Brazilian Butt Lift

Brazilian Butt Lift in Chicago, IL

Brazilian women are known for their beautiful backsides, often proudly displayed in their revealing signature swimsuits. But not all Brazilian women are born with beautiful backsides. Brazilian women have a secret: the Brazilian butt lift (aka, butt augmentation).

Traditional butt lifts remove excess skin and fat from the backside area and are often performed on people who have lost a significant amount of weight. Conversely, a Brazilian butt lift shapes the backside area by injecting or grafting fat from other areas of the body (like the abdomen, hips, or thighs) into the buttocks. A skilled cosmetic surgeon can then not only tighten the skin, but actually enhance the shape of the patient’s buttocks.  Learn more below in Dr. Memar’s video and detailed explanation of the BBL procedure.

The Brazilian butt lift is quickly becoming one of Dermatologic Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery’s most popular procedures for both men and women. Some of our patients have lost weight – and lost their butt in the process. Others have found that aging and sitting in an office chair for hours on end has made their behind flat and droopy. Others have simply never liked the shape of their buttocks.

Why is the procedure called a “Brazilian”?

The Brazilian butt lift is actually not named after the stereotypical Brazilian backside. Instead, it is called the “Brazilian” butt lift because the procedure was pioneered and perfected by Brazilian plastic surgeon, Ivo Pitanguy. Dr. Pitanguy, a native of Brazil, trained in the United States, France, and England, before returning to Brazil to practice in the 1950s. Although he may be most well known because of his development of the Brazilian butt lift, Dr. Pitanguy was a philanthropist who treated poor children, burn victims, and other patients for whom plastic surgery was a life-saver. That being said, he was for years the primary plastic surgeon to the stars, including Elizabeth Taylor and Sophia Loren. Dr. Pitanguy passed away in August of 2016, only a few days after carrying the Olympic torch during the opening ceremony of the Games. He leaves behind a legacy of humanistic philosophy and treatments in the field of plastic surgery.

Buttocks Augmentation Chicago

If this buttocks augmentation sounds like it’s for you, we’d love for you to take advantage of our current offer:

Spring 2017:

> $7,000 for an entire Brazilian Butt Lift procedure 

Call 312.230.0180 now to arrange your free consultation and to get more information about our spring  offer.

Before & After Patient Photos

Before & After BBL Patient Example Photos

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Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL)

Baby got back. The buttocks is very important as a cushion to the pelvis and spine, supports good posture, and serves as an important sexual organ. A number of factors can shrink our toukhas, including age, genetics, weight loss, diabetes, some infections and the medications for some infections like HIV meds, and trauma. So how is one to regain or enlarge one back side?

Solid silicone implants are available to be surgically placed under the muscle or skin of the buttocks. The problem with these include an increased chance of infection, dislocation of the implant, nerve damage, and disfigurement. Secondly, this entails a major procedure that is done under general anesthesia. With weight change, and further thinning of the buttocks skin, the implant can start to look and feel awkward. Im not a big fan of this procedure and I’ve seen one too many cases of severe infection after this implant.

The other approach to enhancing the back side is the use of a filler. A filler is an amorphous mass that is meant to be placed under the skin and inflate the skin. Fillers used can include liquid silicone (Silikon 1000) or ones own fat tissue acquired through liposuction. The other known fillers can also be used, however the amount needed can be quite cost prohibitive. If money is not an object, then this might be the easiest way of buttocks augmentation. Outside of this country, a filler called Bio-Alcamid has been employed in buttocks augmentation. However many longer term studies are showing that the filler can get infected much easier than previously thought and there have been instances of filler migration.

In my opinion, if the patient has enough fat to transplant to the buttocks, this is the ideal option.bbl example of results before and after

Who is a good candidate for a Brazilian Butt Lift?

The ideal patient is in good health. The patient needs to have fat to liposuction. The ideal place is the abdomen, lower and upper back, the arms, posterior and inner thigh. Most patients are women, however men can benefit from this procedure.

What do I have to do before surgery?

Before getting the procedure, a medical clearance is necessary from a primary physician, including a normal EKG. If you smoke, you need to stop smoking for at least 2 weeks before surgery and you cannot resume smoking for at least 6 months after surgery. Hopefully you wont restart smoking. One week before surgery, get rid of all blood thinners, including alcohol, aspirin, Ibuprofen and other NSAIDS, fish oil, high dose vitamin E, and most Chinese herbs. Bring your garment for a fitting at the office a few weeks before the surgery. You need to wash your entire body, including scalp with Chlorhexidine anti-bacterial wash. I also like an antibacterial called Mupirocin ointment to be placed in the nostrils every day for the 7 days before surgery. Bring the medications and garment with you on the day of surgery. You will need someone to pick you up after surgery. You cannot go home by yourself and you will not be able to drive that day after surgery.

