A male Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) is a cosmetic surgery that reshapes and enhances the buttocks by transferring fat from other body areas for a more athletic appearance.
When it comes to Brazilian but lift, the conversation often skews towards women. But that’s already changing. More men are getting BBL to increase the size of their buttocks and enhance their shape. Yes, you heard it right. Men can, and do, get BBLs. If you’re contemplating getting a male Brazilian butt lift, here’s an easy-to-understand explainer of what male BBL is, how it's done, and why it might be the choice for you.
What is a Male Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL)?
A male Brazilian butt lift, commonly known as a male BBL, is a cosmetic procedure specifically designed for men, focusing on enhancing the buttocks through fat transfer. This procedure is not just about increasing size; it’s about reshaping the buttocks to achieve a more toned and masculine appearance.
Unlike other procedures that might use implants or synthetic fillers, a Male BBL uses your own body fat. This approach not only ensures a more natural look and feel but also reduces the risk of complications like allergic reactions. Plus, since the fat is harvested from your own body, it integrates more seamlessly, providing results that look and feel as if they've always been a part of you.
How Is the Male BBL Done?
The male BBL procedure involves two primary steps: liposuction and fat transfer. The first step involves harvesting fat from other parts of your body through liposuction. Common areas for fat removal include the abdomen, flanks (love handles), and back – essentially places where excess fat is often stored. This stage serves a dual purpose: 1) it not only provides the necessary fat for transfer to the buttocks, and 2) but it also contours the areas where fat is removed.
Then the harvested fat undergoes a purification process. This involves separating the harvested fat from impurities, such as blood and other fluids. The goal is to isolate healthy, viable fat cells that are suitable for reinjection. This process is essential for ensuring the best quality fat is used, which in turn improves the longevity and appearance of the results.
The final step is where the sculpting really happens. The purified fat is carefully and strategically injected into the buttocks. This isn’t a random process; it requires a high level of skill and artistry. The surgeon targets specific areas to enhance the shape and size of the buttocks in a way that looks natural and suits the male physique. The injections are done at various depths and areas of the buttocks to achieve a balanced, well-proportioned look.
Female BBL vs. Male BBL
While the procedure is the same, the approach and artistry required in female and male BBL differ a lot. If you’re considering BBL, the procedure will be tailored to your aesthetic goals, fat requirements, and desired outcomes.
In female Brazilian butt lift, the primary objective is often to achieve a curvaceous figure, emphasizing a smaller waist and fuller hips. This involves enhancing the width and projection of the buttocks and often includes adding volume around the hips to create an hourglass silhouette.
In contrast, the male BBL focuses on a more toned, athletic, and masculine appearance, with an emphasis on enhancing the size and shape of the buttocks in a subtle manner. The fat transfer in male BBL is strategically done to avoid widening the hips, which could feminize the figure, and instead, it emphasizes upper buttock fullness and a firmer, more muscular look.
The Volume of Fat Transfer
Female BBLs typically often involve a larger volume of fat to achieve the desired curvy effect, whereas male BBLs usually transfer a lesser volume, focusing more on contouring and definition rather than sheer volume.
Additionally, the natural body shape and fat distribution of men and women are considered. Women naturally have more fat in the thighs, hips, and abdomen, which is taken into account during a female BBL. On the other hand, men generally have less fat around the hips and more around the abdomen, and the procedure adapts to these differences.
Recovery and Results
The recovery process for both procedures is similar, requiring rest and avoiding pressure on the buttocks. The results, while aimed at enhancing the body's natural contours and achieving a balanced, proportionate look, differ in their aesthetic 'ideal' to respect the distinct body shapes and preferences of each gender.
Why Opt for a Male BBL?
- Natural and Lasting Results: One of the most significant advantages of a Male BBL is its use of your own body fat, reducing the risk of allergic reactions and achieving a more natural look than synthetic implants.
- Double Benefit: Not only does the procedure enhance your buttocks, but it also slims down areas with excess fat. It’s a two-in-one deal – lose fat where you don’t want it and add it where you do.
- Minimal Scarring: The incisions used for fat transfer are small, meaning minimal scarring compared to other procedures.
Common Questions Answered
Who is the ideal candidate?
Ideal candidates for a Male BBL are in good physical and mental health, with a BMI between 22 and 28. Consultation with a surgeon will confirm your suitability.
How long do results last?
Once the transferred fat establishes a new blood supply, the results are permanent. However, significant weight fluctuations can affect the longevity of the results.
Will the results look natural?
Absolutely! The goal is to create a natural-looking enhancement. At Aesthetic Revolution Las Vegas, Dr. Zimmerman uses advanced techniques in a state-of-the-art facility to ensure the results are proportional and harmonious with your overall body aesthetics.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average cost of BBL is $6,083. However, this isn’t the total cost yet. The cost of BBL varies a lot depending on your location, the experience of your surgeon, your unique requirements, and many other factors.
Is Male BBL Worth It?
This is a personal question and varies from individual to individual. However, most patients who undergo the procedure find it a worthwhile investment. It's not just about enhancing your physical appearance; it's about boosting your confidence and social relationships.
Male BBL at Aesthetic Revolution Las Vegas.
If you’re looking for a cosmetic surgeon with decades of experience and a long list of satisfied patients, Dr. Zimmerman is who you’re looking for. Call us to book your male BBL consultation at the Aesthetic Revolution LV. We serve patients in and around Las Vegas including Henderson, Summerlin, North Las Vegas, Boulder City, and the surrounding communities of Clark County.