The Brazilian Butt Lift is a cosmetic augmentation procedure that helps lift and shape the buttocks to create a youthful, perky look. Designed to fill the upper quadrant of your butt, the results are a more sensual, curvaceous body profile. Brazilian Butt Lift procedures accomplish this by removing fat from other areas of your body and injecting them into your backside. The fat transferring procedure gives you the look you’re dreaming of while using only your own natural materials. It’s this two-for-one quality that makes Brazilian Butt Lift procedures among the most popular butt augmentation techniques.
To be sure, this procedure is not completely non-surgical. The removal and collection of fat is done with a surgical liposuction procedure. Once the fat is harvested using the liposuction, however, the procedure relies on injections in order to generate results. Those results, thanks to the nature of the donor material, look and feel incredibly natural. In other words, many people will simply assume that you increased the size of your rear end using natural means, such as diet or exercise. This means you’ll look great, but no one will necessarily know that you’ve had plastic surgery. This means that patients of Brazilian Butt Lift procedures will look and feel great; in fact, most patients report a significant rise in self-esteem, confidence, and even quality of life. Clothes fit better, you feel better, and your body feels more truly like yours.
How Does It Work?
Most Brazilian Butt Lift procedures encompass two basic phases. The first phase is the liposuction procedure, during which the fat is extracted from the body. This is the part of the procedure that is often performed in a hospital or surgical suite setting. Surgeons will make a small incision into which they will insert a cannula (a small tube, essentially, with a vacuum on the end of it). By running this tube through the targeted area, surgeons are able to extract the desired fat. This leaves you slimmer where you want to be slimmer. This also gives the surgeon ample material for the second phase of the procedure.
During the second phase of a typical Brazilian Butt Lift, doctors will remove fat purify the removed fat and inject that fat into the buttocks. Unlike facial treatments, such as Botox or dermal fillers, that require only handful of injections, a Brazilian Butt Lift will require surgeons to make hundreds of injections of fat into the buttocks. This is done for a number of reasons, but most prominently to ensure the fat is distributed to targeted areas. This part of the process is done slowly and deliberately in order to ensure that as much fat as possible “takes” to its new location. Once the injections are accomplished–and after a certain amount of recovery–patients are allowed to return home. As the swelling subsides, patients will be able to admire their new rounded, larger backside!
Areas of Improvement
By using hundreds of injections, small amounts of purified fat are placed into different areas of the buttocks at various depths so that the patient will get the highest permanent absorption rate. You backside will look voluptuous and full, and the added bonus of liposuction in another area will make you look slimmer overall. Because of this, your butt’s fabulous results will be even more predominant. Patients who undergo this procedure are usually looking to correct at least one of the following:
- A buttock area that looks flat
- Areas of the buttocks that look asymmetrical
- Buttocks that are resistant to growth from exercise
- A buttocks area that does not look in proportion with the rest of the body
- Buttocks that the patient feels could use more volume
Patients will need to be healthy enough for surgery and will, as always, need to keep realistic expectations about what this procedure can accomplish. That said, most patients are incredibly happy with their overall results, and Brazilian Butt Lift procedures continue to be immensely popular.
How Popular Is It?
The Brazilian Butt Lift procedure is so popular it is constantly receiving media attention. Because of the slew of new, curvaceous celebrities today, shaping, contouring, and increasing the overall size and volume of the butt is a highly sought-after phenomenon. Hundreds of procedures are performed by certified doctors every year.
Risks and Recovery Times
As with most surgeries, there are some major risks associated with the Brazilian Butt Lift procedure. The main risk is significant fat absorption occurring early on, requiring a second grafting procedure. This happens in about 30% of the cases. Bleeding, scarring, or infection to the area have been reported, but are rare. You should be able to resume all of your normal, every day activities within 4 weeks of surgery, however, you are advised not to sit directly on your buttocks for up to 6 weeks.