The surgical procedure

A BBL is a fat transfer procedure where fat is removed from the unwanted area using liposuction. The fat is placed in the buttocks at different layers, including under, the muscle, in the muscle, and over the muscle.   I do not like using syringes for the reintroduction. I used a closed system, and the fat is pumped into the buttocks. The fat is not manipulated. Harvesting and purifying fat to transfer to buttocksAt the same time, fat is removed from around the buttocks to give the buttocks a shape and projection.

Post-op instruction

A garment is need to be worn for at least 3 week. It is important not to sit on the buttocks for at least one week. In this period, pain killers are prescribed along with antibiotics. The area will continue to change and final results can take over one year to present.

What is Buttock Augmentation (“Brazilian Butt Lift”)?

Patient Reviews &  Testimonials

Johnathan Lisle
Johnathan Lisle
03:44 13 May 18
I had lipo in my abs and flanks with Dr. Memar a over a year ago. I'm unhappy with the results. I thought things would get better over time. I ended up gaining back fat. I also found that after the procedure he did not bother to follow up with me. If it weren't for me calling him I would have never had a follow up appointment. I'm annoyed because I recently consulted with another doctor and was told I should have had a tummy tuck instead. Dr. Memar did not recommend this so apparently I wasted my money. Dr. Memar was nice but I think he was driven to practice for the money. I now am going to seek out another doctor to correct what dr. memar did or didn't more
James Valles
James Valles
21:20 08 May 18
Tumei GONG
Tumei GONG
08:50 13 Aug 17
I had juvederm done with Dr. Memar and it was a terrible experience. He might be a good dermatologist but is an inexperienced injector. He injected it into the wrong place on my left side of my face and refused to fix more
joan malatesta
joan malatesta
01:15 28 Jun 17
My family and I have been patients of Dr. Memar for years. Our visits are always very professional and friendly. He will spent the time with us to go any questions and concerns. I would highly recommend more
norma wilson
norma wilson
16:34 10 Jun 17
I am over 65, still working full-time and wanted to get a refreshed look. From the beginning Dr. Caughlin , Lisa and the entire team were exceptionally professional, informative and helpful. Very different experience from the first time I had this work done with a different doctor. I was informed of what to expect and what precautions to take to assure that the procedure met expectations. Dr. Caughlin checked upon me the next day following the procedure. Impressive!!! If I were younger I would definitely consider having other work done, but.............who knows? Thank you more
jamia mitchelll
jamia mitchelll
16:50 08 Jun 17
My experience was phenomenal! The staff was friendly and professional they made me feel welcomed. The office is very clean and Dr. Memar did an excellent job with my plastic Surgery ! I will be telling the world about him and his staff!😊😊😊read more
Vivian Busch
Vivian Busch
15:45 05 Jun 17
I’m in my late 50’s and I have been seeing Dr. Memar for many years. I've noticed over the last year or so I can't get rid of the tired look, from age. After many years of Botox, I decided I was looking for more of a long-term result. I just had eyelid surgery done by his partner Dr. Benjamin Caughlin to remove the excess skin from my upper eyelids. In addition, I had a full facial resurfacing and fat transfer to make my skin and hollow spots appear more youthful. The surgery was done in their office in a couple of hours. It’s been two weeks, no bruising and I am loving my results. 60 is the new 40!read more
C Devillier
C Devillier
17:56 24 May 17
I have been coming seeing Dr Memar for over 10 years, and I'll continue to do so. He's wonderful , very pleasant person, he's great doctor. Just give it a try, you'll love the atmosphere at his office and staff as more
Xinyu Yao
Xinyu Yao
18:52 19 May 17
This was a wonderful experience for me in Chicago! I've done my filler and neck lipo here! The doctor is very nice! Currently very happy with my result, definitely worth it, highly recommended!!
Daureen Collodel
Daureen Collodel
01:46 17 May 17
Dr. Memar is a talented, extremely knowledgeable doctor and a kind, compassionate person with a great sense of humor. I have been his patient for more than three years and have been consistently delighted with and grateful for his expertise and care. A dermatologist par excellence!read more
Keshaunna Moon
Keshaunna Moon
21:43 12 May 17
Extremely friendly staff! Lisa and Miguel, the medical assistants, are always very personable and helpful. They provide a familial atmosphere and they talk you through the procedures. Dr. Memar and Dr. Caughlin are wonderful! Dr. Caughlin was a new face but I was impressed with his encyclopedic knowledge. Best in Chicago!read more
