About The Brazilian Butt Lift
A surgery known as the Brazilian butt lift has become one of the fastest growing cosmetic surgeries in the U.S. and continues to be in widespread demand among both women and men. This butt enhancement surgery allows individuals an effective way to achieve a rounder and shapelier buttocks without having to use an implant. Significant weight loss, aging, gravity, as well as hereditary characteristics can lead to a flat and unshapely buttocks. In today's times, a rounder, more voluptuous rear end is desired more than ever. Using your own fat, the Brazilian butt lift adds volume to the patient's buttocks area to create the desired look. The process is achieved through a careful and precise fat transfer process, which uses liposuction to remove unwanted fat pockets from one place of your body and then transfers it into your backside (rear end). It takes an artistic eye to perfect this body contouring surgery and with years of training, experience, and learned skill, Santa Rosa, CA plastic surgeons Drs. Francisco Canales and Heather Furnas can garner gorgeous, natural-looking results at Plastic Surgery Associates Santa Rosa.
Candidates for the Brazilian butt lift will be evaluated to confirm they are able to undergo this surgery. First is to make sure there is adequate fat in certain areas to remove for the removal, grafting, and transfer process. If you are of a low body weight or have insufficient fat to remove for the transfer, you, unfortunately, may not be a candidate for this treatment. Moreover, it is also crucial to have good skin laxity. If you have sagging skin, you may benefit better from a butt lift with surgery. If you maintain a good weight, have the right amount of fat to extract and transfer, and prefer not to use an implant, this procedure can be a terrific alternative for you.
"I have known Dr. Furnas for many years and just had my second surgery with her. The first was an upper eyelid surgery when I was 51 and now, at age 68, I had a facelift, CO2 laser and fat injections. I was out and about one week post surgery and back at the gym after 2 weeks. The results are amazing (and subtle) and my friends are impressed....those that know that is. For such a lot of surgery, it was a non event. At week 3, other than a bit of residual redness from the laser, I am fully back in my life. Thank you Heather, you continue to amaze."- R.R. / Yelp / Feb 22, 2019
"I have known Dr. Furnas for many years and just had my second surgery with her. The first was an upper eyelid surgery when I was 51 and now, at age 68, I had a facelift, CO2 laser and fat injections. I was out and about one week post surgery and back at the gym after 2 weeks. The results are amazing (and subtle) and my friends are impressed....those that know that is.For such a lot of surgery, it was a non event. At week 3, other than a bit of residual redness from the laser, I am fully back in my life.Thank you Heather, you continue to amaze."- R.P. / Google / Feb 22, 2019
"Recently I had to go in to get a Capsular contracture. In Layman terms it means my skin easily stretches. So my perfect breast augmentation done by the amazing Dr Furnas about 3 years ago started to hang lower then my pocket. They use a mesh if needed to give my skin a little more back bone and extra sutures! They are perfect! I would say it’s like having the breasts I had as a teen....But I never had any so I wouldn’t know. LOL All I know is I’m beyond grateful. Im beyond happy with the results. And my confidence has a little more boost. My post op was quicker then the first time as well. I was up and moving the same day!!! I came in and Dr Furnas and her team gave me better results tan I could have ever imagined.?? Thank you Dr Furnas and psa, I love you."- A.H. / Google / Feb 19, 2019
"Dr. Canelis and his staff are amazing and anyone who goes to them are in the best hands! He truly cares about his patients desires and listens so he is able to give his patients the best possible results. Can’t thank him enough!"- C.R. / Google / Feb 18, 2019
"Dr Canales and his staff are absolutely outstanding! Dr Canales did a superb job at making sure all my questions and concerns were addressed on top of his amazing work !! I highly recommend Plastic Surgery Associates of Santa Rosa & Allegro MedSpa"- T.M. / Facebook / Jan 25, 2019
In most cases, anesthesia is used for a fat transfer surgery of this nature. It is qualified as an outpatient treatment and generally takes around 2 – 3 hours (it depends on the quantity of fat that is being liposuctioned and reinstated). A form of liposuction will be performed first to remove fat from specific areas on the body, including the hips, abdomen, lower back, and thighs. This method of fat extraction is performed at the highest quality and safety. The extracted fat is protected from the open air since it is intricately purified in a closed and sterile centrifuge system. It is during this time that healthy fat tissue is carefully harvested and placed into syringes. Next is the injection phase where the healthy fat tissue is injected in layers followed by a delicate massage to make sure the surface is even and smooth. This step is repeated numerous times until the desired shape has been attained.
