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Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) in Salt Lake City, UT

Is a Brazilian Butt Lift Right for Me?

The Brazilian butt lift is a unique procedure that allows you to enhance the buttocks while simultaneously removing fat from another area of the body. Envision Plastic Surgery offers this popular treatment to the residents of Salt Lake City and the nearby areas of Utah.

What is a Brazilian Butt Lift?

The Brazilian butt lift (BBL) technique is a form of buttock augmentation that uses a patient’s own body fat to augment the shape and size of the buttocks. With this technique, unwanted fat is removed through liposuction from other areas of the body such as the abdomen, back or thighs. This harvested fat is then prepared and injected into the buttocks to produce the desired results. BBL can be a great option for any patient who wants to achieve a more shapely figure.

What Are The Types of Buttock Augmentation ?

At Envision Plastic Surgery, we offer two types of buttock augmentation, buttock augmentation via fat transfer (BBL) and buttock augmentation with implants.


Buttock Augmentation via Fat Transfer

The fat transfer method of buttock augmentation is commonly referred to as the Brazilian butt lift. It is the most commonly preferred buttock augmentation method because it can simultaneously sculpt two areas of the body. First, it slims and contours the area of the body where fat is harvested from. Then, it augments the buttocks with natural body fat to produce results that look and feel natural.


Buttock Augmentation with Implants

Buttock augmentation with implants can provide more significant changes in the shape and size of the buttocks. However, it is more painful and can have more problems, therefore it is best suited for patients who lack enough body fat to perform the fat transfer technique.

What are the Benefits of BBL?

  • Enhanced buttock shape and size
  • Enhanced body proportions
  • Removes unwanted fat from other areas
  • Produces results that look and feel natural

Who is a Good Candidate for a Brazilian Butt Lift?

The best way to determine your candidacy for a Brazilian butt lift is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Dunkley. During your one-on-one consultation, Dr. Dunkley will evaluate your cosmetic goals and help you determine whether a BBL is a good fit for you. In addition to being in good health and having realistic expectations for the treatment, you might be a good candidate for a BBL if you are experiencing any of the following:

  • Dissatisfaction with the shape or size of your buttocks.
  • Straight contour or hip dips
  • Little distinction between the back and bottom.

    Why Choose Dr. Dunkley?

    Dr. Dunkley, a board-certified plastic and cosmetic surgeon in Salt Lake City, UT, is an excellent choice for breast augmentation surgery. With extensive training and experience, Dr. Dunkley possesses the expertise needed to deliver exceptional results. His qualifications include being board-certified in Facial Plastic Surgery & Otolaryngology by the American Osteopathic Association Specialty Certifying Board, and being fellowship trained in cosmetic surgery. Dr. Dunkley's dedication to his patients' comfort, education, and outcome is evident, making him a trustworthy choice for those seeking a surgeon they can rely on. Read more about Dr. Dunkley or explore his reviews.

    Would you like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Dunkley? If so, contact us today. You can discuss your goals with Dr. Dunkley to determine the treatment options that are best for you. Envision Plastic Surgery welcomes patients from Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho and the other nearby areas of Salt Lake City, UT. For out of town patient, an online consultation is possible.

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    Questions For Your Consult

    How Can I Prepare For a Brazilian Butt Lift?

    After completing your buttock augmentation consultation, it is most productive to prepare for a BBL by planning for your recovery process. It's essential to arrange for someone to drive you to and from the surgery center on the day of the procedure and to have someone available to assist you at home during the initial recovery period. Create a comfortable recovery space in your home and stock up on necessary supplies, such as ice packs, Gatorade, protein drinks, loose and comfortable clothing, pillows for support, and any prescribed medications. You will be asked to quit smoking three weeks before surgery, as it can impede blood circulation and the healing process.

    How Much Does a Brazilian Butt Lift Cost?

    At Envision Cosmetic Surgery, each Brazilian butt lift procedure is personalized to a patient’s unique treatment goals. The cost of your buttock augmentation will vary depending on how we customize your treatment, which includes the techniques required to produce your desired results. During your consultation, we can explain all of the costs associated with your buttock augmentation so you know exactly what to expect before starting treatment. To help make this and other treatments more affordable, we have many financing options available.

    What Can I Expect On The Day Of My BBL?

    On the day of your buttock augmentation surgery, your appointment will start with meeting the surgical team. Dr. Dunkley will speak to you and review the treatment plan for your BBL. Once in the operating suite, you are given anesthesia and will go to sleep. This ensures you will be safe and comfortable for the duration of the surgery, with no pain or memory of the surgical process. You will awake in the recovery room and stay until the anesthesia has worn off.

    What Happens During a Buttock Augmentation Surgery?

    Buttock augmentation surgery will vary depending on whether you’re getting implants or fat transfer to the buttocks.

