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Brazilian Butt Lift | Fat Transfer

Bay Area Brazilian Butt Lift and Fat Transfer— Dr. Leonard Gray

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The breasts get plenty of attention among those interested in plastic surgery, but the butt has now become another area that patients frequently want to augment. Fortunately, Bay Area Plastic Surgery offers a buttock augmentation method that delivers exceptional results in an all-natural way.

Fat transfer to the buttocks, also referred to as a Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL), uses a patient’s own fat cells to make their buttocks look bigger, higher, and more shapely. Countless patients have enjoyed their fulfilling results from this state-of-the-art procedure.Dr. Leonard Gray, Bay Area Plastic Surgery’s board-certified plastic surgeon, is an expert in liposuction, fat transfer, and Brazilian butt lift methods. He is prepared to help you achieve the buttock augmentation results you’ve been waiting for.

Learn more about the Brazilian Butt Lift in San Francisco by calling 415-434-8858 or contacting us online today!

What is a Brazilian Butt Lift?

A Brazilian Butt Lift, or BBL for short, is a procedure in which fat cells are safely extracted from another area of the body and precisely redistributed into the buttocks. Dr. Gray uses an advanced version of liposuction to remove the fat cells and then safely reinsert them evenly into the new site. His methods ensure that the body will reconnect the cells to a blood supply, making your results entirely natural and long-lasting. Similar techniques can also be used to transfer fat to the breasts.

What are the Benefits of a Brazilian Butt Lift?

When performed by an expert plastic surgeon with proven methods, fat transfer to the butt can have some incredible benefits, including:

Improved Shape and Proportions: If you’re one of the many people who lives a healthy lifestyle but can’t achieve your ideal body shape through diet and exercise, a BBL may be the option you’ve been waiting for. This operation reshapes the buttocks, allowing you to modify the natural curvature of your body. This means you can go for an hourglass figure or simply make your buttocks bigger. The choice is entirely yours.

Fat Removal: Dr. Gray will make use of the fat you already have. Using power-assisted liposuction, he takes excess fat from other parts of your body and reinjects it into your buttocks. Some of the areas they may take it from include your hips, stomach, thighs, and love handles.

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All-Natural Methods: A BBL is the only procedure that uses your body’s real fat deposits to achieve your dream shape. This means that the results are natural both in look and feel. Plus, if you lose weight or work out your butt in the gym, your body shape will change accordingly.

Fast Results: A Brazilian butt lift is a quick procedure that offers results in a matter of hours. Most patients only have to undergo the process once to get their desired results.

Safety: Dr. Gray is an expertly trained and highly experienced plastic surgeon. He has successfully performed many BBL operations and is aware of the best and most current fat transfer methods.

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Dr. Gray is a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 20 years of experience conducting surgical procedures of the breast, body, and face. His emphasis on patient education and attention to detail have made him the top choice for plastic surgery in the Bay Area. Dr. Gray invites you to meet with him for a friendly and informative consultation.

How Does Dr. Gray Perform Fat Transfer to the Butt?

Each patient will have a procedure that is unique to their needs. With that said, there are some general steps that every fat transfer operation will follow:

First, Dr. Gray uses power-assisted liposuction to remove fat from the donor site. This liposuction method presents the least traumatic option to remove fat cells. It (along with Dr. Gray’s skillful techniques) also dramatically reduces the chances of dents, irregularities, and other unwanted complications. You can learn more about liposuction by viewing our liposuction page. Dr. Gray will also make sure that the device’s suction pressure is not too high, as this can also damage the fat cells, and then collect the fat cells and place them into a sterile container.

Once in the container, the fat will separate by gravity, meaning they will never be touched. Dr. Gray does not believe in manipulating the fat cells— doing so can damage them and prevent the body from retaining them. Once the fat has been adequately separated, it will be pure and ready to be transferred to the new site. Fat cells only have about 48 hours to establish a blood supply in the new spot. Thus, they will need to be injected precisely. Dr. Gray’s injecting methods center around this fact.