What to Expect
After a Brazilian butt lift, you will be sent home to recover. Remember, there are separate sections on the body that need to be monitored — where the fat was liposuctioned and your enhanced buttocks. In both places, there will be bruising. It is important to not place a lot of weight on the buttocks for around two weeks after surgery. As soon as the swelling has subsided, results are visible, but usually, the full outcome is seen in around 4 – 6 weeks. The buttocks will appear curvaceous and shapelier. In addition, the areas that had liposuction may make your result more beautiful if it was performed on the hips or lower back/flanks section.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a Brazilian butt lift cost?
Your total cost for a Brazilian butt lift (BBL) includes both the fat transfer and liposuction, anesthesia, facility fees, plus care before and after your surgery. When Dr. Canales or Dr. Funras has developed your treatment plan, they will be able to give you cost estimates. It's best to focus on choosing a plastic surgeon you feel comfortable with, like Dr. Canales and Dr. Furnas, rather than the finding the cheapest price. Plastic Surgery Associates Santa Rosa takes several payments, and we can give you information on low-interest financing.
Should I get implants or a fat transfer?
If you want to improve the shape and size of your buttocks, you get butt augmentation using either silicone implants or fat grafting, which is commonly called a Brazilian butt lift. In your initial consultation, we will explain both methods and help you choose which fits your physique and wants. We will also examine your body to decide which areas would get liposuction (usually the stomach, back, or thighs). You may not be a candidate for a BBL if your body fat percentage is too low.
How long will my results last?
Although a small amount of fat might be reabsorbed after your Brazilian butt lift, the majority of the fat will stay in your buttocks for many years. To keep your results, you need to maintain a steady weight because major weight loss or gain can alter the results of your Brazilian butt lift. That's why Dr. Canales and Dr. Furnas highly recommend you be at a healthy weight prior to your BBL so it's easier for you to stay fit.
How can I recover faster after a BBL?
If you want to minimize your healing time following a BBL, we recommend that you follow all post-surgical instructions accordingly. You should avoid sitting on your buttocks for at least 14 days as the area heals. We also suggest you buy a donut-shaped or nursing pillow, which lets you sit down with pressure placed on your legs rather than your buttocks. Light stretching and short walks will improve your blood flow and reduce swelling. We may also suggest a special post-surgical massage to help your body heal.
Will a Brazilian butt lift remove loose skin?
A traditional butt lift removes excess skin from the buttocks while a Brazilian butt lift adds volume to this area. While it's called a Brazilian butt lift, this name is confusing since it isn't a gluteoplasty, which removes excess skin from your butt. Although the extra volume transferred to your buttocks during a Brazilian butt lift can fill out some loose skin, if you are concerned about moderate or severe excess skin in your butt, you might want a gluteoplasty with a BBL. Dr. Canales and Dr. Furnas will go over your options, depending on your goals and physical exam in your initial consultation.
Shape Your Rear
This procedure has become so popular due to the fact it allows people the chance to get the round and shapely buttocks they have desired. As the world around is honed in on a healthier, rounder bottom, the Brazilian butt lift has become one of our most sought-after procedures at Plastic Surgery Associates Santa Rosa. If you are looking to attain an enhanced fullness to your buttocks and are seeking a natural alternative, we welcome you to contact Plastic Surgery Associates Santa Rosa in Santa Rosa, CA to make an appointment with Dr. Canales or Dr. Furnas.