You might think the dead of winter is an odd time for me to be talking about bikini season, but in actuality, it makes perfect sense. If you’ve been thinking about getting a Brazilian butt lift (also called butt augmentation or BBL), this is really the best time of year to get the process started. In other words, if you want to show off your “new” butt in June, get your BBL done in January. As well as the Brazilian butt lift, I also offer a wide range of other body sculpting procedures that can help you achieve a firmer, more shapely, younger-looking body. To learn more, click here.
A BBL is a great way to turn back time
As the years go by and people age, it's very common for their butt to droop, sag and become flabby. These changes are most often caused by:
- Weight gain
- Weight loss
A Brazilian butt lift not only can reverse these changes and give you back the butt you had when you were younger, it can give you a bigger, higher butt and a better-proportioned figure than before by creating a more pleasing balance between the size of your butt and the rest of your body.
This plastic surgery procedure uses your own fat so there’s no chance of rejection
During Brazilian butt lift surgery, I use liposuction to remove excess fat from certain parts of your body and transfer it to the buttock area that needs augmentation, commonly the higher area of the buttocks to give it a lifted, fuller appearance. Typically, I extract this fat from the lower back, “love handles” and abdomen and use it to shape the top and sides of the butt. I can also slim and trim away where you have too much fat while building up where you would like more fullness. Since this fat is from your own body, there’s no chance of rejection.
For even more dramatic results, combine a BBL with liposuction
Once they decide to have a BBL, many of my patients also opt for liposuction to remove fat from their tummy, waist area and thighs, giving them the sexy hourglass silhouette they’ve always wanted.
This short video gives details
If you’re considering having this plastic surgery procedure, it’s important to be fully informed about the entire process. To learn more about Brazilian butt lift surgery, watch my short video by clicking on the image below.
Is a Brazilian butt lift safe?
If you have been considering a Brazilian butt lift but weren’t sure if the procedure was safe, I want you to know that as a plastic surgeon who has been performing this type of body contouring surgery for over 20 years, I can confidently say that I have encountered very few complications in my patients as a result. In fact, since it was first introduced in 1996, the BBL is now one of the most requested plastic surgery procedures I perform in my practice.
How long does the surgery take?
Because of the way the fat is extracted with liposuction and then processed and reinjected for permanent, natural-looking results, butt augmentation surgery typically takes 2-4 hours. However, this depends on the amount of liposuction performed and the amount of fat to be reinjected into the buttocks.
How to know if you’re a good candidate for a Brazilian butt lift
- You have lost a significant amount of weight and your butt now sags and droops.
- You are overweight and haven't been able to lose weight through physical activity and changes in your diet.
- You are at a normal weight but want to dramatically improve the appearance of your lower body.
- You are at a normal weight but your skin will not contract after liposuction due to poor elasticity related to aging.
- You are dissatisfied with the overall shape and lack of firmness of your butt.
How long will the results last?
A Brazilian butt lift is a very long-lasting procedure. On average, expect about 50% of the injected fat to stay in the area and about 50% to be reabsorbed by the body, which is why I always put in extra fat deposits.
How soon can I go back to work after a butt lift?
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.
A butt lift can be life-changing but make sure you’re having it for the right reasons
As well as augmenting and re-shaping your "behind," a BBL sculpts and tones your overall body. I have found that this is often a wonderful turning point in my patients’ lives, boosting their self-esteem and enabling them to feel confident about their bodies, sometimes for the first time. For this reason, it’s very important to undergo this surgery for yourself, not to fulfill someone else’s ideas of what your body should look like.
How much does a BBL cost?
Often, one of the first questions my patients ask me when they’re considering having a Brazilian butt lift is how much it will cost. My answer is that there is no one standard price. Recognizing that every woman’s body and expectations for butt augmentation surgery are unique to her, I determine the exact cost of a Brazilian butt lift after I have met with the patient, evaluated her body type, amount of fat stores, overall physical condition and her personal goals and expectations. Then together, we will decide exactly what will achieve the best possible results. For further pricing details, please contact me.
Will my insurance pay for this surgery?
Generally speaking, Brazilian butt lift surgery is considered to be an elective cosmetic procedure, meaning that it is not covered by insurance.
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. Here are 3 of the most popular:
- 10 Beautiful Benefits Of A Brazilian Butt Lift
- What’s A Brazilian Butt Lift And Should You Get One?
- The Brazilian Butt Lift Is The World’s Fastest Growing Cosmetic Procedure. Here's Why
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:
- Body Procedures
- Butt Augmentation
- Brazilian Butt Lift
- Lower Body Lift
- Mommy Makeover
- Tummy Tuck
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.