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What is a Brazilian Butt Lift?

Have you been dreaming of having the most shapely buns on the block? The Brazilian butt lift has quickly become one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries in the U.S. and continues to be in widespread demand among both women and men. This butt enhancement surgery can grant you a rounder, more contoured set of buttocks, without the need for an implant. 

Significant weight loss, aging, gravity, and genetics can lead to flat or unshapely buttocks. These days, there’s no question that a rounder, more voluptuous rear is in vogue, which makes the Brazilian butt lift perfect for anyone seeking a natural enhancement to their tush in .

Using fat from other parts of your body, the Brazilian butt lift adds volume to the buttocks area through a careful and precise fat transfer process. Liposuction is used to remove unwanted fat pockets from a designated area on your body before it is transferred into your rear. 

Dr. Anthony’s artistic eye makes him adept at performing Brazilian butt lifts and with his years of experience and learned skill, he can garner natural-looking, fantastic results for his patients in San Francisco.

How Much Does a Brazilian Butt Lift Cost?

The total cost for your San Francisco Brazilian butt lift will include the cost of both liposuction and fat transfer surgery, facility fees, anesthesia, as well as pre- and post-operative care. Once Dr. Anthony has created your personalized treatment plan, he’ll be able to estimate your costs. So that you can concentrate on getting the results you want from a plastic surgeon you trust, we’ll work with you to make your BBL easier to afford. Our practice accepts many payment methods and we can help you find low-interest medical financing.

Benefits of a Brazilian Butt Lift

  • Accentuate your attractive feminine attributes
  • Improve your body’s proportions
  • Reduce fatty pockets in other areas of the body (donor sites)
  • Have a more feminine and attractive derriere
  • Look better in a wider range of clothing
  • Rapid results and relatively brief recovery
  • Safe surgical procedure when performed by a professional
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Am I an Ideal Candidate?

You might be a perfect candidate for Dr. Anthony’s San Francisco Brazilian butt lift if you:

  • Are looking for rounder, fuller buttocks
  • Have adequate fat in certain areas for the transfer process
  • Don’t have too low of a body weight
  • Have good skin laxity
  • Maintain a proper weight
  • Have the right amount of fat to extract and transfer
  • Would prefer not to use an implant

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In most cases, anesthesia is used for a fat transfer surgery of this nature. It is qualified as an outpatient treatment and generally takes around two to three hours to complete, depending on the quantity of fat that is being liposuctioned and reinstated. 

A form of liposuction will be performed first to remove fat from specific areas on the body, including the hips, abdomen, lower back, and thighs. The extracted fat is protected from the open air while it’s purified in a sterile centrifuge system, before the healthy fat tissue is carefully harvested and placed into syringes. 

Next is the injection phase, wherein the healthy fat tissue is injected in layers, followed by a delicate massage to make sure the surface is even and smooth. This step is repeated until the desired shape has been attained.

What Can I Expect After My Brazilian Butt Lift?

After your BBL, you’ll recover comfortably at home. Remember, there are separate sections on the body that need to be monitored: the area where the fat was liposuctioned and your newly-enhanced buttocks. You’ll experience bruising in both places, and it will be important to avoid placing a lot of weight on the buttocks for around two weeks after surgery. 

Once the swelling has subsided, your results will become visible, with the full outcome taking shape over the course of about four to six weeks—at which point the buttocks will appear more curvaceous and shapelier. In addition, the areas where liposuction was performed will likely look more shapely.  

Re-shape Your Rear

If you’ve been looking for a way to get rounder, more shapely buttocks, a San Francisco Brazilian butt lift may be just what you’re looking for. The Brazilian butt lift has become one of our most sought after procedures at our practice, and Dr. Anthony combines his artistic sensibilities with years of experience to achieve incredible, natural-looking results every time. If you want enhanced fullness to your buttocks, we welcome you to contact us to schedule a BBL consultation with Dr. Anthony.

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Brazilian Butt Lift FAQ

Should I Get Implants or a Fat Transfer?

To add volume to your rear, you can choose butt augmentation with either implants or a fat transfer (the Brazilian butt lift). During your consultation, Dr. Anthony will talk you through each option, helping you to decide which is the best choice for you based on your body type and personal goals. He’ll also assess your body to find the best areas with excess fat that would benefit from liposuction (typically this is the stomach, back, or thighs). Patients with a low body fat percentage may not be candidates for a Brazilian butt lift.

What is the difference between a Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL), a surgical Butt Lift and Liposuction?

A BBL adds fat to the butt area without any incisions; a surgical Butt Lift uses incisions to lift the butt and remove extra skin; while Liposuction is designed to remove excess fat around the buttock area.

How Long Will My Results Last?

While some fat may be re-absorbed by the body after the transfer, most of the fat cells will remain in their new location in the buttocks for a long time. To keep your results, you’ll want to maintain a steady weight, since significant weight gain or loss will compromise the results of the surgery. As such, Dr. Anthony recommends that you be at or near a healthy, stable weight before your Brazilian butt lift procedure so it’s easier for you to maintain the outcome.

How Can I Recover Faster After a Brazilian Butt Lift?

To help speed up your recovery after your San Francisco BBL, Dr. Anthony will go over post-operative instructions and tips. You’ll need to avoid sitting directly on your buttocks for at least two weeks as the area heals. Dr. Anthony recommends that patients get a donut-shaped pillow or a Boppy nursing pillow, which will allow you to sit in a way that puts pressure on your thighs instead of your butt. Short walks and light stretching can help to improve your blood circulation and decrease inflammation, and Dr. Anthony may also recommend a lymphatic drainage massage to speed your healing.

Will I have visible scarring?

As with most surgical procedures, some scarring is to be expected. Dr. Anthony takes care to ensure that scarring is as minimal as possible, and only makes incisions in the natural folds and contours of your body so that they are more easily concealed.

Will a Brazilian Butt Lift Remove Loose Skin?

The name of the surgery, "Brazilian butt lift", is a little deceiving because it’s not actually a butt lift, which in theory would remove loose and sagging skin from the buttocks. However, the new volume that is added to your buttocks during a BBL may fill some of the loose skin. If you have moderate to severe sagging skin in your buttocks, you may receive better results by combining a butt lift with a Brazilian butt lift. Dr. Anthony can discuss your options based on your goals during your consultation.

What happens if I gain weight after surgery?

The results of a butt lift procedure can be compromised by significant weight gain after the procedure. We only recommend a butt lift if you’re close to or at your goal weight. You’ll also want to maintain a healthy diet and exercise routine to maintain your results after a butt lift surgery.

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