For some women, their primary appearance concern isn’t a lack of curves above the waistline, but a lack of curves below. A flat bottom can lead to problems with self-image, not to mention the frustrations involved with finding clothes that actually fit. Whether your natural assets tend toward the top-heavy or you just wish you had a little more “junk in the trunk,” a Brazilian butt lift can help.
Recognized as a body contouring specialist and one of the top cosmetic surgeons in the Mobile-Pensacola metro area, Dr. James Koehler is a board certified cosmetic surgeon serving patients from Gulfport to Gulf Shores and beyond. In addition to Brazilian butt lifts, Dr. Koehler offers a wide range of plastic surgery procedures for both men and women, and is known for his caring commitment to a patient-first approach.
Are You a Candidate?
Because of the nature of this procedure, the ideal candidates should have some extra fat elsewhere on the body that they can donate to their bottom, typically from the belly, thighs or around the waistline. At the same time, you should be at or near your target weight and in otherwise good health mentally and physically. It’s also important to have realistic expectations about your results.
About Brazilian Butt Lifts
The female form comes in all different shapes and sizes, but there’s no denying that there’s a certain appeal to the classic hourglass figure. Even without the exact hourglass ratio, a womanly shape that’s proportionately curvy both above and below the waistline is considered an ideal cosmetic goal for many women.
A Brazilian butt lift, sometimes called buttocks augmentation, uses your own fat cells to create a naturally curvaceous bottom that can better balance out your feminine figure. The cells are first removed via liposuction, then the fat is processed using the LifeCell REVOLVE™ System to isolate the just the healthy fat before Dr. Koehler injects them into the bottom to boost the volume of your backside. Some women may include a Brazilian butt lift as part of a mommy makeover, or combine buttocks augmentation with breast implants for a more voluptuous figure overall.
Brazilian Butt Lift Costs
At our practice, the cost of a Brazilian butt lift starts at $9,700. Your price may vary depending on your specific goals and whether additional procedures are performed at the same time. Dr. Koehler and his staff are happy to answer any questions you may have about cosmetic surgery pricing and help you fully understand the costs associated with your Brazilian butt lift.
Educated at the University of Alabama and in practice for over 15 years, Dr. Koehler is a board-certified cosmetic surgeon who is devoted to providing exceptional results.
What to Expect
The two contributing factors to beautiful results are patient candidacy and surgical skill, so it’s essential to schedule a consultation with Dr. Koehler if you’re considering buttocks augmentation. During this time, you can share your hopes for surgery and Dr. Koehler can give you more specific information, as well as perform a physical evaluation in order to ensure that you’ll see the best possible outcome from your procedure.
To begin a Brazilian butt lift, Dr. Koehler will determine the best donor area from which to collect living fat cells using liposuction as the first step in a two-part process. Any impurities are removed before the cells are injected into their new location. During injection, Dr. Koehler carefully layers the fat cells for optimal contouring, enhanced volume and natural-looking results.
Since liposuction requires only very tiny incisions and injections are delivered with a fine-gauge needle, the Brazilian butt lift is considered a “scarless” procedure. Often, liposuction access points are so small that they only require a single suture after surgery, so you can be sure to enjoy a discreet yet unmistakable boost to your figure.
After surgery, you can expect to feel some tenderness where liposuction was performed. Dr. Koehler will ask you to wear a compression garment to help manage swelling and promote a comfortable recovery. You can expect to rest for the first few days, but most patients can return to their normal daily activities within a week or two.
Risks and Complications
Fat grafting carries only minimal risks, which are primarily limited to the same side effects that are possible with liposuction alone: swelling, fluid buildup and bleeding or infection. However, given the negligible size of the incisions and Dr. Koehler’s surgical skill, more serious complications are rare. Dr. Koehler will go over all the risks and benefits of both liposuction and fat grafting with you before your butt lift so you’re fully informed about what to expect.
Your New Look
You should see an improvement in the shape, profile and projection of your bottom right away after surgery. It’s common to overfill initially in order to compensate for the potential loss of fat cells that fail to thrive after the transfer process, so seeing your final results can take time. Once the transplanted cells have established themselves in their new location, the effects of your butt lift are permanent, and you can expect to enjoy your new look for a very long time.