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Brazilian Butt Lift

Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics located in Wilmington, DE

Brazilian Butt Lift

Brazilian Butt Lift services offered in Wilmington, DE

The Brazilian butt lift (BBL) uses fat from one part of your body to improve the shape and size of your buttocks. Because of the complexity of the cosmetic procedure, you need a skilled plastic surgeon like Ian Lonergan, MD, at Aesthetic Plastic Surgery of Delaware in Wilmington, Delaware, to perform your BBL. The BBL is a two-step surgery that requires experience and expertise. To schedule your BBL consultation, call the office or request your appointment online today. 

Brazilian Butt Lift Q & A

What is the BBL?

The Brazilian butt lift (BBL) is a fat grafting augmentation procedure that changes the size, shape, and contours of the buttocks. Instead of using implants to improve your backside, Dr. Lonergan uses your own body fat.

The BBL is a two-step procedure that involves liposuctioning pockets of fat from your abdomen, hips, lower back, or thighs, then injecting the fat into your buttocks to get the desired look. 

Because the BBL is more involved than a traditional butt lift with implants, you need a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Lonergan to perform the procedure. 

Am I a candidate for the BBL?

Dr. Lonergan determines if you’re a candidate for the BBL after a consultation. If you want to improve the size or shape of your buttocks without implants, schedule a consultation at Aesthetic Plastic Surgery of Delaware to see if the BBL is right for you.

A good candidate for the BBL must have enough body fat for the transfer, good skin tone, and be in excellent overall health. You must also agree to avoid sitting directly on your buttocks for several weeks following your BBL. 

What happens during the BBL?

Dr. Lonergan customizes your BBL to suit your body type and goals and reviews the details of your procedure at your pre-surgical consultation. 

First, he removes excess fat from the designated parts of your body and processes the fat for the transfer. Then, Dr. Lonergan injects the fat into specific areas of your buttocks to create the desired look. 

What happens during recovery from a BBL?

Recovery following the BBL requires some activity modifications. Though pain is minimal, you must avoid sitting or lying directly on your buttocks for two weeks following the procedure. You need to stand or lie on your side for all activities and only lie on your side when sleeping. 

After the initial recovery period, you can use a donut seat or pillow under your thighs when sitting to limit pressure on your buttocks. You can go back to sitting normally about two months after your surgery. 

You should see improvements in your look immediately following your BBL, but the final results take about six months.

Schedule your BBL consultation at Aesthetic Plastic Surgery of Delaware by calling the office or requesting an appointment online today.