New York City NYC Brazilian Butt Lift

Both men and women have become interested in changing the size and shape of their behinds.

Procedures designed to improve the cosmetic appearance of the buttocks are growing tremendously in demand. In fact, buttock contouring is now among the most requested plastic surgery procedures. There are probably many reasons for the increased interest including curvaceous celebrities and body images all over social media.

Diet and exercise are helpful in reshaping the body, but are unlikely to be 100% successful. Your bone structure, your muscle structure, your fat stores, your skin quality, and your genetics also determine your butt shape and size. This is why surgical procedures for buttock contouring have become a popular way to improve on what diet and exercise can’t.

Brazilian Butt Lift Explained

Brazilian Butt Lift is a body contouring procedure that enlarges and changes the shape of the butt and hips using your own fat.  It is also called BBL for short. The procedure uses liposuction to remove the unwanted fat from areas like the abdomen, flanks, and back, and then injects it into the butt and hips to create a rounder, fuller backside and hips.  The BBL has become the fastest growing procedure and is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures.

Why Choose Dr. Schulman

Dr. Schulman performed his first Brazilian Butt Lift in 2007, back when very few surgeons were doing this procedure. Over the years, he has performed many thousands of BBLs and has refined the traditional procedure to create his exclusive SCOOP Lift® buttock-contouring procedure. Dr. Schulman and his refined BBL procedure have been featured by several national media outlets. He is also routinely invited to speak at international plastic surgery meetings to share his BBL approach and techniques with colleagues from around the world. Years of experience has made Dr. Schulman one of the world’s experts in this procedure, attracting patients from around the globe.

Before and After Images

Brazilian Butt Lift: Patient 1

Our patient wanted a dramatic change, with a “snatched'' waist and round hips.  However, she still wanted to keep a shape that didn't scream “I had a BBL”.  She had liposuction of the abdomen, side, upper back and lower back (“lipo 360”), and then fat transfer to the butt and hips. She wanted curves, and she got them! Liposuction: 5000 cc, Fat transfer: 1350 cc + 1350 cc

Brazilian Butt Lift: Patient 2

This patient had some skin laxity associated with pregnancies and associated weight fluctuations. She also had some asymmetry of her flanks and hips. Notice in the before photos, that there is a difference in her sides and also in the bottom of her butt cheeks.  This case involved removal of all available fat from the abdomen, flanks, sides, full back, and inner thighs (“lipo 360”), then fat transfer to the butt and hips. Notice the improved symmetry of her curves, which required very skilled lipo and fat transfer.  Her friends and family just think she lost more weight……but her secret is safe with us. Liposuction: 5000 cc, Fat transfer: 1250 cc + 1250 cc

Brazilian Butt Lift: Patient 3

Sometimes we never know how small someone’s waist is until we finish the surgery. This lovely young woman wanted a tiny waist, but honestly, we weren’t sure she could get it. Well, she did! She had liposuction of the abdomen, flanks, full back, and inner thighs (“lipo 360’), then had fat put back into her butt and hips.  The fat into the hips was primarily to round them out, not necessarily to make them much larger. Her shape is unbelievable and she is ecstatic. This remains one of our “most-requested” wish pics. Liposuction: 3950 cc, Fat transfer: 1100 cc + 1100 cc

Brazilian Butt Lift: Patient 4

This is a young woman with a Body Mass Index (BMI) on the lower side.  She exercised 5 days per week, but was unable to build her butt or lose the excess fat along her lower back and sides. She really wanted to have a nice curve to her lower back, with more roundness to her butt.  Since she did not have a lot of “donor fat”, she had been turned down by other surgeons and was told that she needed to gain weight to be a candidate. Not here! Dr. Schulman is very experienced with thin patients. She had liposuction of the abdomen, flanks, and lower back, and then fat transfer to her butt.  She got the athletic look she wanted. Liposuction: 3100 cc, Fat Transfer: 850 cc + 850 cc

Brazilian Butt Lift: Patient 5

This is another patient who was turned down by multiple previous surgeons who told her that she is too skinny for a BBL.  She wanted a round butt, however, she really wanted to avoid a “selfie” look.  To complicate things, her only available donor fat was the lower abdomen, lower back, and some fat along her bra roll.  Despite these limitations, she got exactly what she wanted and is one of our happiest patients.

