Brazilian Butt Lift Houston, TX
Weight fluctuations, aging, or hereditary characteristics can lead to flat buttocks. As a result, you may be unable to wear tight jeans that accentuate your figure. People who have a shapeless, fat behind may also have a negative self-image. Brazilian butt lift (BBL) is an increasingly popular procedure for improving butt appearance without the use of artificial implants.
Plastic surgeons take excess/unwanted fat from other parts of the body and inject it in the buttocks to create a shapelier, more defined, and attractive contour. In addition, patients benefit from bonus contouring in the donor areas where excess fatty tissue is removed.
Houston, TX plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Balinger offers Brazilian butt lift procedures to patients in Houston, Conroe, and surrounding Texas communities. The surgeon understands that your best self is connected to your self-confidence. Working with a team of experienced clinicians, Dr. Christopher goes out of his way to make sure that each patient is comfortable, safe, and happy with their procedure outcome. He uses state of the art equipment and advanced surgical methods to achieve the best result while minimizing the risk of side effects such as scarring.
Who is a Candidate?
A Brazilian butt lift is a specialized fat transfer treatment that aims to augment the shape and size of the buttocks. You may be an ideal candidate for this procedure if:
- You are in good physical and emotional health
- You have good skin laxity especially at the hip and buttocks areas
- You have enough unwanted fat stores in other parts to enable the fat transfer process
- You are able to avoid sitting on your buttocks at least for a couple of weeks
- You have a positive outlook and realistic expectations about the outcome of this procedure
Benefits of a Brazilian Butt Lift
Many women admire the hourglass figure that is seen in celebrities such as Kim Kardashian, Amber Rose, and Virginia Gallardo. In addition to accentuating your beauty and feminine figure, a Brazilian butt lift has other unique advantages.
Improved body proportions
Excess fat removal in donor areas
Natural procedure outcome
Improved cellulite appearance
More flattering clothing
Your Initial BBL Consultation
During your Brazilian butt lift Houston consultation, Dr. Balinger will ask questions and review your medical history to learn more about your health. The surgeon will also examine your body and skin laxity before moving forward to the next step. This initial consultation – which is offered free of charge at Balinger’s office – is an opportunity to learn more about what this treatment entails, and what you can expect from the procedure.
Prepare for Your Surgery
Once Dr. Balinger creates a customized treatment plan for you, the surgeon will let you know how to prepare for the surgery. You will be asked to stop taking some medication and herbal supplements that can increase your risk of bleeding. Smoking is also forbidden in the weeks before the surgery because it can increase the risk of complications and impair healing. The surgeon will let you know what to do on the night before this cosmetic surgery, and what supplies you need to have in place for a smooth recovery.
Your Surgical Experience
Brazilian butt lift procedure is usually an outpatient procedure that is performed at Dr. Balinger’s in-office operating room or an accredited surgical facility. The surgeon’s anesthesiologist will administer either general anesthesia or intravenous sedation in order to ensure your comfort and safety throughout the treatment. Tiny incisions will then be created in the donor areas (abdomen, hips, thighs, lower back, etc). The surgeon will use the process of liposuction to remove unwanted fat from these areas, then process it for transfer to the buttocks. Injecting the fat into the right points in the buttock is an intricate process that requires the skills of a seasoned surgeon. Furthermore, about 25% of the fat that is injected into the buttocks tends to be reabsorbed by the body. The entire procedure takes between two and four hours to complete. Immediately after the surgery, you will be placed in an observation room where Dr. Balinger’s team monitors your vitals before you are allowed to go home for recovery. Some patients may be asked to stay for a night or two before they are discharged from the facility.
Recovery After your Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery
Special care is required during recovery from a BBL. The surgeon will provide pain medication and antibiotics to prevent infection. You will be unable to sit on your buttocks for at a minimum of weeks. However, you will still be able to sleep on your side. Activities should be completed when you are in a standing position. As you continue to recover, the surgeon will allow you to sit in a modified situation. Most BBL patients are able to resume routine daily activities within 3 weeks. However, heavy lifting and strenuous exercise are prohibited until you get the go-ahead from the surgeon. Make sure to follow the surgeon’s post-op instructions in order to ensure a speedy recovery. Dr. Balinger’s office is available to answer your questions and provide the support you need throughout the recovery duration.
Plan your Procedure in Houston Texas
The cost of Brazilian butt lift surgery can vary dramatically from one patient to the other. Most of Dr. Balinger’s BBL patients can however expect to pay between $9,000 and $10,000 for this treatment. Health insurers typically do not cover the cost of BBL surgery because it is considered to be an elective cosmetic procedure. During your consultation visit with Dr. Balinger, the surgeon will provide a cost estimate based on a personalized treatment plan developed for you. The surgeon offers financing options for his patients in Houston, Conroe, and surrounding TX areas.
Meet the Surgeon
Christopher Balinger, MD, brings keen professionalism to the operating table. With each patient, the surgeon creates a highly customized plan to achieve the desired procedure outcome while working to eliminate or minimize the risk of scarring and other side effects. Dr. Balinger is uniquely skilled to perform Brazilian butt lift procedures and a host of other cosmetic surgeries. He works with a team of highly qualified support staff who are committed to the safety and well being of their patients. If you are looking for the best plastic surgeon in Houston for a Brazilian butt lift, get in touch with Dr. Balinger’s office today.
If you are considering butt augmentation with silicone implants, you may prefer the results that can be achieved with a Brazilian butt lift. Dr. Christopher Balinger offers the Brazilian butt lift for men and women in Houston, Conroe, and the nearby communities in Texas. Contact us today to schedule a free Brazilian butt lift consultation at our office in Houston or our office in Conroe.