William Vinyard, MD, FACS

Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon

Brazilian Butt Lift

Brazilian Butt Lift – Buttock Augmentation with Fat Transfer – Port Saint Lucie, FL*

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What is a Brazilian Butt Lift?

The Brazilian butt lift has become one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in the U.S. today and is currently in high demand by both men and women. Port Saint Lucie, FL board-certified cosmetic plastic surgeon Dr. William Vinyard is able to garner natural, gorgeous results at Vinyard Institute of Plastic Surgery through the Brazilian butt lift. This butt enhancement surgery offers our patients a natural way to have some rounder and shapelier buttocks without getting an implant. Significant weight loss, aging, gravity, as well as genetics can lead to a flat and toneless buttock. Today, a voluptuous rear end is desired more than ever. Using your own fat, the Brazilian butt lift adds fullness to the patient's buttocks area to create the appropriate roundness and shape. The process is accomplished through a uniquely specialized fat grafting and transfer process through liposuction in an area of your body with ample tissue to transfer onto your backside. There is an artistic approach to achieving this body contouring surgery and with many years of training and experience, Dr. Vinyard can recontour your buttocks to be the shape you desire.

Who Is A Candidate?

For the Brazilian butt lift, you will be evaluated by Dr. Vinyard to confirm this is the right treatment for you. The first consideration is to verify is that there is adequate fat tissue on the body for the transfer process. If you have a low body weight or have limited fat to extract for augmentation, you, unfortunately, may not be a good fit for this treatment. Moreover, it is also crucial to have firm, healthy skin. If your buttocks have loose, toneless skin, you may benefit better from a surgical butt lift. Being at a healthy, stable weight, having the right amount of fat to transfer, and not wanting to use an implant for augmentation is enough to consult with a plastic surgeon. You can have a one-on-one appointment with Dr. Vinyard by calling VIPS to schedule a date and time to meet.

What's The Technique?

General anesthesia is used for a fat transfer surgery of this nature. It is qualified as an outpatient procedure and on average takes around 2 – 3 hours (this depends on the quantity of fat that is being liposuctioned and purified for transfer). Liposuction will be performed first to extract fat from specific locations on the body, such as the abdominal area, hips, and thighs. This method of fat removal is produced at the highest medical and safety standards. The fat tissue is protected from the air since it is purified in a closed and sterile centrifuge system. It is during this time viable and healthy fat tissue is carefully harvested to be prepared for relocation in the buttocks. The final step is the injection phase, where the healthy fat tissue is reinstated layer by layer followed by a gentle massage to ensure the surface is even and smooth. This step is repeated multiple times until the desired roundness and shape has been achieved.

What Can I Expect?

Following a Brazilian butt lift, you will be released home to recover. Keep in mind there are two areas that need to be monitored — where the fat was liposuctioned and your enhanced buttocks. Both areas will need incision care. Patients should try their best to not place unnecessary weight on the buttocks for around two weeks following surgery. As soon as the swelling has gone away, your results will be visible, but usually the full outcome is seen in about 4 – 6 weeks. The butt will look curvaceous and shapelier. Even better, the body parts that had liposuction may make your result more dramatic if it was implemented on the hips or lower back/flanks section.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a Brazilian butt lift cost?
The total cost for your Brazilian butt lift (BBL) will include the both liposuction and fat transfer surgery, facility fees, anesthesia, as well as pre- and post-operative care. When Dr. Vinyard has created your surgical plan, he will be able to estimate your costs. We want you to concentrate on getting the results you want from a plastic surgeon you trust, like Dr. Vinyard, so we'll work with you on financing your procedure. VIPS accepts many payment methods and we can help you find low-interest financing through CareCredit.

Should I get implants or a fat transfer?
To improve the shape and size of your butt, you can choose butt augmentation with either implants or a fat transfer (the Brazilian butt lift). During your consultation, Dr. Vinyard will explain both options and help you decide which fits your body and goals. He will also examine your body to find the best areas would benefit from liposuction (typically the back, thighs, or stomach). If you have a low body fat percentage, you may not be a candidate for a Brazilian butt lift.

How long will my results last?
While some fat may be reabsorbed after the Brazilian butt lift, most of the fat will remain in your buttocks for a long time. To maintain your results, you should keep your weight steady since significant weight gain or loss will alter the results of your Brazilian butt lift. This is why Dr. Vinyard highly recommends you be at or near a healthy, stable weight before your Brazilian butt lift so it is easy for you to maintain.

How can I recover faster after a BBL?
If you want to minimize your healing time after a Brazilian butt lift, Dr. Vinyard or a member of his team will give you post-operative instructions and tips. You will need to avoid sitting on your butt for at least two weeks as the area heals. Dr. Vinyard recommends you buy a donut-shaped or nursing pillow that allows you to sit so the pressure is on your thighs instead of your butt. Short walks and light stretching can improve your blood circulation and decrease inflammation. Dr. Vinyard may also recommend a lymphatic drainage massage to help your body heal.

Will a Brazilian butt lift remove loose skin?
The name of the surgery, Brazilian butt lift, is deceiving because it isn't actually a butt lift (gluteoplasty), which surgically removes excess skin from your butt. However, the new volume added to your butt during a BBL may fill in some of the pendulous skin. If you are concerned about moderate-to-severe redundant skin on your buttocks, you may want a butt lift with your Brazilian butt lift. Dr. Vinyard can go over your options based on your goals and physical exam during your consultation.

Get Gorgeous Glutes!

The Brazilian butt lift procedure is popular because it allows people the chance to get the round and shapely buttocks they have always wanted. With the world around us focusing in on a healthier, round backside, the Brazilian butt lift has quickly become one of our top procedures at VIPS. If you are looking to attain an enhanced fullness to your buttocks and for a natural alternative, we invite you to contact VIPS in Port Saint Lucie, FL to make an appointment.

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Average Cost  
$8,000 - $12,000
Recovery Time  
1 Week
Average Procedure Time  
3 – 5 Hours
Post-op Follow-up  
1 – 3 Days
Procedure Recovery Location  
Outpatient
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