You’ve noticed your butt has flattened out and lost its round shape. Would you like to make your figure fuller and curvier?
Dr. Atul Kesarwani has been performing Brazilian butt lifts for over 20 years. A Brazilian butt lift (autologous fat transfer) transfers your own fat to the buttocks for buttock augmentation Toronto. As one of the first plastic surgeons in North America to perform autologous fat transfer to the breasts (fat grafting breast augmentation) and hands, it was only natural that Dr. Kesarwani include the buttocks as a target area. Dr. Kesarwani has achieved beautiful, natural looking results in fat transfer for thousands of patients, and the same can be done for you!
Dr. Kesarwani is a pioneer in Brazilian butt lifts and fat grafting. He can give you the fuller, rounder and curvier buttocks that you’ve lost over the years, or simply never had. Most patients strive to achieve a waist-to-hip ratio of about 85%. For the Kardashian look, it may be more like 60% to achieve the best results.
Many of our patients say no matter how many contouring exercises they do, they just can’t achieve the buttocks shape they want. What they really need is to add volume to the area, and the Brazilian butt lift does just that.
GENTLE LIPOSUCTION TECHNIQUES TO REDUCE UNSIGHTLY LUMPINESS
HIGHER FAT CONCENTRATION FOR MORE EFFECTIVE RESULTS
CAREFUL MEASURING AND SURGICAL PLANNING TO GIVE YOU PREDICTABLE, SUCCESSFUL RESULTS
What Is a Brazilian Butt Lift?
The Brazilian butt lift is a plastic surgery fat transplantation and augmentation operation done to make you more well rounded, literally! It has been medically proven to be much less painful than other butt enhancement procedures, safe, simple, and gives you a shorter recovery period, according to research led by Dr. Thomas Roberts (an American plastic surgeon).
You can talk with Dr. Kesarwani about the Brazilian butt lift prior to making your decision to make sure you can achieve the outcome you desire. The cosmetic surgery involves fat transfer into the buttocks region to add volume and improve its shape (known as lipofilling). Excess fat is removed from one or more areas of your body, purified, then transferred to your buttocks.
The Brazilian butt lift is suitable for men and women in good general health and realistic expectations who are interested in:
- improving symmetry of the buttocks
- rounding out its shape
- increasing the size
- providing a subtle lift.
These surgical procedures require between ½ pound and ¾ pound of fat to achieve the best results. Therefore it’s not viable for skinny people with limited available fat stores. The best candidates are between 20 and 30 pounds over ideal weight, in their late teens to early 30’s, and have skin that is in good condition (not saggy). If you do have limited fat stores and still want to pursue this, you may be asked to gain a bit of weight.
The ideal Brazilian butt lift candidate:
- is in relatively good health, both mentally and physically
- has realistic expectations for the procedure and results
- has sufficient body fat for the procedure, preferably concentrated in the stomach, waist, hips and upper thighs
The Brazilian butt lift consultation is the ideal time to inform us of any supplements or medications you are taking. You will most likely be instructed to continue taking your medication up to the day of your surgery, with the exception of blood thinners and diabetic medication. By the end of the consultation you should be feeling confident and at ease, so please, feel free to address any and all concerns you may have.
Not everyone is a good candidate, but Dr. Kesarwani will examine the current size and shape of your buttocks, as well as how much body fat you have in other places to transfer to the buttocks region. Skin quality and elasticity also factor in, as do any pre-existing medical conditions that might make the procedure riskier or delay your healing.
Most of the work you will be doing to prepare for your Brazilian butt lift will begin about two weeks before your proced
ure. However, there is at least one health concern that needs to be addressed well before that: smoking. The nicotine in cigarette (and modern e-cigarettes or vaping) can inhibit blood flow and slow the healing process following your surgery. Due to this risk, if you are a smoker you need to halt the habit several weeks before treatment. Most plastic surgeons recommend you stop smoking for at least four weeks before your surgery date, but the longer you abstain the less likely you are to experience complications.
Preparing for Your Brazilian Butt Lift
Properly preparing for your Brazilian butt lift cosmetic surgery will improve your surgery and achieve the best results. You’ll even be able to see your results sooner!
Two weeks before your surgery
Two weeks before your scheduled Brazilian butt lift surgery day there are a number of precautions you should begin to take:
- Stop taking any pain medications that also work as blood thinners, including aspirin, Advil, Motrin, and ibuprofen.
