About The Brazilian Butt Lift
The Brazilian butt lift is known as one of the most rapidly growing treatments in the U.S., and is currently in popular demand by both men and women. This body contouring surgery offers individuals a natural way to have a fuller, shapelier buttocks without using an implant. Weight loss, aging, as well as genetics can cause a deflated butt. Today, a curvy, rounder rear end is considered desirable. A fat transfer to the buttocks adds fullness to the butt to create the appropriate roundness and shape. It is accomplished through a uniquely specialized fat grafting and transfer process, which first uses liposuction to take unwanted fat from a targeted section of your body and then reinstates it into your buttocks. There is an artistic approach to performing the Brazilian butt lift , medical director Dr. Melanie Carreon can create natural looking results at LCS Medical Spa. If you live in the surrounding communities of San Antonio, San Marcos, New Braunfels, Austin, and Houston, TX, call our office to learn more.
The ideal patients for the Brazilian butt lift will be examined to make sure they are right for this treatment. The first consideration is to confirm there is enough fat on the body to extract for the transfer process. If you have a lower body weight or have limited fat to harvest, you may not be a good fit for this procedure. In addition, it is also important to have healthy skin laxity. If your buttocks has loose, hanging skin, you may be a better fit for a surgical butt lift. If you are at a stable weight, have enough fat to remove, and do not want to use an artificial device such as an implant, the Brazilian butt lift can be an option for you. Call for complimentary consultation with Dr. Melanie Carreon.
"When I came to Dr. Carreon’s office I didn’t know what to expect. I had driven an hour and a half from my home just to find a “female doctor” who would understand my desire body shape. Mary put me at ease right away and Dr. Carreon fit me into her schedule right away. I’m delighted with my new waistline. It makes me feel young again, at 41."- Anonymous / Office Visit / May 10, 2009
"Let me just start out by saying I absolutely love Dr. Carreon and her staff! From the first phone call questioning, am I doing the right thing down to them walking me to my vehicle after procedure has been an experience I will never forget. Dr. Carreon and her staff are very knowledgeable and very caring. I had a procedure done a little over a month ago and I am loving my results thus far. Thank you to Dr. Carreon and Staff for a great experience!"- B.P. / Google / Jun 07, 2019
"Staff are friendly, helpful & professional. April reinforce explaing the procedure and made sure I was comfortable. Dr. Carreon makes sure the procedure is right for me and encourages you throughout it. I am satisfied with the service provided."- M.M. / Google / May 17, 2019
"Great facility. Wonderful and knowledgeable staff."- L.W. / Google / May 16, 2019
"Such a great experience! The staff goes above and beyond to make you feel like family! Christina was so attentive and kind. Dr Carreon’s work is exceptional! I’m so happy with results! I can’t wait to see her again!"- J.K. / Facebook / May 15, 2019
Local anesthesia is used for this surgery and is performed on-site in our AAAHC accredited outpatient surgical operating room. It is considered an outpatient procedure and on average takes about 2 – 4 hours (this depends on how much fat is being removed and transferred). Liposuction will be the first step to extract fat from specific locations on the body, such as the abdominal area, hips and thighs. This treatment of fat removal is performed. The fat tissue is never exposed to air since it is purified in a closed system.
At this time, viable and healthy fat tissue is separated and put into syringes. The final step is the injection process, where the harvested fat tissue is reinstated layer by layer followed by a gentle massage to ensure the surface is even. This process is repeated multiple times until the desired roundness and shape has been achieved. Depending on the patient, Dr. Melanie Carreon might suggest Liposuction in place of Brazilian Butt Lift to contour the hips and the abdominal area to provide a more rounded appearance. The photos below are an example of Liposuction instead of a Brazilian Butt Lift, completed by Dr. Melanie Carreon.
What to Expect
Following a Brazilian butt lift, you will be released home to heal. Keep in mind there are two areas that need proper healing — where the fat was removed and the buttocks. Patients should try their best to not place unnecessary weight on the backside for at least 1 – 2 weeks following surgery. Once the swelling has gone away, results can be seen, but in most cases, the full outcome is seen in about 4 – 6 weeks. The butt will look fuller and shapelier. Even better, the body parts that had fat removal may make your result more dramatic if it was implemented on the hips or lower back.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a Brazilian butt lift cost?
The total cost for your Brazilian butt lift (BBL) will include the costs for both liposuction and fat transfer surgery. As soon as Dr. Carreon has created your BBL surgical plan, she will be better able to estimate your costs after consultation. We want you to concentrate on getting the results you want from a medical director you trust, like Dr. Carreon, so we'll work with you to make your Brazilian butt lift. LCS Medical Spa accepts many payment methods and we can help you find low-interest medical financing.
Benefits of a fat transfer?
A Brazilian butt lift is very popular because it utilizes a fat transfer to create the shape many patients desire. During your consultation, Dr. Carreon will assess your body to find the best areas with excess fat that would benefit from liposuction (typically the back, thighs, or stomach). If you have a low body fat percentage, you may not be a candidate for a Brazilian butt lift. In this case, liposuction might be the right fit. Dr. Carreon can contour the body to provide a more rounded butt.
How long will my results last?
While some fat may be reabsorbed by your body after the transfer, most of the fat cells will remain in their new location for a long time. To maintain your results, you should keep your weight steady since significant weight gain or loss will compromise the results of the surgery. This is why Dr. Carreon recommends you be at or near a healthy, stable weight before your Brazilian butt lift so it is easy for you to maintain.
How can I recover faster after a BBL?
To help speed your recovery after a Brazilian butt lift, Dr. Carreon or a member of her team will go over post-operative instructions and tips. You will need to avoid sitting on your butt for at least 1 – 2 weeks as the area heals. Dr. Carreon recommends you get a donut-shaped pillow or a Boppy nursing pillow that allows you to sit so the pressure is on your thighs instead of your butt. Short walks and light stretching can help to improve your blood circulation and decrease inflammation. Dr. Carreon may also recommend a lymphatic drainage massage to speed your healing.
Will a Brazilian butt lift remove loose skin?
The name of the surgery, Brazilian butt lift, is a little deceiving because it is not actually a butt lift (gluteoplasty), which surgically removes loose and sagging skin from the buttocks. However, the possibility of new volume added to your butt during a BBL may fill some of the loose skin. Not all patients are candidate for this procedure, Dr. Carreon can discuss your options based on your goals during your consultation.
Shape Your Rear
The Brazilian butt lift procedure is so popular because it allows men and women the chance to attain the shape and figure they have always wanted. With the world around us focusing in on a healthy, rounder backside, the Brazilian butt lift has quickly become one of many calls and inquiries at LCS Medical Spa. Again, not all patients are a candidate for this procedure.