How Will A Butt Lift Improve The Appearance Of My Buttocks?

Beverly Hills “Brazilian butt lift” patients of Dr. Bruno can dramatically improve the appearance of their lower back and buttocks.

Dr. Bruno combines liposuction and gluteal reshaping to perform the procedure, using your body’s natural tissue and fat. The buttock augmentation surgery creates fuller, more sculpted buttocks and can eliminate unwanted fat from other areas of the body. This procedure can have a significant impact on your body’s overall shape and proportion. Also, by using natural fat transfer rather than gluteal implants, Dr. Bruno can help you achieve softer, more natural-looking results.

Buttock augmentation or gluteal reshaping can improve the appearance of the entire lower back and buttock region. This is accomplished by performing liposuction of the abdomen, flanks (love handles) and thighs, then transferring the fatty tissue deep into the buttock area to create a fuller appearing buttocks. This is sometimes referred to as a “Brazilian butt lift“. Dr. Bruno performs this procedure in Beverly Hills on a variety of patient types.

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Not only will the buttock region appear larger, but the entire lower back and love handle area will be reshaped creating an overall aesthetically pleasing result. Fat transfer is favored over gluteal implants as it gives a much softer, natural result. This procedure can have a very powerful impact on your body’s overall shape and proportion. Fat transfer to the buttocks is a very safe way to enhance your entire lower body. This type of surgery is a great way to improve both size and shape of the buttocks.

How A Brazilian Butt Lift Works

Buttock augmentation by way of fat transfer (Brazilian buttock lift) is usually performed under general anesthesia as an outpatient procedure with patients going home the same day. The success of the surgical outcome has a lot to do with the technique used by Dr.Bruno. The fat must be harvested or collected in a manner which preserves the structure of the fat cells-this is accomplished through liposuction. Then the fat cells must be strained and prepared in a very gentle manner for re-injection. The injection of the fat cells must be done at the appropriate depth (into the muscle) and the correct distribution (upper and lower buttock). This is important to preserve as many fat cells as possible during the Brazilian buttock lift surgery. The procedure is generally completed in two to three hours. You can see an actual live demonstration of the procedure by clicking on the video above.

Who Is An Ideal Candidate For This Procedure?

The best candidate for a Brazilian buttock lift is someone who is in good overall health but slightly overweight. This excess fat is needed in order to ensure a good outcome. Patients who are very thin are not good candidates for a fat transfer to the buttock. Some thin patients may be advised to gain some weight before having this procedure.

What About Implants Vs Fat Transfer?

Buttock implants are limited in that they can only deliver volume to one specific area. There is not a lot of sculpting and contouring to be performed with gluteal implants. Furthermore, these implants tend to feel less natural than your body’s own fat. Buttock implants also have more complications such as infection, implant displacement, sagging, capsular contracture (scar tissue formation), and wound healing problems at the incision site. They are not generally preferred by most board certified plastic surgeons for buttock augmentation for these reasons. This is why Dr. Bruno recommends fat transfer to the buttocks.

Which Areas Of My Body Will Be Used For The Fat Transfer?

Typically the abdomen, flanks (love handles) and lower back are the primary areas treated with liposuction. However, the arms and thighs can also be used to donate fat for the procedure if needed. Dr.Bruno will discuss your specific needs during your consultation.

How Much Fat Can Be Injected Into Each Side?

There is no defined minimum or maximum amount of fat that can be transferred per side during a Brazilian buttock lift. The final amount depends on the volume of good quality fat that can be removed (via liposuction). Patients who have more fat on their bodies can generally have a higher volume injected, this can range anywhere from 200 cc to 1000 cc per side. More important than the amount of fat injected is the amount of fat which survives long term.

How Much Of The Fat Can I Expect To Keep Permanently?

This varies from person to person and technique used, but most patients can expect to keep about 70% of the transferred fat (volume). The longer a patient can avoid sitting, the higher the percentage of fat cell survival after a Brazilian buttock lift. After about six months, the amount of fat that remains is felt to be permanent.

If I Lose Weight After Surgery, Will My Buttock Size Decrease?

The buttock size can increase or decrease depending on your overall body weight change. If you gain weight, you may see an increase in the size of your buttock as well as your entire body. If you lose weight after a Brazilian buttock lift, your buttock may get smaller but so may your entire body (arms, legs, abdomen, etc.).

How Long Is The Recovery From A Brazilian Buttock Lift?

Most patients will take one to two weeks off from work to recover from a buttock augmentation (Brazilian buttock lift). Since it’s important to avoid direct sitting on the buttock for about two weeks, patients will modify their sitting with the use of pillows and cushions.

When Can I Begin Exercising After A Brazilian Buttock Lift?

I recommend that patients avoid strenuous, fat burning exercise for about eight weeks after surgery. This will allow the newly transferred fat cells an opportunity to survive and establish the necessary blood supply. You can do some light aerobic activity and weight training a few weeks after surgery. Walking right after surgery is highly recommended.

When Is It Ok To Sit After A Brazilian Butt Lift?

Patients wear a compressive garment from their waist to their knees for about four weeks. It is important to avoid direct sitting on the buttocks for approximately two weeks as this can harm the delicate fat cells. Positioning after a Brazilian buttock lift therefore becomes very important-patients will sleep on their sides or their stomach during this period. Patients can sit but with the assistance of a special pillow or cushion placed under the back of their thighs. Most of the obvious swelling resolves in about two to four weeks. As with any type of fat transfer, some of the fat may shrink or atrophy, however by six months you will have a good idea of how much fat (volume) is retained. The Brazilian buttock lift really allows Dr.Bruno to re-sculpt the entire buttocks, waist, hips, lower back and abdominal area; while at the same time increasing the buttock size.

Can I Have Other Procedures Done At The Same Time As A Brazilian Butt Lift?

In certain cases it is possible to perform other procedures such as a tummy tuck or breast augmentation at the same time as a buttock augmentation. This depends on your overall health and can be discussed with Dr.Bruno in more detail during your office visit.

The treatment of this area varies from patient to patient and there are certain cultural preferences regarding buttock size and shape. Please come in and visit Dr. Bruno’s office in Beverly Hills for a free consultation to determine if you are a good candidate for this procedure.

If you are interested in reshaping your body and achieving a rounder, fuller contour in your buttocks, contact William Bruno Plastic Surgery for a free consultation. Call (310) 905-8961.