The Brazilian butt lift, a little known cosmetic procedure just a few short years ago, has become one of the most requested procedures today. Thanks to celebrities like Jennifer Lopez and Kim Kardashian, more women are flocking to their plastic surgeons’ offices in seek of the curves they were not blessed with by Mother Nature. There are a number of reasons why the Brazilian butt lift is one of the fastest growing cosmetic procedures today.
The Brazilian butt lift is actually a two-part procedure, involving removal of fat from one area of the body and transferring it to the buttocks. Removal of fat is performed via a liposuction technique, which is frequently done on the abdomen, hips or thighs. In addition to creating curves on the backside, this procedure sculpts other areas of the lower body to accentuate the new body profile.
Fat transfer uses the patient’s own cells to augment areas of the body like the buttocks. Because it is the patient’s own fat that is injected, there is no concern over rejection by the body. The technique also significantly reduces the risk of infection after the procedure. Many patients like the idea that they are simply transferring their own cells from one place to another, making the procedure seem more natural than using synthetic implants.
As more Brazilian butt lifts are performed each year, the procedure is proving to be both safe and effective for most patients. Fat transfer is a permanent method of augmentation that provides long-lasting results in a single procedure. Patients are instructed to carefully follow all post-operative instructions to ensure the best possible results. This includes no sitting for the first couple of weeks after the procedure, to give the fat cells time to “take” in their new location.
A Word of Warning
With the growing popularity of the Brazilian butt lift has also come many unscrupulous “doctors” offering augmentation procedures at a reduced price. Instead of being performed in doctors’ offices and hospitals, these injections are administered in basements and hotel rooms. Many women have suffered serious complications and some have even died as a result of this practice.
When a Brazilian butt lift is performed by an experienced plastic surgeon in an accredited hospital or surgical facility, the procedure is both safe and effective. At Millard Plastic Surgery, Dr. John Millard takes every precaution to ensure his procedures are safe and yield the best possible results. Dr. Millard pioneered Ultrasound-Image Guided Fat Augmentation Technique (UIGFAT). This visualizes directly where the fat is placed for more accurate results. It is also much safer as the blood vessles can be seen and avoided. To learn more about the Brazilian butt lift or other methods of buttock augmentation, contact Millard Plastic Surgery at 303-792-5665.