Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL)

The Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) is an augmentation procedure performed to increase a patient’s backside with either silicone implants or fat injections. It is ideal for patients who have excess skin from weight loss or simply want to enhance their curves.

According to the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS), nearly 12,000 (#1 in the world) butt and lower-body lift procedures were performed in Brazil in 2015.

Rio de Janeiro is responsible for a significant amount of Brazil’s plastic surgery operations. Since Dr. Alexandre Charão regularly performs butt augmentation procedures, undergoing a Brazilian Butt Lift under his care is very safe.

He has a proven high success rate among patients and works hard to understand each patient’s individual needs and aesthetic goals.

Ways to Increase the Buttocks:

There are two ways to safely perform buttock augmentation: using silicone implants under the muscle or injecting fat over the muscle. It is possible to do both on the same day.

A natural way to do buttock augmentation in very thin patients with insufficient body fat is most certainly the Gluteoplasty Silicone Implants. The technique changed considerably, with great improvements that grant the buttocks a natural and large aspect, as opposed to the old techniques that granted an artificial look. Buttock implants vary from 300 to 500 ml and are manufactured in HIGH (greater projection) and LOW (fill in the sides more) projections.

In the latter, we begin the procedure with liposuction to remove undesired fat build-ups. Then, we use some technology to contract the skin, such as Renuvion or ONE STEP Laser.

Then, we prepare the fat to be injected so it has the greatest survival rate possible, that is, the lowest volume-loss rate possible. Besides buttock augmentation, it’s possible to improve the skin cellulitis aspect of the skin in this region.

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Safety in the procedure:

The evolution of the results is basically due to the change in the technique, since now the implants are positioned in the middle and almost below the gluteus muscle, as well as to the new shape of the implants, that are no longer round but OVAL. Additionally, recent studies on fat injection show a very high safety level when the fat is injected over the muscle. These two factors increased even further the level of our results, both in terms of aesthetics and safety.

I’m interested in augmentation using an implant:

The patient is usually sedated, which is followed by epidural anesthesia, and the hospital stay lasts 1 day. The silicone butt implant is indicated for all patients that desire a harmonious and definitive augmentation of the buttocks.

It also works for very thin patients that lack a fat-harvesting region, or that desire a gluteus increase larger than what the application of fat alone could not yield.

Presently, even men are seeking gluteoplasties, thanks to the natural results obtained nowadays.

As opposed to what many think, the results are very natural, since the technique used today hides the implant under the muscle.

May I combine buttock augmentation using implants with liposuction and lipografting?

As to the lipografting, it is very popular because it associates the liposuction of a certain area with fat grafting in another. This double procedure is called liposculpting. It is common for us to use some technology like Laser or Plasma blast to cause the contraction of the skin, fighting flaccidity and bringing out the body’s proportions.

Fat-absorption level:

Many potential patients ask if part of the fat is absorbed. The answer is “yes”. Since we know beforehand that there will be an absorption of up to 40% of the fat applied, we always overcorrect. In other words, we inject more than necessary, counting on the absorbtion of the excess.

Other advantages of gluteus implants

The great advantage of this method is the “customized” modeling, since it’s possible to fill in small cellulite depressions, as well as project or widen the hip according to the patient’s wishes.

Is it possible to associate lipografting with the gluteus implants in the same procedure?

As in any plastic surgery, the buttocks rarely present complications, which are explained during the initial medical appointment. Several medical procedures, such as pre and post-op exams, are explained.

The advantage of the BBL (using the patient’s own fat):

The advantage of liposculpting is that there is a lot more flexibility with the results. It is also possible to increase the hip size and fill in small skin depressions caused by cellulitis.

It’s worth pointing out that the buttocks are an obsession for Brazilians. Brazil is the country that most performs these two types of surgery in the world.

Your Initial Consultation about Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL)

With spaces equipped and prepared to perform several plastic surgeries in Rio de Janeiro (RJ), Dr. Alexandre Charão sees patients of different ages, among men and women. It is common for patients in Brazil and abroad to meet at the clinic and exchange experiences they had with their procedures.

We are very happy when this happens because we know how stressing it can be to prepare for a surgical procedure. Meeting and talking with patients that have already undergone the same procedure is highly gratifying, since you will be able to see the outcomes and can ask what the hospital, post-op and Dr. Alexandre’s team is like.

An important word of advice – Brazilian Butt Lift

Remember that it’s always possible to combine augmentation surgery using implants with the augmentation with fat (BBL) on the same day. As to the recovery, the augmentation with fat will certainly allow for a faster return to your activities and, more importantly, it’s more comfortable for those that have to get on a plane to return to their countries.

That means if your stay in Brazil will be short, the most recommended technique will be Liposuction, usually using the LASER Lipo and the RENUVION to contract the skin, followed immediately by fat augmentation. The outcomes will be very good and your recovery will be more comfortable.

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IN A NUT SHELL: Shape New Curves

There are two standard methods for performing a Brazilian Butt Lift procedure. One involves transferring fat from one area of a patient’s body to the buttocks. The other is to use silicone implants for additional contouring.

This option is recommended for patients who are naturally thin and do not have any fat to transfer. The main advantage for transferring fat is that the incision lines are very faint. There only needs to be enough room for a small cannula to fit.

Even though silicone implants require a bigger incision line, it is usually done along the natural buttock crease. This allows for the silicone implant to be placed in a pocket below the gluteal muscle above the pelvic bone. It also means the scar line is concealed. Either method creates a long-lasting, striking silhouette.

Hospitalization Time and Information

Patients are usually hospitalized for 1 day. With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Alexandre Charão can safely discharge patients between 1-2 days following surgery. Buttock implant procedures require epidural anesthesia. We rarely use General Anesthesia.

Postoperative Recovery – Brazilian Butt Lift

A compression garment must be worn for at least 30 days after the procedure. It is important to follow all postoperative care instructions, which include refraining from strenuous work and exercise and sun exposure.

We have a complete structure with doctors, nurses, nutritionists and physiotherapists to take care of you before, during, and after your procedure. You will be able to use our entire structure during the time you are in Brazil.

It’s important to mention that all our patients are invited to a specific Whatsapp group where we will be able to answer all their questions. Our post-op follow up lasts 6 months and we will have as many online appointments as necessary for you to feel safe and comfortable with the entire procedure.

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Total Cost and Before & After Photos – Brazilian Butt Lift

Congratulations, if you have read this far, then you are really committed to receiving a Brazilian Butt Lift procedure. Your next step should be to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Alexandre Charão, when we will be able to show many before & after pictures. During this 1 hour meeting, he will disclose further details, including total costs. Most international patients can save 50-70% by traveling to Brazil for surgery.