Brazilian Butt Lift

Dr. Christopher J. Kovanda of Kovanda Aesthetic Surgery has announced that Brazilian Butt Lift through fat grafting is now available to patients of his practice serving Minneapolis, St. Paul, and communities throughout the Twin Cities metro area. This makes Dr. Kovanda one of the select first few board-certified plastic surgeons in Minnesota to perform large-volume fat grafting to the buttocks which allows for a more natural looking butt lift.

“We’re absolutely thrilled to be able to offer this procedure at Kovanda Aesthetic Surgery,” stated Dr. Kovanda. “Now our patients don’t have to go to Miami or Brazil for the Brazilian Butt Lift!”

Buttock augmentation through fat grafting joins power assisted lipoplasty, abdominoplasty, and other advanced body contouring procedures as part of the full suite of plastic surgery options available at Kovanda Aesthetic Surgery.

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What is Fat Grafting to the Buttocks?

The Brazilian butt lift is performed through a technique known as fat grafting. Fat cells are removed from another area of the body via a narrow cannula and gentle suction device. Common areas for fat removal include the abdomen, thighs and back. The fat is then purified and transferred to the buttocks area by injection. Dr. Kovanda strategically injects the fat cells at various depths to ensure the most natural-looking results possible.

This procedure uses the patient’s natural tissue to enhance the appearance of the buttocks. It is a viable alternative to gluteal implants, which are silicone implants that are inserted into the buttock area through an incision beneath the buttock cheek. Fat grafting is often preferred to implants because the size and shape of the buttock contour is more customizable and the patient’s own tissue is used.

As a member of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), Dr. Kovanda provides fat grafting and other procedures in accordance with the highest standards of safety, quality, and ethics.

Candidates For The Brazilian Butt Lift

The Brazilian butt lift may be recommended for patients with the following:

  • Desire to improve the appearance of flat or sagging buttocks
  • Sufficient body fat in another area like the abdomen or thighs
  • Good physical health with ample blood supply to the buttocks
  • Wish to enhance the buttocks after significant weight loss

It is important to discuss your desire to have a Brazilian butt lift with an experienced surgeon like Dr. Christopher Kovanda. Dr. Kovanda will explain the procedure in detail, including what to expect from your recovery and results. Through an examination and assessment of your desired results, Dr. Kovanda can help you determine if this procedure is the best choice for you.

What are the results of a Brazilian Butt Lift?

One of the most attractive features of the Brazilian butt lift is the long-lasting results this procedure offers. When performed properly, results of a Brazilian butt lift may last many years. For some patients, the results may even be permanent, with no touch-up procedure required. In addition, the area of the body treated with liposuction will also retain their new contours, as long as healthy weight is maintained after surgery.

“An additional benefit of undergoing the procedure at my practice, stated Dr. Kovanda, is that patient safety, comfort, and results are of the utmost importance to me and my staff. We are committed to maintaining the absolute highest standard of care.”

Risks of Fat Grafting to the Buttocks

It is important to note that fat grafting is a surgical procedure that involves some degree of risk, including bleeding, swelling, blood clots and infection. If it is not performed properly, results may not be satisfactory or long-lasting. Every measure should be taken to minimize the risk of complications and to ensure the patient’s safety, comfort, and overall satisfaction. When you choose an experienced, highly-trained surgeon for your butt lift, such as Dr. Kovanda, those risks are greatly diminished.

Schedule an Appointment

If you’d like to discuss the techniques that are available for a Butt Lift, schedule an appointment with Dr. Christopher J. Kovanda. Dr. Kovanda takes his time at each consultation to make sure that all questions are answered and each patient leaves feeling secure in the decision they have made regarding plastic surgery.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does fat transfer work?

Fat is transferred from areas of the body then injected into the buttocks to enlarge or reshape the area.

How does Lipo work?

Liposuction is a surgical procedure that uses a suction technique to remove fat from specific areas of the body, such as the abdomen, hips, thighs, buttocks, arms or neck.

Is Brazilian buttock lift painful?

Any surgery procedure come with pain and swelling. There are multiple ways to manage this, you will be given pain medication there is also over the counter pain medication that can be taken. You will also be wearing a garment for the first 6 weeks that will help the area heal faster.

Is Brazilian buttock lift permanent?

This is a semi-permanent procedure simply because the nature of your fat is only semi-permanent. Your butt will change over time as it responds to the normal aging process, whether or not you gain or lose substantial amounts of weight, and your overall diet.

What are the side effects of BBL?

After getting Brazilian butt lift surgery, the incision sites will likely be swollen and painful, and patients may experience other side effects like bruising or stretch marks.

When can I sit after bbl?

Follow all of your doctor's post-operative instructions for the quickest recovery. Patients can typically return to sitting normally after 3 or 4 weeks.

What is the recovery time for fat transfer to buttocks?

Most patients recover from Brazilian butt lift in 4 weeks, and can usually return to work after 1–2 weeks.

How much does it cost for fat transfer to the buttocks?

$8,000-$9,000

How long does Brazilian butt lift last?

This is a semi-permanent procedure simply because the nature of your fat is only semi-permanent. Your butt will change over time as it responds to the normal aging process, whether or not you gain or lose substantial amounts of weight, and your overall diet.

What is the BBL?

A Brazilian butt lift is a specialized fat transfer procedure that augments the size and shape of the buttocks without implants. Excess fat is removed from the hips, abdomen, lower back, or thighs with liposuction, and a portion of this fat is then strategically injected into the buttocks.

Does fat grafting leave scars?

Depending on the size of the incision, fat transfer procedures leave small scars that fade almost completely over time.

Can fat transfer be removed?

Yes. However, the location of the fat and the amount of scarring due to the transfer procedure may affect how much fat can be removed.

Can I die from BBL?

About 1 in 3,000 patients who have undergone Brazilian butt lift have died due to injected fat entering the bloodstream. Most can be attributed to underqualified practitioners and non-medical facilities.

Does fat transfer last?

Because a Brazilian butt lift uses your own fat as a filler, your body won't break down most of what's injected. This means up to 70% of fat will remain for several years, if not decades.

How dangerous is liposuction?

Because it is a surgical procedure, liposuction carries the risks of all surgeries, including reactions to anesthesia and bleeding.

What is involved in a tummy tuck?

In a tummy tuck, excess skin and fat are removed from the abdominal region and connective tissue is usually tightened to create a firmer, flatter stomach.

Can you freeze your fat off at home?

Do-it-yourself alternatives to CoolSculpting performed by a licensed physician are not recommended and can even be dangerous.

How long does fat grafting surgery take?

The surgery itself takes between 2 to 3 hours, and a full recovery can take up to 6 weeks.

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