What is a Brazilian Butt Lift?
The Brazilian Butt Lift reshapes the buttocks to create a natural, shapely figure. Dr. Constantino Mendieta developed the “Mendieta Technique,” which is designed to meticulously recontour the hips and buttocks area to create a more defined hourglass silhouette. Using his personalized Brazilian Butt Lift technique, Dr. Mendieta can enhance a woman’s curves with her own body fat, which reduces the possibility of rejection and fat resorption while ensuring lasting results.
Dr. Mendieta evaluates each patient’s body type and concerns to determine the best techniques that will produce optimal results. He then tailors each Brazilian Butt Lift procedure to meet the patient’s goals and desires. Ideal candidates for Brazilian Butt Lift surgery can relate to some or all of the following concerns:
- Disproportionately small buttocks
- Flat or shapeless buttocks
- Difficulty fitting into clothing and swimwear
- Excess fat deposits that obscure curves
Brazilian Butt Lift Procedure
Patients who seek natural buttock enhancement using the Brazilian Butt Lift must undergo liposuction to harvest fat for grafting and enhance their curves. During this procedure, excess fat is removed from problem areas of the body using the most appropriate liposuction technique for the patient. Small incisions are created in the treatment areas, and a thin cannula is inserted to break up and suction out unwanted fat deposits.
The final step in the Brazilian Butt Lift is fat transfer to the buttocks. The fat that was harvested using liposuction is purified to extract the healthiest fat cells available. Dr. Mendieta’s preferred method for injecting the fat into the buttocks is layering. He injects pearl-sized drops into different layers of tissue, which increases the likelihood of a successful graft and produces smoother results.
Brazilian Butt Lift surgery can be performed in conjunction with other body contouring and enhancement procedures to produce optimal results. Many patients who wish to improve the shape of their buttocks and address cosmetic concerns associated with pregnancy opt for the Miami Makeover. This procedure package typically includes the Brazilian Butt Lift, liposuction, breast enhancement, and tummy tuck surgery.
You can expect some bruising and swelling after your procedure. Any discomfort can be managed with prescribed pain medicine, which should be filled before your scheduled surgery. Depending on the physical demands of the job, most patients may go back to work 10 to 14 days after surgery. Patients are required to wear a supportive compression garment for 6 to 8 weeks. Applying pressure to the buttocks can compromise the success of the fat graft, so you must always use a pillow when sitting during the first 8 weeks.
It is recommended to refrain from exercising for at least six weeks after surgery to avoid complications. Dr. Mendieta will provide you with detailed postoperative instructions during your Brazilian Butt Lift consultation.
You should be able to see a noticeable improvement in the size and shape of your buttocks immediately following Brazilian Butt Lift surgery. However, it takes between three and four months for the swelling to resolve and reveal the final results. The effects of a Brazilian Butt Lift are considered permanent when performed by a surgeon who is experienced in the procedure. Over time, a BBL-enhanced butt is susceptible to the natural aging process. Major weight loss can cause the buttocks to become smaller, but it should maintain its improved shape.
Brazilian Butt Lift FAQs
What are my butt augmentation options if I don’t have enough fat for a Brazilian Butt Lift?
Petite or slim patients who lack adequate excess body fat for fat transfer may want to consider gaining weight for a BBL or getting buttock implants. Buttock implants are similar to breast implants and do not rely on a patient’s existing fat supply to produce a fuller, rounder bottom.
How much does a Brazilian Butt Lift cost?
The cost of Brazilian Butt Lift surgery depends on several factors, including the extent of correction, techniques used, surgical fees, anesthesia fees, and geographical location. The exact cost of your personalized Brazilian Butt Lift will be determined during your private consultation.
What type of anesthesia is used during Brazilian Butt Lift surgery?
While both general anesthesia and local anesthesia are available, general anesthesia is used for Brazilian Butt Lifts because it is the safest and most comfortable option. For your safety, you also want to ensure you are working with a board-certified anesthesiologist, regardless of the type of anesthesia chosen.
What are the risks associated with Brazilian Butt Lift surgery?
Complications that result from Brazilian Butt Lift surgery are rare. Some of the common risks associated with any cosmetic surgery procedure include:
- Impaired healing
- Adverse reaction to anesthesia