Brazilian Butt Lift Pensacola

The Brazilian Butt Lift (or BBL) is the best way to get a backside to be proud of.  Using a combination of liposuction and fat transfer, a BBL is safe and very effective.  It is one the fastest growing cosmetic procedures in the United States.

Typical Timing/Age

25-60 years old

Problem

Small buttock, deflated buttock and/or poor buttock and lower body contour. If the problem is excess abdominal skin and subcutaneous fat that continues around the back, a belt lipectomy or lower body lift may be a better solution.

Procedure

The procedure is done through a short, horizontal incision behind/under the chin and facelift incisions around each ear. The skin is widely freed from the face and platysma muscles. Excess fat deep to the platysma muscles is sculpted under direct vision. The platysma muscles are then sutured to each other in the midline. If needed, the platysma muscles may be cut horizontally to achieve an even better contour. The neck and lower face skin is then re-draped and any excess or redundant skin is removed from the face-lift incisions around the ears.

Goal

To improve buttock shape and lower body contour.

Facility

Hospital

Preparation

Patients should be at a stable weight, healthy, nutritionally replete with good protein stores and cannot be using any nicotine containing substances. Patients should also be prepared for an inconvenient recovery period.

Anesthesia

General anesthesia

Recovery

Hospital stay

This is outpatient surgery. An overnight hospital stay is usually not required.

Positioning

After a Brazilian butt lift is very important to avoid pressure on your butt. The fat grafts survive best with minimal outside pressure and squishing. Moreover, pressure in certain areas and not others could create an irregular contour. For one week after a Brazilian butt lift you will need to avoid lying or sitting. This means you can’t sit or lie on your back. This means for 1 week you have to lie on your sides, lay on your stomach or stand. The only time it is ok to sit is when you are on the toilet. It can be difficult to avoid lying on your back while sleeping so most patients create walls with pillows to help prevent them from rolling over. After 1 week you may sit with your buttock suspended in the air. This means placing a towel, pillow or cushion under your thighs (not your butt) to suspend your buttock in the air. After 4 weeks you may start laying on your back and sitting normally.

Assistance

You will need someone to help take care of you after surgery as you will not be able to lift children, heavy items, etc.

Walking

You are encouraged to walk around as much as possible to help reduce the risk of DVT and thromboembolism.

Showering

After 48 hours you should remove your dressings and take a shower.

Exercise

2 weeks for brisk walking or light jogging. 4 weeks for regular exercise.

Sex

Wait 4 weeks.

Work

1-2 weeks depending on your type of work.

Swelling

Can persist for 3-6 months

Bruising

Usually subsides after 2-3 weeks.

Follow-up Appointments

Your doctor will schedule your post-operative appointments according to your treatment plan.

Risks & Complications

Hematoma, Seroma, Infection, Asymmetry, Numbness, Thromboembolism, Contour irregularities, Fat emboli, Need for revision, Complications related to anesthesia.

Performed by: Dr. Patterson, Dr. Butler, Dr. Leveque

 

*Cosmetic Surgery National Data Bank: Statistics 2013. (2014). Aesthetic Surgery Journal / the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 34(1 suppl), 1S-22S.doi:10.1177/1090820X14542571

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