Errin Auxier
Errin Auxier
12:34 14 Apr 17
I have been a patient for at least 10 yeas now. I am a male to female trams woman and needed help with feminization as well as shape and contour of my body. Transitioning so late I had already showed age in my body and face. We worked together to, over time, address each and every concern. The approach was through yet conservative and responsible. If you are looking for the TV show the Swan, I don't think that is gonna happen. They are too smart to do to much to fast. We all want a fast fix but the safest way and the smartest way, is to take the time to do it right. Every change no mater how small informs the next change. The puzzle is an art form. I can easily say that they changed my life. I am forever more
Jose Angulo
Jose Angulo
20:51 19 Mar 17
Dr. Memar is the best dermatologist in town. I have nothing but positive things to say about Dr. Memar and his staff. I actually look forward to doc visits.
Chicago one
Chicago one
21:42 21 Feb 17
Dr. Memar is an amazing Doctor and does excellent work!!! He is extremely professional and personable. I have total confidence and trust him fully. I would highly recommend him to anyone!!! The office is beautiful, amazingly clean and pristine. The staff are also super nice and helpful. I will definitely be going back!!!read more
R Frieser
R Frieser
21:59 11 Jan 17
I've been a patient of Dr Memar's for a decade now. He is one of the most patient centered and approachable experts I have come across. He is up to date on, and contributing to the latest scientific research. He is a gifted surgeon and a dermatologist with encyclopedic knowledge of his field. His diagnostic skills are impeccable and when he talks with you, it feels like you are his only patient for the day and the absolute center of his attention. Above all though, he is also a very warm and caring individual, a genuinely good human being. He seems to have a talent for surrounding himself with similarly compassionate and professional staff. As others have mentioned on here, his practice has a distinct friendly and caring family more
Omid Razavi
Omid Razavi
01:03 26 Dec 16
Dr. Memar is fantastic doctor, I visited him more 10 times, I would rather go to his office for issues instead of other doctors. He solved my issues very easily and I would like to go there again and again. his behavior is extremely more
Javad kiani
Javad kiani
19:01 25 Dec 16
I am a patient of Dr Memar. He transplanted 2000 hair follicles to the front and top of my head. The hair line looks so natural that no one can tell that anything was done. I am extremely pleased with the results. He is such a nice who has the best bedside manner. He definitely puts patient interest first. His staff are also great, so kind and helpful. He is the best!!!read more
Ali Djalilian
Ali Djalilian
18:34 25 Dec 16
He is an amazing dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon. I have been around thousands of physicians in my career and with absolute certainty I can say he is the best of the best. First, he is brilliant and has fantastic clinical judgement. In terms of surgical skills, he is truly a master both technically and artistically. Likewise, scientifically he truly understands mechanisms and the basis of disease and treatments. He is not bound by traditions and thinks creatively outside the box including alternative and natural therapies. On top of all this, he is a genuine human being who treats everyone with respect. Needless to say that I have trusted him with the most sensitive surgical procedures on my face and hair with fantastic outcomes. He is truly a gem!read more
Isabel Larraza
Isabel Larraza
23:02 22 Dec 16
I love Dr. Memar. He is caring and kind and takes the time to talk to you and make you feel comfortable. I look forward to seeing him every time I come and always leave very happy with the results. He also will tel you straight what you need and will deter you from doing what is not necessary. He is the more
Viviana Ostberg
Viviana Ostberg
16:20 21 Dec 16
The girl at the front desk was very friendly. I went to Dr. Memar because a friend recommended him. He was very nice, I felt very comfortable talking to him and showing him what I needed... By the way beautiful office!read more
nicole mather
nicole mather
16:06 20 Dec 16
I highly recommend Dr. Memar and his staff! They are so accommodating to my busy schedule. He is so very detailed to make sure I completely understand my appointments and am comfortable with my treatments and more
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Are you unhappy with your backside? Is it flat or flabby or lumpy?

A buttocks augmentation, more commonly known as a Brazilian butt lift, can give you the round and perky bottom you’ve always wanted.

