Brazilian Butt Lift
If you want a fuller, shapelier backside, United Plastic Surgery can use your unwanted body fat and give you the curves you want with a Brazilian butt lift in Newport Beach and Temecula. Dr. Phuong Pham is a board-certified plastic surgeon who uses specialized safety protocols and refined aesthetic talents to produce results that look natural and proportional.
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What is a Brazilian butt lift?
Brazilian butt lift (BBL) surgery makes the buttocks fuller and rounder using fat grafting. This procedure is very different from the traditional buttock lift that tightens lax skin and is often combined with a thigh lift.
Phuong M. Pham, M.D.
Board-Certified PLASTIC SURGEON
Dr. Pham is an experienced, highly trained board-certified plastic surgeon dedicated to superior patient care and surgical outcomes. He is committed to each patient from the initial consult to surgery to a personal phone call after surgery and beyond.
What’s involved in a Brazilian butt lift?
Dr. Pham performs Brazilian butt lift surgery as an outpatient procedure using general anesthesia. He uses liposuction to collect fat from areas like the abdomen, waist, hips, and thighs. Using a specialized centrifuge, Dr. Pham purifies the harvested fat cells to remove damaged cells and other impurities.
He then injects the purified fat into the buttocks in small, carefully placed threads above the muscle and fascia. Dr. Pham overfills the buttocks because not all of the fat will establish a blood supply in the new location. Fat that does not survive will be eliminated by the body within about four months.
What can I expect after having a BBL?
You will need to avoid putting any pressure on your buttocks for about two weeks to optimize the amount of fat that survives in the area. You must wear compression garments on your buttocks and liposuctioned areas to minimize swelling and pain and achieve optimal results.
Recovery varies between patients and the specifics of each surgery. In general, expect the following typical milestones and timeline:
- Soreness and bruising fade: 2 to 3 weeks
- Swelling dissipates: 2 to 8 weeks
- Return to work and nonstrenuous activities: 2 to 4 weeks
- Wear compression garment: 6+ weeks
- Sleep on your side or face down: 2+ weeks
- Avoid sitting on your buttocks: 2 weeks
- Resume strenuous activities: 6 weeks
- Stop wearing compression garments: 4 to 6 weeks
- Final results: improvement noticeable right away, final shape visible within 6 to 12 months as swelling fades