What Is A Brazilian Butt Lift?

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It would be tough to scroll through social media or browse the internet these days without coming across someone who has had a Brazilian butt lift, wants a Brazilian butt lift, or has questions about a Brazilian butt lift! This transformative procedure is taking the cosmetic surgery industry by storm, and it is easy to see why. Celebrities and influencers everywhere are turning to the Brazilian butt lift to help them achieve a gorgeous, sexy, curvy figure that is all the rage these days, but the BBL can also be life-changing for anyone who is simply struggling to achieve the results they want through diet and exercise alone.

Highly sought-after, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jerry Chidester, known to his patients as “Dr. Chiddy,” combines science, technology, medicine, and artistry to sculpt your ideal rear end through a Brazilian butt lift at his office in Draper, UT. Learn the basics about BBL here, including how it works, what results you can expect, and whether or not you are a good candidate for surgery.

What is a BBL?

Informally known as a BBL, the Brazilian butt lift is a popular cosmetic procedure designed to enhance the shape, size, and overall contour of the patient’s backside. The name is somewhat deceiving, as BBL is not a lift procedure in the same sense that a breast lift or thigh lift is. Rather than excising skin to physically raise the position of the butt – the way a traditional butt lift does – a BBL is actually a fat transfer procedure that utilizes the patient’s own fat from another area of his or her body to augment the butt.

How does a Brazilian butt lift work?

BBL is actually a two-part procedure that involves both liposuction from a “donor” site on the patient’s body, followed by fat transfer to the buttocks. BBL is typically performed under general anesthesia and takes about 2 – 3 hours, depending on the amount of fat being transferred. First, Dr. Chiddy will use liposuction to harvest fat from a predetermined area. The donor site will be selected based on how much fat the patient has available to transfer in a given location. Most often, fat is taken from the abdomen, thighs, hips, or flanks to be used in BBL. Once the fat has been separated and purified in our state-of-the-art centrifuge machine, it will be placed into syringes and prepared for transfer. Meanwhile, Dr. Chiddy will close the tiny liposuction incisions with sutures.

Performing BBL fat transfer requires both technical skill and an artistic eye, making it essential that patients select a highly qualified and experienced surgeon to perform their procedure. Dr. Chiddy is extremely adept at injecting fat in a strategic distribution and utilizing additional tools and techniques to produce the most stunning, natural-looking, and appealing BBL results possible.

After the fat has been injected, Dr. Chiddy will ensure there is appropriate volume, symmetry, and an overall appealing result before concluding the surgery.

What are the benefits of a BBL?

If you are naturally blessed with a plump booty or great genetics, you may be wondering why anyone would need Brazilian butt lift surgery. In reality, achieving an ideal butt shape is exceedingly difficult for most men and women. Even with regular exercise and a healthy diet, many people never see the results they are hoping for. This can understandably be discouraging and frustrating, but you are certainly not alone. Genetics, heredity, previous pregnancy, age, skin tone, and other factors can make it nearly impossible for many people to improve the size and shape of their butt, making BBL a fantastic solution. Some of the most compelling benefits of Brazilian butt lift in Salt Lake City include:

  • Increased butt volume
  • Curvier figure
  • Loss of fat at the liposuction site
  • Better body proportions
  • Sexier shape
  • Boosted self-confidence
  • Low risk of complication
  • Long-lasting results
  • No need for synthetic implants
  • Minimal scarring

How long does a BBL last?

In all BBL cases, a small percentage of the transferred fat cells will not survive. This is completely normal and expected, and Dr. Chiddy accounts for this when determining how much fat to harvest and transfer initially. When patients practice proper aftercare and follow postoperative guidelines carefully, the surviving fat cells can remain intact for many years, if not indefinitely. One of the most critical factors in maintaining your BBL results is to avoid future weight fluctuations, which can cause the fat cells to swell or shrink and ultimately compromise your look. To ensure your BBL results last as long as possible, follow these important tips:

  • Follow all of your surgeon’s recovery guidelines closely
  • Avoid direct pressure to the buttocks for at least 2 – 4 weeks after surgery
  • Maintain a healthy, stable weight
  • Continue a regular fitness routine and balanced diet
  • Delay BBL until you are done having children

Am I a good candidate for BBL in Salt Lake City?

For the most part, the Brazilian butt lift can be safely and successfully performed on the majority of patients, both male and female. However, it is important to be evaluated by a knowledgeable, skilled, and experienced surgeon to determine if you are an ideal candidate for BBL surgery. In addition to being in good health and being a nonsmoker, men and women considering BBL need to have enough available fat in another area to transfer to the buttocks. For patients who are exceptionally thin or have a low body fat percentage, glute implants may be a more appropriate option.

If you are ready to learn more about the Brazilian butt lift or to find out how you can finally get the Hollywood-worthy butt you’ve always wanted, we invite you to call our friendly team to schedule your BBL consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jerry Chidester in Draper, UT today!

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.