Butt Augmentation - Gluteal Augmentation

Buttock  augmentation, or gluteal augmentation surgery, is sometimes commonly referred to as a Brazilian butt lift (when performed with fat transfer) and involves using implants or fat grafting, or sometimes a combination of both, to increase the size of your buttocks.

Buttock augmentation with your own fat is yet another approach to add fullness, projection and shape to the under projected or flat buttock area. Also known as the Brazilian butt lift, this procedure involves a selective "gentle" liposuction technique, harvesting fat from those areas around the buttocks that tend to hide a more desirable shape and then transferring the fat into the proper areas of the buttocks in multiple layers. Harvesting the excess fat from the sides, above, below, and around the buttocks first enhances the curves and projection prior to the micro fat transfer and makes for an even more shapely derriere. Liposculpture and fat harvesting for buttock augmentation can use excess fat from numerous other areas including the abdomen, back, hips, waist, thighs, knees, and arms as needed. Many women find an imbalance between the size of their breasts in front and an under projected or flat buttocks in back. The Brazilian butt lift can fill up deflated tushes or simply enlarge the buttocks for those who desire. Fat augmentation of the buttocks has become the preferred choice for gluteal enhancement due to a lower complication rate and much easier recovery. Using your own body fat is very appealing as there is no implant, no chance of rejection, and no chance of capsular contracture, and no chance of "slipping" or shifting out of proper position.

First, fat is liposuctioned from the preselected areas around the buttocks, such as the lower back—directly above the butt—the stomach, and the thighs. Just doing this makes the buttocks look more contoured and makes your lower body more attractive. 

The fat collected from these donor sites is carefully processed and purified. Dr. Simmonds evaluates the fat and selects only the best fat cells to be reinjected into the buttocks, using special instruments called cannulas. In most cases, Dr. Simmonds will perform liposuction on at least two donor areas of your body to ensure that enough high-quality fat cells are collected. Dr Simmonds places small injections of fat into various areas of the buttocks, and at different depths, to ensure you achieve the highest result possible. For most patients, a Brazilian Butt Lift requires hundreds of microinjections, and using proper methods for injecting the fat is essential to achieving a balanced, natural, smooth appearance of the buttocks.

What is the difference between a Brazilian Buttock Lift and butt implants?

Butt implants are silicone devices that are surgically placed into the buttocks to achieve the patient's desired shape, while a buttock lift uses injections of the patient's own body fat to achieve their desired shape. It is much easier to achieve a more natural look and feel using the natural fat than it is using the artificial implants. Also, by using the patient's own fat cells to enhance their buttocks, a Brazillian Buttock Lift may also have a decreased likelihood of infection and allow the patient a shorter, quicker recovery.

How long does it take to recover from a Brazilian Butt Lift?

The recovery time for a Brazilian Butt Lift varies from patient to patient, but it is not uncommon for patients whose jobs are not highly active to return to work within a few days. Within three to four weeks, many patients resume moderate to full activity levels, though the recovery time may be longer for certain patients.

Who is a candidate for a Brazilian Butt Lift?

This procedure is an ideal option for anyone looking to raise or improve the contours of their rump. People who desire to supercharge their self-confidence and feel attractive, regardless of the clothes they are wearing (or if they are wearing none at all), can enjoy the benefits that a Brazilian Butt Lift offers. 

Women considering a butt lift should have realistic expectations about the outcomes, as they should with any surgical procedure, and they should enjoy good health overall and have a healthy, comfortable weight. Patients who are at or near their ideal weight will achieve the best outcomes, and following their body contouring surgery, they will have an easier time keeping their weight steady.

* Individual results may vary


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