Inspired by celebrities and their own desire for an attractive posterior, more and more women are choosing to go in for the Brazilian butt lift. This plastic surgery procedure lifts, re-contours, and enhances the buttocks to result in a more youthful and shapely body derriere. Expert plastic surgeons in Manhattan, NYC perform this buttock augmentation procedure which involves using the patient’s own fat, making it an ideal alternative to implants.
According to the report from The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), buttock implants and lifts are among the fastest growing procedures in the U.S. During the past year, 11,505 buttock augmentation with fat grafting procedures were performed, a 15 percent increase from 2013.
The procedure involves taking fat from other areas of the patient’s body such as the lower back, stomach, and upper thighs and injecting select, purified fat cells into the buttocks. As fat is removed from sites around the derriere, it improves overall shape and proportions.
After fat grafting, the transferred fat cells naturally integrate with the existing tissues. The fat will grow or decrease according to the changes that take place in your weight over the years. Healthy patients can be confident that the gluteal augmentation using fat transfer by a qualified and experienced surgeon is a safe and effective option for achieving the desired buttock shape and volume. Rare medical risks associated with this surgery include bleeding, infection, blood clots, and allergic reactions.
However the probability of an adverse outcome or complication will go up if you are –
- Not in good health
- Not a good candidate for the surgery, or
- Making poor choices of surgeon, facility, and anesthesia provider
After the procedure, there will be some swelling due to the fat transfer and fluid retention. Complete results usually appear after three months and the shape and size attained are usually permanent.
Buttock Augmentation – Fat Transfer vs. Implants
Though both the Brazilian butt lift and butt implants can improve buttock size and shape, implants have a high rate of complication. Butt implants are reported to have up to a 30% complication rate; for the Brazilian Butt Lift the complication rate is reported to be less than 1%.
In many cases, placing a foreign object increase the chance of developing complications such as infection, bleeding and nerve damage. Butt implants will also look unnatural in thin patients. Other risks include implant movement/displacement, fluid collection, and capsular contracture.
Using one’ own fat is relatively safer and the results are much more natural. Fat grafting has a lower risk of potential problems than placing a synthetic implant into your body. Furthermore, the removal of fat also improves the shape of the donor areas. The main benefits of the Brazilian butt lift include –
- Lower incidence of infection
- Lower chances of asymmetry
- No capsule formation
- Minimal chances of nerve injury
- Much less postoperative pain
Implants only increase the projection of buttocks and do not increase the fullness at the hip buttock junction. Fat transfer is very versatile and can shape butt any way the patients want. The only concern is that the patient should have enough fat to get the results they want. Manhattan plastic surgeons perform butt lift surgery as a standalone procedure or in combination with other procedures such as abdominoplasty and breast augmentation.