WHAT IS A Brazilian Butt Lift?
With a fuller, shapelier behind being the desired look for many men and women today, the Brazilian butt lift has become one of the most rapidly growing and sought-after procedures performed today. This innovative surgical treatment utilizes liposuction and grafting techniques to remove unwanted fat from an area of the body and transfer it to the backside to produce a curvier, more attractive frame. One advantage of this technique is that foreign implants do not have to be used to achieve the desired appearance. A Brazilian butt lift can produce stunning and dramatic results that can appear natural or more enhanced, depending on your preferences and goals. In the hands of skilled board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Joseph Tamburrino, this treatment can do wonders for an individual's confidence and silhouette. Contact Tamburrino Plastic Surgery & Med Spa to learn more about the revolutionary ways we're able to help you discover your best self.
BBL VS. BUTT LIFT
Although the procedure is known as a Brazilian "butt lift," it does not address loose skin. Depending on your concerns and level of skin laxity, Dr. Tamburrino may include a traditional butt lift to remove sagging skin from your behind before you receive your enhancement procedure. Grafting fat into loose, hanging skin will not give you the tight, smooth, and curvaceous results you're hoping for. If sagging skin on your backside is an issue for you, consider asking about how a butt lift can further elevate your BBL outcomes.
To perform a traditional butt lift and remove unwanted, sagging skin, you will be put under general anesthesia. Dr. Tamburrino strives to create incisions in areas that are commonly concealed by clothing or undergarments. After the tissue has been removed, the remaining skin will be lifted and sutured. Since a traditional butt lift does not add volume, it can effectively be paired with a fat transfer (Brazilian butt lift) or implants to achieve a more taut, shapelier bottom.
"Dr. Tamburrino is a master at his craft. He is a doctor that knows his branch of medicine very well. After doing a google search I called the office and spoke with Andrea, she was so understanding and comforting to me that it just made me want to spend the 100 dollars for a consultation. That was the best 100 dollars I have ever spent. From that point Dr. Tamburrino took time not only understanding my issue but understanding how I felt about it. He answered ever question I had and provide the reassurance I needed. What made me make a decision to have the surgery was what he said it is "life changing". I thought how many things in life can you do that actually well change it. He did a excellent job and his staff was very support as well as his wife Anna. Definitely without a doubt use him again getting any procedure that I might need. Thank you Andrea and all the staff and you Dr. Tamburrino."- T.N. / Google / Mar 08, 2023
"Words cannot express how highly my family and I recommend Dr. Tamburrino from Tamburrino Plastic Surgery & Med Spa! For us, it’s all about the experience, from booking the consultation to post-surgery care. My experience at Dr. Tamburrino’s office has been nothing less than stellar. Honestly speaking, I don’t think the staff would have it any other way. This team operates from a foundation of being a family-oriented office first. The team treats you like a human vs. a client. They get to know you and your family and wow you at every touch point you encounter on this journey. If you are searching for an experienced and brilliant plastic surgeon, look no further, you must have a conversation with Dr. Joe! I went in for a brachioplasty consultation and ended up getting lipo. The results (only two months later) are phenomenal and life-changing. It was the trust that was built during a transparent consultative conversation that gave me the confidence to choose Dr. Tamburrino. He has talked me through the expectations of every step leading into surgery and post-surgery, maintaining my confidence in the process. The after-care has been nothing less than exceptional. The reviews say it all. What else can I say? I am a customer for life! I will, without a doubt, consult with him anytime for any future services. Thank you - Dr. Joe, Andrea, Anna, Alexis, & Susan!"- J.C. / Google / Mar 02, 2023
"Dr Tambourino and his amazingly supportive team of professionals have become family to me. He performed a breast reduction and lift coupled with full abdominoplasty, Tummy Tuck, and back liposuction in November 2022. I had a few complications that created an even deeper bond between me, Dr Joe and his team. The follow-up care was exceptional and I am beyond thrilled with my results. I can wear anything I want now and feel confident. I feel like I turned back the clock and have the body of a 25 year old again! 10/10 definitely recommend visiting Dr Joe for any of your cosmetic needs. Thank you Dr Joe for giving me my confidence back!"- K.H. / Google / Sep 28, 2023
"After following Dr. Tamburrino’s work for over a year, I decided go through with the consultation for a mommy makeover. From the moment I walked through the door, I was greeted and felt at home almost immediately. The family-oriented feel of this office is honestly what sold me, along with Dr. Tamburrino’s brilliant work. You don’t feel like you’re just a number walking through the door and the genuinely kind nature of everyone in the office was so refreshing. Dr. Tamburrino himself never once made me feel uncomfortable or forced to do any procedure, as some offices do. As he advised, I proceeded with a 2 stage surgery due to the higher volume of lipo that I needed. Other offices probably would have went ahead and did it despite the risks. He not only is incredibly talented and knowledgeable in his work but authentically cares for his patients and it shows. He advised the risks of doing the procedures all at once since there was such a high volume of lipo (lipo 360, tummy tuck and breast lift). His honest nature is also what sold me because I trust my body in his and his staff’s hands. Thank you so much for giving this mama of 4 kids a part of herself back. I wouldn’t have gone with anyone else. Thank you to his wonderful wife, Anna, RN who would constantly check in with me at home and make sure everything was going smoothly. Thank you to his staff, Andrea, Susan, Alexis and anyone else I may of missed, for all my constant questions! I would recommend Dr. Tamburrino to anyone looking in to having this line of work done. Photos will be posted of my before and after once the final results are in with the swelling, etc :)"- L.V. / Google / Sep 19, 2023
"After following Dr. Tamburrino’s work for over a year, I decided go through with the consultation for a mommy makeover. From the moment I walked through the door, I was greeted and felt at home almost immediately. The family-oriented feel of this office is honestly what sold me, along with Dr. Tamburrino’s brilliant work. You don’t feel like you’re just a number walking through the door and the genuinely kind nature of everyone in the office was so refreshing. Dr. Tamburrino himself never once made me feel uncomfortable or forced to do any procedure, as some offices do. As he advised, I proceeded with a 2 stage surgery due to the higher volume of lipo that I needed. Other offices probably would have went ahead and did it despite the risks risks. He not only is incredibly talented and knowledgeable in his work but authentically cares for his patients and it shows. He advised the risks of doing the procedures all at once since there was such a high volume of lipo (lipo 360, tummy tuck and breast lift). His honest nature is also what sold me because I trust my body in his and his staff’s hands. Thank you so much for giving this mama of 4 kids a part of herself back. I wouldn’t have gone with anyone else. Thank you to his wonderful wife, Anna, RN who would constantly check in with me at home and make sure everything was going smoothly. Thank you to his staff, Andrea, Susan, Alexis and anyone else I may of missed, for all my constant questions! I would recommend Dr. Tamburrino to anyone looking in to having this like of work done. Photos will be posted of my before and after once the final results are in with the swelling, etc :)"- L.V. / Google / Sep 16, 2023
What are the benefits of a Brazilian butt lift?
