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During a Brazilian butt lift in Charlotte, NC, purified fat from the patient's own body is harvested from an area where it is unwanted and then transferred to the rear end to help improve projection, roundness, and sensuality. Brazilian butt lift results with Dr. Pratt appear natural and elegant. The figure is beautifully filled out, but the contours remain organic and realistic.

What is a Brazilian butt lift?

During a Brazilian butt lift, fat cells are harvested from a donor area such as the belly, hips, or thighs. The fat cells are purified and then readied for transfer to the rear end.

Dr. Pratt uses the most advanced techniques to gently harvest the fat cells in a way that helps to preserve their integrity. He will then strategically place the fat in the areas that will create the most alluring, rounded, natural-appearing feminine contour. Dr. Pratt adheres to the standardized methods for proper fat placement as he sees this as being imperative to optimizing results while minimizing risk. Due to the well-documented pitfalls of buttock implants, Dr. Pratt favors fat transfer as his preferred method of buttock enhancement.

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What is a BBL?
(And should I get one?)

What is a BBL? (And should I get one?)

What are the advantages of a Brazilian butt lift (BBL) in Charlotte, NC?

  • Does not require general anesthesia
  • Soft, natural-looking outcome
  • Has the advantage over implants since donor areas are simultaneously sculpted with liposuction
  • Avoids problems related to implants since your own fat is used
  • Minimal downtime

Who makes a good Brazilian butt lift (BBL) candidate?

  • Individuals with sufficient donor fat to transfer
  • Non-smokers
  • People with reasonable expectations
  • Ideal candidates are healthy both physically and mentally
  • Obese patients are not good candidates for BBL

FAQs about Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) with Dr. Pratt

I’ve got both excess fat and loose skin on my stomach and I worry how my stomach will look after the fat is removed.

The buttock size and shape aren’t the only important parts about achieving great results in BBL surgery. It is equally important to make sure that any area that serves as a donor site for fat transfer also looks youthful following BBL surgery. On many occasions a skin removal operation such as a tummy tuck, or petite tuck is done at the same time as the BBL. Dr. Pratt will guide you should you have concerns about loose skin following BBL.

What percentage of the fat stays following fat transfer with BBL?

Transferred fat from one region of the body to another is like planting seeds in a garden Some seeds grow and some don’t. Unlike seeds, which given proper sunlight and water will likely thrive, the factors surrounding what gives fat cells the best opportunity to survive following transfer is not completely understood. Results vary from person to person despite consistency in technique. In my estimation it is quite common for up to 40% of the fat may not survive transfer. Despite these numbers, the surviving fat in combination with targeted liposuction of the waist makes for excellent results.

I have a picture of someone I found on the internet who had a BBL. I want you to make me look like her. Is that possible?

In short, no. The most important factors in helping to create an aesthetically pleasing buttock have nothing to do with adding more fat to the rear end. Someone with a boxy mid-section, narrow hips, and minimal curvature in the low back will never be able to achieve an aesthetic of someone who is already an hourglass. Buttock shape has just as much to do with waist and hip size as it does volume. Your BBL is unique to you and you only. Your surgeon can only give you the best version of you – no one else.

I heard that you can’t sit down for months after a BBL. Is this true?

Contrary to popular belief there are no standards or guidelines set for how long you’re not supposed to sit after BBL. These timelines can vary tremendously between surgeons. Ironically, despite the wide variability amongst surgeons, results do not appear to favor a particular regimen. Dr. Pratt prefers a period of two weeks of minimal pressure on the area of transfer.

What if it doesn’t take?

The idea that “nothing took” is not only subjective but virtually improbable. There are nuances with optimizing fat transfer that continue to elude physicians and scientists alike. We don’t have all the answers on why some retain more than others but can only perform a procedure that meets the standard set by our professional societies and hope for maximal retention. Fortunately, the results are consistent enough and bring about enough change that the number of BBL procedures continue to skyrocket around the country despite some of the inherent unpredictability of the operation.

Why choose Dr. Pratt for Brazilian butt lift (BBL) in Charlotte, NC

Dr. Pratt’s reputation for outstanding results, tireless work ethic, compassionate demeanor, and emphasis on creating a more youthful version of yourself is a combination of characteristics that will immediately put you at ease during your consultation for BBL in Charlotte, NC.

Dr. Pratt is one of Charlotte’s biggest proponents of fat transfer and its ability to add volume and even offer some unique regenerative improvements to the tissue in which it is transferred to. Dr. Pratt has used fat grafting techniques for nearly 15 years in areas such as the face, breast, and buttocks.

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It is imperative that all aspects of transferring the fat to hits targeted location be done properly. Factors such as; the amount of pressure applied during injection, angle of injection, and instruments used for injection are critical in ensuring safety for BBL candidates. Without knowledge or the proper instrumentation to perform BBL surgery to the highest standard, the incidence of adverse outcomes such as fat embolism are increased. Fortunately, Dr. Pratt has state-of-the-art equipment specifically designed for low-pressure, large-volume fat transfer. This minimizes time in the operating room and also allows him to perform the operation under moderate sedation in qualified candidates.

Dr. Pratt graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine then went on to complete a general surgery residency at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC. Upon completion of general surgery residency, he went on to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to complete his fellowship in plastic and reconstructive surgery.

His private practice is in beautiful south Charlotte, NC right in the heart of Ballantyne. Dr. Pratt and Bespoke Plastic Surgery are exclusively an aesthetic surgery practice dedicated to surgery of the breast, body, and face.

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