About The Brazilian Butt Lift
The Brazilian butt lift has become one of the most rapidly growing treatments in the U.S. and is currently in popular demand by both men and women. This butt enhancement surgery offers individuals a natural way to have a rounder and shapelier buttocks without using an implant. Significant weight loss, aging, gravity, as well as genetics can lead to a flat and unshapely buttocks. 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 area to create the desired roundness and shape. The process is accomplished through a unique, specialized fat grafting and transfer process, which uses liposuction to remove unwanted fat pockets from a targeted place on your body and then transfers it into your backside. There is an artistic approach to perfecting this body contouring surgery and with many years of training, experience, and surgical skill, Metairie, LA plastic surgeon Dr. Cynthia Mizgala is able to achieve natural, gorgeous results at A Woman Plastic Surgeon.
Patients for the Brazilian butt lift will be evaluated to confirm they are good candidates for this treatment. The first consideration is to confirm there is adequate fat elsewhere on the body to remove for the transfer process. If you have a low body weight or have limited fat to remove for the transfer, you are not an ideal candidate. Moreover, it is also crucial to have healthy skin laxity. If your buttocks have loose, hanging skin, the recommended treatment may be a surgical butt lift, with or without a fat transfer. If you have the right amount of fat to extract and transfer and do not want to use an implant, this can be a terrific procedure for you.
"Dr. Mizgala is Phenomenal! - I recently had a Tummy Tuck / Liposuction procedure done by Dr. Mizgala and I couldn't be more happy with the results. Dr. Mizgala and her staff a great. They made me feel comfortable and answered all of my questions no matter how many I asked and believe me I asked a lot of them. I have never experienced a doctors visit as pleasant and professional as the ones I had with her. She will have my..."- L. / RealSelf / Nov 07, 2018
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"Dr. Mizgala and Her Staff Are the Best in the Business! Dr. Mizgala is the best! I had my initial consultation in August 2018, to discuss excess skin removal on my stomach, back and arms after losing around 140 pounds. I had maintained the weight loss for around 15 years, and my work and financial situation finally made skin removal surgery possible. I knew I was looking at major surgery/ surgeries, and I needed to feel confident and trusting of the person I chose to perform such extensive work on me. I have pre-existing high blood pressure, frequent skin infections and a history of severe nausea and vomiting with anesthesia. I needed a surgeon who appreciated the complexity involved with the amount of skin I needed removed, and who would be able to safely get the results I wanted. I consulted with two other surgeons, and both of those appointments were rushed and quite uninformative. Instead of answering my questions, I was referred to a pamphlet or the internet as I was being shown the door. My consultation with Dr. Mizgala was the exact opposite. I was encouraged and comfortable before I went to the office. Patty, the office manager, was so sweet and helpful when I spoke to her to make my appointment. At the consultation, Dr. Mizgala and I discussed several procedures to get the best results for my body type. She took the time to fully explain the pros and cons of each procedure, the downtime and recovery involved, and the results I could realistically expect. She answered my questions and addressed my concerns with respect and dignity. Together Dr. Mizgala and I came up with a plan of action that would provide the best outcome for me. I never felt rushed or like I was in a sales pitch; I was at ease and I just knew I was in good hands. From that very first day, I have felt safe, comfortable and supported by the entire staff. Every visit since then has just reinforced my feeling of gratitude for having found such a wonderful, caring surgeon and her awesome team. Dr. Mizgala and her staff truly care about their patients’ complete recovery. I had a fleur de lis tummy tuck and radiofrequency assisted liposuction on my neck in November, a bra line back lift in March, and an arm lift in April. I only had one minor wave of nausea between all 3 surgeries; I’ve experienced worse with a 15 minute epidural. I had several feet of incision on my torso and arms with the 3 surgeries. Given my long history of skin infections, it was not surprising that I experienced delayed healing in some areas. Dr. Mizgala saw me every single day, including weekends, and she came to my condo to check on me. She was also a strong advocate in helping me get the care I needed to heal with the best results. I felt her concern and I knew she sincerely cared about my recovery. I am absolutely thrilled with my results. Dr. Mizgala and her team have treated me like family throughout this entire process. I never expected this to be such a life-changing experience, inside and out. Dr. Mizgala and her staff’s encouragement helped me to find self-confidence I didn’t even realize I was missing! They all truly care about their patients’ holistic recovery every step of the way. When my life circumstances allowed me the opportunity to have my excess skin removed, this was mostly about the practicality of getting rid of the physical complications caused by the skin while I was still relatively young. I wanted to be able to exercise without having infections and interference from the extra skin, and I wanted to get the extra weight off my back to help my sciatica and hip pain. I got the practical results I was looking for, but the care, support and encouragement of Dr. Mizgala and her staff have given me so much more. I thought this was going to be the last step in my weight loss journey, but it has turned out to be the start of my new life. I’m not afraid to stand up for myself, which is an incredible and priceless surprise. My friends and family see a huge difference in the way I look and carry myself, physically and mentally. I recently turned 45 years old, and I called it my Re-Birth Day. I knew I would have a significant change in my body, but I never dreamed I would have such an incredible mental and emotional transformation so quickly. I have been reborn as a confident, self-assured woman, and I am excited to think about what’s to come in my new life."- L. / RealSelf / May 09, 2019
