The Brazilian butt lift has become popular in recent years as people worldwide strive to get the shapely butts often seen on the beaches of Brazil. The Brazilian butt lift is not a true surgical lift, but a butt augmentation using fat transfer techniques. At PeaceHealth Medical Group in the Portland area, the surgeon will remove fat from another area of the patient's body, such as the abdomen or thighs, and then the fat will be purified before being injected into the buttocks. The surgeon will carefully inject the fat into the buttocks to achieve a full, round buttocks that is appropriately proportionate to the rest of the body. Since the fat transfer does increase the volume of the buttocks, sagging skin is naturally filled and lifted for what will mimic a surgical butt lift.
Brazilian Butt Lift Reviews
"39 Year Old Woman That Works out Too Much to Have a Flabby Tummy and Back Flanks with a Flat Bottom - Vancouver, WA - My doctor, Dr. Gabriel was the best!!!! So nice caring and professional. I felt very comfortable with him. I trust him very much, so much I would go with ay suggestion he had because I truly believe he is a phenomenal artist and surgeon. He is brilliant!!! - - Dr. Allen Gabriel is absolutely hands down the best plastic surgeon ever!! His work is pure perfection!!! He is certainly an amazing artist and his work is extremely impressive!!! I knew when I went in for my consultation he was the one just by his demeanor and the love that is obvious he has for his work really shows!! Dr. Gabriel performed the Brazilian Butt Lift on me...and I am so in love with it!! It lifted my buttocks to absolute perfection!! I love love love my Brazilian Butt Lift!! I get so many compliments too...:). He also performed a tummy tuck, which also of course turned out flawless!!! My stomach has never been so flat and tight!!! It makes me feel so good!!! He also removed my back flanks so its very nicely contoured. I am so thrilled with his work!!! I feel giddy!! I never imagined I would ever feel so good!!! I've never felt so comfortable in my own body. Thank you Dr. Gabriel!!!! I am finally able to wear clothes I've never been able to before. When going in to surgery, Dr. Gabriel really made me feel at ease....I really didn't feel nervous at all. All of his staff, down to his anesthesiologist made me feel very relaxed and comfortable going in to surgery. They also made sure to check on me afterward, which I thought was extremely nice. His nurses were far and above anything I could have ever imagined. They took such good care of me and were so sweet to anyone that visited me...not to mentioned were so nice and fun....they made me feel really special. I'm assuming they learned it from Dr. Gabriel because his personality, bedside manner and demeanor is also the best ever!! He really cares about his patients and it really shines through. He also follows up with you after surgery and make sure he sees you on a regular basis to check on you, which really shows he cares and you're not jut a number. He's also a perfectionist so he likes to make sure its perfect!! "- M. / RealSelf / Aug 13, 2014
"50 Year Old Library Lady Remodel - Vancouver, WA - Dr. Gabriel is the most amazing doctors I have ever known. His professionalism and perfectionism and the love of his job shows every time you see him. He is very knowledgable about each procedure and is willing to answer all questions to help you make the right choice. I have absolute trust in him and his staff. I have recommended him to several people and I will continue to do so. If you meet him once you will understand what I am talking about. He is simply the BEST! - - I turned 50 and decided I needed to stop complaining about my body andjust go and it fixed. My GYN recommended Dr. Allen Gabriel for my breastreduction and tummy tuck and scar revision. Scared out of my mind, Ifinally made the call and as soon as I walked into his office I knew Iwas in the right place at the right time. Everyone from the receptionistto his nurses and scheduler were fantasticat helping you feel at ease. Then, when you meet Dr. Gabriel hisknowledge that he shares and the compassion that he shows let's you knowthat you are in the best hands. Because of work I was only able to have 1 procedure at a time, so,breast reduction was first. OMG, I mean really, why had I waited solong? Dr. Gabriel is such a professional, perfectionist! I had neverbeen to a doctor that cares so much with your well being. A few months later tummy tuck and scar revision, this one took a whilelonger to recoup, however, the results is amazing. For over, 33 years ofnot having stomach muscles do to appendix surgery and living with largefat pouches, to now I have a perfect flat stomach. WOW!Now 5 months ago I decided to have some Liposuction done to refine a fewplaces and at the last minute, I decided on having a Brazilian ButtLift, WHAT!!! That last decision ended up being my funniest decision.Who knew that I would have more confidence in my body as a whole, oncemy once "little old lady butt" could