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Want a Better Butt? Could a Male BBL Be Right For You?

Gone are the days when plastic surgery was “just for women,” more and more men are taking advantage of cosmetic surgeries for their added self-confidence and appearance boosts. The real challenge of surgical procedures for men is understanding that they often have different appearance goals than female patients.

Fortunately, Dr. Sepideh Saber understands that each surgery she performs is as unique as the patient undergoing it.

One such procedure is the Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL). While a BBL may call to mind the perky rear end of a Kardashian, male BBLs are actually becoming more common for men seeking a firmer, more toned behind.

Want a Better Butt? Could a Male BBL Be Right For You?

What is a Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL)?

Brazilian buttock lifts are a combination of two body contouring procedures: liposuction and fat cell transfer. The BBL removes unwanted fat from targeted areas of the body and uses it to strategically sculpt your butt.

While it may seem counter-intuitive to add fat, strategic re-insertion of harvested fat cells can change the visual contours of your body, making your butt look more toned, muscular, or full.

The procedure may be long and complex, but when done properly, it yields more natural results than other “butt augmentation” alternatives like silicone implants. After all, the BBL uses a patient’s own fat cells, and one of the reasons the procedure is desirable is that it yields a more realistic texture and feel than any other material can.

Is the male Brazilian Butt Lift procedure the same as the female BBL?

While the surgical techniques and steps will be the same for female BBLs and male BBLs, the big difference is in the final results.

Specific aesthetic goals for men and women are often very different, and of course, their body fat is generally distributed differently to begin with. This often means that, for male patients:

  • At the liposuction stage, we may extract excess fat from the chest or arms, rather than the waist.
  • At the fat grafting stage, men are often seeking a firmer look that highlights their gluteal muscles, rather than the overall rounder shape of a BBL. For men, this may mean focusing on the lower back and the top of the butt, rather than the sides.

There is no single recipe for a “perfect male buttock.” In any case, natural-looking results would not be achievable if we were to work off a template. Instead, Dr. Saber will look at your starting body shape, and then design the liposuction and grafting sites around your current proportions and ultimate goals.

Are you a good candidate for a Male BBL?

A BBL is a pretty flexible procedure, but unfortunately, it doesn’t work for everybody. While an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon can help push the boundaries that other surgeons can’t reach, certain patients will be more likely than others to get satisfactory results.

The ideal candidates for male Brazilian butt lifts are men who:

  • Feel their buttocks are too small
  • Are at their ideal weight, or close to it
  • Have excess fat elsewhere in their body
  • Are generally healthy and active
  • Have no contraindications for general anesthesia

What to consider before male BBL surgery

Often, men with BBL aspirations find themselves at a loss regarding where to start. The cosmetic surgery field often targets its services toward female patients, making it hard for masculine patients to understand their options.

So, here are a few things to consider as you pursue the possibility of male BBL surgery for yourself.

Your goals and expectations

You’ll have better satisfaction with your results if you go into the surgery with realistic expectations. Plastic surgery is not an instant fix and fat sculpting isn’t magic. During your consultation, Dr. Saber will go over your appearance goals and make sure you understand what the most likely outcome will be for your BBL.

When looking at male BBL before-and-after pictures, make sure to keep some things in mind:

  • First, results are not immediate. When the bandages initially come off, there will be some swelling and bruising. Immediately after fat transfer, the sculpted areas will generally look bigger than they should or have an uneven texture.
  • Second, fat grafting is not an exact science. On average, only between 40-60% of all the cells we implant will “stick.” Through training and experience, plastic surgeons can learn to predict the final results more accurately when deciding on the amount of fat to inject. But the counterpart to this is that during the first three months after the procedure, you may not see your desired shape in the mirror.
  • Finally, BBLs offer permanent results… kind of. Once re-integrated into your body, The size of each fat cell will change due to time and lifestyle factors. Any large weight fluctuations can change your body’s fat distribution – which is why this procedure is best left for the end of a weight loss journey.

Downtime and BBL recovery

The recovery process after a BBL can be a long one, possibly disrupting other plans or fitness goals.

Each patient heals differently, but on average, men with BBLs are looking at:

  • A couple of days of bed rest, where there may be a fair amount of pain
  • One week away from most responsibilities, while your incisions heal
  • Two weeks wearing a special compression garment, and of light activity only
  • No strenuous activity or heavy lifting for at least a month

Is BBL safe?

The BBL has gotten bad press in the past because of its potential risk of fat embolisms. However, when performed conservatively by a highly-trained, board-certified plastic surgeon, a BBL is no more dangerous than any other surgery.

Talk to Dr. Saber about your male BBL procedure

Dr. Sepideh Saber, MD, FACS offers a more sensitive female perspective for patients of all ages, genders, and orientations. Her caring, thoughtful approach has helped patients from all walks of life regain their confidence after life-changing or psychologically taxing procedures, such as gynecomastia or tummy tucks.

To request a consultation, call (877) 205-4100 or schedule a consultation online.

The practice of Dr. Saber is located in Encino, CA for patients throughout the Los Angeles area. We are also convenient to Encino, Woodland Hills, Sherman Oaks, Calabasas, Burbank, Glendale, Hidden Hills, Agoura Hills, Northridge, North Hollywood, Malibu, Topanga,  Canoga Park, Reseda, Valley Glen, Chatsworth, West Hills, Winnetka,  Universal City, Bel Air, Beverly Hills, Downtown Los Angeles,  Silverlake, and Echo Park.

Dr. Saber graduated from Stanford University’s world-renowned medical school and did her plastic and reconstructive surgery residency at the equally lauded University of Southern California. She then completed a fellowship at New York University in the extremely challenging and delicate disciplines of hand surgery and microsurgery.

Dr. Saber offers a more sensitive, female perspective for patients of all ages, genders, and orientations. Former patients from all walks of life have praised not only their treatment outcomes but her caring, thoughtful approach to a wide array of appearance and health-related matters.
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