What is a Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL)?

A Brazilian Butt Lift is a type of buttocks augmentation that utilizes your own tissue.  What tissue?  Your own fat!  The fat is collected via liposuction from one (or usually multiple) trouble spots of your choosing in addition to the areas around the buttocks (the love handles, back, and/or banana roll).  By sculpting the area around the buttocks the overall shape of your back side is improved, which also gives the illusion of a larger buttocks and an hourglass shape.  An alternative to a BBL is buttocks augmentation with an implant, which has many disadvantages, but may be a good option for some patients.

Once the fat is collected, it is processed through a filtration system so only the “good” fat is saved.  This good fat is then injected in the buttock to give the desired look/lift the patient is looking for.  This procedure is a patient favorite because it is literally moving fat from one area of your body to another. While this process is safe and desirable using your own tissue it is important to seek a qualified surgeon as too much fat or improper injection can be dangerous.  

Body contouring is one of my specialties from breast reconstruction to liposuction to fat grafting.  I will meet with you personally to ensure we develop a treatment plan that meets your goals.  Call our office today located in Troy, Michigan to schedule your consultation, 248-524-0620.  

Sarah M. Elswick, MD MBA

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