Buttock augmentation with fat is more popularly known as the Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL). With this procedure, Dr. Jejurikar combines liposuction, most commonly of the back, love handles and abdomen, with buttock augmentation to reshape the buttock. Dr. Jejurikar reviews the steps of the BBL in the following video:
It’s a common misconception that Brazilian Butt Lift has to result in huge buttocks. Although some patients desire this, often patients are looking for enhanced shape, contour and projection of the buttocks without massive enlargement. If a huge butt if your heart’s desire, however, that usually is possible – provided you have enough fat to donate for the endeavour.
The key steps:
- Liposculpture of the areas around the butt. Eliminating fat around the waist, flanks (love handles) and outer thighs is critical to creating a shapely butt and a more feminine body shape. The ideal female torso has a narrow waist and curvy buttocks; without liposuction,creating this is not possible. In the picture below, notice the dramatic reduction in the waist, and, to a lesser extent, the saddlebags (outer thighs). This step alone enhances the appearance of the buttocks.
- Fat collection and purification. Fat removed by liposuction is collected using a completely closed, in-line system. This allows the majority of fat cells which are removed to remain viable. Serum and oils can be drained from the fat using this system and antibiotics can be added, lessening the chances of postoperative infection.
- Fat injection. Once the fat has been collected and purified, it is reinjected using syringes. Fat is used to reshape the butt and to give it enhanced projection, predominantly in the upper portions of the buttocks. Fat can be injected in moderation, merely to give the butt an improved shape and contour, or in excess, to give a significant increase in volume.
Ideal candidates for Brazilian Butt Lift are in good shape and have excess fat of the abdomen, back, love handles or outer thighs. The procedure generally takes two-and-a-half to three hours and can be done in combination with other procedures. Patients cannot sit on their buttocks for 10 days postoperatively and should refrain from strenuous exercise for 6 weeks postoperatively. For more information, contact Dr. Sam Jejurikar’s office at 214-827-2814.