Many people often joke about how they wish they could take fat from a troublesome area and move it into their buttocks so they can a have a round, firm behind. The Brazilian Butt Lift can make that possible! Traditionally, buttock contouring involved silicone injections or buttock implants, but these approaches came with too many risks and unnatural-looking results. The innovative Brazilian Butt Lift consists of removing someone’s fat from one area of the body and then injecting it into the buttocks (fat transfer surgery).
Buttock augmentation using the fat transfer technique continues to grow in popularity. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgery, the bottom line on buttock augmentation is that the Brazilian Butt Lift can create harmony between the buttocks and the rest of the body. Patients can increase the size of their buttocks while improving their overall silhouette.
Who Are the Best Candidates for the Brazilian Butt Lift?
Patients who have enough fat that can be removed from a troublesome area are the best candidates for the Brazilian Butt Lift. Those candidates have the following characteristics:
- Have enough fat available for transfer
- Are physically healthy
- Have realistic expectations
- Understand the procedure
During your consultation with Dr. Jervis, you can discuss your goals and he will evaluate your anatomy to help you decide if buttock contouring is the right procedure for you.
How Is the Brazilian Butt Lift Performed?
The Brazilian Butt Lift involves the use of liposuction to extract fat from one area and inject it into the buttocks. The most common areas that fat is taken from are the abdomen, hips, thighs, and love handles. Small incisions are made at the donor site. A thin, hollow tube (cannula) is inserted through the incisions to help loosen the fat using a back and forth motion. The harvested fat is purified and condensed. The concentrated fat is strategically injected into the buttocks to add volume and create a more attractive shape. The incisions are closed using sutures, and a compression garment is applied to hold shape and aid in the healing process.
What Results Can I Expect to Achieve?
Patients have some swelling and bruising that will dissipate during recovery, and then the final outcome will become apparent. The buttocks will appear larger and have rounder, smoother curves.
To learn more about the Brazilian Butt Lift, contact Dr. Jervis today! He is a board-certified plastic surgeon who is highly experienced in buttock contouring. Schedule your consultation by calling (925) 937-7100 or by filling out our online contact form.