The Brazilian Butt Lift procedure, also known as butt augmentation, or “BBL surgery”, is a surgical procedure which aims to enhance the size of the buttocks to achieve an enhanced and voluptuous appearance. Within this article, we will touch upon the commonly asked questions for a butt lift, the benefits of this procedure, ideal candidates for this surgery, best plastic surgeons specializing in BBL, the Brazilian Butt Lift cost and so much more about this highly popular procedure!
This procedure involves fat elimination through liposuction from several areas of the body such as the hips, abdomen, back and thighs. During the liposuction procedure, Dr. William Rahal will make minimal incisions and extract only the smallest fat particles using a small tool called a cannula. We have found that the most effective fat grafts are made using smaller fat particles. During this same step, Dr. Rahal begins the contour process to create the desired figure.
After the liposuction, the fat cells are processed and purified through centrifugation (intensified spinning). The best and most pure fat cells are separated and used for re-injection into the buttocks. It is common for only ¼ of the fat cells to be utilized for re-injection. Most doctors like to perform liposuction on at least two or three major areas in order to collect enough fat.
The fat is then re-injected at different depths and areas in order to ensure the best possible results.
Determining the amount of fat which will be transferred to the buttocks during a BBL is based on several factors:
In a nut shell, the amount of fat that can be transferred is based on the amount of fat available for harvesting and the flexibility of the recipient site to accommodate it. Typically, surgeons can inject anywhere from 300 cc to 1800 cc per side depending on the shape the patient desires and the results of the physical examination prior to surgery.
The BMI is not the most important factor to consider but rather the availability of fat and quality of the patient’s skin. Dr. Rahal has performed BBLs with patients with BMIs in the high 30s. It is ok to have this procedure before a weight loss routine.
The ideal candidate for the BBL surgery are individuals who wish to enhance the size of their buttocks, but have a significant amount of fat in covering different areas of their body such as the abdomen, waist, hips, and lower back. Dr. Rahal, a board certified plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills expands on factors an ideal candidate must have for the fat transfer procedure by stating:
“During the consultation, I explain to my patients that 75% of the procedure consists of the reshaping of the buttocks, and only about 25% of the procedure is actually about making it bigger. Reshaping is really where the art of the procedure lies in that the surgeon takes into account what the patient is starting with. From there he really tries to understand the goal that they are striving for, whether it is a very round look or a more athletic appearance.”
It is also important that the patient be in good health standing and have realistic goals and expectations from the procedure. Patients will have to dedicate a few weeks for the recovery period after the procedure is complete. They must be willing to understand that not every patient will have the same butt augmentation result. Therefore, it is important to compare before and after photos of BBL procedures with fat transfer only if the patients has a similar body type.
Dr. Rahal is considered one of the best BBL surgeons in Beverly Hills, CA. He is the innovator of 360 Liposuction which enhances the Brazilian Butt Lift even greater. Patients looking to have BBL surgery done, should always meet with multiple plastic surgeons and get as much information as possible before undergoing the procedure as one would with any type of surgery. Here are some quick things to look for in choosing a BBL Surgeon. You can find more detailed information Dr. Rahal and his experience in BBL surgery here.
Please contact the office for pricing information. An accurate estimate can only be given after a consultation.
Dr. Rahal understands that paying for the procedure may not be a possible option for many of his patients. This is why we offer a variety financing plans through systems such as Care Credit in which the patient would need to be pre-approved. Please visit our financing options page to learn more about our payment plans.
For more information on the highly popular Brazilian Butt Lift procedure, call us today at (424) 512-1902 to schedule a consultation with Dr. William Rahal, Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon.
Contact us today to schedule your consultation with Dr. William Rahal, Plastic Surgeon.
8929 Wilshire Blvd Suite 400
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
T: (424) 512-1902