Brazilian Butt Lift by Dr. Michael K. Lee

Patients receiving Brazilian Butt Lifts in Mission Viejo choose Dr. Michael K. Lee for his extensive expertise in the field of body sculpting and his focus on individualized, natural-looking outcomes. Dr. Lee’s eye for artistry and his technical precision and mastery ensure the highest level of patient satisfaction and success. 

Why choose Dr. Michael K. Lee?

Background and training

Dr. Michael K. Lee was born in beautiful Oahu, Hawaii, surrounded by stunning, picturesque tableaus that would later inform his sense of aesthetic artistry. After obtaining his medical degree at the John A. Burns School of Medicine, he pursued further advanced training at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. Dr. Lee then attended the University of California, Irvine, where he completed an elite Fellowship in Plastic Surgery, preparing him for a career in the rewarding and challenging field of aesthetics.  

Dr. Lee is double-board-certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Over the years, he has been honored with multiple professional accolades, including the prestigious Elvin L. Shelton Award for Excellence and the Dr. Frank and Mary McDowell Award for Excellence in Surgery. 

Practice approach and philosophy

Dr. Lee values the trust his patients place in him and understands the impact that cosmetic procedures can have on their self-confidence, appearance, and quality of life. He provides a concierge experience from start to finish, listening carefully to each patient’s objectives in order to craft a one-of-a-kind treatment plan that will achieve their vision. Dr. Lee’s meticulous attention to detail and genuine passion for excellence can be felt from the first consultation, and many patients regard his practice as a second home. 

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What is a Brazilian Butt Lift?

While it is possible to augment the buttocks using a silicone implant, the Brazilian Butt Lift offers a more natural-looking enhancement by utilizing the patient’s own autologous fat. The fat is extracted via liposuction from another area of the body where it is unwanted (typically the belly, hips, or thighs), accomplishing two body contouring objectives simultaneously. Once the harvested fat has been purified and sterilized, it is strategically injected into the buttocks to create more feminine, youthful contours.

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How is a Brazilian Butt Lift in Mission Viejo by Dr. Lee performed?

A Brazilian Butt Lift near Lake Forest by Dr. Lee is an excellent choice for many women after massive weight loss, aging, or pregnancy. Exercise alone cannot typically create the ideal curves many women desire. BBL is performed through a series of steps as follows:

Step one

Dr. Lee will meet with the patient to discuss their aesthetic vision and answer questions in depth about the BBL treatment process. He will perform a detailed evaluation and physical exam to ensure candidacy.

Step two

On the day of the procedure, the patient will undergo anesthesia to ensure they are calm and comfortable during their Brazilian Butt Lift. 

Step three

Dr. Lee will perform liposuction to harvest fat from areas of excess, such as the belly, thighs, or hips. The fat is carefully handled to maximize its viability for injection.

Step four

The extracted fat is then sterilized to remove debris and impurities.

Step five

Dr. Lee injects the purified fat into the buttocks taking great care to ensure a symmetrical, personalized outcome. Through a series of injections, he is able to provide a rounded, more lifted appearance. 

Step six

After the procedure, patients are monitored in the recovery suite. Minor swelling, bruising, and discomfort may arise in both the donor and recipient areas of the body. Rest assured, Dr. Lee will provide the appropriate pain medications along with a detailed aftercare plan.

Step seven

Patients undergoing BBL surgery enjoy lasting results, more clothing options, and a boost in self-confidence. 

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What are the Benefits of a Brazilian Butt Lift?

Some of the benefits to someone receiving a Brazilian Butt Lift in Mission Viejo by Dr. Lee are as follows:

  • Improved curves and a more rounded, shapely figure
  • Natural-looking, personalized results
  • Highly customizable procedure
  • Sculpts and slims the donor areas
  • Helps achieve a better fit in swimwear and clothing
  • Helps to create a more positive self-image
  • Lasting results for years to come
  • Minimal scarring that is easy to conceal
  • Safe and effective when performed by a qualified practitioner such as Dr. Lee
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What is the recovery like after a Brazilian Butt Lift?

Because of the location of the fat injections, there may be some movement restrictions after a BBL procedure. Patients typically experience minor swelling, bruising, and discomfort in both the donor and recipient regions of the body. These side effects can last around 3-7 days. Dr. Lee will ensure patients receive pain medications to enhance comfort during recovery and will provide compression garments that can be worn to reduce swelling. 

Dr. Lee advises patients from Mission Viejo, Lake Forest, or Ladera Ranch receiving Brazilian Butt lift to avoid putting any pressure on the buttocks for the first two weeks, which will allow the fat to properly settle into place and integrate with its surroundings. Patients can use a special cushion to support their weight when sitting or lying down. Strenuous activity and heavy lifting will need to be postponed for 4-6 weeks, as advised by Dr. Lee. It is imperative that patients refrain from smoking for 4-6 weeks before and after their Brazilian Butt Lift, as smoking can lead to a host of complications and compromise the final aesthetic result. 

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