What is a Brazilian Butt Lift?
A Brazilian butt lift (BBL) will lift and augment the buttocks using fat transfer. Fat transfer or fat grafting offers a natural surgery approach to buttock or breast augmentation. This is a more natural approach to buttock implants, giving patients the advantage of natural-looking results and less risk of complications. It is a surgical procedure that creates a rounder, more toned, and lifted buttocks region while at the same time removing unwanted fat from other areas of the body.
Patients with good skin elasticity (little to no excess skin) and overall good health are the best candidates for this procedure. The Brazilian butt lift procedure is usually performed under general anesthesia. First, Dr. Timothy Janiga will remove fat from one area of the body using liposuction. Fat is usually sourced from the hips, stomach, or thighs, which further enhances the results of this body contouring procedure. A small incision will be made to remove excess fat from the targeted area.
The harvested fat cells are then purified and prepared for injection. The injected fat is inserted into the desired area through small port sites to create a fuller, rounder, and lifted buttocks. It will be injected into a few different areas for proportionate buttock enhancement.
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Recovery & Results
After a Brazilian butt lift, patients will have a few stitches at each port site and will wear compression garments for a few weeks afterward. Swelling is expected and will last for several weeks. Patients should avoid sitting on their buttocks for two weeks after fat transfer to the buttocks and should try to sleep on their sides or stomachs during this initial healing period. This will help reduce swelling and aid in a quicker recovery.
Most patients can resume normal activities, including strenuous activity, after 4-6 weeks, under the direction of Dr. Janiga. Final results and your new shape are visible at about three to four months after the surgery.
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To learn more about the Brazilian butt lift in Reno and to find out if you are a suitable candidate, schedule a consultation with Dr. Timothy Janiga. During your consultation, he will discuss all of your options and ensure that you have a thorough understanding of the procedure. Call our Reno, Nevada office at (775)364-0224 or contact us online.
Frequently Asked Questions about BBL
Is BBL painful?
As BBL is performed under general anesthesia, you won’t feel any pain or discomfort during the procedure. You will feel some discomfort afterward in the form of swelling, tightness, swelling and tenderness.
When can I return to work after BBL?
You will likely be able to return to work after 1-2 weeks of recovery.
What do I need to avoid after BBL?
After your BBL surgery, you’ll need to avoid sitting on your buttocks, smoking, sleeping on your back, using ice or ice packs, and lifting or vigorous exercise for two weeks.
Will there be any swelling after BBL?
Yes, there will be swelling after BBL surgery. It will start to subside after a week, but it may not completely disappear until three to four months after surgery.
When can I sit on my buttocks after BBL?
You will want to avoid sitting on your buttocks for two weeks after surgery.