"Excellent experience - It has been a few years but she was very patient and kind and really cared about me. Her staff was also great. I still recommend people to her even though it’s been overs 5 years. JoAnn Proctor"- Anonymous / Vitals / Apr 26, 2019
"I Had a Wonderful Experience - It has been a few years, but Dr. Mizgala did my breast reduction and tummy tuck. She was very kind and attentive and I still recommend people who are considering any type of surgery for cosmetic reasons to contact her office. JoAnn Proctor"- J. / RealSelf / Apr 25, 2019
General anesthesia is used for a fat transfer surgery butt lift. It is an outpatient procedure and takes around 2 – 6 hours (depending on the quantity of fat that is being liposuctioned and reinjected). Liposuction will be performed first to extract fat from specific locations on the body, such as the abdominal area, hips, and thighs. The fat tissue is aspirated from unwanted areas of fat into a closed and sterile canister. The healthy fat tissue is carefully harvested and put into syringes. The final step is the injection phase, where the healthy fat tissue is injected layer by layer, followed by a gentle massage to ensure the surface is even and smooth. This step is repeated multiple times until the desired roundness and shape has been achieved.
What to Expect
Following a Brazilian butt lift, you will be released home to recover. Keep in mind, there are two areas that need to be monitored — where the fat was liposuctioned and your enhanced buttocks. Both areas will have incisions and may be bruised and sore. Patients should try their best to not place unnecessary weight on the buttocks for about two weeks following surgery. As soon as the swelling has gone away, results are visible, but usually, the full outcome is seen in about 4 – 6 weeks. The butt will look curvaceous and shapelier. Even better, the body parts that are slimmer make your result more dramatic in comparison.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a Brazilian butt lift cost?
The Brazilian butt lift procedure has risen in popularity over the past several years and requires surgeon skill and a keen eye to create smooth, shapelier results. Because this specialized procedure involves several steps, including liposuction, careful purification of the fat, and finally, precise injections to reach the desired result, the pricing can vary greatly. Where will the fat come from? How many areas are involved? How fuller do you desire to go? All of these are taken into consideration. The average cost for a Brazilian butt lift at our New Orleans plastic surgery office ranges between $6,000 – $20,000. Dr. Mizgala is a body contouring surgeon and creates gorgeous, natural results. After your consultation, if you decide this treatment is for you, we can discuss the various payment methods and low-interest financing options our office offers.
How long will my results last?
While some fat may be reabsorbed after the Brazilian butt lift, most of the fat will remain in your buttocks for a long time. To maintain your results, you should keep your weight steady since significant weight gain or loss will alter the results of your Brazilian butt lift.
How can I recover faster after a BBL?
If you want to minimize your healing time after a Brazilian butt lift, Dr. Mizgala or a member of her team will give you post-operative instructions. You will need to avoid sitting on your butt for at least two weeks as the area heals. Dr. Mizgala recommends you buy a donut-shaped or nursing pillow that allows you to sit so the pressure is on your thighs instead of your butt. Short walks and light stretching can improve your blood circulation and decrease inflammation. A garment must be worn to shape the areas where the fat was taken, as well as mold the new buttock contour.
Will a Brazilian butt lift remove loose skin?
The name of the surgery, Brazilian butt lift, is deceiving because it isn't actually a butt lift (gluteoplasty), which surgically removes excess skin from your butt. A Brazilian butt lift actually adds fat to your buttocks. However, the new volume added to your butt during a BBL may fill some loose skin. If you are concerned about moderate to severe excess skin in your buttocks, talk to Dr. Mizgala so she can go over all your options based on your goals and physical exam during your consultation.
A butt lift may be needed after major weight loss. This involves removing skin and tissue at the top of the buttock area, leaving a scar across the top, which can be easily hidden by undergarments or a swimsuit. A surgical butt lift may be combined with a fat transfer or a tummy tuck, known as a belt lipectomy.
- Average Cost
- $12,000 - $19,000
Shape Your Rear
The Brazilian butt lift procedure is so popular because it allows people the chance to get the round and shapely buttocks they have always wanted. With the world around us focusing in on a healthier, rounder backside, the Brazilian butt lift has quickly become one of our specialties at A Woman Plastic Surgeon. If you are looking to attain an enhanced fullness to your buttocks and would benefit from fat removal from other body areas, we invite you to contact A Woman Plastic Surgeon in Metairie, LA to make an appointment with Dr. Mizgala.