Brazilian Butt Lift

Long Island Brazilian Butt Lift With Dr. Meredith Vandegrift

Celebrities like Beyoncé, Cardi B and Kim Kardashian have popularized full, rounded buttocks. A surgical procedure called the Brazilian butt lift can help patients volumize their backside and achieve a desirable hourglass shape. 

Is a Brazilian butt lift right for you? Dr. Meredith Vandegrift is a skilled plastic surgeon in Long Island who offers this body shaping procedure. If you’re curious about enhancing your backside, schedule a consultation with Dr. Vandegrift and explore the Brazilian butt lift with one of Long Island’s top plastic surgeons. Call our office at (631) 935-0303 to schedule your consultation to learn more.

What Is a Brazilian Butt Lift?

A Brazilian butt lift, often called a BBL, is a surgical procedure that uses fat to volumize the buttocks. Most commonly, patients turn to this procedure for a natural-looking enhancement to their backside, but this procedure is customizable, allowing larger quantities of transferred fat for a more dramatic result.  

A Brazilian butt lift is one of today’s most sought-after procedures for enhancing the buttocks. Since a BBL requires fat extraction via liposuction, this treatment improves the shape of two areas, not just one. Dr. Vandegrift often chooses to remove fat from an area near the butt to complement this procedure’s results. By removing fat from the hips or waist, the added buttocks contour becomes more pronounced. 

A BBL offers patients long-lasting results without implants. There is no risk of post-implant complications like rupture or capsular contracture. Since we use your body fat for the procedure, there is no risk of rejection or allergic reaction. Results feel natural because they are!

The Brazilian Butt Lift Procedure: What to Expect

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A BBL takes place in two steps. First, Dr. Vandegrift extracts fat using a liposuction procedure. She then cleans and concentrates this fat before placing it into the buttocks. The most common placement method involves injection using a small metal tube called a cannula. The transferred fat provides shape and volume to the butt area without the need for implants. 

Due to a Brazilian butt lift’s complexity, this procedure takes about two hours. If you choose to have other body shaping procedures performed simultaneously, you may require additional time in the operating room. Most patients can return home the same day as their procedure, but you will need someone to drive you, since you will be groggy from the general anesthesia.

Recovery After a Long Island BBL

Newly transferred fat cells are very delicate. After a Brazilian butt lift, patients must avoid sitting on their backside for about two weeks, so the fat has time to establish a fresh blood supply without damage. During this time, you can return to work, if you can do so from a standing position. You might need to make some modifications to your daily routine, but most of our patients find creative solutions so they can resume daily activities. Avoid exercise and other strenuous movements for six to eight weeks. 

Swelling, bruising, and tenderness are common during recovery. These side effects typically peak a few days after surgery and then slowly begin to reduce. 

It can take a few months to see the full results from this procedure, but there will be a noticeable increase in the volume of your buttocks immediately after surgery. 

Meet Dr. Meredith Vandegrift

Dr. Meredith Vandegrift is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon who specializes in breast and body rejuvenation that restores a youthful, supple appearance after pregnancy or weight loss.

While offering a full complement of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures including breast lift, tummy tuck, vaginal rejuvenation, and oncoplastic breast reduction, Dr. Vandegrift also has a special interest and expertise in both invasive and non-invasive facial rejuvenation. With a focus on keeping your look natural, she provides a holistic approach to each patient, specifically tailoring a treatment regimen that will leave you looking and feeling your absolute best.

Tips for Maintaining Brazilian Butt Lift Results

Transferred fat cells will act like your other fat cells once they begin to thrive in the buttocks. If you gain weight, these fat cells will swell, and as you lose weight, the fat cells will shrink. To maintain the intended results after a BBL, Dr. Vandegrift recommends maintaining a stable and consistent weight. 

We may recommend other procedures to enhance your procedure’s results, including tummy tuck, liposuction, or a mommy makeover

Learn More About Brazilian Butt Lift in Long Island

If your buttocks are flat or undefined, a Brazilian butt lift with Dr. Meredith Vandegrift may help you find your desired body shape. Learn more about this procedure and your other options for body contouring in Long Island at a consultation. Contact our office at (631) 935-0303 to learn more. 


Brazilian Butt Lift in Long Island, NY

The customized nature of a Brazilian butt lift makes it challenging to estimate costs without a consultation. If you’re interested in pricing for this procedure, schedule a consultation with Dr. Vandegrift. You’ll receive a detailed quote after meeting with the doctor and discussing your treatment goals.

Brazilian butt lift results are long-lasting. While some fat cell loss is typical during the recovery process, much of the transferred fat will remain long-term. If you need an additional fat transfer, Dr. Vandegrift can perform touch-up treatments.

This procedure offers many benefits over butt implants, including a look and natural feel due to the transferred body fat interspersed throughout the buttocks tissues. Buttocks implants are prone to complications due to the movement and pressure placed on this area of the body. A BBL avoids these complications while producing beautiful and natural-looking results.

If you want to shape and volumize your buttocks, you may be a good candidate for a Brazilian butt lift. Patients need a specific amount of fat for a successful Brazilian butt lift. Patients with a very trim, athletic build may not have the necessary fat for this procedure. If this is your body type, Dr. Vandegrift can recommend alternative solutions. During a consultation, talk with Dr. Vandegrift about your medical history and treatment goals to determine if a BBL is a safe and effective option for your situation.

Patients who desire an hourglass figure often turn to the Brazilian butt lift. This procedure can provide the enhanced shape needed for the base of the hourglass. If you lack additional volume for the top of the hourglass, you may want to consider breast augmentation.