Have you always wanted a round, firm butt? Have you tried exercise and supportive garments but are not getting the results you desire? A Brazilian butt lift, which uses your own fat and includes both butt augmentation and butt reshaping, is an excellent way to achieve a fuller, firmer, more shapely derrière. It also can help you achieve a more pleasing balance between the shape, size and contour of your buttocks in proportion to the rest of your body. For more information about butt augmentation, download our free fact sheet!
Over time, it’s very common to notice physical changes in the size and shape of your buttocks, causing them to droop and sag. These changes can be caused by:
- Weight gain
- Weight loss
A Brazilian butt lift not only can help reverse these changes but also give you a better butt than you had before. And when you combine this procedure with other body contouring techniques, particularly liposuction, you’ll get a double benefit: the body shaping aspect of liposuction and the enhancement aspect of a higher and firmer “behind.”
How a Brazilian butt lift works
Using liposuction, excess fat is extracted from certain parts of the body and transferred to the buttock area to achieve a lifted, plumper and more rounded appearance. Typically, I take fat from the lower back, love handles and abdomen and use it to shape the top part of the butt and often the sides as well.
In addition, butt augmentation is a great way to slim and trim away where you have too much fat while building up where you would like more. Many of my patients take advantage of the liposuction procedure used in a butt lift to take fat from their tummy, waist area and thighs and transfer it to their butt, giving them the beautiful hourglass silhouette they’ve always wanted.
What to expect during the procedure
A butt lift using liposuction is less invasive and ultimately less painful than butt implants. However, in order to have this procedure, you must have a good amount of excess fat in other parts of your body—such as your thighs, flanks or abdomen—that can be extracted and then injected into your buttocks.
During the procedure, thin layers of fat are vacuumed from areas with excess fat deposits and then layered on top of each other in the buttocks to produce the desired contour and fullness. Approximately 50% of injected fat is reabsorbed, which means that the original fat transfer is exaggerated to account for this. In the vast majority of cases, a butt lift can last for many years.
Because of the meticulous way the fat has to be extracted (liposuction), processed and reinjected for permanent, natural-looking results, butt augmentation surgery typically takes 2-4 hours. However, this depends on the amount of liposuction performed and the amount of fat to be reinjected into the buttocks.
Following the procedure, special compression garments are typically worn for several weeks to help reduce swelling and to help shape the butt. People usually can go back to work about one week after the procedure. What seems to work well for my patients who work at a desk is to sit with your weight on your thighs and not your buttocks.
Is a Brazilian butt lift safe?
I believe the Brazilian butt lift procedure is very safe—the procedure is extremely popular and I have performed hundreds of them very successfully with very low complication rates. Major risks include pulmonary or fat embolism (blood clot) for less than 1% of patients, and anemia.
How long will the results last?
A Brazilian butt lift is a very long-lasting procedure. On average, expect about 50% of the injected fat to stay in the area and about 50% to be reabsorbed by the body. That’s why I always put in extra fat deposits.
If you are interested in a Brazilian butt lift
If you are thinking about getting a Brazilian butt lift and would like to schedule a free consultation, please contact me. I will send you additional information prior to your appointment.
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Board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS), and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), Samuel J. Beran, MD is a highly accomplished plastic surgeon with offices in Manhattan, Harrison and Mount Kisco, NY. With more than 20 years’ experience and a thorough command of the most advanced techniques and technologies, Dr. Beran consistently provides his patients with the highest level of plastic, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the breast, face, skin and body. Recently, Dr. Beran was named a “Top Doctor” by RealSelf for his dedication to responding to consumer questions and patient feedback. The “Top Doctor” designation is awarded to less than 10% of the RealSelf physician community.