Brazilian Butt Lift (Butt Augmentation Surgery with Fat Transfer) – Boston, MA

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About The Brazilian Butt Lift

The Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) is known as one of the most rapidly growing surgical procedures 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 attain fuller, shapelier buttocks without using an implant. Weight loss, aging, as well as genetics can cause a deflated butt. Today, a curvy, rounded rear end is considered desirable. A fat transfer to the buttocks adds fullness to the butt to create a rounder look. 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 and with many years of experience and training, Boston, MA plastic surgeon Dr. Daniel Del Vecchio is able to create natural, stunning results at Back Bay Plastic Surgery. Dr. Del Vecchio is a world-renowned expert in fat transplantation and is the innovator of the expansion vibration lipo filling method (EVL). This technique allows him to safely harvest fat from one area of the body and transfer it the buttocks for a gorgeous backside. 

Ethnic BBL

As a seasoned expert, Dr. Del Vecchio is regularly invited to speak at many major plastic surgery conferences both nationally and internationally because his technique of buttock augmentation is sought after by many plastic surgeons around the world. With such niche training and experience, Dr. Del Vecchio attracts an international clientele who seeks his expertise in body contouring with fat transplantation. This includes patients from Europe, South America, Asia, and Africa. When you visit Dr. Del Vecchio for a Brazilian Butt Lift, he will not only help you achieve the voluptuous look you desire but keep your ethnic background, symmetry, and cosmetic goals in mind when developing your individualized treatment plan. 

Different types of ethnic BBLs:

  • Caucasian buttocks are typically A-shaped and can be flat in the side view. There is not much of a take-off, or “shelf” to the buttock. There is often insufficient width in the hip area as well. 
  • African buttocks are mostly round-shaped and are frequently ideal candidates for BBL. There is usually a good take-off to the buttock and excellent width in the hip area. These patients often just need minimal volume enhancement to have stunning results.
  • Latina or Hispanic buttocks are typically square-shaped and can be flat in the side view. There is not much of a lift to the buttock and less width in the hip area, which gives the square shape.
  • Asian buttocks are typically V-shaped and can look deflated. The V-shape comes from a very narrow buttock and more fat in the love handles. The goal is to widen the butt cheeks and narrow the lower back or waist area aggressively to create a fuller, rounder shape.

Ideal Candidates

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 measure and make sure there is enough fat on the body to extract for the transfer process. If you have 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 lower body has loose and sagging 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 a great option for you.

Surgical Technique

General anesthesia is used for this surgery. It is considered an outpatient procedure, and in most cases, it takes about 2 – 3 hours (this depends on how much fat is being removed and transferred). Liposuction will be the first step to extract fat from predetermined locations on the body, such as the lower back, upper thighs, stomach, and flanks. This treatment of fat removal is performed safely. The fat tissue is never exposed to air since it is purified in a closed system. At this time, the highest quality 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 result has been achieved.

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. Both areas will have bruising, incision care, and some discomfort. Patients should try their best to not place painful weight on the backside for at least two 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. Your backside 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, facility fees, anesthesia, as well as pre- and post-operative care. As soon as Dr. Del Vecchio has created your BBL surgical plan, he will be better able to estimate your costs. We want you to concentrate on getting the results you want from a plastic surgeon you trust, like Dr. Del Vecchio, so we'll work with you to make your Brazilian Butt Lift easy to afford. Back Bay Plastic Surgery accepts many payment methods, and we can help you find low-interest medical financing.

Should I get implants or a fat transfer?
To add volume to your butt, you can choose butt augmentation with either implants or a fat transfer (the Brazilian Butt Lift). During your consultation, Dr. Del Vecchio will talk to you about both options and help you decide which is better based on your body and goals. He will also assess your body to find the best areas with excess fat that would benefit from liposuction (typically the thighs, back, or stomach). If you have a low body fat percentage, you may not be a candidate for a Brazilian Butt Lift.

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. Del Vecchio 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. Del Vecchio or a member of his team will go over post-operative instructions and tips. You will need to avoid sitting on your butt for at least two weeks as the area heals. Dr. Del Vecchio 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. Del Vecchio 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 addresses loose and sagging skin from the buttocks. However, the new volume added to your butt during a BBL may fill some of the loose skin. If you have moderate to severe sagging skin in your buttocks, you may combine a gluteoplasty with your Brazilian Butt Lift. Dr. Del Vecchio 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 our specialties at Back Bay Plastic Surgery. If you wish to have an enhanced shape to your buttocks and are looking for a natural approach, we invite you to call Back Bay Plastic Surgery in Boston, MA to learn more from seasoned plastic surgeon Dr. Daniel Del Vecchio.

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