While it is not a new procedure in the world of cosmetic alterations, the Brazilian buttock augmentation, often referred to as the Brazilian butt lift, has gained popularity in recent years amongst a growing faction looking to recontour their posterior figure. What was once viewed as a procedure exclusive to celebrity status has made its way into mainstream society and is sought after by those looking to redefine their physical appearance for a more personally pleasing profile.
A Brazilian buttock augmentation is performed by an experienced physician who carefully removes fat cells from one area of the body such as the abdomen, hips, back or thighs using liposuction and transfers it directly into the buttock for added tissue volume. Tumescent liposuction is often the preferred method for initially removing fat as it allows fat cells to be more easily suctioned away once local anesthetic is injected. Once the fat cells are successfully removed, they are combined with platelet rich plasma to promote collagen production and healthy healing. Once the physician is confident the fat cells are revitalized and ready for transfer, they will be placed directly into the buttock at several injection points of varying depth to increase and improve the rate of absorption. Placement that covers a wider surface of the buttocks provides an opportunity for fat cells to more successfully graft to tissue over time.
Mild swelling and soreness at the injection points is expected following a Brazilian buttock augmentation. Many patients notice a significant reduction in swelling over the course of 2-3 weeks following treatment. Full recovery is expected within 2-3 months following the procedure as swelling is eliminated and patients become comfortable with their new shape. The attending physician will want to closely monitor the success of the procedure at both a 2-day and 2-week follow up appointment. Patients will need to refrain from sitting directly on their buttocks for 3-weeks following augmentation and will be fitted for a specialized compression garment to help promote healing and healthy blood flow.
Cosmetic augmentation of any kind is a highly personal choice that results in physical and emotional impacts. Candidates for a Brazilian buttock augmentation are often looking to improve their shape which is genetically inclined towards a less-full appearance. Others may seek treatment as a way to enhance contouring that has been diminished due to significant weight loss. Still others seek out augmentation as a way to enhance their figure when diet and exercise have proved inadequate. Whatever the reasons a patient is considering buttock augmentation, in general it is highly recommended that prospective patients be in good health and maintain an active lifestyle prior to treatment to ensure the most successful results.
A Brazilian buttock augmentation is a very safe and highly effective procedure that comes with the added benefit of minimal side effects and a relatively short recovery period. While results may vary from patient to patient depending on the success of fat cells to graft to tissue, changes are permanent, and patients can expect them to last a lifetime. Because the procedure involves transferring the patient’s own fat cells from one area to another, there is no risk linked to a potential allergic reaction or physical rejection that would likely be a cause for concern with the alternative method of buttock implants.
The cost of treatment is based on a number of determining factors including a patient’s body mass index and the total amount of fat to be transferred in order to achieve successful results. This ultimately means the cost of care will look very different for every patient that undergoes this procedure. Prospective patients who have insurance will want to check with their providers prior to receiving services in order to determine if the cost of the procedure could potentially be covered. For those patients looking at services without insurance, the team at the St. Louis Laser Lipo and Vein Center are happy to walk you through the many options available for payments and financial planning.
The first step for those patients considering the benefits of a Brazilian butt lift augmentation is to schedule an appointment with Dr. Wright at the St. Louis Laser Lipo and Vein Center. During this consultation, Dr. Wright will closely examine a patient’s medical history and take time to discuss the procedural specifics. A consultation is the perfect opportunity for patients to ask questions, voice concerns and state any preferences prior to building a personalized treatment plan. Dr. Wright and his team understand that cosmetic alteration is closely linked to emotional well-being and are here to have open and honest conversations with patients as to their physical and emotional goals related to a potential procedure. Years of combined experience in the field of cosmetic surgery means patients enjoy a knowledgeable staff working in a comfortable setting who are here to make sure each and every patient receives the highest standard of care.