Brazilian Butt Lift vs Butt Implant Surgery

Brazilian Butt LiftEvery woman dreams of having a well-shaped backside. Buttock augmentation is about rejuvenating and lifting the buttock area, and this procedure has become hugely popular with celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Jennifer Lopez showing off their curvaceous derrieres. Using the latest techniques, New York City plastic surgeons offer this as an outpatient procedure in their AAAASF-accredited practices.

This brings us to the two options available to enhance the buttocks – butt implants, the conventional method in which artificial implants are placed either under or on top of the muscle to enhance the size and shape of the butt, and minimally-invasive Brazilian butt augmentation, which uses the woman’s own fat for the enhancement.

According to a fashiontimes article, interest in Brazilian butt lifts (BBL) grew by 15% between 2013 and 2014. And it remained one of the most popular treatments on the site with nearly 6,000 women who got the procedure, earning it a ‘Worth It’ rating of 93% last year. The demand for butt implants also grew considerably during the period.

However, more and more women are now opting for the Brazilian butt lift, which uses the patient’s own fat to naturally augment and shape the buttocks. For women with sufficient fat to spare, leading plastic surgeons recommend this option over implants as it offers a more natural look with a reduced risk of complications. The issues associated with butt implants are:

  • They come with risks of complications such as implant movement/displacement, fluid collection, and capsular contracture.
  • They don’t offer the natural look and feel that fat grafting provides.
  • Butt implants are also not permanent and would have to be replaced after some years, which means the need for additional surgery.

Fat Transfer Butt Augmentation

Women with excess fat deposits in areas such as hips, flanks, abdomen, or lower back are ideal candidates for the Brazilian butt lift. The plastic surgeon harvests the fat using liposuction. The fat is then purified and processed for maximum survival, and injected into the fatty and muscle layers to create the desired enhancement. The fat is injected at different depths is done to ensure optimal fat absorption.

In an established plastic surgery practice in New York City, surgeons would use advanced technology to provide the best results. This includes advanced unique diagnostic imaging systems for precise placement of the fat. This technology allows the surgeon to view the superficial as well as the deep fat layers, know how much fat is being deposited, and see exactly where it is being placed.

Brazilian Butt Lift – A Better Overall Outcome

Compared to implants, the process of harvesting the fat offers a better overall outcome. The removal of fat from the surrounding areas improves the contour of the donor sites. In fact, a skilled plastic surgeon can contour the entire lower body complex comprising the waist and love handles to better highlight the curves and frames of the buttock.

The use of advanced energy-assisted methods of liposuction and fat injections makes Brazilian butt augmentation a minimally-invasive procedure. It allows the patient to benefit from smoother, easier extraction of fat as well as safe and effective enhancement of the buttocks – all with fewer surgical traumas to the body and minimal bruising.