Recovery: 2 - 3 weeks
Cost: $8,000 - $12,000
A buttock augmentation and butt lift are two procedures that can enhance the appearance of the buttocks to add volume, improve contours, and create overall body balance. An augmentation does this with the use of implants, while a Brazilian butt lift uses the patients own fat cells harvested through liposuction techniques for re-contouring.
What can a buttock augmentation/lift do for me?
- My backside is flat/too small
- My Backside is poorly contoured
Candidates for a Buttock Augmentation/Lift
Candidates for a buttock augmentation or lift are those who are unhappy with the size or contour of their buttocks and wish to improve their overall body balance. Those who want a significant increase can opt for an augmentation with implants, while those who wish for more subtle improvements might choose a fat transfer augmentation. To be a sucessful candidate for a fat transfer, patients must have enough excess fat in other areas such as the abdomen or thighs.
Buttock Lift FAQs
How much is a buttock lift?
The average cost of a buttock lift is about $5,000. However, this will differ depending on the type of lift and location of your surgery
Is Brazilian buttock lift permanent?
A Brazilian buttock lift is considered a semi-permanent procedure. Your buttocks can still be affected by weight changes and aging.
How long can you sit after bbl?
It’s best to avoid putting direct pressure on your buttocks for at least two to four weeks following your procedure.
Can I sit after my Brazilian butt lift procedure?
Sitting should be avoided for a minimum of two weeks following your procedure. Afterward, it’s beneficial to use a cushion when sitting.
Are there scars from BBL surgery?
Since a BBL surgery is conducted using small incisions for fat grafting, there will be virtually no scarring as a result of the procedure.
What happens during a BBL procedure?
During a BBL procedure, the surgeon will remove unwanted fat from another part of the body and inject it into the buttocks. This will provide both volume and contouring.
Where can the fat be taken from?
A majority of the time, fat is removed from the abdomen or thighs for fat grafting. It has to come from an area where there is enough fat to be removed that can add volume to the buttocks.
How long of a recovery period can I expect?
On average, it takes about six to eight weeks to recover from a buttock lift.
What happens if I gain or lose weight?
Any weight gain or loss should have minimal impact on the appearance of your buttocks after a lift. However, this can depend on the person and the extent of the weight change.
How should I sleep after buttock augmentation?
After buttock augmentation, you should avoid sitting and sleeping on your back which can put pressure on the incisions or fat transfer site. For at least the first two weeks, you should lay on your stomach when sleeping. After the first few weeks, you may be given the okay to try sleeping on your side. You should continue to avoid sleeping on your back for several months following your procedure.
How can I lift my saggy buttocks?
Lifting sagging buttocks can be difficult with exercise alone, especially if excess skin and tissue are the cause. Buttock augmentation can be performed to add volume to the buttocks, while a butt lift can remove excess skin and fat that is present. Liposuction techniques can also be performed in the area for optimal recontouring.
How does a Brazilian butt lift work?
A Brazilian butt lift works by transferring fat cells from one area of the body to the buttocks. Fat is harvested using liposuction techniques and is then processed and purified. The fat cells are essentially a fat graft and must form their new blood supply once placed. Those that do not gain blood supply will die and your body will naturally eliminate them. However, fat cells that remain can give long-lasting results.
Can you transfer fat to your breasts?
Yes! Common areas for fat transfer include the butt, breasts, and face.
Does fat grafting leave scars?
Liposuction requires very tiny incisions to access fatty tissue under the skin. These incisions are often so small theyre unnoticeable. If scarring is a concern, Dr. Kayastha can discuss ways to minimize it during your recovery.
Does fat transfer last?
Once the transferred fat cells establish a blood supply in their new location, they can remain there permanently. As long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle and prevent weight fluctuations, your results will last for the long term.
How common are buttock implants?
Butt implants are becoming less common versus alternative options like the Brazilian butt lift. There are pros and cons to each, however, and your plastic surgeon can discuss your best options during your consultation.
How long do butt injections last?
This can depend on the type of injection. For fat transfer, you can expect your results to last as long as you can maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.