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What is a Brazilian Butt Lift?
Buttock augmentation surgery using fat grafting to increase the size of your buttocks is commonly known as a Brazilian butt lift.. This procedure can:
Increase fullness, roundness and projection of your buttocks
Improve the balance of your figure
Enhance your self-image and self-confidence
Buttock augmentation surgery is right for someone who does not like the shape of their buttocks or is looking to balance their body.
Is It Right for Me?
Buttock augmentation is a very personal procedure and you should do it for yourself, not for someone else. It is a good option if:
You are physically healthy
You have realistic expectations
You are bothered by the feeling that your buttocks are too small
You are unhappy with the roundness or general shape of your buttocks
Your buttocks are asymmetrical
The appropriate technique for you will be determined based on:
Buttocks size and shape
The amount of fat you have on your body that is available for use through liposuction
Your goals and activity level
Skin quality and elasticity as well as the amount of extra skin
Medications are administered for your comfort during the surgical procedure. The choices include intravenous sedation and general anesthesia. Your doctor will recommend the best choice for you. No matter which type of buttock augmentation procedure you have, anesthesia will be used to ensure your comfort during the procedure.
Liposuction is performed through small, inconspicuous incisions. First, diluted local anesthesia is infused to reduce bleeding and trauma. The cannula, a thin, hollow tube, is inserted through the incisions to loosen excess fat using a controlled back and forth motion. The dislodged fat is then suctioned out of the body using a surgical vacuum or syringe attached to the cannula. In general, your surgeon may use liposuction to remove up to three times the amount of fat than what will be injected into the buttocks.
The fat, tissue and blood that were removed through liposuction are processed. Syringes are then connected to a special cannula and your surgeon will use this cannula to add the fat to the buttocks through small injections all over your buttocks.
Seeing The Results:
The results of buttock augmentation are immediately visible; however you will not see your final results for up to a year after surgery, as time is needed for the fat to “take.” This procedure offers natural looking and feeling results, but the projection of the buttocks may decrease over time. Some of the initial volume you experience after your fat grafting procedure will fade as the fat is absorbed by your body (on average, patients will retain 60-80% of the transferred fat). Satisfaction with your new image should continue to increase as you recover.