About The Brazilian Butt Lift
In popular demand by both men and women, the Brazilian butt lift is one of the most rapidly growing aesthetic enhancements in the U.S. This surgery offers individuals a natural way to attain a shapelier and more defined buttocks without using an implant. Weight fluctuations, the aging process, and genetics can be the cause of a flat rear end. Today, a fuller, shapelier rear end is more societally desirable than a flat behind. A Brazilian butt lift adds fullness to the buttocks to create this desired outcome. This is accomplished with a uniquely specialized fat grafting and transfer process that employs liposuction techniques to remove fat from a targeted area of your body, which is then injected into the butt. There is an artistic approach to perfecting this procedure. With many years of advanced training and experience, board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Andre Y. Levesque is able to produce natural, beautiful results at Levesque Plastic Surgery.
Potential candidates for the Brazilian butt lift will be assessed to ensure they are right for this treatment. The first consideration will be to ensure there is plenty of fat on the body to liposuction for the transfer process. If you have a lighter body weight or have limited fat to extract and purify, you might not be a good fit for this surgery. It is also necessary to have healthy skin laxity. If you have wrinkled or sagging skin, you may require a surgical butt lift. If you are at a healthy weight, have unwanted fat to extract, and do not want to use a foreign object such as an implant, this enhancement surgery could be an ideal choice for you.
"I went to Dr. Levesque for some liposuction on the hard to lose areas of my thighs and flanks. He made sure my expectations were realistic and exactly what he could and couldn't do. He was very detailed in describing the procedure and very patient with questions. It is very obvious he truly cares about his patients and won't just do any procedure a patient wants, but will do what he can to ensure the patient will be happy with the results. For example, I wanted lipo on my rear end. Alot of it. He told me that if he did too much, I would get saggy and explained clearly why what I wanted wasn't a good idea. Other plastic surgeons might have just done it anyway. I felt extremely comfortable with him and trusted him completely. I'm very glad I did! I am extremely happy with my results and would never hesitate to do another procedure with him."- J.H. / Google / May 10, 2019
"After being diagnosed with the BRCA2 mutation I was given a recommendation for Dr. Levesque while he was at Kirklin Clinic in Birmingham, Al. I arrived at his office to discuss bilateral mastectomies and frankly I was scared to death. He immediately calmed my fears with his awesome bedside manner. Throughout the process of the mastectomies and the reconstruction he was the most kind, considerate, accommodating surgeon I had ever met. As an RN of 26 years, I’ve had the opportunity to see many patient-physician interactions and his is by far above the typical personality and behaviors of many surgeons. In this day we have many choices out there, why not choose the best! I would highly recommend this physician to anyone! You will not be disappointed!"- T.N. / Facebook / Apr 03, 2019
"After being diagnosed with the BRCA2 mutation I was given a recommendation for Dr. Levesque while he was at Kirklin Clinic in Birmingham, Al. I arrived at his office to discuss bilateral mastectomies and frankly I was scared to death. He immediately calmed my fears with his awesome bedside manner. Throughout the process of the mastectomies and the reconstruction he was the most kind, considerate, accommodating surgeon I had ever met. I would highly recommend this physician to anyone! You will not be disappointed!"- T.N. / Facebook / Apr 03, 2019
"I Have Cheeks Again! - Though I was somewhat apprehensive about taking this step, Dr. Levesque's friendly and professional manner put me at ease immediately. He met with me ahead of time to patiently explain what to expect at every step in the process and kept me engaged and relaxed throughout the procedure. I am pleased with my results and highly recommend Dr. Levesque and his staff at Devenir."- S. / RealSelf / Aug 15, 2018
"I highly recommend Dr. Levesque! - I cannot express enough how impressed I am with Dr. Levesque. I first met with him in August to discuss a surgery and he answered all of my questions plus gave me additional information I hadn't thought of. I did go see two other surgeons to do my due diligence. After seeing all three, hands down Dr. Levesque was my favorite. He was very honest, didn't try to "up sell me", personable and..."- J. / RealSelf / Feb 01, 2019
General anesthesia is used for a Brazilian butt lift surgery. It is an outpatient procedure and typically takes approximately 2 – 3 hours (this depends on the amount of fat that is being extracted and transplanted). Liposuction will be used first to extract fat from certain locations on the body, such as the thighs, flanks, and lower back. This process of fat removal is performed precisely and safely. The fat tissue is never subjected to air because it is purified in a sterile centrifuge device. After this process, high-quality fat tissue is harvested and put into syringes. The final step is the injection transfer, where the extracted fat tissue is reinstated layer by layer followed by a gentle massage to ensure that the surface is smooth. This phase is repeated multiple times until the desired fullness has been achieved.
