Greg:
Hey, it’s Greg from 997, now on Big Bay Mornings, and I am here with board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Bae. What’s going on, Dr. Bae?

 

Dr. Bae:
Things are good, things are good. Baby’s sleeping well, and we’ve got a lot of surgery scheduled for all of our patients, and everybody loves to get their education on by watching us on Snapchat and Instagram. So of course, with the patients permission, but things are going well.

 

Greg:
What is the Snapchat and Instagram?

 

Dr. Bae:
Oh, it’s realdrbae, R-E-A-L-D-R-B-A-E, not B-A-Y, that’s realdrbae on Snapchat, Instagram, and TikTok, and the website’s realdrbae.com. But hopefully, if you’re watching this video right now, you probably already know that.

 

Greg:
Yeah. I have a friend who’s fascinated with watching you do surgery. I sort of do it like this, I can back and forth, but she loves it. So I know some people are really into watching surgery, some people can’t stomach it as much, but it’s cool to be able to see the procedure, such transparency at your office, so we love that.

 

You can also check out videos of a Brazilian butt lift, I get asked a lot of questions about this people. This is the rage. It’s all over TV, all over reality TV, so what exactly is it and who is the right candidate for a Brazilian butt lift?

 

Dr. Bae:
Yeah, the Brazilian butt lift, along with all the other operations that we do, people love watching it. They love watching the surgery. Again, we get the patient’s permission to broadcast these things on our social media. And even though I know that you get a little squeamish by it, and obviously I respect people’s choice to turn it off and not watch-

 

Greg:
People are fascinated, yeah.

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Dr. Bae:
But it’s the most educational way to show anybody a procedure that they’re considering. Think about before, how you would do a consultation. You would read about it, you would then go and talk to the doctor for 45 minutes for a consultation, who you’d never met the doctor before because you hadn’t seen them on social media. There’s so much more to be gained by watching the operation, by that doctor that you’re thinking about going to for months, and then you see the procedure, then you go in and you actually meet the doctor during the consultation. It’s much more educational now than it ever could have been.

 

But specifically with the Brazilian butt lift, what we’re doing there is it’s kind of a two for one operation. We’re doing liposuction first, to get fat, and then we inject the fat in the butt. Now, as far as the liposuction, we’re taking fat from the abdomen, the flanks, the love handles, the bra chub, 360 degrees around the torso. So by getting all that fat, you’re already just kind of slimming down, trimming down your torso, trimming down your body. But this being California, everybody wants to reuse, recycle, repurpose their supplies, including fat.

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Greg:
And you can do that with fat as well, right?

 

Dr. Bae:
Might as well do it with fat. So we take that fat and we put it into the butt, and it used to be, years ago, just like get a big old butt. Like booty shaking, a hip hop video, or something like that. But people are coming in for all types of shapes and sizes and walks of life now to get it, and they’re not just getting a big butt. They just want to have a little bit more shape to that butt, they want more of that hourglass figure. They want a thin waist, which we can get with liposuction and a tummy tuck, and then they want to fill out the hips, the hip dips, and get a little wider hips. So we can get them that hourglass figure with liposuction and then with fat injections to the buttocks.

 

So it could be younger girls that feel like they don’t have a butt at all, and we can give them more projection, again, fill in the hip dips, but then also we’re seeing 50 and 60 year old women coming in. And before you think, “Wow, that’s crazy, they think they’re still trying to hang on to their youth.” It’s really not that. Think about older women, after breastfeeding or whatever, weight loss maybe, they get deflated breast. And then they come in and they get breast implants or a breast lift, we don’t think anything strange about that.

 

The same thing can happen to the butt. It can get deflated, and so you want to lift it up. And one of the ways we lift it up is to do liposuction to their whole body. As far as the abdomen, flanks, back, bra chub, take that fat and then put it in their butt, give them more volume, and that lifts their butt, doesn’t look as deflated, and they are really, really happy patients.

 

Greg:
Well, listen to this. I have one cheek that’s a little bit full fuller than the other cheek. But that could be fixed, right? You could make me more symmetrical?

 

Dr. Bae:
Well, that’s true, like a butt cheek. These cheeks or your butt cheek?

 

Greg:
Yeah. No, no, no, down here, I’m talking about down below.

 

Dr. Bae:
Absolutely, yeah. People will have, like for a good example, talking about what you’re referring to, is people will get a steroid injection into their butt at some point in their life. And we know steroids can cause fat atrophy, which is where the fat dies, and they get a little depression in their butt, or their whole butt is just a little bit smaller than the other. And so yes, you can take fat, fill in that little defect maybe that was caused by steroid injection, or fill in or just volumize the whole butt cheek to make it more symmetrical. The patient does have to understand, though, that 50% of the fat goes away after about six months, so we do tend to overfill. So I always warn my patients, “Your butt will be bigger than you want it to be, initially, but I promise it will go down.

 

Greg:
That’s okay, you can go to Brazil or you can go to Miami during those months where you got the really big booty, because they’ll love you down there.

 

Dr. Bae:
Right, exactly, right. And I have found that the patients who are going to Miami, they do want a certain kind of booty that I might not necessarily be giving them here.

 

Greg:
Of course, it’s a Miami booty.

 

Dr. Bae:
It’s a Miami booty, and so we’re giving them more of a San Francisco booty. A little more understated, really helps them fill out their clothes, and they’re very pleased with it. A Pacific Heights booty.

 

Greg:
All right, I love it. Dr. Bae, shout out your Instagram, and also where you can get pricing on this.

 

Dr. Bae:
Yeah, yeah. You can check pricing for all of our procedures at realdrbae.com/pricing. That’s R-E-A-L-D-R-B-A-E, not B-A-Y, and you can schedule a consult, virtual or in-person, at realdrbae.com/contact, and watch us on Snapchat, Instagram, and TikTok at realdrbae, R-E-A-L-D-R-B-A-E.

 

Greg:
All right, thanks. We’ll see you again soon.

 

Dr. Bae:
Thank you.

 

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