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Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL)

Who is a Candidate for a Brazilian Butt Lift?

A Brazilian Butt Lift is best suited for patients with adequate fat excess to harvest for transfer into the buttocks. For this reason, very thin patients may not be good candidates for the BBL technique due to a lack of excess fat. The procedure is usually ideal for:

  • Patients with a flat buttock contour, or those seeking enhanced prominence or roundness
  • Patients with adequate fat reserves for grafting
  • Patients in good general health
  • Patients with realistic expectations

One of the primary benefits of fat transfer is that a fat-rich region of the body can be contoured with liposuction techniques at the same time as buttock augmentation, resulting in twice the enhancement. Depending on how much excess fat is available for transfer, common areas for body contouring include the abdomen, thighs, hips, or flanks.

How is the Brazilian Butt Lift Procedure Performed?

Fat transfer buttock enhancement generally involves two components: the extraction of excess fat using liposuction, and subsequent re-injection into the buttocks. First and foremost, Dr. Bottger will ask you about your expectations for the procedure and listen to your cosmetic goals regarding the shape and projection of your desired buttock contour. The best available region for fat harvesting will then be determined based on a physical evaluation. Depending on the best liposuction technique for your unique needs, Dr. Bottger may deliver a tumescent solution into the area planned for fat extraction. This fluid contains epinephrine, a medication that can help decrease swelling and bleeding during liposuction. The appropriate amount of fat is then suctioned out using an ultra-thin surgical instrument called a cannula, and the fat is purified for transfer into the buttocks. Dr. Bottger then uses his aesthetic training to reintroduce the fat into the buttocks, making meticulous injections to achieve the desired curvature.

How Long Does a Brazilian Butt Lift Last?

The fat cell grafts that survive the transfer process are often present for a lifetime, allowing patients to enjoy long-lasting buttock enhancement without the need for further injections (unless additional augmentation is desired). Fat transfer is known for enduring results that outlast the lifespan of dermal fillers and other means of volume enhancement, giving you the benefit of virtually permanent results once the final effects of a Brazilian Butt Lift become apparent.

Are There Potential Risks of a Brazilian Butt Lift?

Potential risks include—but are not limited to—infection, bleeding, asymmetry, and contour irregularities, which are possible complications with any type of cosmetic surgery. While rare, inadequate buttock projection and the need for repeat procedures to achieve further augmentation are possible risks that are unique to a Brazilian Butt Lift. The chances of complications occurring can often be reduced by following Dr. Bottger’s instructions on post-operative care. Additionally, if you are considering fat transfer buttock enhancement, the most important part of the process is choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon to perform your procedure. Board certification by the ABPS often denotes excellence in a surgeon’s training, as well as their standards of safety and ethical treatment. This can minimize the likelihood of complications after the procedure.

How Much Does a (BBL) Brazilian Butt Lift Cost?

The fee for a Brazilian Butt Lift starts at approximately $12,570, depending on the details of your treatment plan and whether secondary procedures (such as tummy tuck surgery or additional liposuction) are performed. Dr. Bottger’s practice offers a variety of payment methods to suit each patient’s unique needs, including plastic surgery financing through CareCredit®, one of the most trusted healthcare lending companies in the nation. With both short- and long-term payment plans offered to qualified applicants, the arrangements available through CareCredit® can fit virtually any patient’s budget. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to our practice if you have any questions regarding the cost of a Brazilian Butt Lift, or our accepted modes of payment.

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