Brazilian Butt Lift Videos | Buttocks Fat Grafting
Brazilian Butt Lift Videos
The Brazilian Butt Lift, or BBL for short, restores volume to the deflated buttocks with Fat Grafting. If you were born with flat buttocks, or if you buttocks have atrophied with age or weight loss, fat can be transplanted into the buttocks to provide a fuller more shapely behind. San Francisco Bay Area plastic surgery patients born with skinny butts, but who have a little extra fat, can benefit from removing the fat from where it is disproportionate and placing it into an area where it is appreciated. A Brazilian Butt Lift adds volume and lifts loose buttocks skin via carefully crafted Buttocks Fat Grafting.
Brazilian Butt Lift (Buttocks Fat Grafting) Video Presentation
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Fat Grafting to the Buttocks
The Brazilian Butt Lift Video presentation above discusses what a BBL can and cannot do. It answers who is a good candidate for the procedure, and reviews the steps taken to get the best results. It cannot substitute for an in-person consultation, so for information specific to your case call (925) 943-6353, and schedule your private consultation.
Fat Grafting vs. Fillers vs. Buttock Implants
Unfortunately, not everyone is a good candidate for the Brazilian Butt Lift. There exist a fair number of patients who would benefit from Buttocks Augmentation with a Brazilian Buttocks Lift, but who do not have enough fat. Some Plastic Surgeons have gone as far as recommending patients gain some weight before the procedure to make it possible, but there is a downside. The fat continues to behave like the area from which it was removed. So, if future weight loss shrinks the donor site, it will also shrink the newly enlarged buttocks.
So what about Buttocks Fillers? We have fillers for the lips, facial wrinkles and even the hands. Why can't we use a filler to plump the buttocks? Technically, we could use facial fillers in the buttocks as an "off-label" use. One problem is that all current FDA approved fillers provide only temporary results. Another big problem is the cost. The volume needed for an average Buttocks Augmentation would be hundreds of thousands of dollars. Some people will recommend using artificial fillers like silicone and PMMA. These are not, and are unlikely to ever be FDA approved because of the complications they cause. Dr. Mele has taken care of many well intentioned patients who initially were very happy with these types of enhancements, but who are now permanently disfigured from the scarring, hardening and infections that frequently occur just a few years after injection. There is no way to reverse the process, and extensive surgical excision is often the only option, especially when the substance becomes infected.
Can Buttocks Implants help? Buttocks Implants, like Breast Implants, can enlarge the size of the buttocks; however, the safety and efficacy is much better with Breast Implants. The problems with Buttocks Implants include, hardening, displacement and rupture, but the biggest problem is that most Buttocks Augmentations never look right. The Buttocks Implants tend to ride high and look weird. Unlike fat grafting, where the volume of fat can be varied and shaped to enhance the regional curves of the buttocks, Buttocks Implants often exaggerate the filling of the upper buttocks and do not settle well into the lower buttocks. They are pushed up by the gluteus maximus muscle every time you take a step, and by the chair every time you sit down. Unlike Fat Grafting, Buttocks Implants can also flip around, causing even stranger shapes.
When adequate fat is available, Fat Grafting is the preferred technique. It is by no means perfect, but it can give a better shape with better safety than the currently available alternatives. More of the limitations of Fat Grafting are detailed on the main Brazilian Butt Lift page. Click the banner below to read more.
Learn More Details About The Brazilian Buttocks Lift
For more information about Fat Grafting to the Buttocks, including Brazilian Butt Lift Before and After Pictures, visit our Brazilian Butt Lift Page.
Post Bariatric Plastic Surgery
Dr. Mele is an Active Member of the American Society of Bariatric Plastic Surgery,
Board Certified Plastic Surgeons dedicated to reshaping bodies after massive weight loss.
Dr. Mele has extensive experience helping patients after massive weight loss. Whether after Bariatric Surgery, or due to changes in diet and exercise, large amounts of weight loss often lead to large amounts of loose skin. Dr. Mele prides himself on helping his patients look and feel better in their skin.
While the loss of volume can enhance how we look and how we feel about ourselves, the amount of volume lost in the breasts and buttocks is not always ideal. While Breast Implants can provide safe and predictable results to enlarge the breasts, Buttock Implants do not provide the same level of safety and predictability. Unfortunately, there are times, after massive weight loss, when there is often not enough fat left for grafting. San Francisco Bay Area Buttock Lift Specialist, Dr. Joseph Mele, in Walnut Creek, California, often performs a skin excision type of Buttock Lift in these cases.
As a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, and an active member of the American Society of Bariatric Plastic Surgeons, Dr. Mele is a post-weight-loss and Post-Bariatric Plastic Surgery expert. His extensive training, numerous prestigious Plastic Surgery society memberships and Board Certifications, all demonstrate his commitment to superior outcomes and patient safety, and make him uniquely qualified to shape your post weight loss body.
Schedule Your Brazilian Butt Lift Consultation Today
Call (925) 943-6353 to Contact our Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in the San Francisco East Bay Area today for further information, or to schedule a consultation in our Walnut Creek Plastic Surgery office to learn more about your buttocks shaping options. If you are in good health, but frustrated with buttocks skin laxity, or small buttocks, and have a little extra fat to borrow, a Brazilian Butt Lift at our San Francisco Bay Area plastic surgery office and accredited ambulatory surgery facility is an option worth exploring.
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