Dr. Gray will then prepare the new site for fat transfer. He will pre-tunnel the area and then use a specialized cannula to distribute the transferred fat evenly throughout the region. Rather than injecting large sections at a time, he will make “tree branch” injections into each spot. This allows for the most balanced look with the best chance of the cells picking up a blood supply and being retained by the body. Dr. Gray also understands that a specialized cannula needs to be used to keep the cells alive. He has found that 3mm cannulas typically work best, as anything smaller risks damaging the cells. To be done safely, fat needs to be injected superficially (above the muscle). Dr. Gray typically injects all of the fat in just one small puncture site with a stitch that will dissolve independently. This injection site is strategically placed and will not be visible.

What Can I Expect in a Brazilian Butt Lift Recovery?

BBL patients will be given a specialized garment that compresses the liposuction areas but not the buttocks. You will have the best chance of gaining the best results by ensuring the blood supply to the new donor cells is not interrupted. So, you will need to stay off of your bottom until this connection is well established. You can stand, lie down on your sides or stomach, and sit down with a specialized BBL pillow to keep weight off your buttocks. Most patients can resume normal activities after about six weeks to two months.

Stunning natural results

Dr. Gray’s training, precision, and personalized treatment plans provide genuinely outstanding results. Want to see for yourself? Follow the link below to view before and after pictures of Dr. Gray’s actual patients.

Fat Transfer to the Breast

Dr. Gray also offers fat transfer to the breast. This procedure often works best for those interested in breast reconstruction surgery, including women who have had:

  • Mastectomy
  • Mastectomy and Radiation
  • Lumpectomy

Breast fat transfer may also be a suitable option for select patients looking for subtle cosmetic changes and those who do not want to insert foreign materials into the body. However, the cells will not take as well as they will in the buttock area, meaning they will have to be injected more than once.

For more dynamic results, women typically choose breast augmentation or a breast lift. Dr. Gray can help you decide which option is right for you when you come in for a consultation.

Begin Your San Francisco Brazilian Butt Lift or Fat Transfer Journey Today!

If you feel that a Bay Area Brazilian butt lift may help you gain the body you’ve always wanted, your next step is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Leonard Gray! Dr. Gray takes a patient-centered approach to care. He values patient education, wanting each of his patients to be empowered to make an informed choice on their own. Dr. Gray and the rest of the Bay Area Plastic Surgery team invite you to visit our office for a consultation. Here, you can ask questions, meet the staff, see the facility, and plan out your next steps. We look forward to speaking with you soon! Get started by calling 415-434-8858 or contacting us online today.

San Francisco Brazilian Butt Lift and Fat Transfer— FAQ

Dr. Gray often mentions that it takes more fat than patients think to adequately perform this procedure. He usually recommends at least 400-500 CC’s to see the best results. You and Dr. Gray will discuss this in further detail as you begin planning your operation.

Dr. Gray will inject fat into areas of the buttocks in a specific order to achieve the best looking and most sustainable results. His methods have proven to work time and again, and he can explain this further when you meet with him one on one.

Because there are so many factors to consider, Dr. Gray will first need to evaluate you in consultation properly. Our team can provide you with a detailed estimate at this time.

Yes. Dr. Gray’s patients often choose to add liposuction to other areas to contour their bodies before transferring fat to the buttocks. This is ideal, as the procedure requires liposuction anyway. Fat can also be transferred to the breasts. Dr. Gray can speak with you about your other options during your one on one consultation with him.

Yes, many patients enjoy EMSculpt buttock sessions once they have healed from surgery. This helps to build and tighten the glutes even further. It is also a nice alternative to patients who do not have enough fat for BBL surgery.

As with any surgery, there will be risks of bleeding, infection, pain, and scarring. Dr. Gray is well prepared and will do everything he can to avoid these complications.