Dr. Charlotte Ann Rhee is a Board Certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon in Huntington, Long Island NY that specializes in Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery. If you want to enlarge or reshape your buttocks and have discovered that the area does not respond to diet or exercise, buttock augmentation may be the solution you’ve been looking for. A buttock lift (butt lift) contours the buttocks and compensates for low amounts of fat in the area. Women and men who enlarge their bottoms can enjoy a more voluptuous and perky profile. This type of augmentation can be safely achieved through injections of the patient’s own body fat.
Fat Transfer vs. Implants
The preferred method for performing buttock augmentation is a Brazilian butt lift because it uses the patient’s own body fat to reshape the butt. Fat injection achieves a more natural result, has a lower risk of infection and no risk of allergic reaction or rejection. In addition, this procedure contours the areas around the buttocks to enhance the overall effect. Implants are generally only recommended for patients who have very little body fat to harvest, such as body-builders and those patients who are exceptionally thin.
Candidates for Brazilian Butt Lift
A Brazilian butt lift can enhance the natural curves for patients who are unhappy with the shape of their rear ends. It can also add volume and roundness to a flat or small butt for patients seeking a more balanced body profile. Body-builders may seek buttock augmentation if they are unable to develop gluteal muscles in proportion with the rest of their bodies. Generally, if you are at least 18 years old and you are looking for a fuller, curvier butt, a Brazilian butt lift may be for you.
Brazilian Butt Lift Procedure
Buttock augmentation with fat transfer, also known as the Brazilian butt lift in honor of the country in which it was developed, is performed with the patient under general anesthesia. The surgery involves two steps. First, the patient’s own fat is collected through a process similar to liposuction. The most popular areas for harvesting fat before buttock augmentation are the lower back, waist, flanks (love handles), thighs and stomach. This not only provides the raw material for buttock enhancement, it also contours the areas around the butt for a more dramatic result. The fat that has been removed is then purified using a special device so that the fat cells are ready to be reintroduced to the body with minimal reabsorption.
In the second step, the harvested fat is added to the buttocks with hundreds of tiny injections at a variety of depths to ensure an even, attractive augmentation. This method of fat injection lends a shapely contour to the buttocks that lasts a long time. Special attention is given to the upper buttocks so the entire rear looks youthfully and naturally lifted. The entire procedure will typically take between two and four hours.
Recovery from Brazilian Butt Lift
After a Brazilian butt lift, patients should avoid sitting directly on the buttocks or lying on their backs for two to three weeks to maximize results. During this time, compression garments may be worn to reduce swelling. Patients may experience some pain or discomfort, bruising and swelling after the procedure. Most patients return to work two weeks after their buttock augmentation and are able to resume all normal activities within four weeks. Swelling typically dissipates by the sixth week and the final outcome is visible.
Side Effects of Brazilian Butt Lift
As with any surgery, there are risks to undergoing a Brazilian butt lift. While rare, these risks include infection, bleeding, reaction to the anesthesia and damage to nerves or muscles. Occasionally, a repeat operation is necessary to achieve the desired results.
Results of Brazilian Butt Lift
When performed by an experienced surgeon using the proper techniques, buttock augmentation is a highly satisfying and permanent procedure that enhances the profile of the buttocks and surrounding areas for a younger, firmer, curvier look.
If you are interested in learning more about our Brazilian Butt Lift Procedure, call 631-424-6707 today to schedule an appointment.