    Buttock Augmentation via Fat Transfer

    During buttock augmentation with implants, Dr. Dunkley will typically use one techniques for creating the incision in the buttocks. The size and location of incisions will vary depending on the size of implants being used. The typical incision is:

    Buttock Augmentation with Implants

    During buttock augmentation with implants, Dr. Dunkley may use one of several techniques for creating incisions in the buttocks. The size and location of incisions will vary depending on the type and size of implants being used. Dr. Dunkley may use one or a combination of the following incisions:

    • Intergluteal Incision: This incision is made in the crease between the buttocks, also known as the intergluteal fold. It is the most common incision site for butt implant placement. The incision is made within the natural crease, which helps conceal the incision scar.
    • Gluteal Fold Incision: This incision is made along the lower border of the buttocks, where the buttocks meet the thighs. The incision is usually positioned horizontally, following the natural contour of the buttocks.
    • Other incisions: Occasionally, a gluteal fold incision is used, This incision is made along the lower border of the buttocks, where the buttocks meet the thighs. The incision follows the natural contour of the buttocks and is much less common Sometimes an incision is made on the top of the bottom, though this is usually done when an incision already exists, for instance if someone had a body lift done.

    Can I Go Home After Buttock Augmentation Surgery?

    Yes, buttock augmentation surgery is an outpatient procedure, so most patients are able to return home within a few hours of their surgery. However, you should arrange for someone to drive you home and stay with you during the first few days of your recovery. This ensures that you have assistance and support as you begin your healing process.

    How Long is Brazilian Butt Lift Recovery?

    From the day of your surgery until the day you are fully recovered is typically 1-2 months However, it’s important to note that the recovery process can vary from patient to patient depending on their health, adherence to post-operative guidelines and the extent of surgery performed. Furthermore, most people return to their normal routines well before they make a full recovery. By month 3 after surgery, the fat will have stabilized and what you see you will keep.

    What is the Buttock Augmentation Recovery Timeline?

    Brazilian butt lift recovery will vary by patient, but the week by week recovery process will generally resemble the following timeline:

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    Week 1

    Immediately after your buttock augmentation surgery, you can expect some discomfort, swelling, and bruising. You will likely wear a compression garment to help reduce swelling and support the newly augmented buttocks. The first week of recovery is crucial for initial healing. During this time, you should avoid sitting or lying directly on your buttocks to protect the newly transferred fat cells. Sleeping on your back with a pillow under your thighs is recommended. It's also important to avoid strenuous activities during this time, which means taking time off of work and exercise.

    Week 2-3

    Swelling and bruising should begin to subside, and discomfort should gradually diminish. The new fat has developed a blood supply and begins to integrate with the surrounding fat cells. However, it is still important to avoid prolonged sitting to prevent pressure on the newly grafted fat cells.

    Weeks 4-6

    Most of the swelling and bruising should resolve by this time. improvement in the shape and contour of your buttocks should be noticeable. Patients can resume their normal activities, including their usual exercise habits.

    Months 3 and Beyond

    By this stage, you should see significant improvement in your buttocks' appearance. Any fat that did not survive will have been absorbed meaning you should have your final and permant results.

    Post Surgery Frequently Asked Questions

    How Should I Sit After Buttock Augmentation?

    After undergoing buttock augmentation, whether through implants or fat transfer, it is crucial to sit carefully to protect the surgical area and encourage proper healing. To sit comfortably and promote optimal recovery during the first few weeks after surgery, it is advisable to avoid reclined sitting positions. When lying on your back, minimize pressure on your buttocks by placing a pillow under your thighs. When sitting, lean forward to distribute your weight preferentially onto your thighs. Special cushions or donut pillows designed for post-operative comfort can also help maximize fat survival. During the day, taking regular breaks to relieve pressure and promote blood circulation is advisable.

    How Long Do Buttock Augmentation Results Last?

    The results of buttock augmentation using either implants or fat transfer can be long-lasting. Implants are designed to provide durable and stable results for years to come. However, over time, natural aging processes and changes in body weight can affect the appearance of the buttocks, even with implants. The natural tissue over the implants thins or sags and over the years, changes may occur. Fat grafting gives long lasting results though initially, the survival of the transferred fat cells has a significant role in the longevity of the results. Typically, a portion of the transferred fat will be reabsorbed by the body during the healing process. However, the remaining fat cells that successfully establish a blood supply and integrate into the buttock tissues provide long-term enhancement. Maintaining a stable weight and a healthy lifestyle can help preserve the results over time. While some fat may be lost over the years, the overall contour and volume improvement should be long-lasting.

    To learn more about the Brazilian butt lift or to get started with treatment, contact us today. Dr. Dunkley and the team at Envision Plastic Surgery welcome patients from Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho and all other areas surrounding Salt Lake City, Utah.