- Stop taking any medications you have been prescribed as a blood thinner or to prevent blood clots or stroke, such as Warfarin, Coumadin, and Plavix. You should tell us all the medications and supplements you take so that we can make sure none will make surgery dangerous.
- Stop taking any and all herbal medications and/or diet pills as advised.
- Stop drinking alcohol of any kind. Alcohol works as a blood thinner and carries many of the same risks as medications.
- Make sure we have all your blood work and test results to review.
Two days before your surgery
As the day of your Brazilian butt lift procedure draws ever closer, there are a few additional preparation instructions for you to follow:
- You will have received a prescription for medications. Now is the time to have the prescriptions filled by your preferred local pharmacy. Be sure to bring them with you on the day of your Brazilian butt lift surgery.
- Prepare loose clothing to wear to the clinic.
- Stick to non-dairy and dry foods to avoid upsetting your stomach.
- Begin taking stool softeners or drinking prune juice. The pain management medications you will be taking following the surgery can cause constipation. The precaution of stool softeners two days prior to your procedure can help mitigate this uncomfortable side effect.
- Stock up on any postoperative supplies you may need, such as a “donut” cushion to sit on, healthy food and drink, bandages, compression garments, and ice packs.
- If you haven’t done so already, now is the time to arrange for someone to take you to your appointment, and bring you home after your Brazilian butt lift. Ideally, this person should stay with you for at least 24 hours after your procedure.
The day of your Brazilian butt lift surgery
On the day of your Brazilian butt lift surgery there are a few last minute preparation items to see to:
- Fast for at least 8 hours before your Brazilian butt lift. You may take small sips of water if you require it for your medication, but no other food or drink should be ingested.
- Bathe on the morning of, making sure to wash your entire body and hair with a simple, mild soap like Dove. There is no need to buy any special antibiotic or antibacterial products.
- Shave or otherwise remove any hair from the areas to be treated.
- Remove all piercings, and leave all jewelry and other valuables at home.
- Do not wear any makeup or apply body lotions or creams.
- Getting your mind and body ready
Remember, for the fastest, most efficient, and complication-free recovery to achieve the best results it is vitally important that you closely follow all preoperative instructions.
What Can I Expect?
Dr. Kesarwani takes great care in marking and planning your Brazilian butt lift surgery. As a talented artist, he strives to recreate the right shape for each and every patient. This is not a cookie cutter procedure.
The cosmetic surgery procedure is done under local anesthesia or general anesthesia. Fat transfer from the body to the buttocks is done by liposuction and subsequent fat injection. First, gentle liposuction is performed to harvest the fat from inside a belly button incision or the inside thigh/leg. While the incision measures only millimetres, it remains well hidden. Generally speaking, the aim to harvest 3 times the amount to transfer. Liposuction is performed very carefully, applying the tumescent technique and selecting the right size of cannula to minimize lumps and bumps in the donor area.
The fat is then purified extremely carefully. Dr. Kesarwani has had success in helping fat grafting patients because of his meticulousness in removing as much non-fat material as possible. This gives you a higher fat concentration that is less diluted by other unnecessary cells. Then small amounts are injected into specific areas of your buttocks, as determined before your surgery begins. The ultimate goal is to inject in areas that will give you the results you want with symmetry and proportion that enhance your overall body contour. No silicone buttock implants are needed.
After Your Brazilian Butt Lift Buttock Augmentation Procedure
You’ll be asked to wear compression garment that covers the liposuctioned areas as well as your buttocks for 4-5 days 24/7. You’ll need to keep pressure off your buttocks for 5-7 days — this allows blood vessels to grow within the transferred fat so that it can be sustained to achieve the best results.
Once the swelling subsides, your changes will be immediately visible, but your body can take up to a year to adjust its appearance as the fat settles. Some of the initial transferred fat is harmlessly absorbed by your body as waste product, but most remains. It is common for 40-60% of the fat injected into the buttocks to survive following a Brazilian butt lift, a percentage that is higher than other surgeons because of the gentle purification and injection techniques Dr. Kesarwani performs to protect the delicate fat cells.
If you gain or lose weight after surgery, you might experience changes in your buttock shape.
What to Expect Week by Week After Your Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery
This is a week-by-week description of the recovery from your Brazilian butt lift procedure. Special emphasis is put on the kinds of recommended exercises and physical activities throughout the six to eight week recovery time, and beyond.