Achieving the right look can be challenging if you're struggling with a flat bottom. A Brazilian butt lift is a very versatile procedure that can help reshape the lower body and produce more appealing curves. It has become an increasingly popular treatment for people who feel that their behinds are too flat or have lost firmness and fullness in this area due to weight loss, age, or other factors. When performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Tamburrino, a BBL can take years off your appearance, enhance your self-image, and boost your overall confidence.
WHO GETS BBL?
The ideal patients for the Brazilian butt lift will be evaluated to confirm they are fit to receive this surgery. The first consideration is to make certain there is plenty of fat on the body to liposuction for the transfer process. If you have a lower body weight or have insufficient fat to remove for the transfer, you, unfortunately, may not be a candidate for this surgery. Also, it is also important to have healthy skin laxity. If you have wrinkled or sagging skin, you may benefit better from a butt lift with surgery. If you maintain a good weight, have the right amount of fat to extract, and do not want to use a foreign object, such as an implant, this enhancement surgery can be an ideal choice for you.
HOW IS BBL DONE?
In most cases, anesthesia is used for a fat transfer surgery to maintain the patient's comfort. Brazilian butt lift is considered an outpatient treatment and usually takes about 2 – 3 hour, but this depends on the quantity of fat that is being removed and reinstated. Liposuction will be performed first to extract fat from predetermined locations on the body, including the hips, abdomen, lower back, and thighs, through a safe and precise process that trims and slims the target areas. After it is removed, the fat tissue is never exposed to open air. Instead, it's purified in a closed centrifuge system. During this time, viable and healthy fat tissue is carefully harvested and placed into syringes. Following liposuction is the injection portion of the treatment when the healthy fat tissue is reinstated layer by layer followed by a delicate massage to ensure the surface is smooth. This phase is repeated numerous times until the desired size and shape has been achieved.
What to Expect
After a Brazilian butt lift, you will be sent home to heal. As you recover, it's important to keep in mind the two (or more) areas that require healing — where the fat was extracted and your enhanced buttocks. Both areas will experience some discomfort and swelling. Patients should try their best to not place additional weight on their backside for at least two weeks following surgery. Once the swelling has gone away, results are noticeable, but your final outcomes will not be fully realized until after 4 – 6 weeks. Once your results have taken shape, your rear end will look curvaceous and shapelier. Even better, the body parts that had fat removal may make your result more dramatic if it was performed on the hips or lower back.
BRAZILIAN BUTT LIFT FAQs
Should I get implants or a fat transfer?
If you want to increase the volume of your butt, you can choose butt augmentation with either implants or a fat transfer, the latter of which is typically called a Brazilian butt lift. In your initial consultation, Dr. Tamburrino will explain both methods and help you decide which fits your body and goals. He will also examine your body to determine the best areas with excess fat that could benefit the most from liposuction (typically the thighs, back, or stomach). If you have a low body fat percentage, you may not be a candidate for a Brazilian butt lift.
How long will my results last?
Although a small amount of fat might be reabsorbed after your BBL, most of the fat will stay in your butt for many years. To maintain your results, you should keep your weight steady. This is because significant weight loss or gain will affect the results of your procedure. For this reason, Dr. Tamburrino advises patients considering BBL to be at a healthy, stable weight before their surgery so it is easier to maintain the results.
How can I recover faster after a BBL?
For a faster recovery after a BBL, Dr. Tamburrino or a member of his team will explain post-operative instructions and tips. You will need to avoid sitting on your butt for at least two weeks as the area heals. Dr. Tamburrino suggests you buy a donut-shaped or nursing pillow that lets you sit with pressure placed on your thighs instead of your butt. Light stretching and short walks will improve your blood circulation and reduce swelling. Dr. Tamburrino might also suggest a lymphatic drainage massage that can help your recovery.
ENHANCE YOUR BACKSIDE
For women and men who desire a more attractive butt, the Brazilian butt lift can work wonders and make you feel more confident with your sculpted frame. At Tamburrino Plastic Surgery & Med Spa, we tailor your treatment plan to meet your unique needs and achieve your goals. Whether you desire a natural enhancement or more dramatic curves, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Tamburrino can utilize his surgical skills and artistic eye to help make your vision a reality. Contact our office in Doylestown, PA to schedule your private consultation.
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