Brazilian Butt Lift NYC

There are several options for people looking for enhancing their body shape with buttock augmentation. A highly popular technique uses a fat transfer procedure to take a person’s own excess fat from a problem area such as the abdomen or thighs to enhance the size of the butt. Brazilian butt lift surgeon Dr. Steven Wallach performs this so-called Brazilian butt lift procedure in his New York City office in Manhattan.

Who is a good candidate for buttock enhancement?

The best candidate for a buttock enhancement plastic surgery is a healthy individual who wants a larger buttock. This can be achieved using the patient’s own fat, as is done in a Brazilian butt lift (BBL), or with buttock implants.

Good candidates should be at a healthy, stable weight and have realistic expectations from plastic surgery. If patients are overweight, they may need to lose weight in order to qualify for cosmetic surgery.

How much do Brazilian butt lifts cost?

The fee for a Brazilian butt lift NYC will vary from $9000-$15,000 depending upon how many donor sites are used, and for how much work is required to perform the procedure. A buttock enhancement with implants in New York City may run about $10,000-$15,0000.

What should I expect during a consultation for buttock enhancement?

During a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Steven Wallach, you will spend time reviewing your butt lift goals. An exam will then be performed and a surgical plan for the Brazilian butt lift will be discussed with you at length. During a consultation, Dr. Wallach will also provide expectations about the procedure and address any concerns you may have.

What questions should I ask my plastic surgeon about the cosmetic surgery procedure?

The most important thing to find out from plastic surgeons is whether they are board-certified, as you should always seek out a qualified, American Board of Plastic Surgery-certified surgeon for procedures such as Brazilian butt lift. You might want to ask whether or not fat injections or butt implants are better suited to achieve your goals. A BBL procedure offers patients the combination of a butt lift with long-lasting and natural-looking results from liposuction that contours other areas like the abdomen and love handles. 

What are the risks?

The main risks of buttock enhancement plastic surgery are unfavorable scarring, asymmetry, infection, bleeding, implant loss if implants are used, fat necrosis if fat cells are used, fluid collections, dysesthesias, and need for revisions.

How should I prepare for buttock enhancement?

Dr. Wallach usually tells his patients to eat healthily, exercise regularly, and avoid medications and herbal supplements that might cause bleeding in the weeks prior to surgery.

How is Brazilian butt lift performed?

A Brazilian butt lift procedure begins with liposuction to harvest the fat is the first step. Potential areas for fat removal must be from areas where you have sufficient body fat, like the back, abdomen, or love handles. The patient is then placed in a prone (face down) or lateral (on their side) position to inject the fat in the subcutaneous space in each buttock.

If implants are placed, the patient is placed prone on the table and an incision in the buttock crease is used to place the implants. The implants are commonly placed within the muscle or subcutaneously.

What should I expect during my buttock enhancement recovery period?

Patients are often placed in supportive garments and informed to not sit on their buttocks for 2-3 weeks during their recovery period after their Brazilian butt lift surgery. Implant patients tend to be more sore than fat injection (Brazilian butt lift) patients.

What results should I expect from my butt lift?

You should expect that your buttock shape has improved after your plastic surgery procedure. If the Brazilian butt lift with fat injection was performed, the buttocks will shrink a bit as the swelling subsides. Sometimes patients desire additional fat injection to further enhance their buttocks and body contouring results at a later date.

Cosmetic surgery procedures like Brazilian butt lift offer lasting results even though these results may vary depending on how much fat is reabsorbed. It is recommended that you take at least a few days to two weeks off for recovery but for some patients it may take anywhere from 4 weeks to three months to see the final results.

Brazilian Butt Lift Frequently Asked Questions

Are buttock injections permanent?

Fat injections into the buttocks are permanent. Usually about 60-70% of the fat will take.

Can you transfer fat to your breasts?

Yes fat can be transferred to the breasts,

Can fat transfer be removed?

It is very difficult to remove fat after transfer as it may have been placed in multiple layers.

Does fat grafting leave scars?

The only permanent scars that are left are the access incisions for the procedure which are usually the width of about 1 cm or less.

Can I die from BBL?

It is extremely rare for someone to die after a BBL.

Does fat transfer last?

Fat injections into the buttocks are permanent. Usually about 60-70% of the fat will take.

Can you freeze your fat off at home?

No you can not freeze fat and use it successfully afterwards

How common are buttock implants?

Buttock implants are pretty common and are used most of the time when patients desire buttock augmentation but do not have adequate donor sites for fat grafting.

How dangerous is liposuction?

Liposuction is very safe.

How long do butt injections last?

When fat injections are performed, the results are usually permanent once the initial swelling subsides.

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How long does Brazilian butt lift last?

When fat injections are performed, the results are usually permanent once the initial swelling subsides.

How does fat transfer work?

Fat transfer is performed by harvesting fat from a donor area often with liposuction techniques and then injecting the fat in the desired location.

How long does fat grafting surgery take?

If it is performed for buttock augmentation, most of the time is takes between 2-3 hours.

How does Lipo work?

Liposuction is the procedure in which fat is removed from an area of excess fat with cannulas that are connected to a suction device.

How much does it cost for fat transfer to the buttocks?

The fee for the procedure may cost between $9000-$15000.

Is Brazilian buttock lift painful?

In general, it is not an extremely painful procedure. Most patients are going to back to light duty within a few days after the procedure.

What is a fat transfer?

Fat transfer is the process in which fat is removed from one area of the body and injected into another.

Is Brazilian buttock lift permanent?

Fat injections into the buttocks are permanent. Usually about 60-70% of the fat will take.

What is involved in a tummy tuck?

A tummy tuck usually includes removal of skin and fat from the lower abdomen and also tightening the muscles in the midline.

What are the side effects of BBL?

In general, a BBL has few side effects.

What is the BBL?

A BBL otherwise known as a Brazilian butt lift is a fat transfer procedure to the buttocks.

What are the side effects of fat transfer?

In general there are few side effects of a fat transfer.

What is the best type of liposuction?

There is no one best liposuction procedure.

What is the recovery time for fat transfer to buttocks?

In general, patients can go back to light duty within a few days after the procedure. Exertion should be avoided for several weeks.

When can I sit after bbl?

I prefer that patients avoid sitting other than using the bathroom for about three weeks after the procedure.

Which is the most dangerous site for intramuscular injection?

I do not perform intramuscular injections of fat as there is a higher risk of complications.

Steven Wallach MD

Steven Wallach MD

Dr. Wallach is a board-certified plastic surgeon in New York City who specializes in performing cosmetic procedures of the face, breast and body. As one of the cutting edge experts in the field, Dr. Wallach consults on a regular basis with people in the beauty, media, and publishing worlds.

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