Brazilian Butt Lift Miami (Gluteoplasty):
A Comprehensive Guide

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Thanks to pop culture and social media's renewed interest in huge booties, people are now trying to improve the appearance of their buttocks. While some go the traditional route of doing hundreds of lunges and squats, many are considering getting the latest in buttocks augmentation surgery: the Brazilian Butt Lift Miami.

The Brazilian Butt Lift is rapidly gaining popularity today for its comprehensive approach to buttocks enhancement. If you are contemplating on getting a gluteoplasty, here are some answers to the most common questions that you may have.

About the Brazilian Butt Lift

Medically known as gluteoplasty and commonly abbreviated as BBL, the Brazilian Butt Lift involves the removal of fat from other fat-rich areas of the body like the back, abdomen, hips, and thighs, and then injecting it into the buttocks to give the buttocks a natural lift. It does not only reshape and enhance your butt size but also improves the contour of your body as it puts your curves in the right places.

Data from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons showed that buttocks augmentation surgeries were the fastest-growing cosmetic procedures in 2015. There were more than 14,000 procedures of buttock augmentation with fat grafting last year, which translates to a 28 percent increase from 2014. Butt implants also grew by 36 percent last year with over 2,500 completed procedures. Brazilian Butt Lifts were also very popular, with over 4,700 total procedures in 2015—a 36 percent increase from 2014's numbers.

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Benefits

It is easy to see why gluteoplasty is the most popular butt augmentation procedure of late. One, it gives you a more natural appearance, as it makes use of excess fatty deposits that are readily available in your body. There is also lowered risk of rejection because it does not use implants or fillers, which are both foreign to the body.

The Brazilian buttock augmentation is not only focused on plumping your rear, but also on simultaneously removing stubborn fat from other areas of your body. You first undergo liposuction on one or several areas of your body, and the harvested fats will be purified before they are re-injected into your buttocks. Since it puts all your curves in the right places, the Brazilian Butt Lift is used to enhance an hourglass figure that many women can only dream of. Needless to say, it will make you look good no matter what you are wearing.

Another reason why you should choose this procedure over other types of buttocks surgeries is the fact that it is less invasive than butt implants, which garnered a lot of horror stories in the past. Surgeons use slender cannulas that only collect small fat particles in your body. Re-injection is also done with the use of special cannulas. This allows for a shorter recovery period within a matter of weeks or a month. It also reduces scarring and discomfort.

And just like other cosmetic surgeries, gluteoplasty can increase your self-esteem, confidence, and attractiveness.

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Candidates

A flat butt is not the only thing that makes an individual a good candidate for a gluteoplasty. You also need to be in good general health since you will likely be put under general anesthesia and you should be able to recover fully from surgery.

If your goal is to add volume to your backside, then a Brazilian Butt Lift may help you. However, this should be the last resort, as it is a serious surgical procedure that should only be performed on patients who cannot achieve their desired results through traditional exercise and nutrition.

You should also have excess fat deposits easily accessible elsewhere in your body so that your surgeon has something to liposuction, purify, and use for transfer during your Brazilian buttock augmentation. You typically need to provide three to four times the amount of fat that you want to be transferred into your buttocks. If you lack excess fats, you may need to consider other buttock augmentation procedures.

Procedure

Brazilian Butt Liftgenerally involves three steps. The first one is fat extraction through liposuction, wherein the surgeon suctions fat particles from selected body areas through the use of slender cannulas with small holes. Common areas for fat extraction include the lower back, thighs, and abdomen.

For some people, this first step alone can already make their backsides more attractive, although a gluteoplasty could help patients achieve a better body proportion.

The second step is fat purification, wherein the harvested fatty particles undergo cleansing and purification. This will help isolate the highest quality of fat cells. Surgeons need to collect more than enough fat during the first step since only a fraction of it will qualify for re-injection. In fact, the amount of fat that usually makes it to the third step is only around 25 percent.

The last step is known as fat re-injection, where the processed fat is re-injected into the buttocks at various depths and using special cannulas. The differences in depth ensure permanent absorption into the buttocks and fewer chances of reabsorption into the body. To do this, your surgeon will make hundreds of micro-fat injections into your buttocks. Each butt cheek usually gets around 580 cc of fat.

For a more in-depth look on how the procedure is done, check out the Brazilian Butt Lift in Miami: Techniques and Variations.

