Most people want to improve the appearance of their buttocks, but many of us aren’t sure how to do it. Not everyone is genetically gifted to build their gluteal muscles through weekly glute workouts. At SANDS Aesthetics + Plastic Surgery in Metairie, LA, we have good news. You don’t have to kill yourself at the gym to improve the appearance of your buttocks; you can do it with a Brazilian Butt Lift, which will improve the appearance of your buttocks while delivering completely natural-looking results.
Does a Brazilian Butt Lift Feel Natural?
Gone are the days when the Brazilian Butt Lift, also known as the BBL, required that you receive an implant in your buttocks to improve its size, shape, and proportions. At SANDS Aesthetics + Plastic Surgery, we offer this procedure, but we perform it in such a way that the results look completely natural.
You don’t have to rely on an implant for results because this procedure uses your very own fat cells. By using a fat transfer, we can improve two areas of your body at once and help increase fullness in the buttocks in a completely natural way. Not only will it look natural, but it will feel completely natural as well.
What Is a Brazilian Butt Lift?
A Brazilian Butt Lift is a body contouring procedure that we perform here at our office. It is done with the use of a technique called a fat transfer. A fat transfer takes place over the course of several different steps. Each step is designed to complete the ultimate goal: improving the size and appearance of the buttocks. This procedure specifically can:
- Improve the appearance of sagging buttocks
- Correct asymmetry
- Address a flat buttocks
- Add volume to flat buttocks
- Increase the size of a disproportional or small buttocks
- Contour the buttocks that have been affected by significant weight loss
Step One: Your Consultation
The first step in this process is an initial consultation with one of our experts at our office. During this consultation, we will gather some important information, including your medical history, and learn more about your cosmetic goals. Once we confirm that the BBL is right for you, we can move forward and design your specific treatment plan.
Step Two: Designing Your Treatment Plan
In designing your treatment plan, we will first determine your donor site for the fat transfer. The donor site is an area of the body with stubborn fat, also known as a problem area. This area could be your arms, legs, abdomen, or any other area with enough stubborn fat cells to be harvested and prepared for the injection site.
The benefit of a Brazilian Butt Lift is that not only does the fat transfer improve the size and appearance of the buttocks, but it also involves targeting and eliminating those stubborn fat cells in your problem areas and putting them to good use elsewhere somewhere you actually want them.
Step Three: Scheduling and Attending Your Appointment
Once we design your treatment plan, we can schedule your appointment. We will provide you with some pre-treatment instructions so that you can take the necessary steps to prepare your body for your procedure to ensure that your body is ready and you will achieve beautiful results.
Some of these instructions may include avoiding alcohol, smoking, and specific medication in the days leading up to your appointment. One of our experts will provide you with a complete list of pre-treatment directives so that you don’t miss a thing.
Step Four: Harvesting the Fat Cells
The first part of your procedure will involve the use of liposuction to remove the donor cells from your problem area. The surgeon will make an incision after numbing the skin in your treatment area and use a surgical device called a cannula to gently suction the fat cells out of the body.
The surgeon will use accuracy and precision along with different surgical techniques to ensure that those cells are carefully removed and as few as possible are damaged so that they can be used during the re-injection process.
Step Five: Preparing the Fat Cells
Once the fat cells are removed from the body via liposuction, they will be carefully examined and prepared for re-injection into the buttocks. Only healthy and viable fat cells will be injected into your buttocks, so you can rest assured that this process will be effective. Our team will use caution while evaluating your fat cells and preparing them into an injectable form.
Step Six: Injecting the Fat Cells Into the Buttocks
Once the fat cells are prepared into an injectable form, they will be re-injected into some strategic areas of your buttocks to help you achieve your ultimate goals. This injection process is slow and precise, purposely designed to ensure that all of your fat cells donor fat cells are adequately and evenly distributed to help create the most natural and proportional-looking results.
Once the process is complete, you’ll be provided with some specific aftercare instructions that will enable you to help maintain the highest number of healthy fat cells so that you can achieve natural and noticeable-looking results and enjoy them long-term.
A Customizable Approach
The benefit of this part of the procedure is that it is completely customizable. While fat cells are typically injected into the upper quadrant of the buttocks to give the area a lift, that’s not the only treatment site. They can be injected into different areas of your buttocks to address your specific aesthetic desires.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Kind of Recovery Can I Expect?
Typically, patients are advised to rest as much as possible in the days following their procedure. It’s also important that you avoid sitting and putting your full weight on your buttocks because doing so can affect the survival of the newly transplanted fat cells.
Our surgeon will provide you with a complete list of aftercare and recovery directives to ensure that you can maintain as many fat cells as possible that have been transplanted into the buttocks. Following these directives and focusing on rest and a healthy recovery will enable you to enjoy your new proportions as soon as possible.
How Long Will My Results Last?
This procedure is designed to deliver permanent results. Once the fat cells are injected into the buttocks, they will adhere and remain in their new location permanently. However, losing a significant amount of weight can negatively affect your results. When you lose weight, it causes fat cells to shrink, and there’s no guarantee that significant weight loss will not affect the newly transplanted fat cells in your buttocks.
If they do shrink, the size of your buttocks will also shrink. To prevent this from happening, you just have to maintain your current weight and avoid significant weight loss.
How Can I Prolong and Enhance My Results?
There are ways aside from avoiding weight loss that you can enhance your results. Avoiding significant weight loss is the number one way to make your results last as long as possible, but you can also enhance your results. Continuing to eat a healthy diet and working on building muscles in your buttocks can help increase their size.
It’s important that you exercise to build muscle and stay healthy because an excessive amount of cardio will cause a greater calorie deficit. Burning excessive calories can lead to weight loss and shrink the buttocks and the rest of your body.
Am I a Candidate?
If you are a healthy individual who wants to enhance the size of your buttocks in a completely natural way with the use of your very own fat cells, you may be the perfect candidate for this effective cosmetic procedure. The best candidates are those who:
- Have a flat genetically flat or small buttocks
- Can’t build enough muscles in their buttocks to achieve their aesthetic goals
- Don’t want to use an implant to increase the size of the buttocks
- Want a natural solution to enhancing your buttocks
- Are committed to following the post-procedure directives to ensure that they achieve the best results
Create New Proportions With a Brazilian Butt Lift
If you’re looking for a completely natural way to instantly transform your body and achieve natural-looking results, the Brazilian Butt Lift is a perfect option. This procedure is not only effective, but it provides you with a way to improve two areas of your body with just one minimally invasive procedure. Contact us today at SANDS Aesthetics + Plastic Surgery in Metairie, LA, to learn more about the Brazilian Butt Lift.