Butt Augmentation

Buttock Augmentation (BBL) in Dallas, TX, With Dr. Stephanie Teotia

If you are looking to enhance your body’s curves and are unsatisfied with the size and shape of your buttocks, butt augmentation surgery is an excellent option to consider. Buttock augmentation is a surgical procedure designed to enhance the size, shape, and symmetry of the butt.

While there are several types of buttock augmentation procedures, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Stephanie Teotia specializes in Brazilian Butt Lifts (BBL). This method uses a patient’s own fat to reshape and volumize the buttocks. Dr. Teotia strives to understand your unique concerns and goals to find the right treatment plan for you.

To schedule your consultation for buttock augmentation in Dallas, TX, please reach out to Dr. Teotia and her all-female team today at (214) 823-9652 or contact us online.

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What Is a Brazilian Butt Lift?

A Brazilian butt lift is different from a traditional buttock augmentation, which creates definition with specially designed silicone implants. Instead, BBL surgery uses the patient’s body fat to recontour the buttocks for a more natural look and feel.

Despite the word “lift,” a Brazilian butt lift does not require removing or repositioning skin and tissues. This is something that sets it apart from conventional lifting procedures. Instead, the BBL technique combines liposuction and fat transfer. During BBL surgery, Dr. Teotia extracts excess fat from an area such as the hips, waist, stomach, or thighs and transfers it to the butt. By strategically redistributing fat, Dr. Teotia can help patients obtain a shapelier backside. Additionally, as the procedure uses liposuction, Dr. Teotia can reshape other common trouble areas such as love handles, a muffin top, or a bra roll.

What Does Buttock Augmentation Entail?

A Brazilian butt lift involves three essential steps:

  • After ensuring you are resting comfortably under anesthesia, Dr. Teotia will use liposuction to remove excess fat from areas like your hips, back, thighs, or waist.
  • Next, she will purify the extracted fat and prepare it for transfer.
  • Finally, Dr. Teotia will inject the purified fat into targeted spots on the buttocks to increase volume and improve shape and projection.

Not all fat cells will survive the transplant process, and Dr. Teotia will take this into account. She may initially inject slightly more fat into the buttocks than is necessary to achieve your desired results. The amount of fat transferred will depend on each patient’s unique goals.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Buttock Augmentation?

Fat transfer to the buttocks could be an ideal procedure for you if you:

  • Have enough excess fat elsewhere on your body.
  • Dislike your flat or asymmetrical butt.
  • Do not smoke or are willing to quit for at least two weeks before your surgery and during your recovery.
  • Are in good overall health, with no conditions that may significantly increase risk factors.
  • Will be able to avoid sitting or lying directly on your buttocks for several weeks while you recover fully from the surgery.
  • Have realistic expectations for what a BBL can help you achieve.
  • Have sufficient skin elasticity in your buttocks and “donor” areas.
  • Have supportive friends and family members who understand your motivations for getting this surgery and can be available to help, as needed, while you heal.

Let's Start a Partnership!

Dr. Teotia believes during every aspect of your aesthetic journey, trust and communication are essential. When you choose to partner with Dr. Teotia, you can expect a personalized approach from a specialist who genuinely has your best interest in mind. She invites you to meet with her and our friendly, all-female team to learn more about what we can do for you.

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What to Expect During Your Recovery

Brazilian butt lift surgery is an outpatient procedure. This means you will be able to go home to begin your healing process on the same day as your operation. Since you will still be sleepy from the anesthesia, please arrange to have someone drive you home. 

Dr. Teotia will send you home with detailed recovery instructions. These include:

  • How to care for your liposuction incisions
  • Whether to take prescription or over-the-counter medications to speed healing
  • Specific health concerns to look out for
  • When to return for follow-up appointments.

While you heal, it will be critical to avoid sitting directly on your buttocks for several weeks. Putting your weight on the newly transferred fat cells can prevent them from establishing the blood supply they need to survive in their new location. For occasions when you cannot avoid sitting, you should use a doughnut-shaped pillow or inflatable cushion to help alleviate pressure on your fat grafts. You will also need to sleep on your side or belly. If you are a natural back sleeper, please arrange pillows around your body to prevent you from turning over in your sleep. 

Getting up and moving is an essential part of improving your circulation during the recovery phase. However, it would be best if you avoided strenuous or high-impact exercises until Dr. Teotia gives you clearance to do so.

Dr. Teotia will provide you with a comprehensive list of aftercare instructions to make sure you are well-prepared for your recovery period.

FAQs About Buttock Augmentation (BBL) in Dallas, TX

Since Dr. Teotia will use your body fat to create contoured buttocks, there is no risk of experiencing an allergic reaction. You also will not have to worry about any complications that could arise from getting a surgical implant inserted into your buttocks.

You may have some scars after your liposuction incisions heal. However, Dr. Teotia takes care to keep these incisions tiny and make them in places where they should heal as discreetly as possible.

If you follow all your post-surgical instructions carefully and commit to maintaining a stable body weight, you should be able to enjoy the results of your Brazilian butt lift for many years to come. Fat cells removed with liposuction will not return to the donor area, and the fat cells that survive the transfer to the buttocks will remain there.

While lower-body exercises like squats and lunges can shape and tone your buttocks, these fitness moves build muscle, not contour. If your goal is a rounded rear view and an hourglass silhouette, adding fat with a Brazilian butt lift can be your ideal solution. A BBL also provides the secondary benefit of removing fat from your trouble spots with liposuction. This gives you the spot toning you cannot achieve through exercise alone.

Maximizing the amount of fat cells that survive the transfer process involves preventing any trauma to your buttocks, including the pressure caused by sitting. Dr. Teotia will monitor you during your recovery process and will give you the clear to start sitting again after ensuring you are progressing with no complications.

While you will notice a difference immediately after your surgery, it will take about six months for residual swelling to subside and your new tissue to fully settle into its improved shape. During this time, follow all provided aftercare directions for optimal health and healing.

A Brazilian butt lift already combines two surgeries – liposuction and fat transfer. However, if you are looking for even more dramatic improvement, it is possible to add another procedure to your BBL. For instance, if your concerns also include skin laxity around your thighs, you might wish to add a thigh lift to your surgical plan for a complete lower-body rejuvenation. If you choose, a Brazilian butt lift can also be part of your customizable mommy makeover. As your partner at every step of your transformative plastic surgery journey, Dr. Teotia is here to provide knowledgeable advice, compassionate counsel, and personalized results.

Learn More About Dallas Buttock Augmentation Today

If you are considering having a Brazilian butt lift, choose your provider wisely. Not all plastic surgeons receive the specialized training in safe liposuction and fat transfer techniques that this surgery requires. Dr. Teotia is highly skilled in BBL and many other surgical procedures of the face, breast, and body.

Dr. Teotia proudly serves the greater Dallas area, including the surrounding communities of Turtle Creek and Oak Lawn. To schedule your BBL consultation, please reach out to Dr. Teotia’s caring, all-female team by calling (214) 823-9652 or completing our online contact form. We look forward to meeting you soon.