What is a Brazilian Butt Lift?
Brazilian butt lifts are the latest innovation in buttock augmentation (even though they’ve been around for over twenty years) and are rapidly gaining popularity. It used to be a procedure that was seldom performed, however, the increased focus on achieving a beautiful behind in recent years has caused a steep increase in the requested number of Brazilian butt lifts. In fact, in 2013, about 10,000 Brazilian butt lifts were performed, and by 2016, that figure had doubled.
A Brazilian butt lift utilizes what is known as autologous fat transfer, or fat grafting. This technique uses your own fat cells to enhance your rear end, improving size and shape, addressing asymmetry or proportional issues, and lifting flat or sagging buttocks. During the procedure, Dr. Vasisht will first harvest fat cells from any part of your body (typically the abdomen, flanks or thighs) via liposuction. The harvested fat cells are then purified via centrifuge and injected into your buttocks, giving you the look you want, naturally.
Brazilian Butt Lift vs. Buttock Implants
There are several advantages to choosing a Brazilian butt lift over other forms of buttock augmentation that use artificial implants. While silicone implants can also offer increased size and a rounder shape, they also have a greater risk of complications, such as:
- Scarring from incisions
- Rupturing or dislodging of the implant (both of which will require surgery to repair)
- Capsular contracture (build up of scar tissue around the implant causing it to feel hard)
Dr. Vasisht prefers the Brazilian butt lift technique over using implants, not only because the end result is a fuller, more contoured butt with a more natural look and feel, but because of the reduced chance of side effects and complications. Fat transfer also offers more lasting results, and does not require further surgery.
Am I Candidate for a Brazilian Butt Lift?
A Brazilian butt lift offers a multitude of benefits, including:
- Increasing the fullness, roundness, and projection of your buttocks
- Improving the balance and proportion of your overall body shape
- Improving the appearance of cellulite
- Boosting sagging buttocks and restoring loss of volume
- Little to no scarring
Enhancing your self-image and self-confidence
Anyone can benefit from a Brazilian butt lift, whether you’re in your 20s and are looking for dramatic curves, or in your 40s and want to rejuvenate your behind. The ideal candidate for a Brazilian butt lift is in overall good health, has realistic expectations for their results, and has enough excess fat around the abdomen, flanks, and thighs to be harvested for the procedure.
A Brazilian butt lift is an outpatient surgery, performed using general anesthesia or local anesthesia with IV sedation. During the first step of the procedure, Dr. Vasisht will use suction assisted liposuction to harvest fat cells from the areas of your body selected for extraction. Your buttocks will be the first area targeted for fat extraction, to give them a more noticeable contour.Dr. Vasisht will then move on to the flanks, abdomen, or thighs to collect the remaining fat necessary for the procedure.
Once the liposuction is complete, the harvested fat is processed using a centrifuge. Dr. Vasisht only uses the best fat cells for re-injection, which in most cases is only about 25 percent of the extracted fat.
After the necessary amount of fat has been processed and purified, it is transferred into your buttocks via a series of small injections. These injections are placed subcutaneously (just under the skin) at various depths, avoiding muscles and blood vessels. It is extremely important that you choose a plastic surgeon who is experienced and skilled at this technique, as Dr. Vasisht is, so that your procedure is safe and successful.
Recovery and Results
You will likely experience bruising and swelling in the area from which the fat cells were harvested, though any pain can be easily managed with acetaminophen. You can be up and walking around within about two days following your procedure, and can return to work and resume other normal activities within ten days to two weeks after your surgery. Patients are required to wear a protective garment after the procedure to help reduce swelling and ensure proper healing.
Dr. Vasisht will provide you with post-surgical instructions, and one of the things that he will stress during your recovery time is that you cannot put pressure directly on your buttocks for at least eight weeks after your procedure. This includes sitting as well as sleeping on your back. If you sit directly on your buttocks, you are reducing blood circulation to the area, which can destroy the transferred fat cells before they have a chance to stabilize.
Results of a Brazilian butt lift are considered to be permanent, though they can be affected by weight loss and gain, as well as the natural aging process.
If you have tried everything to build the perfect bottom and haven’t seen results, call South Shore Plastic Surgery today at 856-784-2639 to schedule an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Vasisht. Let us help you boost your butt and enhance your body contour with a Brazilian buttlift.