Brazilian Butt Lift Specialist

John V. Williams, MD -  - Plastic Surgeon

Plastic Surgery Center of Baton Rouge

John V. Williams, MD

Plastic Surgeon located in Baton Rouge, LA & Alexandria, LA

Like any other part of your body, your butt can begin to lose shape for any number of reasons. Dr. John V. Williams at the Plastic Surgery Center of Baton Rouge in Baton Rouge and Alexandria, Louisiana, can restore a youthful contour to your rear end using Brazilian Butt Lift surgery, a popular option that where liposuction transfers fat from another part of your body. If you’re looking for a professional plastic surgeon to enhance your figure with a Butt Lift, call or click to book an appointment today.

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The newer designer skinny jeans, thong type bikinis, and lingerie have drawn tremendous attention and awareness to the buttocks. The designer jeans emphasize a tight fit and accentuate the hips and buttocks. The ideal shape of the hips and buttocks for these styles is that of A or pear shape. This desired hourglass shape is that of a small curvy waistline and a full and rounded firm buttock. This is a sign of youth. The Brazilian Buttock Lift achieves this shape by contouring and sculpting both the hips and the buttocks. A small waistline is achieved with Liposuction. The removed fat is then transferred to the buttocks to obtain enhanced buttock size, fullness, and firmness. A Brazilian Buttock Lift gives you the confidence in yourself and to wear these new styles.

Your Consultation with Dr. Williams

Dr. Williams feels that the most important part of the consultation is to listen to you and understand what you want to achieve. During your consultation, Dr. Williams will discuss with you and explain the procedure and you expected results. Each of the possible options for the surgery will also be explained. Depending upon your goals, alternatives, as well as additional procedures, may be recommended. The goal is for you to be fully informed so that you are confident that the choice you make is the right one to give you the result you want.

Candidates for Brazilian Buttock Lift

  • Weight loss as a result of diet or Bariatric Surgery
  • Genetically small or flat buttocks
  • Uneven shape or size of the buttocks
  • Must have enough fat in areas like the hips abdomen or thighs for transfer to the buttocks
  • Surgical Approach for Brazilian Buttock Lift

The safety and results of a Brazilian Buttock Lift are extremely dependent upon the details and the technique used for this procedure. The Brazilian Buttock Lift is a two-stage procedure. The first part is to contour and shape the waistline. This is done by removing excess fat from this area with Liposuction. Dr. Williams uses the new Power Assist Liposuction (PAL). This technique allows removal of the greatest amount of fat that can be used for transfer and augmentation of the buttocks. The fat that is removed from the waistline is collected in a sterile container using a fully closed system to prevent any infection. The collected fat is processed to obtain the purest fat for transfer. The specific areas for filling and augmentation of the buttocks are marked prior to surgery. Very small incisions are made in the buttock. The fat is injected with a special technique called Power Assisted Lipo-Filling. The technique injects the fat with multiple small oscillating pulses. This evenly distributes the fat in multiple layers throughout the areas to give a smooth natural appearance. Older methods of fat injection used syringes. Syringe injection of fat resulted in uneven large amounts of fat injected and a decreased amount of fat that was maintained. This new method of (PAL) Liposuction and Power Assisted Lipo-Filling ensures the greatest safety and most reliable results for BBL.

Planning Your Procedure

The procedure is performed at the Plastic Surgery Center. This is performed in a nationally accredited (AAAASF) surgical facility. This ensures that the surgery is done in complete privacy and that it is done with the highest quality of patient safety standards for ambulatory surgery. Prior to surgery, all cases are reviewed in conjunction with Dr. Williams and anesthesia. Depending upon your present health and the type of procedure planned it may be necessary to have lab work and medical clearance prior to surgery.

Dr. Williams will discuss with you and give you instructions for before and after your surgery. The surgery is an outpatient surgery. That means that you will be able to go home after the surgery. It will be necessary for you to have a caregiver with you for 24 hours after your surgery. This is to ensure your safety and that all necessary post-operative instructions are followed. If you do not have a caregiver, arrangements can be made for this. Dr. Williams understands that patients and their caregivers often have anxiety, concerns, and questions after surgery. Dr. Williams is always available 24 hours a day to respond to you. Every effort is made throughout to make certain that you have a great experience and that you obtain your best possible results

Post Operative Recovery

A special compression garment for the Brazilian Buttock Lift is placed at the time of surgery. This garment compresses the waistline to prevent swelling of this are and prevents pressure to the buttocks. After surgery, the patient sleeps with a pillow beneath the back and legs to minimize compression and pressure to the buttocks. Patients return to light activity within a week.

Cost of Brazilian Butt Lift

The cost of Brazilian buttock Lift varies depending upon the number and size of the areas of Liposuction that is to be done. The cost is $5,000.00- $9,000.00. The average cost is usually about $6,500.00. Commonly Asked Questions about Brazilian Buttock Lift

Do I have to be a certain weight for a BBL?

There is no ideal weight for a BBL. Two individuals of the same height and weight could have different proportions of body fat. One may be more suited for a BBL than the other. It is, however, necessary to have enough body fat from areas like the hips, abdomen or thighs to transfer to the buttocks. It is generally recommended to have a BMI of not much greater than 30- 35.

Why have a BBL Instead of Buttock Implants?

A BBL is an injection of your own fat into the buttocks. A buttock implant is a preformed silicone implant that requires a surgical incision for placement. Fat is more natural, can be placed in specific areas depending upon your specific goals and will not be rejected. A buttock implant can become displaced, become infected, or extrude through the buttock.

Is the BBL Procedure Safe?

The technique of BBL is very important to prevent major complications that have been reported. The major complication is that of Fat Embolism to the lungs or heart. To prevent that complication the American Society of Plastic Surgeons has recommended that all fat injections of the buttock be done above the muscle. The fat is injected between under the surface of the skin and above the muscle.

What Amount Fat of a BBL Will Remain?

There is a percentage of the fat that will initially be absorbed after the BBL. It is expected that 50-75% of the fat injected will be long-lasting. If you lose weight after surgery this can result in a loss of buttock fat and a decrease in the size of the buttocks.