Brazilian Butt Lift: Patient 1

Our patient wanted a dramatic change, with a “snatched'' waist and round hips.  However, she still wanted to keep a shape that didn't scream “I had a BBL”.  She had liposuction of the abdomen, side, upper back and lower back (“lipo 360”), and then fat transfer to the butt and hips. She wanted curves, and she got them! Liposuction: 5000 cc, Fat transfer: 1350 cc + 1350 cc

Brazilian Butt Lift: Patient 2

This patient had some skin laxity associated with pregnancies and associated weight fluctuations. She also had some asymmetry of her flanks and hips. Notice in the before photos, that there is a difference in her sides and also in the bottom of her butt cheeks.  This case involved removal of all available fat from the abdomen, flanks, sides, full back, and inner thighs (“lipo 360”), then fat transfer to the butt and hips. Notice the improved symmetry of her curves, which required very skilled lipo and fat transfer.  Her friends and family just think she lost more weight……but her secret is safe with us. Liposuction: 5000 cc, Fat transfer: 1250 cc + 1250 cc

Brazilian Butt Lift: Patient 3

Sometimes we never know how small someone’s waist is until we finish the surgery. This lovely young woman wanted a tiny waist, but honestly, we weren’t sure she could get it. Well, she did! She had liposuction of the abdomen, flanks, full back, and inner thighs (“lipo 360’), then had fat put back into her butt and hips.  The fat into the hips was primarily to round them out, not necessarily to make them much larger. Her shape is unbelievable and she is ecstatic. This remains one of our “most-requested” wish pics. Liposuction: 3950 cc, Fat transfer: 1100 cc + 1100 cc

Brazilian Butt Lift: Patient 4

This is a young woman with a Body Mass Index (BMI) on the lower side.  She exercised 5 days per week, but was unable to build her butt or lose the excess fat along her lower back and sides. She really wanted to have a nice curve to her lower back, with more roundness to her butt.  Since she did not have a lot of “donor fat”, she had been turned down by other surgeons and was told that she needed to gain weight to be a candidate. Not here! Dr. Schulman is very experienced with thin patients. She had liposuction of the abdomen, flanks, and lower back, and then fat transfer to her butt.  She got the athletic look she wanted. Liposuction: 3100 cc, Fat Transfer: 850 cc + 850 cc

Brazilian Butt Lift: Patient 5

This is another patient who was turned down by multiple previous surgeons who told her that she is too skinny for a BBL.  She wanted a round butt, however, she really wanted to avoid a “selfie” look.  To complicate things, her only available donor fat was the lower abdomen, lower back, and some fat along her bra roll.  Despite these limitations, she got exactly what she wanted and is one of our happiest patients.

How is your Brazilian Butt Lift NYC Performed?

Brazilian butt lift is often referred to as buttock augmentation with fat grafting. This means that it is basically two procedures in one:

  • Liposuction of unwanted fat
  • Fat transfer to the butt and/or hips

During a traditional Brazilian butt lift, liposuction is performed to remove fat from a part of the body where it’s not wanted, such as the abdomen, thighs, lower back, flanks, or bra-roll area of the back. Fat can be removed from virtually anywhere there is excess, The fat is processed to isolate the healthiest and most viable fat cells. Those fat cells are then injected into specific areas of the buttock and hips to add volume and create more curves. This is done in a way to create the results you want. This may mean a rounder and perkier butt, or maybe more volume to the hips. Some may want a very natural result that no one will notice, or some may want a very dramatic result that turns heads.

BBL and Anesthesia

The Brazilian Butt Lift will be performed in our fully certified operating facility. This procedure will take about 2-3 hours under general anesthesia and you will be personally monitored by a Board Certified Anesthesiologist. Every patient receives full medical clearance before undergoing surgery so that risks can be minimized. You will rest in our recovery room and you will get to go home the same day.

Meet Dr. Schulman – Brazilian Butt Lift New York City

“You want a Brazilian Butt Lift and you are at the right place.  I have been doing this procedure since 2007, long before anyone knew it even existed, and have performed more BBLs than most surgeons in the world.  My BBL techniques have been featured in dozens of national television stories, have been the subject of international documentaries, and I have been invited to speak to my colleagues about my techniques at international plastic surgery conferences.

I look at this procedure as a powerful way to reshape the entire body, not just make the butt or hips bigger.  Meticulous liposuction is combined with fat injections to reshape the entire body.

You may want a dramatic, ‘video-vixen’ result that turns heads. Or you may want a more natural-looking result that makes people notice that you look better, but have no idea how you look better. Every BBL is customized to your body and your desires. Most importantly, I do this safely. If you are ready for a Brazilian Butt Lift, you owe it to yourself to find an experienced Board Certified Plastic Surgeon…..and lucky for you, you found me.”

