A Brazilian butt lift is a cosmetic procedure that harvests fat from one area of a patient’s body and repositions it in the butt in order to enhance the figure. More dramatic curves can be desired by any person with any body type, but a healthy amount of fat is required to achieve this look through a BBL. Luckily, there are options for BBL results if you do not have enough body fat.

What Is a BBL?

A Brazilian butt lift, more commonly referred to as a BBL, is an intense cosmetic surgical procedure that adds volume and lift to a patient’s backside. This is achieved by transferring fat from your belly, hips, lower back, or thighs to your buttocks. The intended result of this operation is a more hourglass figure with a larger buttock.

How Is a Brazilian Butt Lift Done?

A traditional Brazilian butt lift is done as a two step procedure under general anesthesia starting with liposuction to remove fat and then injecting the fat into the buttock. Between these two steps, the removed fat is purified, making it viable for transfer. Once the procedures are complete, the small liposuction and insertion incisions are stitched closed. The procedure can take 3-4 hours.

Options for a BBL If You Have a Low BMI

When a patient has a very low body fat percentage it can make harvesting the fat necessary for a Brazilian butt lift difficult or even dangerous. Just because you do not have enough body fat for a traditional Brazilian butt lift procedure does not mean you can’t achieve an hourglass figure and larger buttock through other means. A great alternative is the minimally invasive body contouring procedure BodyTite.

BodyTite In Brandon, FL

This body contouring procedure uses Radiofrequency Assisted Lipolysis (RFAL) to enhance the shape, lift, and tightness of the treatment area in a minimally invasive way. The heat generated by the radiofrequency device helps to reduce fat and tighten the skin by stimulating collagen production. Performed with a local anesthetic, the external applicator and internal probe work together to treat underlying fat and tighten the skin of your stomach, arms, chest, knees, buttocks, or thighs. Each treatment area takes about 15 minutes to complete, meaning multiple areas can be treated in one visit.

BodyTite Recovery

Because sculpting the body with BodyTite as opposed to a traditional surgical BBL is much less invasive the recovery is much quicker too. With a surgical BBL, you are not able to sit directly on your buttocks for at least eight weeks following surgery. With a BodyTite BBL, your recovery will last for one to two weeks, meaning you are able to enjoy the results of your procedure as soon as possible. In addition to being a safer option, BodyTite body contouring makes the aesthetic look of a BBL accessible to all body types.

Schedule a Consultation

Have you been wanting a BBL, but felt like your body was not compatible with the procedure? Dr. Shienbaum and Dr. Gargya at Brandon Plastic Surgery offer procedures designed to help people with all different body types realize their aesthetic goals. Contact our office at 813-359-1075 or request a virtual consultation today!