What is a Brazilian Butt Lift?
No one quite knows where the term ‘Brazilian Butt Lift’ came from but the name has stuck and perhaps refers to the stereotypically full and perky buttock associated with many bathing suit models from Brazil. This procedure typically refers to the use of fat transfer (i.e. fat grafting) in order to re-shape and volumize the buttock. The other common technique to achieve these goals is via buttock implants.
*Individual results may vary
What is the difference between using implants and using fat transfer?
In my practice, fat transfer is the “go-to” option as this has the added benefit of doing liposuction throughout the body which allows me to better shape the buttock as well as improve the contour of the tummy, flanks, and thighs. However, some patients are too thin for this – they don’t have enough fat on their body to lead to a noticeable improvement in buttock volume or shape. In these cases, implants represent the best option.
What are the main differences between using implants and fat transfer?
- fat transfer uses several ¼” incisions
- implants use a larger incision hidden in the buttock crease
- Body Contouring
- Fat transfer requires liposuction of the body
- Implants do not require liposuction
- Fat transfer uses your own tissue
- Implants are made from silicone, similar to a breast implant
Candidates for Brazilian Butt Lift
Healthy people within a normal weight range are good candidates to consider body contouring and Brazilian butt lift. Whether or not implants or fat transfer make the most sense will be determined during your consultation, where Dr. Correa will do a full evaluation, identify your goals and anatomy, and make individualized recommendations.
Brazilian butt lift is a procedure that can make a profound difference in your body shape in one operation. Dr. Correa has worked with many Houston residents who have achieved as much as they can with diet or exercise, and seek surgery to correct what can’t be done on their own. Come in for an initial consultation – Dr. Correa will be happy to answer any question you have about liposuction and what you could expect from treatment.
Brazilian Butt Lift is the pinnacle of body contouring as it is often done in conjunction with treatment of the entire body. This can lead to a profound transformation in ones’ appearance with lasting benefits.
What you can expect in your initial consultation
It is very important to Dr. Correa that his patients understand all aspects of Brazilian Butt Lift before making the decision to move forward with surgery. It is his philosophy that his success as a plastic surgeon is dependent not only on his surgical skills but also his ability to fully understand the needs and goals of his patients. By taking the time to understand each patient’s desires, he can ensure they get the treatment or procedure that is truly right for them.