Brazilian Butt Lift Techniques

Surgeons use a variety of Brazilian Butt lift techniques to enhance outcomes. Some of these variations are as follows.

Miami Thong Lift

Dubbed as an improved procedure of gluteoplasty, the Miami Thong Lift does not only enhance the buttocks, but also sculpts, contours, and defines its shape.

Like Brazilian Butt Lift, the Miami Thong Lift also involves liposuction. But instead of removing fat from other areas of the body, the surgeon removes fat from any fullness that exists near the buttocks. The incision is made down the center of the butt crack, so the resulting scar is hidden in the natural crevasse. But the width of the scar depends on the fullness of the inner buttocks, as well as the amount of fat eliminated.

After liposuction, fat grafting is done to add volume to the butt and hip region. The stitches are designed to round your buttocks and also make movement comfortable.

Butterfly Lift

Most surgeons use the Butterfly Lift as an adjunct to the Miami Thong Lift because the latter may not be enough to give the desired results. Butterfly Lift involves more intensive scarring. The scar can be hidden at the top of the bikini line, but its width depends on the amount of work done. With the laceration made, the surgeon can pull the excess skin and lift it so that it does not sag.

Inner and Posterior Leg Lift

If there are loose parts in the outer or inner leg, the surgeon can do an Inner Leg Lift. This is usually done for women who developed loose skin because of massive weight loss. The surgeon cuts along the groin crease, hence hiding the scar. The scar is also anchored to the bone, so it will not be visible on the thighs. The surgery reshapes the inner thighs by reducing excess skin and fat. This results in smoother skin and better-proportioned thigh contours.

C-Lift

The C-Lift tightens up the entire buttocks region because it includes the posterior leg lift, the Butterfly Lift, and the Miami Thong Lift. The incision is in the form of a C-shape that creates a lift in the upper and outer part of the rear end. Again, this procedure is best for people with an excess amount of sagging skin.

Preparation

In general, you need to stay as healthy and fit as possible before undergoing a Brazilian Butt Lift. Before the procedure, you need to quit smoking and drinking for the amount of time specified by your surgeon. You may also need to stop taking particular drugs, such as aspirin and certain supplements, since these may affect your body's ability to heal.

Maintaining a healthy diet is important for a Brazilian buttock augmentation. If you need to gain weight to qualify for the procedure, ask your surgeon about the healthiest way to put on some weight. You also need to eat a protein-rich diet to help you heal and recover faster after surgery. Drinking plenty of water will also help, as well as taking vitamin C and iron supplements as recommended by your doctor.

You also need to arrange for a friend or family member to drive you to and from the operation. Since you will likely be put under general anesthesia, you will not be fit to drive yourself home afterward. You also need someone to help you during recovery, so if you do not have an available friend or family member, you best hire the help of a nanny.

Make sure that you have everything you need after surgery. These often include painkillers, antibiotics, compression garment, and gauze. You should also ask your surgeon any questions that you may have about gluteoplasty just so you can have peace of mind when you undergo surgery.

Finally, a Brazilian Butt Lift needs a fasting period of about 12 hours prior to surgery, so make sure that you avoid drinking or eating anything during that period.

Recovery

At the beginning of your gluteoplasty surgery recovery, you might feel a bit groggy and disoriented. This is due to the lingering effects of general anesthesia, so it will wear off soon enough. Your buttocks will naturally look swollen and bruised after surgery, so you need to make sure that you have someone to drive you home from the surgeon's office.

You will be asked to put on a compression garment that will cover all areas of your liposuction and fat transfer. This will help the healing process and provide support to your butt tissues. Your doctor might also prescribe you with painkillers and antibiotics to aid in faster recovery.

You also need to learn how to sit and lie down without putting too much pressure on your behind, as this can interfere with the results of your surgery. Most patients sit on a cushioned surface to prevent the displacement of transferred fat and allow it to integrate well with the existing tissue. Sitting for prolonged periods of time after a Brazilian Butt Lift should be avoided for up to two weeks. Similarly, sleeping on one's back is also not allowed, as this might put a lot of pressure on the butt and interfere with the desired outcome.

As for returning to work, most patients are able to come back to their non-rigorous jobs within two weeks. It might take you a month to start feeling normal and two months to resume your workout routines. Though visible results are expected immediately after surgery, you can best appreciate the final results in six months' time.

