Brazilian Butt Lift for 28 Year Old - Austin, TX

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I'd love to share my experience with those looking...

I'd love to share my experience with those looking to have the procedure done so here I am. So far I'm slightly nervous, but mostly anxious about the results. Fat is being harvested from my upper abdomen, lower abdomen, love handles and flanks. I'm not sure all my questions were answered, but I hope to address them today before surgery.
Lawrence Broder, MD
Lawrence Broder, MD
07 Sep 2017

"Thanks for bringing your concerns to our attention. The satisfaction of all of our patients is important to us. Our response here is limited due to HIPAA Privacy regulations, but we encourage you to contact us directly."

The Procedure!

Oh my Goodness! It was the most painful experience of my life. I prefer to work out 5 babies back to back with no epidural before reliving that experience. I was told by many that most patient sleep during the procedure. I wish I was one of those people. For whatever reason, the lidocaine what's not doing its job. I was literally holding the nurse's hand while crying. The doctor kept reinserting the tubes for more lidocaine, but it just wasn't working. Traumatized is the only word I can use to describe the experience. Eventually at one point the doctor and I had to work together. He would let me know he was getting ready to go back in and I would just hold a breathe in preparation for it.
The recovery process hasn't been so pleasant either. I'm a week out and finally mobile.

8 Days Later

So, this procedure definitely requires patience! About 2 to 3 days later I could see that my hips were thinner, but my overall depth/ circumference measurement was much wider. I was about 11 pounds up on the scale. My body continues to change daily. Some days I'm more swollen than others. The stomach bruising and swelling was pretty much non existent until day 6 or so and is still present. I'm still very swollen as expected. As of yet, I don't see a huge difference in the shape of my body or the buttocks. My body shape still appears quite box shaped. Again, it's a slow process and I'm trying my best to be patient as the process takes it's course.

8 Days Later


13 Days Post

I'm feeling so much better, physically. I'm still wondering how these results will turn out. I'm still not seeing much of a difference. I learned about 2000 cc of fat was removed and 500 cc of fat wen into each cheek.

What happened to my body!??

Here are the 3 weeks later pictures. I look the same. I think I'm out of tears. It's obvious I'll need to do it again, but I'm petrified based on my experience. I can't imagine going through that trauma again. I know the doctor offers "touch ups", but looks like I'll need more than that. My body has less shape now and the shape is different on each side. I understand it can take 6 months to see the final result, but based on other experiences and photos, their new shape was visble by last week. :/

Wish Pictures

These were my wish pictures

Before and after photos: Your thoughts?

Please see the before and after pictures and share your thoughts. I can see the reduction in my lower stomach and hips, but I was expecting more of a shape (body contour) and a much plumper bum. I could be wrong.

Doctor has agreed to...

In also wanted to add that the Dr. has agreed to do a touch up in about 6 months. My hope is to receive a better body shape and a plumper and more lifted butt. I'm am thankful for his understanding and willingness to work with me.

Found out I'm pregnant ....3 months op; 15 weeks pregnant

A few weeks ago I found out I'm pregnant. I went into this procedure not knowing. The doctor also had a pregnancy test done the day of with a negative result. Anyhow, I can't evaluate my results much moving forward. I attached current photos which are 3 months post op, but 15 weeks pregnant. I started at 144 pounds. I'm currently weighing in at 151. I'm still wearing the same size clothing. I do plan on returning for the touch up once baby has arrived. Unfortunately, I'll be unable to post updates in regards to the end results until that time.

How did your scars progress?

Hey ladies!

I was just wondering how your scars healed? I have some flat and some raised. (The ones shown are on my stomach and flanks)

Before and After

Before and after side by side photo

What do you call this body shape!!?

Hi all! I'm now 2 months pp and very close to my prepregnancy weight weighing in at 154.6 today!

Unfortunately, as my body returns, what I was told could go away, is still present. I was told by Dr. Broder that he'd touch me up after pregnancy at no cost if it was still an issue -- by not only him, but his nurse as well. He has now taken back his promise. I'm absolutely disgusted with how he's chosen to handle my concerns. I'll soon post a detailed description with that valuble information for those looking to use him for liposuction or a BBL.

In the meantime, here's ONE of the concerns he said he'd touch-up, which will be present regardless of how much weight I lose or gain as a result of his "craft(?)".

He not only gave my body an odd shape -- with one flank holding more fat than the other, he created an extra roll on one side. Additionally, he didn't add fat to my hips which to my knowledge, is what most doctors do during a BBL to help create the illusion of an hourglass shape and a smaller waist. This was present before my pregnancy and he's well aware of that.

Again, I'll post those details in a separate post.

I cried, alot

I did some shopping today now that I'm back in shape -- it was a depressing experience. I greatly looked forward to having shape and a big rounded butt. I was looking forward to that gained confidence. I cried on and off for almost four hours. I saved for over 3 years for the cash I put down on this surgery. I blew nearly 5K for a doctor to body shame me and leave me with less than mediocre results. I'm so disappointed and depressed about this whole situation.

9 Weeks PP

I'm now near 9 weeks pp. I'm 3 pounds away from my pre-pregnancy weight. No butt, whatsoever.

11 Month Progression

Review Response

I just realized his office left a response to my review. I want to stress the fact that I tried to handle this with them directly on numerous occasions. I gave him an opportunity to make it right.

The satisfaction of his clients is of no importance. I even sent an email after my last meeting with him, informing him of how dissatisfied I was with my results. My dissatisfaction with him not performing the touch-up during the time I was told, the additional charges if I did proceed with a touch-up, etc.

I demanded he keep his word to me or refund my money. I never heard back. I saved money for years for this procedure. 4-5K comes a dime a dozen to some, but not to me. I stressed this to him. I presume that's why he was going to charge me; because he knew I couldn't afford it. It was a way out for them (?).

Back Fat Still Uneven.

Despite being told that losing weight would fix the issue, here I am at 135 lb and my back fat is still uneven.

Perfection doesn't exist. I understand that. But, this is way noticeable. Once I buy new bras that fit, I will upload photos. (My bras are big due to the weight loss)

Things I wish I Knew Before #1 - Local vs. General
Cedar Park Family Physician

DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT go to Beleza for body contouring or a BBL. I find it interesting that the reviews on Realself come without photos and lack detail. Pay the extra money and go to a plastic surgeon, not a family doctor who now performs "plastic surgery". I'm disgusted with my results and how addressing my legitimate concerns was handled. Please read my updates for further information. Save your money, and your body.

1 out of 5 stars Overall rating
2 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
2 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
1 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
2 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
2 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
2 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
3 out of 5 stars Payment process
2 out of 5 stars Wait times
Lawrence Broder, MD
Lawrence Broder, MD
07 Sep 2017

"Thanks for bringing your concerns to our attention. The satisfaction of all of our patients is important to us. Our response here is limited due to HIPAA Privacy regulations, but we encourage you to contact us directly."

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