What to expect week by week after a Brazilian butt lift procedure
Weeks 1 & 2
During the first 2-3 weeks you should try to avoid sitting or putting any pressure on the buttock area for longer than a few moments at a time. Sitting on your new grafts too early can damage them, causing preventable complications. Sitting puts tremendous pressure on the area — up to 400 pounds per square inch in some places, regardless of your weight! This pressure can cut off blood flow to the new tissue. The new blood vessels forming in the implanted fat are delicate and fragile in the first weeks following surgery and can easily be deformed. If you absolutely must sit be sure to use an extremely soft cushion or a doughnut shaped pillow. It’s best to rest or sleep on your stomach or side.
Some swelling and pain around the surgical area is to be expected and is easily controlled. Typically the pain is minimal and can be controlled with oral pain medication prescribed by Dr. Kesarwani. Stick to the medications that Dr. Kesarwani has prescribed as some, like aspirin, can increase bruising or cause complications with the new blood vessels forming. Any swelling is also controlled easily by wearing compression garments for at least the first 2 weeks, possibly a bit longer. A small amount of swelling can persist for up to 6 weeks.
Exercise is an important part of the first 2 weeks of your recovery. Start taking light walks as soon as you can. Short, easy walks can help reduce the risk of blood clots forming. However, strenuous fat burning exercises should be avoided for now.
Initial recovery from a Brazilian butt lift surgery usually takes about 3-6 weeks. You might be able to return to work at this time, provided you don’t need to sit for extended periods of time. You can use a soft cushion when you do need to sit. This precaution helps the fat to fully take hold, and secures the best aesthetics and long lasting results. Putting pressure on your butt too early may cause you to lose some of the transferred fat, even 3 weeks into recovery.
You should continue light exercise. You will also be able to add some light cardiovascular activities, like longer, more frequent walks and elliptical exercises. Focus on light weight training, so the new fat cells have the best chance to heal and stabilize. As long as you avoid exercises that specifically target your glutes and keep your workouts light, your Brazilian butt lift recovery shouldn’t be affected.
Weeks 4 & 5
Finally, you can sit! Of course, sitting for long periods should still be done on a soft cushion. You will also be able to begin adding more strenuous activities to your exercise routine, like bicycling (with a soft seat of course). Swimming will be safe, so you’ll finally be able to enjoy a nice day at the beach or pool. Despite being able to exercise more energetically than before, it is still highly recommended that you relax on your stomach as much as you can.
Weeks 6 through 8
Depending on how your body responds, you should be healed enough now to resume most of your usual activities. At this point the fat cells should be stabilized, making them strong enough to handle the stress of more vigorous fat burning exercises like jogging or running for a healthy lifestyle. If you’re an active athlete, or even just a weekend warrior, you should be able to enjoy participating in outdoor sports as well.
Once your body has completely recovered from the Brazilian buttock lift procedure, the grafted fat in your buttocks will behave the same way fat does anywhere else on your body. With weight fluctuations, the expansion and shrinkage of fat cells throughout your body will also occur in your butt.
As your weight changes, your augmented butt will change proportionally as well.
One of the most common questions about a Brazilian butt lift is concerning weight loss. What happens to your butt if you lose weight? If the procedure is performed correctly, your new figure will be maintained through any weight loss or gain. You’ll always have a larger butt than before surgery, although the size may fluctuate.
The best way to sustain the results of your Brazilian butt lift for years to come is through healthy diet and regular exercise.
Frequently Asked Questions About Brazilian Butt Lift Toronto
How much does a BBL cost? How much is a bbl in Toronto?
The cost of a BBL, or Brazilian butt lift, ranges in price depending on the amount of fat removed and how much buttock contouring the patient desires. The typical brazilian butt lift cost would range from $8000 – $15000 in Toronto, Canada.
What is Brazilian buttock lift surgery?
Brazilian butt lift is a plastic surgery butt augmentation procedure that takes fat from one part of your body, purifies it, then injects it into your buttocks. The fat grafting procedure creates improvements in shape, projection and firmness. Excess skin can be filled out to create a rounder shape for flat buttocks.
Why would I want a Brazilian butt lift?
Most patients want to undergo the procedure to enhance body positivity without getting buttock implants.
Can I get a BBL if I’m skinny and have no fat cells?
