Squats and lunges aren’t the only routes to a curvier bottom: A Brazilian butt lift can give you just the shape and proportion you’ve always wanted. Also known as buttock augmentation surgery, this procedure uses fatty tissue from your abdominal region to naturally enhance and shape your gluteal area. If you’re looking for the ultimate body redefinition, renowned cosmetic surgeons Dr. Trent Fogleman and Dr. Paul Benien Jr. can help — they offer Brazilian butt lift surgery to patients at Cosmetic Surgery Center in Oklahoma City. To find out more, call or book your appointment online today.
The Brazilian butt lift is a buttock augmentation procedure that reshapes both your gluteal area and your midsection to give you a shapelier hourglass silhouette.
The surgery involves an autologous fat transfer, meaning it uses fatty tissue that’s been liposuctioned from your own body, typically your abdomen, flanks, hips, or thighs, to enhance and reshape your buttocks.
In addition to helping you achieve a more sensual balance between your lower body and your upper body, the Brazilian butt lift also gives you a slimmer profile through your waist, hips, and thighs.
Common reasons women choose to have buttock augmentation include:
If the shape or size of your posterior makes you feel self-conscious or leaves you wishing for a more balanced look, Brazilian butt lift surgery can be an ideal solution.
To qualify for the procedure, you should be in good health, both physically and emotionally, and have realistic expectations about your results. You should also be at a stable, healthy body weight. If you’re a smoker, doctors will want you to quit prior to your procedure to help facilitate healing and ensure optimal results.
Because the surgery uses fat from your midsection, hips, or thighs, it’s important that you have enough excess fat to donate to the augmentation. Patients who are very slender may not have enough donor fat to complete the process.
Brazilian butt lift surgery has three basic steps. The first step, which requires either a local or general anesthetic, is to secure donor fat through liposuction of targeted areas like the abdomen, flanks, and thighs.
During this part of the process, your surgical team at Cosmetic Surgery Center makes small incisions in discreet locations near the target areas, and then vacuums out the excess fat through a long tube.
During the second step, the donor fat is processed and purified so it can be safely injected back into your body. Because the purification process concentrates the extracted fat, only a fraction of the fat that is removed will be reinjected.
Finally, your purified fat is carefully injected in a precise pattern of varying depths and locations throughout your gluteal area. You may require hundreds of injections to achieve the desired effect as well as permanent results.
Following the surgery, you’ll be required to wear a compression garment over the entire treatment area to aid healing and minimize swelling and bruising. You should keep wearing the compression garment for as long as the doctors suggest.
For your first three weeks after surgery, it’s important that you don’t put any weight on your buttocks. This will help to preserve the shape and permanency of your augmentation results.
While you may experience swelling for up to six weeks, you should be able to resume a normal schedule after three to four weeks.
*Individual results may vary