Brazilian Butt Lift / Butt Augmentation in Salt Lake City & Layton, Utah
What is Butt Augmentation?
BBL or Buttock augmentation is a surgical procedure involving the shaping of the buttocks. It is more common in certain cultures but has gained popularity in the U.S. If you are interested in BBL, Brazilian Butt Lift, contact Dr. Yates today to schedule a consultation. Dr. Yates treats patients in Salt Lake City, Layton, and surrounding areas.
How is BBL Performed?
BBL, which is buttock augmentation with fat grafting, is much more than adding volume to the buttock. Reduction and reshaping of the surrounding tissue with liposuction is often the essential aspect of buttock augmentation. Excess fat in undesired areas around the buttocks is harvested with liposuction. This is often performed entirely around the torso and waist, 360 lipo. The fat must be treated delicately and concentrated in a sterile environment. This fat is transferred into the buttocks in a 3-dimensional method to achieve the desired shape.
What is the Cost of a Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) or Butt Augmentation?
The cost of BBL is quite variable depending on the areas of liposuction desired. You can typically expect to pay a standard fee for liposuction and an additional fee for the fat grafting component. In our office, this is usually in the $8,000 – $14,000 range.
Butt Augmentation FAQs
There is a lot of debate on the best method to harvest and transfer fat. Both simple and very complicated methods have been shown to work quite well. The key concepts are that the fat needs to be harvested gently with low volume suction and without injury to the delicate individual fat cells. The fat should be purified from the surrounding fluid by either gravity separation, centrifugation, washing, or a combination. The fat cells should have minimal exposure to the environment and graft immediately for maximal survival. The optimal injection technique requires small linear threads of fat into the different layers of the tissue, including fat and muscle. Too much fat grafted into a small area can lead to problems with irregularities, bumps, and cysts.
Yes, the fat that survives the transfer during a Brazilian butt lift permanently belongs to the buttocks. This is not ALL of the fat that is transferred. The amount of fat that survives is in the range of 50-80%. This percentage varies based on the amount of fat transferred during the butt augmentation, the nature of the area grafted into and the technique used.
Bodies vary from culture to culture. On the whole, Brazilian women are often more blessed in the buttock region. There is also an exercise routine of the same name.
Aesthetic and cosmetic trends change from generation to generation. Sir Mix-a-lot was a little ahead of his time in 1992 with his single, “Baby Got Back.” At that time a flat, athletic butt was more desirable by most. Fast forward 20+ years, and we are now finding many women of various cultures want more curves and a fuller, rounder butt. Since 2012, we have seen the number of Brazilian butt lift procedures performed in the U.S. has increased in popularity by 10 – 20% per year.
Fat grafting has become the most widely used method of butt augmentation, but other options do exist.
- Buttock implants are similar to breast implants but have a much broader and flatter shape. They are typically placed through an incision within the gluteal crease and can be placed above, below, or within the muscle. Butt implants have a fairly high complication rate, and Dr. Yates chooses not to do this procedure due to the complications.
- Fillers – Most commonly Sculptra. The results are minimal, and the procedure expensive and temporary.
- Emsculpt for buttock augmentation. This is a new category of cosmetic procedures designed to build muscle to enhance the buttock. It is a conservative result in comparison to BBL and temporary. With continued exercise and Emsulpt maintenance treatments, the result can be permanent.
Emsculpt is a new category of non-surgical treatment that has been offered in Dr. Yates practice since 2019. A series of four, 30-minute treatments are performed in a two week period. The treatment uses strong electromagnetic energy resulting in thousands of supra-maximal contractions. The end result is a15-20% increase in muscle in the buttock.
There is some degree of butt lifting with either fat grafting or butt implants for butt augmentation. For patients with more significant skin excess in the gluteal region, a buttock lift or thigh lift is more valuable.
Butt augmentation and Brazilian butt lift recovery is a fairly tough recovery as there should be very little pressure on the area for at least a week and preferably 4 weeks after the procedure. This includes sitting and lying on the back.
Before & After
Before and nearly a year after Brazilian butt lift (BBL). She had 3000 cc of fat removed from the abdomen and upper hips and 750 cc was grafted into each buttock. View More.