Brazilian Butt Lift in McLean and Northern Virginia

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what is a Brazilian Butt Lift?

The Brazilian butt lift is known as one of the fastest growing cosmetic surgeries in the U.S., and continues to be in popular demand among both women and men. This body contouring surgery allows individuals a natural way to have a shapelier and more defined buttocks without having to use an implant. Significant weight loss, the aging process, as well as genetics can be the cause of a deflated butt. Today, a rounder, more voluptuous rear end is desired more than ever. Using your own fat, the Brazilian butt lift adds fullness to the buttocks to create the appropriate roundness and shape. It is achieved through a careful and precise fat transfer process, which utilizes liposuction to remove unwanted fat pockets from one area of your body and then reinstates it into your butt. It takes an artistic eye to perfect this body contouring surgery and with many years of training, experience, and learned skill, Dr. Alex Mesbahi is able to create natural-looking, stunning results at Mesbahi Plastic Surgery, with locations in McLean, VA, Washington, D.C., and Beverly Hills, CA.

What Are The Benefits Of A Brazilian Butt Lift?

Along with giving you a rounded-out, thicker buttocks, a Brazilian butt lift in McLean, VA gives you some notable benefits, including:

  • Reducing unattractive fat — Because a BBL harvests fat from other parts of your body to add to your butt, you will gain the double perk of reducing undesirable fat in the abdomen, legs, hips, and upper belly.
  • Enhancing ratios — The addition to the buttocks with a BBL should help yield an emphasized shape, no matter if you only are seeking a curvier butt or an hourglass shape.
  • Quick outcomes — The improvements from a BBL are observable close to instantly.
  • Trusted option — Since a BBL uses the body's host fat, there is little to no chance of a negative rejection, when contrasted with artificial fillers, ruptured objects, or complications from surgery.
  • Natural feel — BBLs have a more natural feel than synthetic fillers or implants.


who is a Candidate for bbl?

The ideal patients for the Brazilian butt lift will be examined to make sure they are right for this treatment. First is to make certain there is enough fat on the body to liposuction for the transfer process. If you have a lower body weight or have insufficient fat to harvest, you unfortunately may not be a candidate for this procedure. In addition, it is also crucial to have healthy skin laxity. If your skin is loose, sagging, or wrinkled, you may benefit better from a butt lift with surgery. If you are at a stable weight, have enough fat to extract, and do not want to use a foreign object, such as an implant, this procedure can be an ideal choice for you.

How is brazilian Butt Lift surgery Performed?

In most cases, anesthesia is used for a Brazilian butt lift surgery. It is qualified as an outpatient procedure and usually takes around 2 – 3 hours (it depends on how much fat is being removed and transferred). Liposuction will be the first step to extract fat from targeted areas on the body, such as the hips, abdomen, lower back, and thighs. This process of fat extraction is performed precisely and safely. The fat tissue is protected from the air since it is intricately purified in a closed system. After this process, high-quality fat tissue is carefully harvested and put into syringes. Next is the injection phase, where the healthy fat tissue is injected layer by layer followed by a gentle massage to make sure the surface is even and smooth. This step is repeated numerous times until the desired result has been achieved.

what Should I Expect Following BBL?

Following a Brazilian butt lift, you will be released home to heal. Remember, there are separate sections on the body that need recovery time — where the fat was removed and placed. In both areas, there will be some overall discomfort and swelling. It is important to not place extreme weight on the buttocks for around two weeks after surgery. After the swelling has gone away, stunning results will be evident, but in the majority of cases, the full outcome is seen in about 4 – 6 weeks. In addition, the areas where fat was extracted will appear leaner, which often complements your BBL. 

brazilian butt lift faq

Should I get implants or a fat transfer?
If you want to improve the shape and size of your buttocks, you can choose between a Brazilian butt lift or traditional butt augmentation. A BBL uses a fat transfer to enhance the buttocks while a conventional butt augmentation uses silicone implants and tightening techniques to achieve the desired result. Dr. Mesbahi will talk to you about both methods and help you choose which one may be best for you. He will also assess your body to decide which areas would benefit from liposuction (usually the back, stomach, or thighs). 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?
While a small amount of fat may be reabsorbed by your body after the transfer, the majority of the fat cells will stay in your buttocks for a long time. To preserve your results, you should maintain a steady weight because major weight fluctuation can compromise your outcomes. This is why Dr. Mesbahi highly recommends you be at or near a healthy weight before your Brazilian butt lift.

How can I recover faster after a BBL?
If you want to minimize your healing time following a Brazilian butt lift, Dr. Mesbahi or a member of our team will give you post-operative instructions and tips. You should avoid sitting on your buttocks for at least 14 days as the area heals. Dr. Mesbahi recommends you get a Boppy nursing or donut-shaped pillow, which allows you to sit down with pressure placed on your legs rather than your buttocks. Light stretching and short walks can improve your blood circulation and reduce inflammation. Dr. Mesbahi may also suggest a special post-surgical massage to speed your healing.

Will a Brazilian butt lift remove loose skin?
While it's called a Brazilian butt lift, this name is confusing since it isn't actually a traditional butt lift, which addresses loose and sagging skin from your butt. However, the new volume transferred to your butt during a BBL may fill out some loose skin. If you are concerned about moderate or severe loose skin in your buttocks, you may want a traditional butt lift (gluteoplasty) with your BBL. Dr. Mesbahi can discuss your options based on your goals and physical exam in your initial consultation.

Shape Your Rear

A BBL allows individuals a more natural way to attain the shape and figure they desire. With the world around us honed in on a round, healthy backside, the Brazilian butt lift has quickly become one of our specialties at Mesbahi Plastic Surgery. If you wish to have an enhanced shape to your buttocks and are seeking a natural method, we welcome you to call Mesbahi Plastic Surgery in McLean, VA, Washington, D.C., or Beverly Hills, CA to learn more. We look forward to meeting you.

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