Your Brazilian Butt Lift New York City for More Sensual Curves

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The Brazilian butt lift uses your body’s own fat to lift, augment, and contour your backside. Dr. Matthew Schulman has refined the traditional Brazilian butt lift to create his exclusive SCOOP Lift buttock contouring procedure, which has been featured in the national media. Dr. Schulman’s highly individualized approach to the the procedure attracts patients from around the world to our New York City practice.

How is your Brazilian Butt Lift Performed?

During the procedure, fat is removed from the parts of your body where you don’t want it—such as the abdomen, flanks, lower back, thighs, and bra-roll area. Then, the fat is processed to isolate only the very best fat cells. Finally, the fat cells are re-injected to give you a rounder, fuller, and larger derriere. Dr. Schulman will shape your body with the eye of a sculptor, giving you a small waist, sexy curves, and a round backside.

Your recovery after Brazilian Butt Lift

Your recovery time for  the procedure is usually only slightly longer than the recovery time for liposuction. Because the new fat cells need to “take,” you will need to be cautious about sitting on your behind during the healing period. Dr. Schulman has worked out specific protocols for sitting, sleeping, and wearing a compression garment. Our staff will review these protocols with you. Adhering to these guidelines helps patients of our New York City practice get the best results possible.

Brazilian Butt Lift vs. Buttock Implants

There are two ways to create a fuller and shapelier backside. One way is to place buttock implants. While implants may increase the size of the butt, they may do little to improve the overall shape. In addition, implants carryBrazilian Butt LIft risks of infection, shifting, and internal scarring.

The Brazilian butt lift provides natural-looking, long-lasting results without the risks associated with artificial implants. The procedure uses your own fat, so there is no danger of rejection, shifting, or scarring that can occur around an artificial implant. Because the re-positioned fat cells will develop their own blood supply and become a permanent part of your buttocks, the results will last forever.

More importantly, the Brazilian butt lift gives you the added benefit of liposuction, allowing Dr. Schulman to contour your entire body in one procedure. Please review our Brazilian Butt Lift photos.

Questions and Answers about Brazilian Butt Lift


What is a Brazilian Butt Lift?

A Brazilian Butt Lift is the common name given to a procedure that uses your own fat to shape and/or enlarge your buttocks and hips. This procedure combines liposuction (the removal of fat) from areas such as the abdomen and back with Fat Transfer (the re-injection of this fat) to the buttock and hips.  It is most commonly referred to as a "BBL".


How is Dr. Schulman's Brazilian butt lift different than other doctors' technique?

Dr. Schulman uses the same basic premise as other surgeons - removal of fat through liposuction and then the re-injection of the fat through fat transfer. However, as a surgeon who has been performing this technique long before it became so popular, he has tremendous experience that has allowed him to make refinements. For example, Dr. Schulman pays particular attention to the liposuction portion of the procedure, resulting in improved shaping and contouring. Also, he has popularized the upside-down heart shape to the butt in which the buttock flows smoothly into the hips. This shape offers a natural-looking appearance, even in the largest butts.

Is a Brazilian butt right for my me?

A Brazilian Butt Lift is a good procedure for anyone who desires a larger butt and/or hips, or just wants an improved shape of the buttocks. If you have excess fat in other areas, it can be used as "donor" fat and you are a good candidate for the procedure. This may not be an option for skinny patients who have no excess fat to donate.


If I am too skinny for a BBL, should I gain weight?

Dr. Schulman strongly opposes weight gain in preparation for a BBL. If you are too skinny, and then gain weight so that you have available "donor" fat, you need to hold on to that extra weight forever! If you drop back down to your normal weight after the surgery, the transferred fat will shrink, and your butt will shrink.


Is this procedure only for women?

While this procedure is more commonly performed on women, it can also be performed on men. About 15% of all Brazilian Butt Lifts that Dr. Schulman performs are on men.


How long do the results last?

Because the results are from the transfer of your own fat, the results will last forever. The transplanted fat will change as your body changes. This means that weight gain may cause enlargement of the butt and hips, and weight loss may cause shrinkage of the butt and hips. Keep in mind though that the normal aging process will continue so the butt and hips will certainly change over time.


How much fat is needed for a BBL?

It generally takes more fat than people realize to get the best results. Dr. Schulman is known for transferring a large quantity of fat and this is likely the reason why his results appear better than other surgeon's results. Dr. Schulman often places twice as much fat as other surgeons.


What other procedures compliment a BBL?

A Brazilian Butt Lift can be combined with other body contouring procedures such as tummy tucks, breast lifts, and breast augmentation. Sometimes these procedures can be combined into a single surgery, or your surgeon may recommend performing these in separate surgeries.


What happens during the procedure?

The procedure is performed under general anesthesia. It begins with liposuction. The collected fat is then re-injected into the buttock and/or hips.


What’s the recovery time?

The recovery time will vary depending on the amount of liposuction or fat transfer. Generally, we find that patients require about 10 days off of work or school. The pain, swelling, and bruising can last several weeks. It can take several months to see the final size and shape of your butt and hips. The absolute final result can take up to a year to occur.


What are the possible side effects?

The most common side effects are usually temporary and include bruising, swelling, lumps, and asymmetries. Occasionally, these contour defects can be permanent. There is also the possibility of hard lumps in areas where the transferred fat dies. This is known as fat necrosis.

Why is there an increased chance for injury or death with BBLs?

The risk of death from any cosmetic surgery procedure is relatively rare and occurs in 1:100,000 surgeries. The risk of death from a BBL is significantly higher, but still very uncommon and estimated at 20:100,000. Death is usually attributed to blood clots traveling to the lungs or the inadvertent injection of fat into a blood vessel.


What else is important to consider when getting a BBL?

It is critical to select a surgeon experienced in this particular procedure and who can how you hundreds of his or her own results. This procedure is one of the fastest growing in terms of popularity. However, not every plastic surgeon has the skill or expertise to do it.


Can a BBL be reversed?

Fat can certainly be removed through liposuction.


What happens if I gain weight or become pregnant after a BBL?

Weight gain or pregnancy may alter your results. This is because the transferred material is still fat, and will change as your body changes.


Aside from choosing the right surgeon, what else should I do to prepare for a BBL?

You need to make sure that your health is optimized for surgery. This means that your blood count should be normal and you should be free of any serious medical issues. Also, your weight should be within a safe limit, with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 31 or less.


Does it matter that I am a smoker?

Yes, smoking significantly increases your risk for a surgical complication and specifically for a BBL, smoking will cause increase loss of transferred fat. Dr. Schulman requires that you stop smoking for a minimum of 4 weeks before, and 8 weeks after your surgery.


Why choose Dr. Schulman?

Dr. Schulman has performed thousands of BBL procedures dating back over 10 years. He has also performed complex revisions of BBLs from other surgeons. His patients come to him from all over the world for his experience with this procedure.



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