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Brazilian Butt Lift in Birmingham AL

Buttocks Augmentation with Your Own Natural Fat

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If you feel that your backside is too flat or sagging, the cosmetic surgeons at Hedden & Gunn Plastic Surgery are uniquely skilled and experienced in performing buttocks augmentation. The Brazilian Butt Lift is an increasingly popular cosmetic surgery procedure designed to enhance your figure with a more prominent, perky and youthful rear end.

For patients who would like a more defined and attractive body profile, the Brazilian butt lift has proven to be effective for firming and reshaping the buttocks. Plastic surgeons William Hedden MD, Stephen Gunn MD and Joshua Halka MD can help you achieve striking, more rounded new curves with skill and artistry in the latest techniques for buttocks enhancement.

The Brazilian butt lift is really two procedures in one — areas of need around the midsection are slimmed and contoured with liposuction to provide donor fat, and fat transfer is used to create a fuller, curvier backside with a natural look and feel. The name of the procedure itself brings to mind images of women in bikinis on the beaches of Rio de Janeiro.

Brazilian Butt Lift Candidates

You may be a good candidate for a Brazilian butt lift if:

The best candidates for the Brazilian butt lift are men and women who have some extra fullness in the abdomen, hips, thighs, arms, legs or lower back. Excess fat from these donor areas is removed with liposuction, processed and reinjected into the buttocks with fat transfer.

Another buttocks augmentation procedure available at Hedden & Gunn Plastic Surgery is buttock implants, which are used to add volume and symmetry with implants made of durable, semi-solid silicone.

Your Brazilian Butt Lift Consultation

During your Brazilian butt lift consultation, be prepared to discuss:

Your Brazilian butt lift surgeon will also:

Brazilian Butt Lift Risks and Safety

Each patient must decide if the benefits of a Brazilian butt lift will achieve their goals, and if the risks and potential complications are acceptable. The risks of a Brazilian butt lift include:

The risks of a Brazilian butt lift will be fully discussed prior to your consent. It's important that you address all of your concerns about risks with your plastic surgeon. You will be asked to sign consent forms to ensure that you fully understand the procedure.

Preparing for a Brazilian Butt Lift

In preparing for a Brazilian butt lift, you may be asked to:

Brazilian butt lifts are performed at our accredited Outpatient Surgery Facility in Birmingham, Alabama. Be sure to arrange for someone to drive you to and from surgery and stay with you for at least the first night.

Brazilian Butt Lift Testimonial

I'm only one week and 4 days post op. I haven't been in a lot of pain just sore. my results haven't set in but I'm pleased this far. Dr. Hedden was awesome! I emailed with him for a couple months because it's hard to find bbl reviews done by him. I searched and found a couple people on fb reviews they gave good reviews one even sent me pics. so I made my appointment and I'm now recovering.

Brazilian Butt Lift Procedure

Most patients are given general anesthesia during the Brazilian butt lift procedure. The choices include intravenous sedation and general anesthesia. Your doctor will recommend the best choice for you.


Liposuction is performed through small, inconspicuous incisions. First, diluted local anesthesia is administered to reduce bleeding and trauma. Then a thin hollow tube, or cannula, is inserted through the incisions to loosen excess fat using a controlled back and forth motion. The dislodged fat is then suctioned out of the body using a surgical vacuum or syringe attached to the cannula. In general, your surgeon may liposuction up to three times the amount of fat than what will be injected into the buttocks.

Fat Injection

To begin the fat transfer portion of the Brazilian butt lift procedure, the fat, tissue and blood removed through liposuction are carefully processed. The syringes are then connected to a special cannula. Your surgeon will use this cannula to add the fat to the buttocks through small injections all over your behind.

Brazilian Butt Lift Recovery

After your Brazilian butt lift procedure, dressings/bandages will be applied to the incisions, and thin tubes may be temporarily placed under the skin to drain any excess blood or fluid that collects. You will be taken into the recovery area to be closely monitored and may be permitted to go home after a few hours.

You will be instructed to wear a support garment around-the-clock following your Brazilian butt lift. Your surgeon will tell you how long you need to wear the compression garment and if there are any other garments you may have to wear during your recovery.

Your plastic surgeon will give you specific instructions on how to care for yourself after surgery. Following these instructions is essential to the success of your Brazilian butt lift. The instructions may include:

You will be asked to avoid prolonged sitting for about 2 weeks or longer. This is very important because prolonged sitting will damage the fat.

You will also be encouraged to sleep face down or on your side. When you do have to sit, use a pillow or cushion placed behind the legs (hamstring muscles) to help raise the buttocks, avoiding pressure onto the fat grafts.

Your surgeon may encourage you to seek a lymphatic massage from a licensed massage therapist. You can generally resume exercise after 6 to 8 weeks.

Seek medical attention immediately if you experience shortness of breath, chest pains or unusual heartbeats after going home. You may require hospitalization and additional treatment if any of these complications occur.

The surgical incisions should not be subjected to excessive force, motion, swelling or abrasion during the time of healing.

Brazilian Butt Lift Results

The results of a Brazilian butt lift visible almost immediately. However, your final results will not be visible until a year after surgery because it takes time for the fat to "take." This is because some of the fat injected into the buttocks will be absorbed by your body — on average patients retain 60% to 80% of the transferred fat. Satisfaction with your new image should continue to grow as you recover and realize the fulfillment of your goal of a fuller butt.

The results of your Brazilian butt lift will be long-lasting. Over time, your butt's size and shape can continue to change due to aging and gravity. You'll be able to retain your new look longer if you maintain your weight and keep a healthy lifestyle.

The fat transferred during a Brazilian butt lift can behave like any other fat in your body. If you gain weight, the fat in your buttocks may grow. If you lose weight, you may lose some of the volume in the buttocks as the fat shrinks.

Although good results are expected from your Brazilian butt lift, there is no guarantee. In some situations, it may not be possible to achieve optimal results with a single surgical procedure and another surgery may be necessary.

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Hedden and Gunn Plastic Surgery

The Brazilian Butt Lift adds appealing new curves to the buttocks using your own natural fat harvested with liposuction.

Birmingham, AL Office & Surgery Suites

Hedden & Gunn Plastic Surgery
140 Village Street
Birmingham, AL 35242
205-980-1744 or 800-HeddenMD
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Questions About Body Contouring?

Contact our Birmingham, Alabama plastic surgeons today if you have any questions about creating a curvier backside with the Brazilian Butt Lift.

To schedule your consultation at the earliest possible date, please call 205-980-1744.

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