If you weren’t born with the sexy curves you want, you may be unhappy with the appearance of your derrière. Padded shapewear can only go so far, and no matter how many squats you do in the gym, you may be struggling to achieve that cute bootie you want. This is why JUVA Skin & Laser Center in NYC offers the Brazilian butt lift.
What is a Brazilian butt lift?
A Brazilian butt lift, or BBL, is a highly effective and popular fat transfer procedure that enhances both the size and shape of the butt by using fat from somewhere else on your own body. Because the “filler” comes from you, there’s no risk of allergy or your body rejecting it. It also looks and feels very organic and natural.
Advantages of the Brazilian butt lift
Provides a beautiful, natural-looking shape and curve to the buttocks
Slims the donor area with liposuction
Enhances the hourglass shape of the body
No risk of allergy or bad reaction
How a Brazilian butt lift works
A BBL is a simple yet innovative procedure that is actually two procedures in one: liposuction to remove excess fat and fat transfer to enhance your butt. Fat will be taken from the hips, abdomen, lower back, or thighs via liposuction, and will then be purified and injected into the buttocks, where more volume is wanted. This process enhances your figure in two places.
Brazilian butt lift procedure details
The Brazilian butt lift is a fat transfer procedure that uses fat from your own body to enhance the size and shape of your buttocks. At JUVA Skin & Laser Center in NYC, we use a high-volume precision auto-graft system for a safe and effective procedure for each of our patients. Before the procedure begins, areas of your body will be marked to guide your specialist
You will then receive anesthesia to make you comfortable. Small incisions will be made near the area where fat will be taken, and liposuction will be performed to take the fat. Once this process is complete, the fat will be purified and put into a syringe. Your specialist will then administer the injection of fat into targeted areas of the buttocks to enhance volume.
The biggest element of recovery from a BBL is not being able to sit down or sleep on your back for about two weeks, and not being able to sit normally for about eight weeks. Except for using the bathroom, you will need to avoid sitting on your butt or putting pressure on it.
You can start sitting on your bottom using a “donut seat” after two weeks. It’s important to take short, light walks a few times a day immediately after your procedure to encourage blood flow. Most patients return to work within 10 to 14 days.
Results from a BBL
Results will be visible immediately, but there will be some swelling for about two weeks. Final results will be apparent at six months, once the fat has completely settled. Results from a Brazilian butt lift will last for years as long as you maintain a healthy weight.
Candidates for a Brazilian butt lift
If you’re in the NYC area and you’re interested in a Brazilian butt lift, it may be the ideal procedure for your needs. The best candidates for a BBL:
Feel that their buttocks doesn’t fit their frame
Want a more balanced appearance for your figure
Are bothered by their “flat” or “square” butt
Feel that their butt is sagging
Have a butt that has lost volume with age
May have difficulty finding bikini bottoms that fit well
The Brazilian butt lift vs. non-surgical options
You might be wondering if you should undergo a Brazilian butt lift or take the non-surgical route. Options like Emsculpt® and Sculptra® are perfect for people who don’t want to commit to an invasive procedure. While the Brazilian butt lift offers dramatic results, it is an invasive procedure that requires a recovery period. In addition, not everyone is a good candidate for a Brazilian butt lift because it involves removing fat from the body with liposuction to enhance the buttocks. Not everyone has enough fat to achieve this. However, an advantage to a Brazilian butt lift is that it can be completed in one visit, while non-surgical options such as Emsculpt and Sculptra must be done over the course of multiple sessions. In order to truly determine which butt lift option is best for your specific needs, you will need to meet with our physicians in person at a consultation.
Lift and tone with Emsculpt
The revolutionary Emsculpt procedure uses safe and effective electromagnetic energy to help you achieve the curvy butt you want. The focused electromagnetic energy builds muscle and sculpts the body by creating intense muscle contractions. Working out also causes muscle contractions — but not at the same level as the Emsculpt machine. Emsculpt builds muscle while also burning fat. By building muscle in the treatment area, this treatment gives you the toned, lifted, and curved butt that you want.
Emsculpt treatment details
During your treatment, applicator paddles will be placed on your buttocks. These applicators deliver electromagnetic energy to the area. You may feel a gripping sensation and then a feeling similar to an intense workout, but it is a highly tolerable treatment. There’s no downtime afterwards, and you will be able to go right back to your normal activities. You will need four Emsculpt sessions to achieve optimal results, each scheduled a few days apart. Final results will become apparent in about one month.
Injectable butt augmentation with Sculptra
Sculptra isn’t exactly a filler, but rather a purified treatment of poly-L-lactic acid that stimulates a plumping response from your body wherever it is injected. This encourages natural collagen production, which can add fullness and improve the contour of your butt. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the popularity of Sculptra is growing, with over 123,860 sessions performed in 2017 alone. In many cases, Sculptra offers a fairly significant amount of augmentation.
But unlike traditional dermal fillers, Sculptra produces delayed results. It takes time for your body to produce collagen. You should be able to see the full effect of the injections after several months. At that point, we can decide if you would benefit from another round of Sculptra injections. Many people need several Sculptra treatments to achieve the best results. Once you’re happy with the appearance of your bottom, your new look can last for up to two years. During that time, you can also visit us for touch-up injections to increase the longevity of the results. Sculptra injections require no downtime. You will be able to resume your normal daily activities, although you may be a bit sore.
JUVA Skin & Laser Center for BBL treatments in NYC
JUVA Skin & Laser Center is a world-renowned dermatology, laser, and cosmetic surgery center offering the most advanced cosmetic services in a caring, compassionate, and upscale environment — with great attention to sterility that meets the CDC standards in an AAAHC accredited facility.
If you are interested in a Brazilian butt lift, please contact us. We proudly serve patients throughout New York from our offices in Manhattan and Woodside.
Our medical director, Dr. Bruce Katz, is a board-certified dermatologist who is widely recognized and highly regarded in the industry as a cosmetic treatment pioneer, and an authority on all things aesthetic. Dr. Katz not only regularly lectures at medical symposia in the United States and abroad; he is also continuously invited by media outlets such as Cosmopolitan, Dermatology Times, the Today show, Dr. Oz, Good Morning America, The View, CNN, and The Doctors to discuss the newest, most in-demand treatments. He has been named as one of Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors multiple times, consecutively, and has been awarded the prestigious RealSelf Hall of Fame Award. Dr. Katz brings over 30 years of experience to the role of Director of JUVA Skin & Laser Center.