Dr. James Anthony

450 Sutter Street Suite 2630, San Francisco, CA 94108

Dr. James Anthony Plastic Surgery
Dr. James Anthony

Brazilian Butt Lift (Butt Augmentation Surgery with Fat Transfer) – San Francisco, CA

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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 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 gluteal sculpting surgery and with years of training, experience, and learned skill, San Francisco, CA plastic surgeon Dr. James Anthony can garner natural-looking, gorgeous results.

Ideal Candidates

Candidates for the Brazilian butt lift will be evaluated to confirm they are able to undergo this surgery. The first step is to make sure there is adequate fat in certain areas for the fat 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.

Surgical Technique

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 to complete (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 will become visible, but usually the full outcome is seen in around 4 – 6 weeks. The buttocks will appear more curvaceous and shapelier. In addition, the areas that had liposuction may give you a more desirable shape.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a Brazilian butt lift cost?
The total cost for your Brazilian butt lift (BBL) will include the cost of both liposuction and fat transfer surgery, facility fees, anesthesia, as well as pre- and post-operative care. As soon as Dr. Anthony has created your BBL surgical plan, he will be better able to estimate your costs. So you can concentrate on getting the results you want from a plastic surgeon you trust, like Dr. Anthony, we work with you to make your Brazilian butt lift easier to afford. Our practice accepts many payment methods and we can help you find low-interest medical financing.

Should I get implants or a fat transfer?
To add volume to your butt, you can choose butt augmentation with either implants or a fat transfer (the Brazilian butt lift). During your consultation, Dr. Anthony will talk to you about both options and help you decide which is better based on your body and goals. He will also assess your body to find the best areas with excess fat that would benefit from liposuction (typically the stomach, back, or thighs). Patients with a low body fat percentage may not be candidates for a Brazilian butt lift.

How long will my results last?
While some fat may be reabsorbed by the body after the transfer, most of the fat cells will remain in their new location in the butt for a long time. To maintain your result, you should keep your weight steady since significant weight gain or loss will compromise the results of the surgery. This is why Dr. Anthony recommends you be at or near a healthy, stable weight before your Brazilian butt lift so it is easier for you to maintain.

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

Will a Brazilian butt lift remove loose skin?
The name of the surgery, Brazilian butt lift, is a little deceiving because it is not actually a butt lift (gluteoplasty), which removes loose and sagging skin from the buttocks. However, the new volume added to your butt during a BBL may fill some of the loose skin. If you have moderate to severe sagging skin in your buttocks, you may receive better results by combining a butt lift with a Brazilian butt lift. Dr. Anthony can discuss your options based on your goals during your 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, round bottom, the Brazilian butt lift has become one of our most sought after procedures at our practice. If you are looking to attain an enhanced fullness to your buttocks and are seeking a natural alternative, we welcome you to contact our office in San Francisco, CA to make an appointment with Dr. Anthony.

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