The Brazilian butt lift is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures around. It’s a great way to change your proportions or enhance contours.
WHY IS IT CALLED A BRAZILIAN BUTT LIFT?
No one can agree completely on the answer to this interesting question, but there are a couple of possibilities. For some people, shapely buttocks are synonymous with the women of Brazil, so to them, the procedure has been named for its goal: the ideal shape as seen in many women of Brazilian or South American heritage.
Others dispute this as the origin of the name and instead believe the procedure was named “Brazilian” because credit for inventing it goes to Dr. Ivo Pitanguy, possibly Brazil’s most famous plastic surgeon. He first started publishing information on this lift back in the 1960s.
Wherever the name comes from, though, this way of improving the shape and contour of the buttocks has exploded in popularity since about 2010. The Brazilian butt lift, or BBL, is a wonderful way to essentially “kill two birds with one stone” by removing unwanted fat from one region and using it to reshape the buttocks.
FAQ ABOUT THE BBL
WHAT MAKES A BBL SPECIAL?
Traditional butt lifts use implants, but with the Brazilian, you are able to change the shape of your body and improve your contours using your own fat, instead. You trim areas where you’d like to see less fat—using liposuction—and then re-inject it strategically into the buttocks. Since the fat comes from your own body, the results feel and look perfectly natural.
AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE?
Most women who are in reasonably good health and have a realistic understanding of the procedure and what it can do for them are good candidates. You should:
- Want to remove fat from one area of your body
- Want to enhance the size and shape of your buttocks
- Want to see moderate rather than dramatic changes
- Be within about 20 pounds of your goal weight
- Have had a stable weight for at least six months
Come visit us for a consultation, where Dr. Kadz will help you discover if you’re a good candidate and help you make the best choices for your personal beauty goals.
IS A BRAZILIAN BUTT LIFT PERMANENT?
While it may be generally true that “nothing lasts forever,” the Brazilian butt lift (BBL) comes about as close as you can get. There are also some things you can do to encourage your effects to last. To fully answer this question, however, means considering both parts of the BBL separately: the fat grafting via liposuction, and the injection.
FAT GRAFTING RESULTS
Once you remove fat cells from your body, they almost never grow back. The body does not easily generate new fat cells after puberty. Instead, the fat cells you have either expand (as you gain weight) or contract (as you lose weight). Once you have removed some of these fat cells with liposuction, minor weight gain is unlikely to show up there.
If you gain significant weight, however, the remaining fat cells may still expand in that area. This is one reason it’s best to seek a Brazilian butt lift when you’re within 10-20 pounds of your goal weight and have had a stable weight for a while—this gives you the best chance of permanent fat grafting results.