turn out to be this perfect bubblebutt. I think everyday, I'm saying, I love my butt. Ok, don't get mewrong all of the other procedures were for medical reasons, and I love,love, love, the results, however, liposuction and Brazilian butt liftwas all for me. When I have gone to other doctors they all know who Dr. Gabriel is andeveryone of them have nothing but positive things to say about his workand about him as a professional perfectionists.I often wonder why I waited so long to have anything done, but Irealized as soon as my breast reduction was done....it's because Ihadn't meet Dr. Allen Gabriel! Side note: you will find yourself looking in the mirror at your newbottom and running around in your panties will become a new normal foryou. Oh, and after all these procedures your spouse will running aroundchasing you too, oh darn!"- L. / RealSelf / Aug 14, 2014
"35 Year Old Mother ROCKS a Mommy Makeover and Brazilian Butt Lift - Vancouver, WA - Dr. Gabriel is a secret little gem here in the Northwest. He has a great bedside manner and has a brilliant surgical gift. I could tell at the hospital how respected and well-liked he is by how the nurses interacted with him during my recovery. He came highly recommended from a couple friends who had used his cosmetic services before me. I also am friends with a couple surgical nurses he frequently works with. They say "he's the best." He always answers my questions and has never left any of my needs unmet. He does beautiful work and is a pleasure to visit with in his office. I'd do it all again. - - Let me start by how absolutely thrilled I am with my surgical results. I went in for a Mommy Makeover consult where I knew I wanted the abdominoplasty with liposuction and breast lift with augmentation. I was super nervous to go in for my initial consult, but everyone in his office was so kind and put me at ease the entire time. I was laughing and joking (while naked) during my pre-op photos. Dr. Gabriel has an amazing way of being both incredibly professional yet comfortingly relaxed. After hearing my wishes for my body and evaluating and discussing my surgical options, Dr. Gabriel offered to inject the lipoed fat from my flanks into my (very flat) derriere. At first I scoffed at the idea, but Dr. Gabriel promised me I would not end up with a "J-Lo" butt. I went home to consider this new option. Unfortunately, there is not a lot of moderate or realistic sized BBL reviews and pictures out there (see my jeans photo). Everything is pretty extreme. But I decided to "get it all" and proceeded with my pre-op phase of surgery. There was a good amount of info given to me regarding what equipment, supplements, garments, and other recovery needs I would need to obtain before surgery. I felt quite prepared going in to my big day. Melissa and Rachel are wonderful resources of information and teachings, in addition to Dr. Gabriel. All of the Dr. Gabriel staff are amazing. They are so gentle, kind, and professional. Every nurse is so patient and helpful. Walking in the door, I am greeted by the lovely receptionists, who remember my name, and recall details of previous conversations I've had with them. Great personal touch. My recovery has been so smooth. Any little need or concern I have had, I call the office and they are able to help me, or even get me in for a swift appointment. I will continue to regularly visit with Dr. Gabriel for scar management (all included) throughout the next year. I am so thankful for choosing Dr. Gabriel to do my surgery. I love my new body. I love how my clothes fit. I love feeling confident every day and not being consumed with self ridicule. I love being curvy but tightened in just the right places. Thank you, Dr. Gabriel."- T. / RealSelf / Mar 11, 2015
"Tummy Tuck with Botox & Brazilian Butt Lift for 39 Year Old After 2 C-sections - Vancouver, WA - I felt comfortable right away and was impressed by Dr. Gabriel's professional and kind demeanor. He is a talented surgeon that produces beautiful results. I would gladly recommend him to anyone looking for a quality result and experience.The entire team, from reception to scheduling, was thorough and efficient, yet I never felt rushed. Dr. Gabriel has surrounded himself with a wonderful group of people that are great at what they do. - - My pregnancies left me with stretch marks that radiated from my belly button and a saggy flap of skin that hung over my c-section scar. When I first considered getting a tummy tuck, I only wanted to get the loose skin removed. What I received is 1,000 times better!Summary: I was extremely fortunate to get more than 2 weeks off (from work/responsibilities) post-op for recovery. I had excellent at-home care for a full week. I followed my doctor's instructions closely with great results. What follows is a detailed account of my experience for the first 5 weeks after a T.T. and B.B.L.Pre-Op Measurements:Ht: 5'9"Wt: 185lbWaist: 34"Belly: 42.5"Hips: 42.5"Butt: 45"At the consultation appointment, I met with Dr. Gabriel and shared my request (just a Tummy Tuck) while he offered additional options (Botox in the abs to aid in recovery and a Brazilian Butt Lift) and explained all of the procedures to me. At that same appointment, I had my "before" photos taken, I was given a complete price estimate (including hospital fees), and I was able to schedule my surgery date. I began my pre-op preparations 2 weeks before the surgery date. I received a detailed list of supplements and instructions to help prepare my body for surgery and recovery from the doctor's office. I filled all of the prescriptions and followed the instructions exactly. I made a 1-week post-op medication schedule and preloaded a 28-pocket pill box. The total for the medications and supplements was around $150. (The most expensive was a $40 prescription for anti-nausea medication.)On the surgery date I arrived at the hospital 2 hours before my scheduled operation time. I had to take a (urine sample) pregnancy test before getting prepped. I took a sterilizing cloth bath and put on compression stockings with my hospital-issued gown. The nurse then hooked me up to an I.V. and Dr. Gabriel came in to the prep room and marked me up with "guidelines". I was wheeled to the O.R. where I met the anesthesiologist, P.A., and other nurses that assisted during the surgery. ***I made a special request that may not be available or advisable to many patients: I asked that the catheter that is used during surgery be left in post-op. All the people in the O.R. thought it was a strange request, but I knew I would rather sleep as much as I could that first night instead of get up every few hours to use the restroom.*** Once the general anesthesia was put in my I.V., I just closed my eyes and listened to their pre-op chat for all of about 5 seconds. The surgery consisted of removing about 2.5lb of skin and closing an almost 2" gap between my ab muscles. I had fat liposuctioned out of my back and a little from just below my butt and all of it was used in the B.B.L. Two drain tubes were stitched into my pubic area.The next thing I knew I was in the recovery room. When I woke up I wasn't groggy or disoriented. I was then taken to my "overnight suite" at the hospital. My request to leave the catheter in was honored, and my stay at the hospital was uneventful. I was given one dose of pain medication via I.V. just after I arrived in the room, and I was relaxed, painless, and drowsy. For the rest of the time I took oral medication to regulate the pain (I never got above a 4 on the pain scale). I didn't get out of bed until about 16 hours post-op. ***The nurse removed the catheter at this time. It wasn't a pleasant sensation, but it was worth it to me to have it in during my hospital stay.*** I was then able to use the restroom and take a nurse-assisted shower. The nurse showed me how to deal with the 2 drains I had in my pubic area. (The drains must be emptied and the fluid measured daily.) I was wrapped in a compression band (not a body garment) and then released to go home, roughly 24 hours after my surgery time. ***My husband took the week off from work to be my in-home nurse. He also took care of all of the day-to-day needs of our family.***I had set up a little "recovery center" in my living room prior to surgery. I used a reclining chair as a bed and had an easy-access table with the pre-loaded big pill box, a large water bottle, crackers, lamp, and cell phone charger. I used hiking poles (they are like adjustable-height ski poles) to get up and move around. (I had instructions to get up and walk around every 2 hours.) I was pretty bent over the first few days, and my back muscles got really sore. My butt was tender and there was a lot of bruising on my back that first week. My tummy tuck and incision never bothered me, and I believe that is due to the Botox that was injected into the muscles during surgery. ***I took a stool softener 3 times a day instead of 2, and I used Miralax powder, not the Ducolax pill. I only took pain medication for the first 2 full days I was home, which is what causes constipation. However, I knew my body would need the extra dose of stool softener. I was fortunate to have no problems with B.M.s post-op. I went down to 2 doses per day after day 4. After the first week, I went down to 1 per day.*** Instead of pain medication, I took 1 muscle relaxer at bedtime for the first week post-op. I was consistent about taking the prescribed anti-inflammatory, which probably helped regulate pain as well. I didn't need the anti-nausea medication at all.I had 2 follow-up appointments scheduled in the first week. The hiking poles ($30 at Costco) were great because I could adjust the height as I was able to stand more upright over the first several days. My husband helped me bathe in the bathtub by putting a camping cooler in the tub so I could sit on it while he poured water over me with a pitcher. The sitting position allowed me to keep the incision line dry. I was able to get in and out of the tub myself, but it was nice not to have to reach up and wash