 
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Preparing for your BBL

There are several things you will need to do in preparation for your Brazilian Butt Lift surgery:

  • maintain a healthy lifestyle and weight
  • plan to see your primary medical doctor for full clearance
  • avoid medications that may interfere with anesthesia
  • avoid vitamins and supplements that can increase bruising and swelling
  • stop smoking or using any nicotine-containing products

First, you should make sure you are healthy and maintain a normal weight for you. It is always best to be around your target weight before any plastic surgery since weight gain or loss after can affect your results. You will need to see your medical doctor for a full medical clearance and blood testing. This is done to make sure that you do not have any medical problems that can place you at increased risk for complications.  You should make sure to let Dr. Schulman know about any medications that you are taking, to be sure that they will not interfere with anesthesia or cause any issues for you. Several medications and over-the-counter supplements and vitamins may cause increased swelling or place you at increased risk for bleeding. You must also stop smoking or using any nicotine-containing products. This includes e-cigarettes and vapes. These will increase your risk of complications and can decrease the survival rate of your fat transplant.

BBL and Recovery

The recovery process from any surgery is a commitment, and recovering from a BBL is no different. You will need to be very careful about how you sit and sleep after your BBL since you need to protect those newly transplanted fat cells and give them time to grow a blood supply and become a permanent part of you again. Applying direct pressure to these newly transplanted fat cells can negatively impact the survival of the fat. Even when patients are great about avoiding pressure on their butts, a percentage of the transplanted cells will ultimately die. However, added pressure will increase the percentage of fat cell death and negatively affect your ultimate results. When sitting, we recommend using a specialized BBL cushion to reduce pressure on your butt and you should sleep in your stomach. Sleeping on your sides should be avoided if you have had fat cells added to your hips. There are some specialized chairs, cushions, and mattresses that you may find helpful during your recovery. For most patients, these restrictions on sitting and laying on the buttock and hips tend to be the most difficult part of recovery.

Pain is normal after Brazilian butt lift and can be controlled through oral medication. There will undoubtedly be soreness from liposuction. You will also have bruising and swelling in the liposuction areas that will last a few weeks. You will need to wear a compression garment during your recovery for a few months. This will help to control swelling and improve your overall shape. Dr. Schulman has created a well established garment protocol and we can help you understand how to wear this garment during your recovery. Specialty garments are available in our office, so you won’t need to worry about finding the right garment on your own.

While each case is unique, many of our patients find it most helpful to take at least 10 days off school or work to ensure that they can focus on recovery. Your physical activity will be restricted immediately after surgery but you should find yourself doing more after about a week or two.  Most patients are able to return to normal activities 3-4 weeks after surgery. If you try to do too much, too soon, your overall recovery will last longer, so you should take it as easy as possible.

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Your BBL Results

After your BBL, you will have to heal from liposuction and fat transfer. This takes time. Most people will be very swollen for a few weeks after the surgery, and it will make it hard to really appreciate the results. After a few weeks, the improvement in shape will become more obvious, and will continue for months. There is no doubt that you will love your new shape after a few months but things get better and better for up to a year. It is important to be patient with the healing process after your Brazilian Butt Lift.

SCOOP Lift® procedure

Dr. Schulman performed his first BBL in 2007 and was constantly refining his technique to improve the results. He refined the traditional BBL procedure to create his  SCOOP Lift® procedure that improves upon several traditional BBL techniques to create a highly individualized outcome for each patient. Knowing there is no one-size-fits-all solution to achieve each person’s ideal shape, Dr. Schulman’s SCOOP Lift®  Brazilian butt lift takes into account every patient’s body and unique characteristics. This includes fat, muscle, bone, and proportions. He then uses his artistic eye to sculpt the body and transfer the most ideal fat cells into exactly the right places for each patient. It’s his signature upside-down-heart booty shape that draws patients from around the world.

The end result of Dr. Schulman’s SCOOP Lift® is an overall enhancement of the body’s curves as well as a shapelier derriere and hips. No two procedures or patients are exactly the same, but many patients find that their body has a more youthful appearance and clothing fits better after surgery. It is about changing the entire silhouette of the body. Many patients who think that their upper body is too wide, simply need a more narrow waistline and wider hips to give them a more hourglass shape. Sometimes, it is not just about making the waist smaller, but also making the hips wider.

Real Patient Testimonial

Real Patient Testimonial

When I found him, I noticed he did amazing natural results and during my consult. I asked for a natural look that complimented my thighs and he DELIVERED!!… I love my results and recommend Dr. Schulman to anyone that is wanting this procedure!

