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Where does the fat come from for a Brazilian Butt Lift?

Some women, no matter how many squats or lunges they do, can never achieve the round, perky booty of their dreams. Whether it’s due to aging or just bad genetics, this can be frustrating for many women who feel like no matter what they do, they just can’t get the result they want. Luckily, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Traci Temmen is ready to help! Dr. Temmen has extensive knowledge and experience performing the Brazilian Butt Lift (commonly called the BBL) for her patients who want to improve the shape of their derriere without the use of synthetic implants. This blog post will discuss the fundamentals of the BBL procedure, as well as answer a common patient question, “Where does the fat come from for a Brazilian Butt Lift?”

To many patients, the Brazilian Butt Lift may seem like magic – after all, it essentially moves fat from areas you don’t want it, and adds it to the buttocks! Let’s break down the mechanics behind this procedure, and answer the question of where the fat that will be injected into the buttocks comes from. The BBL can be divided into two steps. In the first step, Dr. Temmen performs liposuction of the body. This accomplishes two goals: One, it melts away unwanted fat deposits, and two, it harvests fat for later use in the BBL. To accomplish this, Dr. Temmen utilizes a technique called tumescent liposuction. In this method, a saline solution containing lidocaine and epinephrine is first injected into the areas where fat will be removed. The lidocaine helps to reduce pain, the epinephrine lessens bleeding and bruising, and the saline solution helps break up the fat and separate it from the underlying tissues for easier removal. Liposuction is then performed to gently suction out the solution along with the accompanying fat. Using this safe and reliable method, Dr. Temmen is able to remove fat from the belly, back, sides, and/or thighs. This can also be personalized to fit the patients’ wishes by targeting the “problem areas” that bother the patient the most, such as love handles or back fat. These preferences are all discussed with Dr. Temmen during each patient’s personal consultation to ensure that the best possible result. Once the fat has been removed, Dr. Temmen takes care to equally redistribute the thin layer of fat that remains in order to ensure a smooth, natural-looking result.

Next, it is time to transfer the fat to the buttocks. After the fat was collected during liposuction, it is gently processed and prepared for transfer. Then, it is injected into various aspects of the buttocks to create the desired shape. For example, patients who desire more projection can have more fat injected into the back of the buttocks, whereas patients who prefer a rounder shape can have more fat injected into the sides of the buttocks. Dr. Temmen works closely with each patient to make sure she understands their aesthetic goals, whether it be a bigger “Kardashian butt” or a subtler, more athletic appearance. Once the desired amount of fat has been injected, Dr. Temmen is meticulous in making sure the result is symmetrical and smooth. When everything is complete, she closes the tiny incisions where the injections and liposuction were performed.

The Brazilian Butt Lift is a wonderful surgical option for those for are looking for a safe and effective way to enhance their backside. This procedure can be life-changing for many, adding a boost of confidence and helping women feel radiant and beautiful. As a woman herself, Dr. Temmen understands the embarrassment and shame many women feel, and how a fresh new look can change your whole outlook on life! For those who are tired of feeling unhappy with their body, she is ready to offer her surgical expertise to make lasting positive change. To learn more about if you may be interested in the Brazilian Butt Lift or any other procedure you’re interested in, simply call 813-877-2277 to book your one-on-one consultation with Traci Temmen, MD today!