how a Brazilian butt lift can give you the confidence in your curves you’ve been wanting by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Shienbaum today. Call or contact us online to get started.