Brazilian Butt Lift vs. Buttock Implants 

Another popular method to increase the size of the buttock is with the use of silicone buttock implants, instead of using your own fat with a BBL.  While implants may be adequate in some cases to increase volume, they simply make things bigger and do little to improve the overall shape and contour of the buttocks. Because there is no liposuction, buttock implants cannot change the shape of the buttock and surrounding areas in the way a Brazilian Butt Lift can. Butt implants are also unable to change the shape or increase the size of the hips. Butt implants also carry a risk of infection and shifting.

That’s why for most patients, Dr. Schulman recommends Brazilian Butt Lift using his SCOOP Lift® technique. In addition to more natural-looking results, Brazilian butt lifts tend to provide permanent results. The fat cells used in the procedure will develop their own blood supply and will remain a part of the buttocks. The added volume is permanent and will change as your body changes with aging or weight fluctuations. Using the body’s own fat cells also eliminates the danger of rejection, shifting, or scarring that can occur when using an artificial implant.

Brazilian butt lifts also involve removing fat through liposuction, so patients see multiple areas of improvement. A Brazilian Butt Lift is essentially two operations in one. Between butt implants and Brazilian butt lifts, butt implants are far less popular at least in part because of some of the associated risks.

A small number of patients may not be able to have Brazilian butt lift done. For instance, those who are very thin and don’t have enough fat likely would be better candidates for butt implants since implants may be the only way to get the volume they want.

Your Results

The results you get from your BBL will be dependent on what you want, and what your body will allow. Some things to consider are whether you want more projection or more hips. Do you want a natural look or a dramatic result? Do you want round hips? Do you want a shelfie butt or a smooth slope? During your consultation, Dr. Schulman will be able to assess your desires and help you understand if this is possible given your body shape, bone structure, skin quality, and available donor fat.

Questions and answers about Brazilian Butt Lift surgery

How Much Does a Brazilian Butt Lift Cost in NYC? At Schulman Plastic Surgery The BBL procedure is what patients from all over the world visit, depending on your specific needs the price will vary. You will go thorough a detailed consultation with Dr. Schulman making sure you get the results you desire.

Dr. Schulman is the trusted and premier plastic surgeon for patients seeking Brazilian butt lift in NYC.

Schulman Plastic Surgery specializes in Brazilan Butt Lift and patients from all around the world travel to New York City seeking the work of Dr. Schulman.

If you would like to learn more about BBL or the other body procedures contact our office and schedule your consultation.

Brazilian butt lift, often referred to as BBL, is a buttock augmentation with fat grafting. That means fat is taken from one area of the body and transplanted to the buttock and/or hips. Using liposuction, a surgeon removes excess fat from areas of the body, such as the abdomen, thighs, or back. The fat cells are then processed and injected into specific areas of the buttocks to create increased volume and a shapelier contour. Over the course of the recovery process, the fat cells will begin to thrive in their new location, making them a permanent part of the buttocks.

While Dr. Schulman’s technique is based on the same principles as traditional BBLs (removal and transplant of fat from other areas of the body to the rear end), he has refined his techniques and developed the unique SCOOP LiftⓇ procedure that focuses on the overall shape of the body, not just the shape of the butt. In addition to the SCOOP LiftⓇ technique that enables Dr. Schulman to create unique results for every patient, he also has popularized the upside-down-heart shape in which the buttocks flow smoothly into the hips. This creates a more natural-looking appearance, even in large rear ends.

Dr. Schulman will consult with you to help you decide what’s right in your specific situation, but Brazilian butt lift is a good procedure for anybody who wants a larger or fuller butt and/or hips or someone who simply wants a more youthful shape to their derriere. Those who have excess fat in other areas also could benefit, as BBLs involve liposuction on other parts of the body. Very thin patients would likely not be candidates and could consider buttock implants as an alternative option.

A. Dr. Schulman strongly opposes weight gain simply to create excess fat. If you are thin, and gain weight simply to qualify for Brazilian butt lift, or give you more fat to work with, your results will likely not be long-lasting. If you subsequently lose weight and get back to your original weight, you will end up losing the fat that you previously gained and your butt and hips will shrink.

While Brazilian butt lift is more commonly performed on women than on men, it still is a good option for many men. In fact, about 15% of all Brazilian butt lifts Dr. Schulman performs are on men. The placement of the fat is usually different for men, if they are trying to maintain a masculine shape.

The procedure is performed in our fully certified and accredited office operating room. Depending on the amount of liposuction and fat transfer you require, it will take about 3 hours. You will then spend about 1-2 hours in the recovery room until you are safely discharged.

This surgery transfers your own fat cells to a new location in your body, where they grow their own blood supply. About 30% of the fat cells will not be able to grow a blood supply and will die. This death occurs during the first several weeks, and poses no threat to you. The cells that survive, will remain forever. As a result, the results will be permanent if you maintain your weight over time. Weight gain could cause your butt and hips to expand, and weight loss would, conversely, cause those areas to shrink. Some changes over time are to be expected, as all human bodies undergo a normal aging process, but BBL is designed to be permanent.

