Brazilian Butt Lift
A Brazilian Butt Lift, or BBL, uses fat from your body to resize and shape your butt. These days, a BBL is one of the more commonly requested plastic surgery procedures. In order to understand this procedure further, we’ll cover the three procedural steps involved with BBL: fat harvesting, body contouring, and fat transferring.
During the fat harvesting process, liposuction is used on the areas of the body where excess fat can be found. These areas usually include the back, the abdomen, flanks, and the inner and outer thighs. With liposuction, the goal is to gather body fat so that enough can be injected into the buttock. Typically, around 500-1000 ml is injected into each.
The body contouring/lipocontouring process involves the shaping of the buttock to the desired frame. At this stage, the gentle convexity of the buttock is restored by fat that was removed from the flanks and back. In order to smooth the transition between the lower, outer backside and thighs, body contouring may also be performed on the lower buttock.
Lastly, BBL procedures require the transferring of fat. With this step, harvested fat is sterilely transferred via injection into the areas of the buttock that appear deficient. The desired butt size and shape will determine the amount of fat that is transferred.
The BBL surgeries performed by Dr. David Boudreault use general anesthesia and are done onsite at our surgery center. Recovery time for a Brazilian Butt Lift generally takes a couple of weeks. During this time, patients are asked to put as little pressure on the injected areas as possible, so patients should be mindful of sitting.
If you’re interested in Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) surgery, and would like to know more, please call to set up an appointment with Dr. Boudreault at our Palo Alto location.