Houston & Pearland, TX

Brazilian Butt Lift

Introduction to Brazilian Butt Lift

Bigger and curvier hips have become a standard of international beauty, and as a result, some people might want to increase the size of their butt and make it rounder. At Premier Plastic Surgery, Dr. Christopher Hankins performs Brazilian butt lift surgery on residents in Houston, Pearland, Lake Jackson, and the neighboring areas of South Houston. The procedure takes your unwanted fat in other places and transfers it to your backside to provide fuller, rounder buttocks. If you want to learn more about this body-transforming surgery, keep reading the information below.

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What is a Brazilian Butt Lift?

Brazilian butt lift (BBL) is a term that means augmentation of the contour of the buttocks by the transfer of fat cells from one part of the body to another. The Brazilian butt lift procedure offers a more natural method of buttock augmentation than butt implants made from silicone.

Interestingly, people of different ethnic groups have different concepts of what constitutes the ideal buttock. That is why it is so important for the surgeon performing the procedure to be cognizant of these ethnic and cultural differences.

What are the Benefits of Brazilian Butt Lift?

Many of our patients who have received a Brazilian Butt Lift in Houston have been able to share the following benefits with us:

  • Clothes fit and look better.
  • Increased self-confidence
  • Less unwanted fat in the area the fat transfer is taken from
  • Safe and effective procedure – using your fat means your body won’t reject it
  • Shapely, defined appearance of the buttocks

Who are the Best Candidates for the Brazilian Butt Lift procedure?

The best candidates for a Brazilian butt lift in Houston will have some of the following characteristics:

  • Healthy diet and exercise routine
  • Improving the size and shape of buttocks
  • Maintaining realistic goals
  • No underlying medical conditions
  • Non-smoker
  • Target fatty areas to use for liposuctions
  • Want to remove cellulite
  • Want a voluptuous backside
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Brazilian Butt Lift First Step

What’s the
first step?

If you are interested in getting a Brazilian Butt Lift in Houston, TX, your first step is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Hankins. During your consultation, Dr. Hankins will discuss your health history, your aesthetic reasons for seeking a butt lift, as well as your expectations and concerns. He will then physically examine your backside as well as locate viable areas that can provide filler fat cells and talk about what size and shape you’d like for your butt.

Once you’ve had a chance to share your questions and concerns and collaboratively arrive at the best direction for your Brazilian butt lift procedure, Dr. Hankins will create your customized surgical plan, and our Patient Coordinator will be able to help you schedule your appointment.

 Before your BBL appointment, you will receive pre-surgery instructions, which you are encouraged to follow. These include directions on eating, drinking, medications, and use of cigarettes and alcohol, amongst other specifics.

What to Expect on the Day of Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery

When you come in for your surgery, we aim to make your BBL feel as comfortable as possible and produce the best results. Your Brazilian Butt Lift will be performed under general anesthesia, so you should be very comfortable.

Once sedated, liposuction will be performed via tiny incisions in the agreed-upon areas of your body, leaving these treated locations contoured and slimmer. Body fat is harvested, filtered, and grafted back to the patient by a completely closed system, utilizing a disposable filtration unit to isolate clean fat. The risk of infection is introduced whenever a container is opened or a closed system is disrupted or opened. That is why we never open containers of filtrated fat or pour fat from one container to another before fat grafting.

If fat is loaded into a syringe for injection into the hands or face, it is drawn from a port on the filtration unit in a sterile area. 

The extracted fat will then be injected into your buttock area to give it a fuller, rounder look, as per your discussion. Once the desired shape is achieved, the incisions are sealed with stitches, and the gluteal area is wrapped with a dressing topped by a compression garment.

Brazilian Butt Lift Recovery

After surgery, you will be monitored in our recovery room until your sedation wears off. You will need a family member or friend available to drive you home in case you are still feeling some of the effects of sedation.

There is expected to be bruising and swelling, and minor discomfort will be experienced after the procedure. To support your buttocks and to minimize swelling, you will be advised to wear a compression garment.

It’s essential to follow Dr. Pace’s post-operative instructions, including proper wound care and restrictions on sitting or lying directly on your buttocks for a certain period. You may gradually return to your normal activities as instructed, and with the proper rest and care, you should return to total activity in about eight weeks.

Brazilian Butt Lift Cost

How Much Does Brazilian Butt Lift Cost in Houston?

The cost of a Brazilian butt lift in Pearland and Houston can vary depending on several factors, including the techniques used, the complexity of the procedure, and the surgeon’s fees. It is best to schedule a consultation with Dr. Hankins to discuss your specific goals and receive personalized quotes from our Patient Coordinator for the procedure.

Why Choose Dr. Hankins?

Dr. Christopher Hankins should be your choice for your Brazilian butt lift in Pearland and the surrounding Houston area. He believes in offering patients only treatments that are in their best interests. His commitment to his patients is to always carefully evaluate the patient, not just the plastic or aesthetic surgery issue under consideration. Dr. Christopher Hankins specializes in face, breast, and body aesthetic surgery. He also has advanced training in hand surgery, breast reconstruction after cancer, and other reconstructive surgical procedures. Dr. Hankins completed five plastic surgery fellowships with highly distinguished physician mentors in the United States and the United Kingdom, including a Plastic and Microsurgery fellowship at the Baylor College of Medicine and a Hand Surgery fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Hankins earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He completed his General Surgery training prerequisite for Plastic Surgery as established by the Residency Review Committee in Plastic Surgery and Anatomic and Clinical Pathology. 

In addition to his practice in plastic and aesthetic surgery, Dr. Hankins is actively involved in the study and clinical application of anti-aging medicine. He is a Diplomate of the American Association of Anti-Aging Medicine and a member of the American Board of Pathology (ABP), American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS), American Association of Anti-Aging Medicine (AAAAM), and the Texas Medical Association (TMA).

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Brazilian Butt Lift FAQ’S

Schedule a Consultation

If you’re considering a Brazilian butt lift to get a newer look for your backside but are still confused if it’s the right decision for you, there’s one way to find out for sure – contact Premier Plastic Surgery today and set up a free consultation! We’re happy to discuss all your options so you can make a well-informed decision. Contact the office or come by in person today. Our offices proudly serve residents in Houston, Pearland, Lake Jackson, and the surrounding areas of South Houston.

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