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What is a Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery?

Submitted by Bernabe Vazquez on November 11, 2013

When it comes to enhancing the body, the butt lift is experiencing a fast gain in popularity. In existence since 1984, and originally done using silicone implants, this procedure has been perfected to allow for a fuller rounder, more voluptuous silhouette. Enhancements such as breast enhancements and tummy tucks address the front of the body while Brazilian butt lift address the back of the body. Looking and feeling your best can enhance how you feel about yourself. Enlisting the expertise of a board certified plastic surgeon will set you on the course to getting the most professional, up to date treatment available.

By Definition

The butt enhancing surgery lifts and sculpts the buttocks into a higher position to enhance the shape of the buttocks, and to increase volume of the buttock cheeks. Utilizing the patient’s own fat, in a process known as fat transfer, the procedure begins by liposculpturing the area surrounding the buttocks, and thus simultaneously obtaining the material to perform the augmentation. Enlarging the buttocks in this way leads to shapely, rounded buttocks, which are more youthful and aesthetically pleasing.

Necessary Components

This procedure is accomplished with the harvesting of one’s own fat, therefore it is important to have areas of extra subcutaneous fat to draw from, such as the flanks above the buttocks, the waist and the inner thighs. This procedure, which was introduced in the mid to late 1990’s, is so successful that it has taken the place of butt implants. The popularity of this procedure besides its safety, rests with the totally natural feel and appearance of the injected fat. If in the event that a patient is found to be too thin for this procedure, he or she will be asked to gain weight by increasing their caloric intake.

How it’s Done

A well-trained and experienced board certified plastic surgeon will address what areas of the body that he or she will be harvesting fat cells from. Performing liposuction on the various parts of the body such as the flanks, assists with contouring the body as well, resulting in a true hourglass figure in some cases. After the fat is liposuctioned, the fat is purified, separating the fat cells from other organic materials such as fluids. The fat cells and stem cells are re-injected into the buttocks in layers, starting with the deepest layers first.

Why Fat Cells

Fat cells are living tissue. Once they are placed in the buttocks by the skilled plastic surgeon, they will remain there and behave as normal fat cells anywhere else in the body. The experienced surgeon will account for the fact that 60 to 80 percent of the replanted fat cells will survive the move. This procedure relies heavily on experience and the technique driven, so it is important to choose your surgeon wisely.

The Recovery

All surgical procedures produce swelling and bruising. With the use of a compression garment, this swelling and bruising will be reduced. The patient will need at least two weeks off from work and such to recover properly. Sitting strictly discouraged for the first two weeks to ensure that the fat cells are not displaced.

With an experienced, detailed orientated and aesthetic plastic surgeon, you can be certain to love the full, rounded and youthful end results of the Brazilian butt lift surgery. For a private consultation for your Brazilian butt lift procedure with Dr. Bernabe Vazquez of Bayshore Cosmetic Surgery, call (305) 858-8222 today.