Brazilian Butt Lift in Fredericksburg, VA
If you are looking to improve the size and shape of your derriere without the use of implants, then you are probably already on the road to being a good candidate for a Brazilian Butt Lift. As with all surgeries, you may not be suitable if you have underlying conditions that increase your risk of developing complications during the surgery. Some of these conditions include obesity, neurological disorders or heart conditions.
It is also vital that you go into your BBL with realistic expectations about what can be achieved with Brazilian Butt Lift surgery so that you don’t walk away from the process with feelings of regret or resentment. While BBL can provide substantial results, there are limits to its capabilities, just like any other surgery. We recommend thoroughly researching and reading as much about the procedure as possible before you finalize your decision.
Where Does the Fat for BBL Come From?
This is probably one of the highlights of Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery and one of the biggest reasons it has skyrocketed in popularity: it allows you to improve multiple areas of your physique in a single surgery. The fat that is used to bolster the size and shape of your butt can be drawn from anywhere there is excess fat to be lost: hips, abdomen, thighs, arms, belly — if there was any place on your body that you would prefer to have less fat on, then it can be a donor site.
When you adjust other areas of the body in tandem with the butt, the final result is much more impactful since a more cohesive and dramatic improvement has been made to the overall curvature of your physique. (I.e., Your hips and abdomen now accent the new shape of your butt, highlighting the improvement.)
Because the fat transfer is an integral part of this procedure, it is one of the few surgeries that cannot be performed on someone with too low of a BMI. If there is no excess fat on the body, then there is no way to acquire fat for the transfer. These patients are likely better suited for a buttock enhancement via implants.
How Obvious Are the Scars from Brazilian Butt Lifts?
When you are in the hands of a highly trained professional like those at the Surgical Arts of Virginia, the scarring from Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery can be hidden within the natural folds of the buttocks and bikini line. The result is scarring that is virtually invisible.
Still, we recommend that patients in their recovery period avoid sunlight as much as possible. When the scar is in the early stages of setting, intense UV light can cause the scar to become more noticeable than it would otherwise have been. Since liposuction requires incisions that are only a centimeter wide, there will be no noticeable scarring that forms from the fat gathering process. (But we still recommend you do your best to avoid sun exposure.)
How Long Is the Brazilian Butt Lift Recovery Process?
For a standard Brazilian Butt Lift surgery, the entire recovery process can take anywhere from six to eight weeks. There will be checkpoints along the way that will ease you slowly into your usual routine, but, for the most part, you should carefully follow any instructions and guidance your physician gives you. Doing otherwise could ultimately lengthen your recovery time and put the integrity of your results at risk.
You will be given a suite of medications, compression garments, specific sleeping and resting instructions, follow-up appointments and other steps that you will need to take to maximize your recovery. (Some of them will be as specific as making sure that you don’t lay or sit directly on your buttocks since it could shift and remove the transferred fat cells.) You should always focus on the fact that your results are directly tied to the success of your recovery.
How Should I Prepare for My Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery?
We recommend that all of our patients set up a recovery station prior to having the procedure performed to help decrease the amount of time you need to be moving around directly after surgery. Stock your resting area with plenty of snacks, entertainment, first aid supplies, chargers, electronics, remotes or anything else you think you would want so that you can remain in bed and rest as much as possible.
It’s worth mentioning twice that part of the preparation leading up to your surgery should include thorough research into what you should expect from the procedure. We have an extensive gallery of Brazilian Butt Lift before and after photos that you can reference to visualize the kind of results you can achieve. If you don’t see anything similar to your condition, we are happy to provide more examples of the types of transformations we can provide.
How Long Does a Brazilian Butt Lift Last?
Unlike buttock enhancement with implants, Brazilian Butt Lifts are created solely with fat cells. While this provides a more natural improvement to the backside, it does mean that the results are more susceptible to weight fluctuations. Gaining or losing weight could disproportionately alter the look of your new butt. This is why many physicians highly recommend being within an ideal BMI before moving forward with the surgery. (Having a few extra pounds is actually necessary, though, since the fat will need to be taken from somewhere.)
With that being said, the results of your Brazilian Butt Lift, once they have completely settled, will be long lasting. The final results may take up to a year to find, but that is only because fat cells will continue to shift and settle as you get further away from your surgery.