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What is a Brazilian Butt Lift?

At Beautify at AMS in Chicago, Brazillian butt lifts are performed for significant improvement in the size, shape, and contour of the buttocks. Dr. Neema Bayran and our expert plastic surgeons will often perform a composite procedure: buttock implants complemented with natural fat grafting. The Brazilian butt lift (BBL) provides multiple enhancements to the buttock area, including volume, improved tone, cellulite reduction, and added lift. The procedure typically involves high-definition liposculpture; water-assisted fat grafting; internal and/or external radiofrequency energy devices, and Sculptra®.

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Components of a BBL in Chicago

The Brazilian butt lift offers a long-term solution that is tailored specifically to your anatomy and aesthetic goals. 

  • Buttock implants: Dramatically improve symmetry, projection, roundness, and volume of the buttocks
  • Fat grafting: Provides additional lifting and shaping, precision contouring, and cellulite improvement
  • Internal and/or external radiofrequency energy devices: Promotes skin tightening, buttock lifting, and thigh improvement
  • Sculptra: Stimulates collagen production, improves the shape, and reduces cellulite
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How to Prepare for a Brazilian Butt Lift

In order to have the smoothest procedure possible, there are several things we recommend. You will need someone to be with you for 24 hours following the procedure, including driving you home. Be sure to have everything you’ll need for recovery already at home waiting for you. This will include items such as antibacterial soap, ice packs, and a donut pillow. We will provide you with a list of everything you’ll need for recovery. 

What Happens During the Procedure?

A Brazilian butt lift (BBL) is done under general anesthesia. Before the procedure begins, your skin will be cleansed and marked to act as a blueprint. 

For the buttock implants, an incision will be created within the butt crease. From this incision, the silicone implants will be inserted either into or above the gluteal muscle on each side. 

For the fat grafting portion of the procedure, fat will be removed from one part of the body where it can be spared using liposuction, and the fat will then be purified through the Puregraft® filtration system and enriched with your own growth factors and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) before it is transferred to the gluteal tissues. This process allows for the greatest longevity and viability.

Internal and/or external radiofrequency energy devices and/or Sculptra may also be utilized. If it’s determined that these procedures should be included in your Brazilian butt lift, we will take you step-by-step through the procedure during your consultation.

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Candidate for a BBL in Chicago

Those who make excellent candidates for a Brazilian butt lift are those who:

  • Are unhappy with the size or shape of their buttocks
  • Have good skin tone in the hips and buttocks
  • Have enough fat to remove from another body part
  • May have difficulty finding bikini bottoms that fit well
  • Have lost volume in their butt with age
  • Are non-smokers in overall good health
  • Fully understand the details of the procedure and recovery
  • Are willing to follow recovery instructions carefully
  • Have realistic goals for what a BBL can do
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Cost of BBL in Chicago

The price of a Brazilian butt lift varies depending on each patient’s needs. During your consultation, we will discuss your goals, examine you and recommend the best treatment plan, including which procedures will be needed to achieve your aesthetic goals. The cost of your BBL will also include other costs, such as anesthesia, operating room fees, and other aspects of your procedure. 

On average, the cost of getting a BBL in Chicago is usually between $10,500-$12,500.

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The Liquid Butt Enhancement

A liquid butt enhancement that uses only injectables. As mentioned above, these injectables can include your very own fat or Sculptra®—or a combination of both.

When it comes to using your own fat, because the “filler” comes from your body (usually the hips, abdomen, lower back, or thighs), one of the biggest advantages is that there’s no risk of an allergic reaction or your body rejecting it. Another advantage is that the results look and feel very natural.

Sculptra® is also used in a liquid but lift for some patients. This dermal filler is excellent for adding volume to a flat or small butt, and it also stimulates brand-new collagen growth—which means firmer smoother skin. Sculptra effectively fills out droopy, saggy tissues and achieves a shapely new lift and contour. Results can last up to two years.

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Your BBL recovery will take about 3-4 weeks. You may need to wear compression garments to help minimize swelling and keep harvested fat placed properly. To further ensure the results are outstanding, do not sit down directly on your buttocks, swim, or engage in sexual activity for three weeks. Sleep on your side or stomach at night for the same period. This allows the tissues or implants to settle gently and correctly.

After about two weeks, you will be able to return to work, but do not do anything strenuous. By 3-4 weeks after your procedure, you will be nearly healed. By 6-8 weeks after your procedure, with an okay from your surgeon, you will be free to exercise vigorously or do any of your other usual more strenuous activities.

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What about silicone injections?

When will I see my results?

What about silicone injections?

A longtime expert in the art of body sculpting and contouring, Dr. Bayran advises all of his patients against permanent silicone injections. These permanent injections come with long-term consequences and potentially dangerous side effects.

When will I see my results?

Although you’ll be able to see early results instantly following the procedure, there will be swelling for about two weeks. It takes approximately six months for the results to be settled and final. If your weight remains the same and doesn’t fluctuate, the results from your BBL will last for years. 

Brazilian Butt Lift at Beautify at AMS

At Beautify at AMS, we believe that it’s priceless when a patient looks in the mirror and likes what they see. Our goal is to provide exceptional results while providing our patients with a good experience. We are a full-range medical spa and board-certified plastic surgery center that offers a one-stop shop for a wide variety of services. Our small, boutique-style medical spa is attached to a state-of-the-art, accredited surgical center next door. We’re a results-driven practice that treats every patient like family. If you’re considering enhancing the size and/or contour of your booty with a Brazilian Butt Lift in Chicago or the surrounding area, we encourage you to reach out to us to set up a consultation

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