Brazilian Butt Lift By James E. Murphy, MD on October 02, 2019

Fat Transfer to Gluteal Area


Brazilian Butt Lift or BBL

is a “two in one” surgery.  Dr. Murphy removes fat with liposuction from various areas such as the abdomen, flanks, inner and outer thighs.  Once the fat is removed, it is processed and Dr. Murphy then injects it into the subcutaneous tissue around the gluteal area. This increases the volume of the gluteal area while reducing the fat in those “hard to lose areas” which creates a more feminine, hourglass figure. By using the patient’s own fat, no implant is needed and there is no risk of implant rupture or displacement. The procedure is done with local anesthesia in our office, which has reduced risk compared to general anesthesia. The technique and skill is very important as we want your body to retain as much fat in the gluteal area as possible.  This means small amounts of fat are “feathered” in to each side.  By injecting the fat in small alloquots the fat has more of a chance to regain a blood supply and remain in the area that it has been injected.

As mentioned in the blog about board certification, most people are not fully sure of what “board certified” really means. Any medical doctor can legally perform plastic or cosmetic surgery regardless of their training, or lack thereof.  Surprisingly these physicians may call themselves plastic surgeons as well. Many physicians across the country call themselves plastic and reconstructive surgeons but have not completed a plastic surgery residency. If you want to obtain the best possible outcome it is extremely vital for patients to choose a highly qualified and extensively trained board-certified plastic surgeon who performs these procedures regularly, with successful results.  Any surgery, whether it be elective or not, has some risk.  When choosing a highly qualified plastic surgeon, your risks are greatly reduced.

I strongly suggest doing your homework before choosing a surgeon.  Research credentials and board certification affiliations. How often does he or she perform this procedure?  Always view before and after pictures of the procedures of the surgeons you are considering.  Compare surgeons' work to each other.  By doing these easy things you will be able to make an informed decision about the surgeon you choose. 

If you are interested in a consult for BBL, or Brazilian Butt Lift, contact  Dr. James Murphy Plastic Surgery Reno, NV today. 775-322-3446

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Dr. James Murphy

Murphy Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa

Dr. James Murphy is a highly trained, board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon who has been in practice 25 years. He serves patients throughout Reno and Lake Tahoe and is affiliated with several prestigious organizations, including: 

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons 
  • American College of Surgeons 
  • American Medical Association 
  • Reno Surgical Society

Schedule your consultation today by contacting us online or call (775) 322-3446. Se habla español. If you would like to text us during business hours, we can respond via text to you. You can also send pictures to us with questions.

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