What is a Brazilian Butt Lift?
Buttock augmentation surgery, sometimes referred to as a Brazilian butt lift when fat transfer is involved, uses implants, fat grafting or sometimes a combination of both to increase the size of your buttocks. This procedure can:
- Increase fullness, roundness and projection of your buttock
- Improve the balance of your figure
- Enhance your self-image and self-confidence
Buttock augmentation surgery is right for someone who does not like the shape of their buttock or is looking to balance their body. It is commonly performed in one of two ways, with implants or fat transfer. The fat transfer procedure is commonly known as a “Brazilian butt lift.”
Candidates for Brazilian Butt Lift
You may be a good candidate for a Brazilian butt lift if:
- You are physically healthy
- You have realistic expectations
- You currently follow a healthy lifestyle (diet and exercise)
- You are unhappy with the size and shape of your buttocks
- You have good skin laxity
How Does It Work?
The Brazilian butt lift is performed by a plastic surgeon who will first remove fat from the harvest area via liposuction. Most patients opt to get their fat removed from the stomach, back or thighs, which adds a bonus benefit of body contouring!
Once the fat has been harvested and cleansed, your plastic surgeon will inject it into key areas of the buttocks to achieve your desired shape and volume. Because you’re using your own fat to increase the size of your buttocks, there’s no risk for allergic reactions or rejections.
Brazilian butt lift results can be seen right away, although it will take several weeks for swelling to go down and the patient’s true shape to be seen. Final results are seen several months after the surgery.
Brazilian butt lift recovery is relatively quick; most patients are able to go back to their jobs one to two weeks after surgery. However, patients will need to avoid sitting down or lying on their backs for the first two weeks after the procedure to ensure that the fat has time to properly settle. You will need to wear a compression garment to help keep swelling down, as well as help your body maintain its new shape. You should be able to go back to your normal exercise routine within three to four weeks.