What to Expect
Following a Brazilian butt lift, you will be released home to rest. You should keep in mind that there are two areas that require recovery time: the area where the fat was extracted and your augmented buttocks. Both regions will have some swelling and bruising. Patients should try their best to not place extreme weight on the rear end for approximately two weeks following surgery. After the swelling has gone away, your results will be noticeable. In the majority of cases, your fully realized outcome will be visible in about 4 – 6 weeks. Your buttocks will look round and shapely. Even better, if the liposuction was implemented on the lower back or flanks, your result could appear more striking.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a Brazilian butt lift cost?
The total cost for your Brazilian butt lift (BBL) will include the cost of both liposuction and fat transfer surgery, facility fees, anesthesia, and pre- and post-operative care. Once Dr. Levesque has created your surgical plan, he will be able to estimate your costs. It is vital to place importance on getting the results you want from a board-certified plastic surgeon you can trust, like Dr. Levesque, to ensure that your procedure is performed safely and effectively. Levesque Plastic Surgery accepts many payment methods, and we can help you find low-interest financing.
Should I get implants or a fat transfer?
To increase the volume of your butt, you can choose butt augmentation with either implants or a fat transfer (the Brazilian butt lift). During your consultation, Dr. Levesque will discuss both options and help you decide which best matches your body and goals. He will also evaluate your body to find the best areas that would benefit from liposuction (typically the stomach, thighs, or back). If you have a low body fat percentage, you may not be a candidate for a Brazilian butt lift.
How long will my results last?
While some fat may be reabsorbed after the BBL, most of the transferred fat will remain in your butt for a long time. Since significant weight gain or loss will affect your BBL results, you should keep your weight steady. Dr. Levesque suggests you be at or near a healthy, stable weight before your Brazilian butt lift so your results are easier to maintain.
How can I recover faster after a BBL?
For a faster recovery time after a Brazilian butt lift, Dr. Levesque or a member of his team will give you post-operative instructions and tips. You will need to avoid sitting on your butt for at least two weeks as the area heals. Dr. Levesque recommends you have a Boppy nursing or donut-shaped pillow that allows you to sit so the pressure is on your thighs instead of your butt. Short walks and light stretching can improve your blood circulation and decrease inflammation. Dr. Levesque may also recommend a lymphatic drainage massage that can help your recovery.
Will a Brazilian butt lift remove loose skin?
The name of the surgery, Brazilian butt lift, is deceiving because it's not actually a lift (gluteoplasty) that eliminates loose skin. However, the new volume added to your butt during a BBL may fill in some loose skin. For moderate to severe loose skin in your buttocks, you may require a butt lift with your Brazilian butt lift. Dr. Levesque can explain your options based on your needs and concerns during your consultation.
Shape Your Rear
The Brazilian butt lift procedure is so popular because it allows individuals the chance to have the full and round buttocks they have always wanted. With the world around us focusing in on a round, healthy backside, the Brazilian butt lift is quickly becoming one of our specialties at Levesque Plastic Surgery. If you hope to achieve an enhanced roundness to your buttocks and seeking a natural method, we invite you to call board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Levesque in Austin, TX to schedule your consultation.