Buttock Augmentation (Brazilian Butt Lift)
As we age, we tend to lose volume in places that should be “full”. This is true in the face, the breasts, and in the buttocks. Replacing that volume can restore or enhance the volume in those areas, giving you a younger, more attractive shape. That is one reason that injectable fillers for the face (Juvederm, Restylane, etc) and breast implants are so popular.
Along those same lines, a “Brazilian Butt Lift” isn’t really a “lift” at all. A Brazilian Butt Lift is a buttock augmentation with your own body fat – it’s a fat grafting procedure, but on a larger scale than we do on the face (or even the breasts). Because there is no implant to deal with, the problems with implants – scarring, infection, movement – are eliminated.
Am I A Candidate for a Brazilian Butt Lift?
Most women are candidates for buttock augmentation with fat grafting. The “ideal” candidate is a woman who wants a more feminine buttock curve, is at her ideal body weight, and has areas of excess fat that are resistant to diet and exercise (hips, waist, and thighs are common areas). However, you don’t have to be an “ideal” candidate to get great results from a Brazilian butt lift! As long as you don’t smoke, chances are that Dr. Hall can get you the kind of buttock enhancement you are looking for.
Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery
Like most liposuction procedures, a Brazilian Butt Lift is performed in the operating room under sedation or a general anesthetic. After removal of the excess fat with liposuction, that fat is concentrated and purified. This concentrated fat graft is then injected into the buttocks to restore or enhance a youthful, feminine curve.
Recovery from a Brazilian Butt Lift
After surgery, you will need to wear a compression garment that covers the areas where liposuction is performed (but not where the fat was re-injected). This helps speed recovery and minimizes swelling. The most difficult part of a Brazilian Butt Lift is the recovery – Dr. Hall does not want you sitting in your backside for two weeks after surgery to allow the delicate fat cells to heal. After the recovery period, though, there are no restrictions on your activities. Your new shape is yours and there are no worries about implants moving around or causing problems – your buttocks are “all you” and you can pretend you were born with the curves you’ve got.
If you have any questions about a Brazilian Butt Lift or would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Hall, call (865) 973-9500 or use our contact form and request an appointment. For out of town patients, feel free to request an online consult via Skype.