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.
Brazilian Butt Lift Candidates
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
"Lipo Arms, Upper back, bra rolls, upper chest,abdomen,inner thighs - I've had some lipo done before which had a positive impact on my actual body shape( lower ab/ flanks). I lose and gain weight often due to depression so i've been working on it. This time, when I gained weight it looks went to my upper body is a serious way. Also i've gained visceral fat in my upper abdomen that can only be reduced by diet and exercise, so that's my current task . In the meantime , i've grown tired or this heavier weight up top so i've been researching doctors for a few months around Texas. I also had consults with surgeons in Atlanta and Miami . I was attracted to those flashier doctors at first because they do really aggressive lipo and I feel like I need aggressive especially since i've had some lipo before. That means there will be scar tissue in some areas that will be tougher to maneuver. I'm not interested in a BBL or fat transfer. I'm never going to be a skinny person nor am I gym rat often enough to build and maintain a 6 pack and perfect toned arms and legs. I'm not saying it's impossible but it is improbable. I'm realistic about my expectations with lipo so I know that once this procedure is done , i still have work to do in order to get the upper abs to flatten. In any case , I decided against the Miami doctors because I saw a lot of stories online about women dying on the operating table from various missteps of the surgeons. Of course I know not all Miami doctors are bad but I saw enough. The Miami price are very cheap and tempting. I saw a lot of reviews about women saying they felt like they were in an assembly line and the doctors just rush and bring people in and out. I wanted to save money but not for that much additional risk . Elective surgery is a risk all together-but why add on more risk unnecessarily. So I started to look at smaller boutique surgery centers and found several in my own city which is Austin Texas. From start to finish I had 8 consults. I decided on Dr. Levesque here in Austin and he has a fairly small operation with privileges at a local surgery center. He offers liposuction under general or local- depending on how much work you want and if you want to be fully under . I felt a great vibe from the staff and the prices were fair and I was able to choose general because I didn't want local based on a prior scary experience with a bad doctor. I know i'm the type who needs to just be put under. Of course there are extra costs to go to the surgery center and for an anesthesiologist. Small price to pay for my sanity and surgeons can be more aggressive while you're under and the results tend to be better . The downside( in my opinion) is that the recovery is harder when you go under general because the doctor can just go to town on you pretty forcefully so you're sore. My surgery is tomorrow- May 15th. I'm nervous but I've been in this process before so i'm fully prepared , lol or I think I am. I'm getting lipo to my back, arms, bra roll, inner thighs and some touch up on the abs."- T. / RealSelf / May 15, 2020
"Helen, Dr. Levesque, Holly take the time to listen and respect your concerns. They are conservative with the treatment services and provide their time to consult and truly respect the patient concerns. I have recommend Levesque Plastic Surgery to several friends and family and will continue to do so without hesitation."- B.C. / Google / Feb 05, 2020
"Dr. Levesque is a kind, caring, calm surgeon. I went to him for a rhinoplasty (open approach with osteotomy as well as tip refinement) and cannot express enough thanks for the effortless experience - consultation to post-op. I was able to communication directly with Dr. Levesque whenever I had a concern or question, both pre and post op. I am in disbelief I felt fully recovered after only 3 days post-op and ready to go back to work. I had minimal pain for 3 days post op then switched to NSAIDs, as needed. There was some bruising, which I covered up with makeup. His longtime assistant Helen Klingensmith does my botox and dermal procedures. She is so cheerful, and great at finding the best prices for you!"- E. / Google / Dec 26, 2019
"Love this Doctor and his staff. After being hit by a drunk driver my right hand/wrist had some major repairs that needed to be done. Dr. Levesque walked me through the entire procedure, how/why, and answered any questions I had while I laid in the ER. Knowing and seeing that I was upset that I needed surgery he calmly explained reassured me that my hand wouldn't be "gone". I had 2 pins taken out of my wrist after a few weeks. That's not a "no pain" procedure. He did his best to be gentle and quick. Every time I've been to his office for follow ups he never rushes me, takes time to talk about life in general, always wants to make sure I'm happy with the results, and explains to me different options for the future. Thank you for everything."- J.H. / Google / Oct 26, 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 with Brazilian Butt Lift
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.
Brazilian Butt Lift FAQ's
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.
Brazilian Butt Lift 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.