The Brazilian butt lift is skyrocketing in popularity as a way to enhance your curves.
We've seen an increase in requests for buttock augmentation, and we're not the only ones. A recent article in the Washingtonian says the number of these procedures increased last year by 58%.
Silicone butt implants used to be the procedure of choice, but lately we've been performing more and more Brazilian Butt Lifts, which involve removing fat from one area of the body and using that fat to augment the buttocks. Often, fat is removed from the lower back using liposuction, and when it is placed on the buttocks, the overall change to your body contour is obvious. Here are some answer to common questions about the Brazilian butt lift.
What is a Brazilian butt lift?
A Brazilian butt lift is a surgical enhancement of the buttock using natural fatty tissue and minimal scar. This enhancement is mostly an enlargement but any areas of the buttock that are too big could be reduced at the same time.Are there other buttock enhancement surgeries?
Yes, the buttock can be enlarged with a special silicone buttock prosthesis, but this surgery is less popular due to the greater pain, scar, and chance of infection. It is usually used in patients that do not have their own adequate fat to have harvested.
Another type of buttock lift is with the total body lift used mostly in massive weight loss patients. These patients need excess skin removed, which helps the appearance of the lower body including the buttock.Who is a candidate for the Brazilian butt lift?
Anyone with overall good health who desires enlargement of their buttock is a candidate. They also need to have adequate fat in other areas to use to transfer to the buttock. They also should desire the reduction of fat in the areas where the fat is removed.Do I have liposuction too?
Yes, liposuction is how we harvest the fat to transfer to the buttock. The common areas to liposuction for transfer are abdomen, flanks, and thighs. The liposuction of the flanks and lateral thighs helps enhance the enlargement of the buttock by reducing these surrounding areas.Is the liposuction fat processed before it is placed in the buttock?
Yes, the fat is separated from the fluids that come out with the liposuction, mixed with antibiotics and placed in syringes to be placed in the buttock. It is injected into the buttock through tiny incisions similar to the tiny liposuction incisions, closed with one stitch.Is the result permanent?
There is always some swelling that occurs that takes a few days or weeks to completely resolve. Some fat does resorb but the correction present at three months is permanent. Can the enhancement be repeated to get even larger?
As long as there are more areas of fat to harvest, the procedure can be repeated to further enhance the buttock.Dr. Scott W. Vann recently wrote an article about the Brazilian Butt Lift in Savannah Health Perspectives magazine.
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