The Brazilian butt lift (BBL) procedure involves the redistribution of surplus fat from the abdomen, waist, and thighs to enhance the size and shape of the buttocks and/or hips, resulting in a more pronounced and curvier posterior for the patient. This simple procedure is widely used as one of the most common methods of body contouring. Patients appreciate the fact that they can both volumize and sculpt multiple areas of their body without the requirement of implants.
While exercises like squats can help in toning the buttocks and thighs, they have minimal effect on altering the shape of the posterior region. This is because genetics have a significant influence on the appearance of one’s buttocks. If your buttocks appear unimpressive and lacking firmness, it is not necessarily a result of insufficient effort.
- A potential candidate with Dr. Fortes is any individual who is looking to do one or more of the following:
- Definition and shape to the buttocks.
- Develop an hourglass figure.
- Improve the overall aesthetic of the body.
- Remove troublesome fat from specific areas.
- Improve the fit of certain clothing.
- Improve body proportions
The Brazilian butt lift is an outpatient procedure, allowing patients to return home following its successful completion with Dr. Fortes. During a BBL, the process of fat transfer and extraction is carried out concurrently in order to enhance the viability of the fat cells and improve the chances of successful implantation into the buttocks. A Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) procedure, which can be conducted using either general or local anesthesia along with intravenous sedation, generally lasts for a duration of two to four hours.
Dr. Fortes will perform liposuction to extract fat from another region of your body, usually the hips, waist, or thighs. Once the fat has been removed, it will be prepared for injection into the buttocks.
The processed fat will be subsequently injected into the buttocks region in order to augment both its volume and contour. A power-assisted cannula is employed to strategically deposit fat into targeted areas in order to achieve the intended size and contour. In order to ensure optimal safety, it is standard practice to administer fat injections subcutaneously, specifically above the muscle.
It is crucial to adhere to the postoperative care recommendations, which include refraining from any contact with the buttocks for a duration of two weeks. Except for restroom usage, it is strictly prohibited to sit or lie on your buttocks at any given time. During the day and night, you will alternate between reclining on your stomach or side and assuming a standing position.
Once the initial two weeks of recovery have passed, we will provide you with guidance on how to adjust your seating, lying down, and other activities in order to promote a speedy recovery. After two weeks, most patients can resume their work, and after eight weeks, they can gradually resume all other regular daily activities.
Schedule a BBL Consultation
Please reach out to Dr. Fortes if you are interested in BBL as a method to achieve your desired aesthetic goals. We will have the opportunity to thoroughly discuss the procedure, assess your candidacy, address any concerns or questions you may have, and establish a timeline for achieving your aesthetic goals.