The buttocks are an area of the body that has been in the spotlight a lot lately. A full and perky butt, like that of many shapely actresses and entertainers, is a sought after asset that enhances a silhouette. However, weight training and diet rarely deliver the desired results. Those who desire a lifted, shapelier buttock have two main options available to them- a Brazilian butt lift or buttock implants. A Brazilian butt lift is often referred to by it's abbreviation - BBL.
For more information about buttock augmentation in the New York City area, please call (212) 661-2563 to schedule a free consultation at Allure Plastic Surgery. Our surgeons are ready to discuss which option might be best for you.
Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL)
The Brazilian butt lift has become one of our more popular procedures in recent years. This is mainly due to the procedure being less invasive and easier to recover from than buttock implants.
We typically begin with liposuction of the waistline and hips to provide contouring while harvesting the fat. This allows us to perform optimal sculpting to the areas around the buttocks. We then process and strategically inject the fat into the buttock muscle to help build a perky, youthful shape. Remaining fat is then frozen so that it can be injected between 4 weeks to 6 months following the procedure.
Although there may be minor post-operative bruising and swelling, recovery should be no more than 7-10 days. Naturally, the body will absorb some of the injected fat, but the majority of the fat will remain in the area with a good blood supply for long lasting results. Subsequent injections can be used to “build” the results and shape you desire.
Buttock implant surgery is popular among our patients because of the substantial results it provides with just one procedure. During the consultation, our surgeons will discuss various size and placement options for this procedure. During the surgery, a conservative 2-3 inch incision is placed discreetly between the buttocks in the midline. We then lift the buttock muscle and create a pocket for the implant. The incision is closed with dissolving sutures and tape is added for additional support.
Post-operative care includes keeping the dressing dry for 3-5 days and avoiding pressure on the butt for a few weeks. You must also avoid strenuous activity and exercise for 4 weeks. The incision will typically fade within a few months. The best aspect of this procedure is that the results are permanent, and improvement is achieved with only one procedure.
Butt Thread Lift
As the buttock ages soft tissue and volume is lost and the skin begins to sag. During the thread lift procedure tiny barbed suture threads are placed from a hidden point above the butt to the bottom of each butt cheek.The threads are tightened and the small incision is closed. Three months later the threads are tightened a bit more and the butt achieves a higher and tighter lift
The procedure is ideal for those patients who don’t have enough fat for the Brazilian fat transfer technique,although those patients with enough fat can even combine the two procedures for an even greater looking lifted and rounder butt.
There is no scar, little or no downtime, and the procedure can even be done under local anesthesia. We are proud to be the first plastic surgery group to offer this rejuvenating technique in the New York/New Jersey area.
To find out more about the Brazilian butt lift, or BBL, and other buttock enhancement procedures, please contact Allure Plastic Surgery online or call (212) 661-2563 today. We proudly serve all of NYC, including Long Island, Manhattan, and other communities.