The Brazilian Butt Lift, or BBL as it known, adds curve and shape that has been memorialized in song. After all, it enhances the curves of your lower body. It reduces fat pockets on your hips, thighs or belly while adding fullness to the buttocks. It helps clothing fit more attractively.
And that’s why songs memorialize that Brazilian Look!
Play the famous song “Girl from Ipanema,” Ipanema being Brazil’s more famous beach. You will hear the memorialized lyrics that go:
“When she walks, she’s like a samba, that swings so cool and sways so gently. That when she passes, each one she passes goes Ahhhh.”
What is a Brazilian Butt Lift?
It starts with understanding fat. Think of all the fat cells in your body like a bouquet of party balloons. A Brazilian Butt Lift simply moves your balloons from one spot to another.
Unlike an arm lift or abdomen lift (tummy tuck), the procedure does not involve removing excess skin. Rather, a Brazilian Butt Lift tightens the skin of your buttocks by augmenting the buttocks with fat donated from other parts of your body. Since the procedure involves the transfer of fat from another area of your own body, the procedure is much safer than procedures that rely on a synthetic material.
How Long Does the Procedure Take?
How long your procedure will take depends on several factors including the volume of fat that needs to be added to your buttocks and how many areas you need fat removed from to achieve your ideal contours.
On average, the procedure takes three hours to perform. However, if you are more concerned about improving symmetry and having fat added to one buttock, your procedure may only take two hours. Similarly, you can expect your procedure to take longer than average if you need to have fat harvested from several locations, such as your back, chest, and stomach.
How Much Downtime Is There After the Procedure?
Remember, everyone’s post-op recovery experience is unique. However, you can expect to need five days for focused recovery. If you have an office job that requires little standing or walking, advise your supervisor that you need a full week off from work.
After 14 days, you should be feeling as vigorous and healthy as you did before the procedure and may return to a job that requires you to be on your feet. The hardest part about recovery from this procedure is you can’t engage in vigorous activities, such as weight lifting, HIIT, and team sports for six weeks post-op.
Less movement means more healing.
How Long Will My Brazilian Butt Lift Last?
After we remove fat cells from the donor area or areas, we clean them. Then, we separate the strongest, healthiest fat cells from the damaged fat cells. Only the healthiest fat cells are transferred to your buttocks to give you the best chance of a successful procedure.
The initial results of your augmentation will last for several weeks. However, some of the fat cells will not survive the transfer process. The fat cells that do not take hold will be flushed out of the body.
The fat cells that survive the transfer process will remain in the buttocks permanently.
The life of a Brazilin Butt Lift is quite long if you take the proper precautions after your augmentation. You should avoid sitting directly on your but for a minimum of 3 weeks after the procedure. This may seem like a considerable inconvenience, but it is essential to ensure the results from your butt lift will stay.
Is Fat Removal Permanent?
The fat removal from this procedure is permanent. Adults cannot grow new fat cells, so once fat cells are removed from donor areas, there will always be fewer fat cells in the donor areas. This means that even if the fat cells in the donor area store energy due to excess calorie consumption, the area will never become as large as it would have if you never received a Brazilian butt lift.
Maintaining Your Body Fat for Six Months Post-Op is Key
You may be tempted to work out diligently and eat fewer calories than your body needs for weight maintenance once you see the effects of the fat removal from your donor area or areas. However, you must resist the temptation to burn more excess fat from your body for the first six months after your procedure.
The only way to ensure the ideal volume remains in your buttocks is to maintain your body fat for six months post-op. Since the fat cells transferred to the buttocks need time to take hold, you need to eat normally.
To know how many calories you need to eat daily to maintain your body fat percentage, you need to know your height, weight, and activity level. Once you have that information, plug it into a TDEE calculator, (https://tdeecalculator.net/) remembering to make sure your gender and activity level are correct.
We love this calculator because it clearly explains how to identify your activity level. Once you know how many calories you burn daily, create a meal plan that provides you with that many calories.