Most people are surprised by the amount of fat needed to get the best results, and Dr. Schulman often places twice as much fat during the procedure than other surgeons. Dr. Schulman is a strong believer that transferring a large quantity of fat is the best way to get permanent, ideal results. The amount of fat transferred will depend on the amount of available donor fat, the amount of room in the buttock to receive this fat, and each patient’s desired appearance.

Yes, depending on the individual situation, some patients opt to combine BBL with other body contouring procedures, such as tummy tucks, breast lifts, and breast augmentation. Depending on who performs your surgery, the anticipated surgical time, and your individual health status, it may be necessary to do separate procedures. Dr. Schulman will be able to discuss if you are a candidate for a combined procedure.

Dr. Schulman prefers to perform BBLs with patients under general anesthesia. He feels that this is the best way to get an ideal cosmetic result and keep you comfortable while doing it. During the surgery, you will be continuously monitored by a board certified anesthesiologist. Like with any surgery, there are risks. The most serious risk associated with a BBL procedure is the injection of fat into a blood vessel. This is a fat embolism and can be fatal. Dr. Schulman uses techniques that minimize this risk, including specialized injection cannulas and specific injection techniques such as not injecting fat into the buttock muscle. Dr. Schulman has worked closely with the plastic surgery societies to help create safety guidelines and he has been an invited speaker on topics such as BBL technique and safety.

Most of our patients need to take about 10 days off work or school, but individual cases may vary. For instance, patients who had a great deal of liposuction will probably experience a longer recovery due to the pain and bruising from higher volume liposuction. Dr. Schulman and our staff will advise you on the specific steps you need to take to ensure a good recovery. Remember that it can take several months to see the final results of your procedure since you will be swollen from the liposuction and the fat cells need time to “take hold” in their new location. Final results could take up to a year, but you won’t be out of commission that long.

The most common side effects include bruising, swelling, lumps, and asymmetry, but these are usually temporary and subtle. Dr. Schulman’s SCOOP LiftⓇ procedure is designed to transplant only the healthiest fat cells, but it’s not uncommon for transplanted fat cells to die, which is known as fat necrosis. This can create hard lumps in the transplant areas, but this is not common and lumps are usually small and not visible.

Not all BBL procedures are the same, and much of that has to do with the surgeon who performs your procedure. You should select a surgeon who is experienced in this procedure and can show you hundreds of examples of successful results.

Yes, the BBL Surgery can be reversed. A surgeon would simply remove fat through liposuction.

Weight gain, including from pregnancy, may alter your results because the transplanted fat will act like regular fat and grow with weight gain.

Yes, Dr. Schulman recommends wearing a post-operative compression garment to help in your recovery. You will wake up with a garment on you, that we place while you are still sleepy. You will then follow a specific protocol that Dr. Schulman has created. Patients will wear garments for about 8 weeks after surgery, but some prefer to wear it even longer.

The Brazilian Butt Lift uses liposuction to remove and transfer fat. This does not address loose skin. If you have loose skin, you may require a skin removal procedure such as a tummy tuck. During your consultation, Dr. Schulman will be able to discuss if this procedure is the right one for you.

Aside from quitting smoking (or vaping), you will need to make sure your body is ready for surgery. That means ensuring your body mass index (BMI) is 31 or lower, that your blood count is normal, and that you have no serious medical issues that would make surgery a higher risk for you. All surgical patients will require preoperative medical clearance and bloodwork.

For the sake of your health, Dr. Schulman strongly advises you to quit smoking permanently. Smoking significantly increases your risk for surgical complications, and smoking will increase loss of transplanted fat, which could mean your Brazilian butt lift results may be less ideal. Dr. Schulman requires patients to stop smoking for at least 4 weeks before and 8 weeks after surgery. Nicotine is a known blood vessel constrictor, which means the blood supply necessary to help ensure your fat transfer is successful could be compromised and fat loss will be higher. Remember that the “no-smoking” rule pertains to all nicotine-containing products such as e-cigarettes.

Dr. Schulman has performed thousands of successful Brazilian butt lift procedures over the past decade and has even been called upon to perform complex revisions of BBLs done by other surgeons. His expertise in the area is unrivaled, and he’s even developed his own innovative SCOOP LiftⓇ technique. Dr. Schulman is also routinely invited to speak to other plastic surgeons about the BBL procedure. Those are just a few of the reasons why people travel from all over the world for his experience with this procedure.

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