Risks and Side Effects

Even if the Brazilian Butt Lift is a safe and effective procedure, it does carry some risks. Infection is the foremost concern of many cosmetic surgeons since this can happen to anyone who undergoes any type of surgery. Your incision site can become infected when the surgeon failed to properly sanitize his instruments or when you fail to clean your wounds correctly.

Make sure that you contact your doctor right away once you experience any fever or persistent redness on the surgical site. You should also report any pus or foul odor coming from your incisions.

Fat reabsorption is another concern, as the body may reabsorb some of the injected fat, hence diminishing your results. Though it is not dangerous, this could mean failure to achieve your desired results.

Fluids might also build up under your incisions, causing swelling and increasing your risk for infections. Improperly sutured incisions can also cause excessive bleeding and impaired wound healing. You might even experience prolonged loss of sensation when a nerve becomes damaged during the surgical process.

Gluteoplasty may also have some temporary side effects. One of them is numbness, which largely stems out from the anesthesia used during surgery. You might experience a temporary loss of sensation in your buttocks that could last for weeks or even months. The anesthesia can also cause nausea and disorientation, which is why you need someone to take care of you right after your surgery.

Surgical trauma can also lead to buttocks soreness and general discomfort. However, you can easily manage this by taking painkillers that your plastic surgeon prescribed to you. This typically lasts for a few days or weeks.

Swelling is another common side effect, and this should subside within six months. If it persists beyond that, you should consult your doctor since it can be a sign of a more serious complication like blood clotting.

Allergic reactions may also develop, but this can be avoided if you discuss your medical history with your surgeon during your initial consultation.

You can minimize all of these risks if you work with an experienced, board-certified, and well-reviewed plastic surgeon. You should also follow all the Brazilian Butt Lift surgery before and after instructions that your surgeon gave you.

Cost

The Brazilian Butt Lift surgery cost varies from surgeon to surgeon, although the typical buttock augmentation price range plays between $5,000 and $15,000. It is important to note that there are several factors that might affect the cost of your surgery.

One of these factors is your surgeon's expertise and experience. The most qualified surgeons naturally cost more upfront, but the excellent outcomes that they provide can help you save in the long run.

Another factor that can affect the cost is your overall health and medical history. If you suffer from chronic conditions like diabetes, your Brazilian buttock augmentation will be more difficult to perform, hence hiking up the price.

The type of anesthesia can also come into play, as well as the medications you are going to take during the recovery period. Some surgeons include these drugs to the price of surgery while others count these as additional costs. The same goes for the compression garment that you need to help you heal properly.

Sometimes, surgeons also perform other cosmetic procedures together with gluteoplasty, thereby also driving up the costs. For instance, many patients choose to combine it with an abdominoplasty or tummy tuck, so this will naturally increase their expenses.

Health insurances seldom cover the costs of a BB Lift since it is considered as an elective cosmetic procedure. But if it causes medical issues like skin infection due to excess sagging skin, you just might be able to make your insurance company pay for a portion of your surgery.

Choosing a Brazilian Butt Lift Miami Surgeon

Choosing a qualified plastic surgeon is extremely important for a procedure as complex as the gluteoplasty. You should look for someone who has the experience to back him up, as well as certifications from the country's leading plastic surgery organizations like the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Board of Plastic Surgeons.

To find a cosmetic surgeon, you can search review sites for overall ratings and Brazilian Butt Lift surgery reviews from previous patients. Reading testimonials from other patients can help you learn more about the surgeon, as well as better understand what you can expect from your surgery. You can also ask for referrals and recommendations from friends, family, and other medical professionals you trust. It is also helpful to go through a list of accredited plastic surgeons in Miami.

Once you have narrowed down the list of cosmetic surgeons, do not hesitate to interview them to make sure that they are a good fit for your needs. Ask them about their certifications, membership in professional groups, and specializations. You might also want to ask what kind of buttocks surgeries they offer and how often he does those procedures. The cost of surgery and its inclusions should also be discussed. You might even want to ask for Brazilian Butt Lift before and after photos of their previous patients to help you decide which one to pick.

Deciding to get a Brazilian Butt Lift means educating yourself regarding the procedure. If you have any more concerns that have not been addressed in this article, do not hesitate to drop us a call or send us a message so that you can Schedule a Free Consultation with one of our top board-certified plastic surgeons here on Face + Body Cosmetic Surgery.

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