Brazilian Butt Lift
Gain the Shape You Want with Fat Transfer to the Buttocks in Westfield, NJ
When people think about the practice of plastic surgery and areas of the body where they want a change—such as the buttocks, hips, and thighs—they often think about taking curves off. However, patients are increasingly choosing just the opposite with a Brazilian butt lift, which involves fat transfer to the buttocks, in NJ.
Dr. Carlos Burnett of Burnett Plastic Surgery in Westfield has met with many patients who feel that their bottoms are flat or too small in correlation with the rest of their body. Maybe they have always had a thin physique, or perhaps recent weight loss left them with a flat butt no amount of squats or lunges will bulk up. It may even be that a recent breast augmentation has left the patient feeling disproportionate. In these cases, a Brazilian butt lift can enhance their look with fat transfer to the buttocks.
Brazilian Butt Lift Basics
Augmentation via fat transfer to the buttocks is a procedure of choice for enhancing the overall curvature of the rear profile. The Brazilian butt lift involves the transfer of fat from one part of the body—a donor area—to precise areas of the buttock to round out the contours there.
This technique is designed to lift the buttocks higher while adding volume and improving the shape of the buttocks. Dr. Burnett does this by grafting fat cells taken from an area where they are found in abundance, such as the lower back, hips, and oblique area of the abdomen. Using a patient's own cells for fat transfer to the buttocks leads to a natural feel and appearance when they are injected. During the Brazilian butt lift procedure, fat can also be taken from the hip and thigh area via liposuction to improve the appearance of the entire region.
Brazilian Butt Lift and Variations
Buttock augmentation is not necessarily a single procedure performed in a uniform manner on every patient. There are several techniques in addition to fat transfer to the buttocks used to achieve beautiful, natural looking results*.
Augmentation with a buttock lift can reduce the appearance of sagging skin and tissue*. While you can augment with the Brazilian butt lift technique, lifting involves a similar method to the tummy tuck, with a band of skin removed from the lower back area to lift up the entire buttock.
Lifting can also be performed on its own, without fat transfer to the buttocks to enhance shape.
Buttock contouring may be combined with the Brazilian butt lift procedure. This enhancement involves the reduction of excess fat from one or more areas of the buttock and the transfer of fat to other parts to enhance the natural, beautiful curve.
Getting the Right Size for You
A fairly significant misconception about the Brazilian butt lift procedure is that its purpose is simply to enlarge the buttocks as much as possible. In reality, focusing only on getting the "biggest booty" via fat transfer to the buttocks could have the disastrous effect of throwing off your overall body proportions.
If you were to look at projected images of the way you would like to look after fat transfer to the buttocks, you would likely notice that there would be a beautiful natural curvature of the lower back, around the hips, and down the buttocks.
Achieving these delicate contours does not have to involve the creation of overly large buttocks with a Brazilian butt lift. In fact, there is often very minimal augmentation required to enhance the transition beautifully between the back and the buttocks. In some cases, it is possible to improve the appearance of the buttocks by reducing the size of the flanks and abdomen with liposuction.
Cosmetic surgery on one part of the body, including fat transfer to the buttocks, is bound to have an impact on surrounding contours. This is an advantage our patients love! When done right, procedures like liposuction and the Brazilian butt lift, which can be performed together, have an excellent synergistic effect, leading to an improved appearance that looks like it came straight from Mother Nature herself.
Brazilian Butt Lift Recovery
Before scheduling an appointment, patients should be aware that fat transfer to the buttocks will require some downtime in the weeks following. Depending on the individual and the exact procedure performed, most patients can expect to take one to two weeks off of work. Patients will also need to be prepared to wear supportive garments for six to eight weeks. Because of these factors, Dr. Burnett recommends scheduling a Brazilian butt lift well before any particular events or vacations to tropical locations.
More Than a Brazilian Butt Lift
Fat transfer to the buttocks and liposuction are just two of many procedures available at Burnett Plastic Surgery. Abdominoplasty can tighten and flatten a sagging belly, while several body and breast procedures can be combined into a Mommy Makeover for women who want contours more like the ones they enjoyed before having children.
The ultimate goal of any procedure or combination of surgeries—Brazilian butt lift or otherwise—is to have a body that inspires pride and confidence.