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When Fat Is on Your (Back) Side: 4 Benefits of the Brazilian Butt Lift


Posted December 20, 2017 in Brazilian Butt Lift

woman buttock dirty with sand with beautiful clear waterMany of us did not enlist in the Battle of the Bulge, yet eliminating our bulges has become a constant struggle. Excess fat on the abdomen, hips, and thighs is resilient, and until recently, nothing positive has ever come from it. With the Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL), patients can put their stubborn, unwanted fat to use. First, fat is removed from trouble areas via liposuction, slimming those areas down. The harvested fat is then purified and injected into the buttocks to enhance volume and improve the overall shape. As if those weren’t advantageous enough, here are 4 more major benefits of the Brazilian Butt Lift.

1. Minimally Invasive

The butt lift portion of the procedure requires no surgery, as your fat is injected into the buttocks for reshaping. However, a short recovery time of 7 to 10 days is needed after the fat is harvested from your hips, thighs, or abdomen with liposuction. Just a couple of tiny incisions are created to permanently remove the unwanted fat from your body, resulting in firmer, more attractive contours.

2. Safe

Since the Brazilian Butt Lift uses your own body fat instead of synthetic fillers, there is no risk of allergic reaction or rejection of the injected material. With a Brazilian Butt Lift, you can have a completely safe and natural butt enhancement. There are some risks associated with liposuction, including an abnormal reaction to anesthesia and infection, but these are rare and can often be easily avoided.

3. Lasting Results

The fat cells that are harvested during liposuction are permanently removed from the donor site. Even if the patient gains a significant amount of weight in the future, the areas that have been contoured using liposuction are likely to maintain their improved shape. Additionally, once the injected fat has successfully grafted to the body, it is there for good. Weight fluctuations can alter the size, but your new butt retains its shape.

4. Effective

Since some of the fat injected into the buttocks gets metabolized by the body, it is common practice to inject more fat than is needed to produce long-lasting results. Typically, the body absorbs about 20 percent of the injected fat, and the remainder will provide long-term improved contour to the buttocks. Injecting extra fat ensures that what does graft successfully is desirable.

If you are interested in the Brazilian Butt Lift, please contact Dr. Mendieta’s Miami, Florida office by calling 305.860.0717 today.