The Road to a Perky Buttocks

The desire to have a “perky backside” is a hot tipic in American culture and around the world. But the truth is that having a high, firm, smooth behind is more genetic than anything. Yes, you can do certain exercises that will help tone and tighten your buttock muscles, but at the end of the day, you might just not be genetically inclined to have that  “perfect” butt. Throw in weight loss and the affects of aging, and you might be left with quite the opposite of what you want in a behind-side.

The Issues With Implants

Historically, buttocks augmentation procedure required the use of solid silicone implants. While many people have received this procedure and have been thrilled with the results, there are complications and risks one should be aware of before going ahead with silicone butt implants. Implants can become dislocated (especially in an area that experiences as much movement as the buttocks), there is a higher risk of infection when implants are used (verses fat relocation), and both of these things can lead to potential nerve damage and disfigurement.

The Safer Option: Fat Transfer

Conversely, fat relocation procedures, during which the surgeon uses the patient’s own fat to enlarge and shape the buttocks, has far fewer potential complications than implants. Because the patient’s own fat is used,  allergic reaction is not a concern.

Originally, researchers believed that fat cells would not survive long term after implantation to the backside. But more recent studies have shown that fat transplants do survive: depending on the patients health, about one-third of fat transplanted into the buttocks will survive long term. It is imperative not to smoke, because smoking kills the fat grafts.

Your Consultation for a Brazilian Butt Lift 

As with all of our cosmetic procedures, your first appointment at Dermatologic Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery will be a consultation with your surgeon. You will discuss your medical and health history with your doctor and the doctor will talk to you about your expectations of the surgery. You will meet your surgeon and assistant. Detailed discussions of the procedure will be made. The doctor will order a pre-operative workup by an internist, including blood tests and EKG of the heart. Only if the tests are normal, can a procedure be done. He will discuss the procedure, healing, and when to expect a final result.

The Brazilian Butt Lift Procedure

A Brazilian butt lift generally takes between two and three hours to perform, however you will be at the center for about 5 hours. The doctor will draw on your body, identifying the areas that will be suctioned, the insertion sites and the areas that will be enlarged. The degree to which you are anesthetized will vary depending on the extent of the procedure and your doctor will discuss this with you ahead of time. Pre-operative medications are administered and the area is anesthetized using Klein’s tumescent solution. After the areas are numbed, the fat is liposuctioned from the unwanted areas. The fat is purified in a sterile setting. Next the fat is pumped in a closed system back into the body. This time, the fat is placed in multiple layers in the buttocks, including under, in, and over the muscle. It is important to know, some surgeons use syringes to transfer the fat, and our closed system reduced the risk of infection by minimizing human contact with the fat. After the fat has been pumped into the buttocks, a compression garment is placed on the patient. This garment needs to be worn for a total of 3 weeks.

Potential Problems With Brazilian Butt Lifts

The number one risk is infection. Therefore, we like to have the patient wash with chlorhexadine for one week before the surgery. we also want mupirocin ointment to be placed in the nostrils for one week daily before the surgery date. There will be small scars at the sites fat has been removed. The scars are the size of a pencil head eraser. Your doctor will show where the scars will be and the sites can be placed in areas that is less noticeable.

Recovery from a Brazilian Butt Lift

It is imperative not to sit down for one week after the surgery. Some patients choose to not sit for an even longer period, but my requirement is a minimum of one week. As with most cosmetic surgery, you will likely experience some swelling and mild to moderate pain. This pain will be initially relieved with narcotic pain killers and then OTC Tylenol. Your doctor will recommend a pain reliever to you.

I recommend taking one week off of work and slowly resuming your activities. You can go back to the gym in 3-4 days, but do not sit down and listen to your body; do not over exert.

You will be swollen for a few weeks, and then the swelling will start to go down. Remember that fat has been placed in the buttocks. This fat does not have a blood supply yet. There is no blood vessel connected to it. So it will survive by consuming the fat it is storing and the fluid it can absorb from its surroundings. Therefore, that fat cell will shrink as it consumes the lipid droplet it is storing. In this process, it is sending out feelers to reconnect to the local blood supply. After it has reconnected, it can now start absorbing blood lipids and enlarging. This process can take many many months. Therefore, your final results can take 12-18 months to fully present.

If you would like to learn more about our office and take the first step toward obtaining the most flawless version of yourself, do not hesitate to contact us today at 312.230.0180!

We look forward to helping you achieve your dream face and body!

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