The Brazilian butt lift is an extremely powerful procedure that has begun to replace gluteal implants over the past several years. This procedure is designed to augment the size and contour the shape of your gluteus using only your own tissue; therefore, there is no risk with foreign materials or implants. Patients usually present with a desire to increase the size of their butt or would like re-contouring for a more youthful, rejuvenated, full appearance. Since this procedure uses your own tissues, it creates a more permanent result. Patients frequently comment on the improved and lifted appearance of their butt, especially in clothing.
This surgical procedure involves 2 steps. The first is harvesting fat using the liposuction technique to remove fat cells from the body, mainly located in the abdomen, flanks, back, and thighs where there is the highest concentration. Liposuction has an added benefit in that it also allows the surgeon to sculpt the areas around the gluteus including the torso to provide an enhanced improvement in contour. The limiting factor for the amount of gluteal augmentation is the amount of fat that can be harvested; if you do not have much fat to remove, then there is not much that can be placed into your butt. If you have at least a moderate amount of fatty tissue present, then you can expect a good size increase. The harvested fat is then specially treated to remove dead cells and other nonviable liquid.
In the second step, this treated fat is then injected into the gluteal muscles and surrounding soft tissue to increase the volume and fill this space, thereby lifting the gluteal skin at the same time. This is where the artistry in plastic surgery occurs; the fat is placed in small amounts at multiple levels and at certain precise locations to give the butt a more projected and youthful appearance. This is a minimally invasive procedure in that the incisions are approximately ½ cm each and around 2 incisions in each treated area. During your consultation, Dr. Tsai will present you with all the possible options in detail and work with you to individualize treatment according to your specific goals and expectations to provide you with the best possible result.
POST OP AND RECOVERY
The Brazilian butt lift is a safe procedure and is performed under general anesthesia (fully asleep). Depending on the amount of augmentation desired, it usually takes about 2-3 hours to complete. Patients return home the same day as the procedure so transportation will need to be arranged. Your first checkup will be the following day in the clinic. It is recommended to refrain from sitting or laying on the gluteus for long periods of time for the first few days. Bandages are removed several days after the procedure and normal daily activities can be resumed within a few days. There is usually bruising in the liposuction harvest regions but this is normal and may take a week or two to fully resolve. Pain is tolerated with prescribed oral pain medication. Exercise is resumed approximately 6-8 weeks after surgery.
Buttock augmentation is one of the most sought-after cosmetic surgery procedures, but it must be performed by a skilled and board-certified plastic surgeon. Also known as the Brazilian butt lift, this procedure involves transferring fatty tissue from another part of the body into the gluteal area. Since there is no implant involved, the body assimilates the fat cells easily and we can create a beautifully sculpted, rounder, and curvier butt. Patients who are self-conscious about having a ‘flat butt’ or those who wish to achieve a curvier hourglass figure enjoy the results achieved with the fat transfer buttock augmentation procedure.
HOW FAT TRANSFER BUTTOCK AUGMENTATION IS PERFORMED
This is a two-phase surgical procedure that begins with liposuction. Dr. Roger Tsai will determine where the fat cells should be harvested from, but this typically involves liposuction of the thighs, abdomen, back or flanks. This can be an extra benefit for those who want to slim down in these areas while adding more volume to the buttock area.
Patients need to have a certain amount of body fat available for harvesting as many fat cells die during the augmentation procedure. Dr. Tsai will need to reinject more fat than the final result will show to create the right amount of volume in the gluteal area. When performed correctly, most of the fat will remain in the injected areas and there will be no ripples, dents or ripples. Every procedure is completely personalized for the patient and is a combination of artistic precision and surgical technique.
Dr. Tsai will make sure you are fully aware of what to expect with this procedure and confirm you have reasonable expectations of the outcome.
WHAT TO EXPECT WITH FAT TRANSFER BUTTOCK AUGMENTATION
The fat transfer buttock augmentation is a safe procedure and is performed under general anesthesia. It can take up to 3 hours and patients return home the same day. Patients are advised not to sit or lay down on the gluteus for long periods of time for up to a week after surgery because the tissues need to heal and the fat cells need to assimilate properly.
Most patients are able to walk comfortably and resume regular activities within a few days after treatment but are advised not to sit for long periods of time. Some bruising and swelling is expected in the areas that had liposuction and also around the buttocks. Exercise is not recommended until 6 to 8 weeks post-procedure.