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Why A Brazilian Butt Lift Is Safe

Why A Brazilian Butt Lift Is Safe

If you’ve been thinking about getting 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 Brazilian butt lift (also called butt augmentation) is now one of the most requested plastic surgery procedures I perform in my practice. As well as the Brazilian butt lift, I also offer a wide range of other body sculpting procedures to help you achieve a more shapely body. To learn more, click here.

This short video explains the details

To learn more about Brazilian butt lift surgery, watch my short video by clicking on the image below.

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Is a Brazilian butt lift safe?

This is the #1 concern my patients have when they’re considering having this procedure. Like every surgical procedure, there are some risks involved, but if done properly, in the right setting, in the right patients, this procedure can be done very safely.

A good candidate for a BBL:

  • Has lost a significant amount of weight and their butt now sags and droops
  • Is overweight and hasn't been able to lose weight through physical activity or changes in their diet
  • Is at a normal weight but wants to dramatically improve the appearance of their lower body
  • Is at a normal weight but their skin won't contract after liposuction due to poor elasticity related to aging
  • Is unhappy with the overall shape and lack of firmness of their butt
  • Is in good physical health
  • Has a positive outlook and realistic expectations
  • Does not smoke or drink excessively
  • Has enough fat to remove from one place and move it into the buttocks
  • Is willing to undergo the 6-week recovery process

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 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.

For more details, come see me

To learn more about what happens during a Brazilian butt lift, come in and see me. I’m happy to sit down with you for a consultation and we can go through things in a lot more detail.

I perform my procedures at the Surgical Specialty Center of Westchester

For almost every plastic surgery procedure I perform, I use the Surgical Specialty Center of Westchester. As the standard of excellence in the region, this technologically advanced, leading-edge facility was specifically designed by our group of surgeons (Cosmetic Surgery Associates) to provide our patients with the highest level of care, personal privacy and optimal surgical results.

The Surgical Specialty Center is Medicare approved, state licensed and meets all current requirements at the top level of New York State. To learn more about the Surgical Specialty Center of Westchester, watch this short video by clicking on the image below.

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Considering a Brazilian butt lift?

If you’re 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 answer your questions, evaluate your body type and overall health, and learn what you’re hoping to achieve. Then together, we’ll decide what will bring you the best possible results. 

To get more facts, I recommend these 3 blogs

So that you can be fully informed before you decide to have a Brazilian butt lift, I’ve written a number of blogs explaining this procedure and its many benefits. Here are three of the most popular ones:

Learn more about the 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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"Dr. Beran is a board certified plastic surgeon, specializing in cosmetic surgery procedures such as breast augmentation. He is amazing and I definitely recommend him."