Everything You Should Know about the Brazilian Butt Lift

Buttock augmentation is more popular than ever thanks to the influence of celebrities such as the Kardashians, Beyoncé, and Jennifer Lopez. The Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL), also known as buttock augmentation with fat grafting, is one of the most popular forms of buttock augmentation. Whether you are looking to better fill in your jeans or simply balance out your body contours, the Brazilian Butt Lift may be able to help. Read on to learn more about this procedure and what it can do for you.

What is Involved in a Brazilian Butt Lift?

During the BBL procedure, Dr. Howland will harvest fat from areas where you have excess fat, such as the abdomen, upper back, thighs, or arms. This fat is then placed into the buttocks. By removing fat from certain areas like the abdomen, Dr. Howland can accentuate the waist and recontour the torso along with buttock augmentation for a balanced body contour.

This technique offers many benefits over other buttock augmentation techniques such as implants. Because the BBL uses the patient’s own fat, the chance of major rejection when placed into the buttocks is virtually nonexistent. Also, using fat offers a more natural and softer buttock appearance.

The Ideal Candidate

Individuals who feel that their buttocks are too small for their body frame and desire a more balanced look can often benefit from a BBL. Ideal candidates will be healthy, nonsmokers who have realistic expectations for the outcome of their procedure. Patients should also not be pregnant or breastfeeding. A consultation with a board certified plastic surgery such as Dr. Howland is the best way to determine if this procedure is right for you.

Choosing the Right Surgeon

Choosing the right surgeon for your BBL procedure is one of the most important decisions that you will make during your plastic surgery journey. Be sure to seek out a board certified plastic surgeon and discuss your aesthetic goals with them during your consultation. Patients should also be sure to view before and after pictures of real patients who have had this surgery performed by the surgeon. The skill and understanding of your surgeon will have the greatest impact on your overall results.

If you are interested in learning more about the Brazilian Butt Lift procedure in the Draper, UT area, contact our office today. We would be happy to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Howland.