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Are You A Good Candidate For a Brazilian Butt Lift?

Are You A Good Candidate For a Brazilian Butt Lift?

A big, round, sexy derrière is something many women really value, but it seems like these days it’s more in demand than ever. If you wish your butt was larger, higher and firmer, a Brazilian butt lift (also called butt augmentation or BBL) is an excellent and very popular solution. In fact, the BBL is now one of the most requested plastic surgery procedures I perform in my practice.

As well as the Brazilian butt lift, I offer a wide range of other body sculpting procedures to help you achieve a more shapely body. To learn more, click here.

Is a Brazilian butt lift right for you? Here’s how to know

You might be a good candidate for a BBL if you:

  1. Have lost a significant amount of weight and your butt now sags and droops.
  2. Are overweight and haven't been able to lose weight through physical activity or changes in your diet.
  3. Are at a normal weight but want to dramatically improve the appearance of your lower body.
  4. Are at a normal weight but your skin will not contract after liposuction due to poor elasticity related to aging.
  5. Are not overly thin. Underweight patients may not have enough excess body fat to extract and re-position in the buttocks area.
  6. Are unhappy with the overall shape and lack of firmness of your butt.
  7. Are in good physical health.
  8. Are in a good mental/emotional state.
  9. Have a positive outlook and realistic expectations.
  10. Do not smoke or drink excessively.
  11. Do not have heart conditions, lung conditions or neurological disorders.

Is a BBL safe? Yes. This short video explains

As a plastic surgeon who has been performing this body contouring surgery for over 20 years, I can confidently say that yes, if done properly, in the right setting, in the right patients, this procedure is safe. One of the best and safest aspects about a BBL is that it uses your own fat so there’s no chance of rejection.

In order to achieve the best outcomes for my patients, I perform all of my surgeries at the Surgical Specialty Center of Westchester, a leading-edge, state-of-the-art facility in Harrison, NY. To learn more about the safety of Brazilian butt lift surgery, watch my short video by clicking on the image below.

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What to expect during the procedure

During the procedure, I use liposuction to vacuum thin layers of fat from areas of your body that have excess fat deposits (usually the thighs, flanks or abdomen). This extracted fat is then processed and injected, or grafted, into the buttocks in layers to produce the desired contour and fullness. Approximately 50% of the injected fat is reabsorbed, which is why when I perform this surgery, I exaggerate the original fat transfer to account for this. In order to have this body sculpting procedure, you must have an ample amount of excess fat in other parts of your body that can be extracted and then injected into your buttocks.

Following the procedure, special compression garments are typically worn for several weeks to help reduce swelling and to help shape the butt. Patients usually can go back to work about one week after the procedure. What seems to work well for my patients who work at a desk is to sit with their weight on their thighs and not their buttocks, using a Boppy pillow.

How long will the results last?

Both the Brazilian butt lift and liposuction are very long-lasting procedures. Every individual’s body is different and the areas where they want to build up their butt and also reduce excess fat varies from person to person. Before performing these surgeries, I personally meet with the patient and together, we decide how best to successfully achieve the results they desire.

Should I gain or lose weight before the procedure?

While it varies from person to person, you should be a few pounds over your ideal weight before having BBL surgery. The important factor is that once you have gained weight for a BBL, you need to maintain that same weight afterwards in order to maintain the results.

Is a BBL covered by insurance?

Generally speaking, Brazilian butt lift surgery is considered an elective cosmetic procedure, meaning that it is not covered by insurance and is self-pay.

Considering butt augmentation? 

Choosing to have a Brazilian butt lift is an important decision for a woman. If you are thinking about getting a Brazilian butt lift and would like to schedule a free consultation, please contact me. I will send you additional information prior to your appointment, then when we meet, I will evaluate your body type and overall health, answer any questions you may have about the procedure and recovery period, and learn what you’re hoping to achieve. Then together, we’ll determine how to arrive at the best possible results. 

Want more information? I recommend these 3 blogs

So that you can be fully informed before you decide to have a Brazilian butt lift, I’ve written several blogs explaining the procedure and its benefits:

To learn more about the many body contouring procedures I offer

There are several body procedures available to you in my plastic surgery practice. To learn more, please visit these pages on my website:

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Board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), Samuel J. Beran, MD is a highly accomplished plastic surgeon with offices in Manhattan, Harrison and Mount Kisco, NY. With more than 20 years’ experience and a thorough command of the most advanced techniques and technologies, Dr. Beran consistently provides his patients with the highest level of plastic, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the breast, face, skin and body. Recently, Dr. Beran was named a “Top Doctor” by RealSelf for his dedication to responding to consumer questions and patient feedback. The “Top Doctor” designation is awarded to less than 10% of the RealSelf physician community.

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