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Brazilian Butt Lift

If you’ve been doing squats and leg lifts until your thighs burn, but your buttocks still don’t fill out your jeans, then a Brazilian butt lift, also called a BBL, may be the answer to your prayers. While sculpting the rest of your body may have come easily, the shape of your buttocks is often determined by your genes. The best way to add volume to the buttocks, while slimming other parts of your body, is through a Brazilian butt lift.

What is a Brazilian Butt Lift?

Until the mid-1990s, the only options for a curvier backside were either uncomfortable implants or the injection of foreign materials into the muscular area.  However, in 1996, Ivo Pitanguy, the father of modern cosmetic surgery, and his associates published the first paper which included a large number of BBL patients in the North American Journal Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.  In the fall of 1995, while the procedure was still being developed, Dr. Ingram was fortunate enough to be performing a fellowship under Professor Pitanguy in Rio De Janeiro. Dr. Ingram was one of the first U.S. surgeons to perform this procedure when he opened his practice in 1997.  Back then, North Americans generally wanted small waists and hips. However, since the mid-2000s, people in the United States have begun to place a higher emphasis on the sexiness of a curvy bottom. Due to this change in appreciation for women’s’ curves, more than 25,000 BBLs were performed in the U.S. in 2020 

The Brazilian Butt Lift Procedure

A Brazilian Butt Lift involves transferring fat from areas where you may have a little too much fullness – usually the abdomen, waist, and lower back – to your buttocks and hips. A BBL will give you a slimmer mid-section and a fuller, more rounded derriere.

The BBL begins by identifying the areas where you want fat removed, to be used to enhance your buttocks. Fat removal through liposuction is a very important part of this procedure, and we want you to get a great result not only from the fat injection but also from your liposuction. During the liposuction procedure, Dr. Ingram will make small incisions (about the size of a pencil eraser) to contour your abdomen, waist, and lower back by gently removing fat from these areas. Your incisions will be strategically placed within your pubic hairline, your bikini line, and the curves of your body to help limit their visibility after the surgery.

The fat that we remove then is purified in a sterile container. This allows us to keep your own fat and stem cells and to discard everything else. Once your fat is ready prepared, Dr. Ingram will transfer your fat cells into a syringe and inject it into your buttocks and hips, focusing on the areas where you want to be fuller.

Brazilian Butt Lift Before & After
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What to Expect After a Brazilian Butt Lift

After any surgical procedure, everyone has some swelling and bruising, but with a BBL most of this will fade away within a week or two. Any discomfort you experience after surgery will be managed with prescribed medication. You will need to wear a compression garment for several weeks to ensure that your skin heals completely and tightens smoothly, as well as to help create the curves you want. You should also be prepared to take a few days off work to rest and recover. You will need to keep weight off your bottom so that blood vessels can grow into your newly transplanted fat cells, and Dr. Ingram will instruct you on how you should sit and sleep following your surgery to ensure the best outcome. You will look great right after the procedure, and your final results will begin to appear after the swelling has subsided and your body heals.

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Your Brazilian Butt Lift will be performed by Dr. Alton E. Ingram, M.D. in the Toyos Clinic's AAAASF-accredited surgery center located at Dr. Ingram's Green Hills office in Nashville, TN.

Good Candidates for a Brazilian Butt Lift

A good candidate for a Brazilian butt lift should have an appropriate amount of fat to extract from the body in order to inject the buttocks. Dr. Ingram has injected from 200cc to 1900cc per buttock, and people of all body shapes and sizes do really well with this operation. Before scheduling surgery, you and Dr. Ingram will look over your body to see how you can best benefit from the suctioning and injection phases of a BBL.

What About BMI?

BMI is only one factor in a person’s health. If you are young, healthy, and muscular, you likely are going to have a higher BMI than an older or less healthy person. Rather than focusing only on BMI, Dr. Ingram will perform a comprehensive evaluation of your medical history and will assess your health holistically – especially focusing on your heart, lungs, neck, and upper airway –to determine if you are a good candidate for a Brazilian butt lift. If you have any preexisting medical conditions, you may need to speak to your primary care doctor to see if he or she has any suggestions on how we can make your surgery the safest possible.

Contact Our Office

If you desire fuller, more rounded buttocks and hips, along with a flatter tummy and narrower waist, Ingram Cosmetic Surgery can help you reach your goals. Dr. Alton Ingram will guide you throughout the entire process and will work closely with you to ensure that you feel safe and comfortable every step of the way. Your journey begins with a complimentary consultation, so call us at (615) 431-3710 to schedule yours today!

There is not enough words to describe how amazing my experience and my BBL (Brazilian butt lift) result have turned out! Dr. Ingram is an amazing Doctor he is very personal and cares for his patients satisfaction. This is not my first cosmetic procedure but this is the FIRST cosmetic procedure I come out of and got EXACTLY what I asked for and then some!! I wish all cosmetic doctors had the same intentions as Dr. Ingram and that’s giving his patients the best results possible!! He is just by far amazing! I could go on all day about my results and about just my experience with him and talking to him! It still feels like a dream looking at my perfect body in the mirror! I used to be ashamed and avoided all mirrors and pictures now I jump into pictures and in front of mirrors!! I love my body and I am so much more confident, thanks to Dr. Ingram he has literally changed my life!!