my hair. I was bent over pretty far at the 2nd-day appointment, and almost completely upright at the 7th-day appointment. I had one of my drains removed at the second appointment. Still no abdominal pain, just a tender tush. After a week, the bruising on my back was mostly gone, and I was walking upright without assistance. The places on my butt where the fat had been injected were hard lumps. I was released to drive, as long as I wasn't taking pain medication or muscle relaxers. The only exercise I was allowed to do was walk.At the 2-week post-op appointment my second drain was removed. I received a small marble to help shape my new belly button. I was still wearing my compression band at all times. Dr. Gabriel suggested buying some Spanx compression undergarments. He was quite pleased at how the Botox had given me back my mobility so quickly. I was happy that it didn't hurt!I started massage therapy to soften the scar tissue and help speed my recovery at 2 weeks post-op. The nerves in my back and butt started to "wake up", and I would get the odd pins-and-needles sensation in my back. After my first massage therapy appointment I had absolutely NO pain or skin-tightness anywhere on my body. For a day I felt like my pre-surgery self. It was recommended that my husband repeat the massages daily. He ended up giving me 3 massages that week (1 every other day). At the 3-week appointment, I was given clearance to wear the compression garment 12 hours at a time. I preferred to wear it at night while I slept, or when I was sitting for long periods of time. Often, I would wear compression undergarments under my regular clothes. "- A. / RealSelf / Aug 05, 2015
The body will first be initially evaluated to make sure that the patient is a good candidate for the Brazilian butt lift method. It will also be assessed as to which areas will be liposuctioned. Depending on the amount of fat necessary to fill the buttocks area, multiple donor sites on the body may be considered. After liposuction has been performed, a closed sterile system is used which ensures the fat tissue is never exposed to the air. This keeps it safe and purified for reinjection into the buttocks. Our plastic surgery office uses P188, a triple-wash antibiotic that sterilizes the tissue and separates the healthy fat from any tissue that may not survive the transfer process. We then reinstate the fat little by little to make sure that the layering is done properly, effectively and that the results are smooth and shapely.
This surgery is considered an outpatient procedure and general anesthesia is usually used. In some cases, IV sedation will be used. This depends on how extent the liposuction and transfer process is. The surgery lasts an average of 2 hours depending on the number of donor sites and fat layering needed. After surgery, a compression garment is worn to help with the swelling and also assist in the contouring of the buttocks. We also prescribe an Aloe Purinol medication regime to help enhance the fat transfer results. Patients are advised not to put weight on the butt area for the first 2-3 weeks following surgery. Sitting or laying down must be done with the weight mostly on the thighs. Final results, after the swelling and bruising has subsided, usually can be seen within 6-8 weeks.
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Brazilian Butt Lift FAQs@headingTag>
When done correctly, the result of a Brazilian butt lift should look and feel natural. It is very important for those who are considering this procedure to find a plastic surgeon with good background and experience with this type of surgery. The results will be affected by the quality of how the fat to be reinstated is selected and purified, and the procedure of how it is injected.
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Many patients opt for fat transfers because they feel it is more safe and natural. For some, they are simply not comfortable with implants or a foreign device placed in their buttocks. When choosing whether to go natural or with implants, it’s important to understand the pros and cons to each. The one disadvantage of fat transfers is that the injected fat maybe naturally reabsorbed into the body over time, which means that a secondary surgery could become necessary later on in order to maintain max results. Implants are a permanent solution so patients will need to consider the long-term effects of surgery carefully.
Multiple Donor Sites?@headingTag>
Multiple donor sites for the fat grafting may include the lower backside, abdomen, love handles and the thighs. Liposuction done in these areas usually also helps contour the surrounding areas of the buttocks, which results in a gorgeous silhouette.
What If I Gain Weight?@headingTag>
The ideal candidates for this procedure are those who are at or very close to their goal weight. Both significant weight gain or loss will compromise the results of the surgery. Patients who have had this procedure should stick to a healthy lifestyle with proper diet and exercise.