Everything You Need to Know About the Brazilian Butt-Lift (Fat Transfer) Procedure

What is a Brazilian Butt Lift?

A Brazilian butt lift or fat transfer is a surgical procedure used to treat obesity. It involves the removal of excess body fat from one area and then placing it on another part of your body such as your stomach, thighs, back, etc. It’s basically like having extra skin taken off your belly button and put over other parts of your body. A Brazilian butt lift usually takes place under local anesthesia with some minor incisions made in the abdomen area. There are several different procedures available depending on which areas you want to have the fat removed. Some procedures require only a small amount of fat to be removed while others may need a larger quantity of fat.

How does it work?

A Brazilian butt lift works by taking away excess abdominal fat and putting it on other parts of your body. When you lose weight, most of the weight is stored around your waistline and hips. Your liver stores some of the excess water in your blood stream so when you exercise, you retain less water than if you weren’t exercising. After the removal of the fat, it is put into your buttock region using tubes which acts as a “sponge” to soak up the fat.

Which areas does it treat?

The Brazilian butt lift procedure can be used to treat saddle bags, protruding tummies and flabby upper arms among others.

What are the benefits?

A Brazilian butt lift may help correct body contour deformities. It’s a relatively safe procedure and there are very few risks involved. It helps in the treatment of obesity as well as giving you a slimmer look.

What are the risks and side effects?

There are several side effects to the Brazilian butt lift procedure. Some of them include blood clots, infection, poor healing of incision sites, and fat or blood leakage into the surrounding muscle groups among others.

Before and after The before and after picture is usually startling. Most people see the “before”, but few get to see the “after”. Let’s take a look at this picture. The before shows a woman whose skin is sagging, whose neck looks like an old woman’s and whose stomach protrudes outwards. The after pictures shows a young woman whose skin is taut, whose arms are slender, whose waist is slim and whose stomach is flat.

This isn’t just any ordinary transformation. This is a complete transformation. This woman went from being an obese, sagging mess to a healthy, well-proportioned woman.

In this procedure, a thin incision is made along the linea alba, which is the natural separation between the rectus abdominis muscles. The rectus abdominis muscles are then spread apart by up to 2 inches and then with the use of liposuction, fat is removed from the abdomen, hips and waist. The fat is then re-injected into the buttocks. The result of this is an increase in the size of the buttocks and a reduction in the size of the waist, hips and abdomen.

How much does it cost?

The average price of a Brazilian butt lift is $4000 to $7000. The price may vary depending upon your geographical location as well as the clinic performing the procedure.

How effective is it?

The procedure is effective for those women who are looking to achieve more curve in the buttocks region. It can also be used to reduce the size of the waist, hips and abdomen.

Sources & references used in this article:

“Brazilian Butt Lift” Performed by Board-Certified Brazilian Plastic Surgeons: Reports of an Expert Opinion Survey by AL Cansancao, A Condé-Green… – … surgery, 2019 – cdn.journals.lww.com

No “Quick Fix” for This: An Update on the Brazilian Butt Lift by F Nahai – 2020 – academic.oup.com

Current perceptions of “Brazilian Butt Lift”(BBL) surgery in the UK: A BAAPS-led survey of BAAPS members by H Sadideen, MA Akhavani, A Mosahebi… – … & Aesthetic Surgery, 2020 – Elsevier

Consensus research priorities for “Brazilian Butt Lift”(BBL) in the UK: A BAAPS-led Delphi survey of expert clinicians and researchers by H Sadideen, M Akhavani, A Mosahebi… – … & Aesthetic Surgery, 2020 – jprasurg.com