Yes. Despite how lean Brazilian butt lift patients may be, there is always some amount of fat on their body that can be harvested. However, if this amount is insufficient to achieve a patient’s goals, then they may be asked to gain a bit of weight prior to the procedure so they don’t have to get silicone butt implants instead.
Should I get a Brazilian butt lift or implants for butt augmentation?
Buttock augmentation can be performed by plastic surgeons using two techniques: Brazilian butt lift and silicone implants. A BBL involves removing fatty tissue from one or more areas of your body, purifying it, then injecting it into your buttocks. The fat adds volume and rounds out contours. If you don’t have enough fat (which is typically unusual), silicone butt implants can be used instead. Most patients prefer Brazilian butt lifts to implants simply because they don’t have to deal with a foreign object in their body and the incisions are much smaller to achieve the best result, so scarring is far less noticeable.
How big are the scars from Brazilian butt lift surgery and where will they be?
The incisions made during both the liposuction and fat transfer portions of this surgery are very short. Excess fat can be removed with a small cannula, so the incisions measure mere millimetres. The location of the incisions for liposuction depend on where your own fat is taken and are located within any natural creases that already exist in the area. Popular donor areas include the mid-section and thighs. For transferring fat to the buttocks, once again the incisions measure just millimetres and are located in the buttocks where the fat is needed. This is typically in the area of the lower back or within the creases underneath where the buttocks meet the upper thighs. The incisions are much shorter than those needed for buttock implants.
Is Brazilian buttock lift permanent?
The Brazilian butt lift procedure can achieve a permanent improvement of the buttock shape with transferred fat. However, weight fluctuations and aging can negatively impact results. The transferred fat cells may expand or shrink, affecting the size and shape of the buttocks. However, generally speaking your buttock shape may always be rounder and perkier than if you hadn’t had the procedure performed in the first place.
Is Brazilian buttock lift painful?
The Brazilian butt lift procedure involves liposuction and microinjections of fatty tissue. This may cause some discomfort following the procedure. Medication can be prescribed to reduce discomfort. Our patients tolerate the procedure well and don’t describe it as painful.
Do I need to wear a compression garment?
A compression garment may be worn in the areas where liposuction or a tummy tuck was performed which can also help with comfort.
What happens if you sit after bbl?
Sitting immediately after a Brazilian butt lift may cause the transferred fat cells to become reabsorbed by your body, making the procedure ineffective. Blood vessels need to form in the transferred fat to sustain them, so it’s recommended that you don’t sit directly on your buttocks for a couple of weeks after your surgery.
Should I lose or gain weight before a bbl?
You should be at your ideal and stable weight before your Brazilian butt lift surgery. (In fact, the fat grafting buttocks procedure is more suitable for patients who are slightly overweight.) This allows results to be more predictable.
Is a BBL dangerous? How safe is a Brazilian butt lift?
A Brazilian butt lift is considered a safe fat transplantation procedure with limited risks. Generally speaking, the procedure has a good success rate and achieves an excellent body contour.
What are the risks of a Brazilian butt lift?
Some more notable Brazilian butt lift risks include infection, pain, uneven contours, loss of skin and fat embolism. However, these risks are considered rare.
How much fat can be transferred to your butt during a Brazilian butt lift?
This all depends on your body and your goals. Only a certain amount of fat can be safely removed during the first part of the Brazilian butt lift with liposuction, and then transferred to the buttocks. It usually requires between ½ pound and ¾ pound of fat. You should have enough donor fat to account for lost fat grafts. You’ll find out how much this would be for you during your consultation with Dr. Kesarwani, our head cosmetic plastic surgeon.
Does a Brazilian butt lift wear off?
Fat that has been transferred to the buttocks and remains after the initial recovery will remain permanently. However, if you lose weight after your fat injection surgery, the excess fat injected into the buttocks can shrink and negatively affect the shape and size of your Brazilian butt lift results.
How long does a Brazilian butt lift take?
A Brazilian butt lift procedure generally takes about 2-4 hours, depending on how much fat is transferred.
Can I exercise after a Brazilian butt lift?
With proper recovery, you can return to full physical activity without issue. A healthy exercise regimen and proper diet are recommended for your overall health.
When can I start exercising again after a Brazilian butt lift?
You should start doing some very light walking right after your Brazilian butt lift surgery. This is to encourage circulation, which also supports the injected fat harvest. By about a month or so after surgery, you can start resuming physical exercise to a normal level. Post-op instructions may change depending on whether another procedure was performed at the same time, such as a tummy tuck.