The buttocks are an important element of the figure. When the bottom is perky, firm, and round, the overall silhouette is considered more attractive and feminine. Unfortunately, as we age, the natural volume of the buttocks may slowly deplete, and the skin’s elasticity will diminish. Combined, these issues can cause the bottom to sag, losing both shape and height. While the normal aging process and weight fluctuations can be responsible for changes in the buttocks, others can blame genetics for a small bottom that is out of proportion with their body. An otherwise lovely figure can be lost with poorly shaped or sagging buttocks. However, help is available at the Naderi Center with the innovative Brazilian Butt Lift.
Brazilian Butt Lift Expected Results
- Add volume to the buttocks using body’s own fat, when patient’s do not have enough fat injectable fillers (i.e. Sculptra) can be used
- Transforming the butt’s rounded shape and proportion
- Correct any asymmetries
- Lift the bottom
- Creating a more hourglass figure
- Can be combined with other body contouring procedures, such as a body lift or Mommy Makeover, for optimal overall physique results
|What is the pain level after the surgery?||Mild to moderate|
|Anesthesia type (if applicable)||General anesthesia|
|Duration of Surgery||2 to 3 hours|
|Where will scaring for this procedure be?||Depends on donor areas – Abdomen, thighs, etc|
|Timeframe to begin showing final results||2 to 3 weeks|
|When is the patient able to return to regular activities?||2 weeks|
|When is the patient able to resume exercise?||2-3 weeks|
|Cost of surgeon’s fee||$9,000 – $12,000|
Ideal Candidate for a Brazilian Butt Lift
Anyone interested in a more sculpted figure and a shapely, lifted bottom may make a good candidate for buttock enhancement. This procedure can also help to address anyone with an asymmetrical buttock region.
Good candidates for a BBL should:
- Have enough donor fat tissue to transfer to the buttocks
- Be in good health
- Not have any medical conditions that impair wound healing
- Hold reasonable and realistic expectations for their final results
Brazilian Butt Lift Surgical Technique
Dr. Anderson’s Brazilian Butt Lift is performed using general anesthesia, on an outpatient basis. Patients will be home to begin recovering the same day. The technique normally takes from two to three hours to complete.
Steps to Performing Brazilian Butt Lift:
STEP 1: Liposuction. Fat will be harvested from donor sites including the thighs and abdomen, although any area with excess fatty tissue can be used. Small incisions are made allowing a liposuction cannula to be inserted to suction out fat.
STEP 2: Fat Processing. The fat will then be processed, purifying and separating the viable cells. On average, between 300cc and 500cc of fatty tissue will be used per buttock, although this will vary with each patient.
STEP 3: Fat Transfer and Sculpting. Syringes of viable fatty tissue will be injected into the buttocks to nicely contour a round and shapely rear end.
STEP 4: Surgical Garment. A special garment is placed on the patient to assist with recovery.
STEP 5: Final Results. It is normal to see a decrease in volume of the initial surgical results. Typically it can be expected to retain about 60-80% of the fat that was grafted.
Cost of a Brazilian Butt Lift
There are a variety of factors that determine the overall cost of your BBL.
- Surgeons fee: $9,000 – $12,000
- Anesthesia Fee – depends on length of procedure
- Hospital and Surgical Facility Fees: depends on length of procedure
- Post-Surgery Garments: included with surgeon’s fee at The Naderi Center
- Pre-surgical Medical Clearance and lab tests: usually covered by medical insurance
- Medication Costs: usually covered by medical insurance
- Follow-up Visits: Included with surgeon’s fee at The Naderi Center
Preparation for Buttock Augmentation
Recovery after a Brazilian Butt Lift
The recovery from a Brazilian Butt Lift will take from one to two weeks. Most patients are back at work in less than a week. It is recommended, however, that patients stay off of their buttocks for the first two weeks after surgery. Regular exercise and strenuous activities can be resumed after six weeks.
Bruising and swelling are common after a Brazilian Butt Lift. These normally resolve over the following two to three weeks. Tenderness and mild discomfort are normal. Dr. Anderson will ensure patients are comfortable during the healing process by prescribing necessary pain medications.
Partial results from the Brazilian Butt Lift can be seen immediately. The appearance of the buttocks will continue to improve over the following several months, as the swelling resolves and the healing process is complete.
Risks, Safety and Potential Complications of a Brazilian Butt Lift
Dr. Anderson’s Brazilian Butt Lift technique is extremely safe. Dr. Anderson brings more than a decade of surgical experience to every Brazilian Butt Lift patient.
Possible Complications after a Brazilian Butt Lift can include
- Risks of General Anesthesia
- Excessive Bleeding
- Skin changes or discoloration
- Poor incision healing
- Fluid accumulation or what is known as a seroma
- Nerve Damage or numbness on the skin
- Death of fatty tissue or fat necrosis
- Need for revision surgery
Non-surgical Brazilian Butt Lift Option
Our surgeon will help determine whether you have enough fat to use for a Brazilian butt lift. If you do not have enough fat your options may include gaining weight or filler injections. Our surgeon may recommend injections with a filler known as Sculptra to help augment your buttocks. These injections will need to be performed repeated once or twice a year to maintain the results.
The Brazilian Butt Lift Specialist Dr. Erica Anderson
Anyone curious about the benefits of a Brazilian Butt Lift should begin by scheduling a consultation appointment with Dr. Anderson. During this initial visit, she will discuss the benefits of a Brazilian Butt Lift, and explain how the procedure is performed. She will show before/after pictures of her recent butt lift patients. Dr. Anderson will then perform a physical exam, to determine if a Brazilian Butt Lift can achieve the desired aesthetic goals. The recovery requirements and potential risks will be discussed, as well. If the Brazilian Butt Lift is the right technique for the individual patient, a personalized treatment plan will be created.Our surgeon will help determine whether you have enough fat to use for a Brazilian butt lift. If you do not have enough fat your options may include gaining weight or filler injections. Our surgeon may recommend injections with a filler known as Sculptra to help augment your buttocks. These injections will need to be performed repeated once or twice a year to maintain the results.
Schedule Your Brazilian Butt Lift
Dr. Anderson is one of the most sought after plastic surgeons in the Washington D.C. area, particularly for her Brazilian Buttock Lift procedure. Working closely with her partners at the Naderi Center, Dr. Shervin Naderi and Dr. Jessica Kulak, Dr. Anderson provides patients the very best in cosmetic procedures. Contact the Reston, Virginia office at 703.481.0002 or the Chevy Chase, Maryland office at 301.222.2020. Online consultations can also be arranged for anyone traveling from outside of the immediate area.
BBL Questions to Ask
What is a Brazilian Butt Lift?
The term Brazilian Butt Lift refers to a semi-invasive procedure, designed to lift the buttocks to a perky, healthy height. The cosmetic surgery technique uses fat transferred from a donor site, elsewhere on the body, to plump and round the buttocks.
Will my Brazilian Butt Lift leave scars?
Yes, very small scars can result from a Brazilian Butt Lift. However, Dr. Anderson meticulously places her incisions along the natural creases of the buttocks, keeping the scars well hidden.
When can I return to work after a Brazilian Butt Lift?
After a Brazilian Butt Lift, most patients are feeling well enough to return to work, school, and all normal activities five to seven days after surgery.
How long will my Brazilian Butt Lift take?
Depending on the extent of correction, Dr. Anderson’s Brazilian Butt Lift will take from two to three hours to perform.
Are the results from my Brazilian Butt Lift permanent?
The results from a Brazilian Butt Lift procedure will last for years to come. However, as the skin’s elasticity will continue to change with age, minor changes may be seen in the buttocks over time.