Brazilian Butt Lift
Use Your Own Fat to Add Volume in the Palm Desert Area
People who want to enhance their curves and accentuate their figures—especially when seen from the side or behind—can rely on an innovative procedure called a Brazilian butt lift. Our Palm Desert plastic surgeons specialize in this fat-transfer technique, which augments a patient's buttocks using fat cells taken from another part of the body through liposuction. This approach is ideal for anyone who has trouble shaping and toning their buttocks through exercise, but who envisions beautiful, natural-looking results.
Come in to learn more about why the Brazilian butt lift at Palm Desert's Cosmetic Surgery Institute is becoming so popular throughout the Palm Springs and greater Los Angeles area. Request a consultation online or call (760) 837-0364 to discuss your options with our board-certified plastic surgeons.
Our Approach to a Brazilian Butt Lift
The surgeons at Cosmetic Surgery Institute approach each Brazilian butt lift with a surgical plan that combines your specific cosmetic goals with the technical skill and aesthetic vision they have refined through training and experience. Our surgeons begin by physically assessing your skin and fatty tissues to determine the best areas of the body to perform surgical fat removal for the butt augmentation.
Our surgeons perform this procedure in Palm Desert at our state-of-the-art surgical suite. During the liposuction portion, they use very fine surgical tubes called Capistrano Precision Cannulas to efficiently remove fat cells. They then employ a very careful process of purifying the fat so that it remains viable. In the final stage, they use thin needles to inject the fat into strategic areas to reshape your buttocks. This requires not only medical knowledge and experience, but a discerning aesthetic eye in order to maintain proportion and symmetry.
We believe in the value of thorough planning and candid conversations from the first Brazilian butt lift consultation to keep you fully informed.
What to Expect from the Brazilian Butt Lift Procedure
Every Brazilian butt lift operation begins with liposuction, which—depending on the extent of the surgery—may be performed with the patient under general anesthesia or using a local anesthetic with sedation. Our surgeons mark the areas targeted for fat removal, where they then makes small incisions. In some cases, thy take fat cells from the abdomen, thighs, hips, or back, but it's also common for them to simply move fat from one area of the buttocks to another to create a rounder, more lifted shape.
For the surgical fat removal itself, they inject a sterile solution mixed with an anesthetic to help swell the fatty tissue, reduce bleeding, and limit any discomfort. Our surgeons then insert a cannula to gently break the fat cells free from their surrounding tissue and suction them away. Great care must be taken to preserve the integrity of the fat cells. Cells must remain alive in order to work as a natural filler in a Brazilian butt augmentation.
The next step in a Brazilian butt lift is purifying this living fat to remove blood cells and other tissue before it is injected at different sites around the buttocks. Because a percentage of the fat cells don't survive the transfer process and are naturally expelled from the body, the initial results often appear larger than expected. The excess volume is intentional, to compensate for the predicted loss of volume over time. During the next several weeks and months, you'll begin to see the desired final results emerge.
Your Brazilian Butt Lift Choices
What's the difference between a Brazilian butt lift and traditional butt augmentation?
In a Brazilian butt lift (now the preferred technique for contouring this area of the body), the shape is enhanced using fat taken from another part of the body. Traditional augmentation techniques often included the use of silicone buttock implants. Fat is preferred because it creates a far more natural look and feel, and it allows for much more customization based on each patient's shape. Also, since the fat cells come from the patient's own body, rejection or allergies are not a concern as they can be with implants.
How much fat is needed for a Brazilian butt lift?
The specific answer to this question depends on a patient's aesthetic goals. Because the fat is purified after it is removed, and not all of the fat injected into the buttocks will survive, the supply of fat necessary is much greater than what is ultimately used in the procedure. Because of this, the donor area must have a healthy supply of fat cells—so a Brazilian butt lift may not be a viable option for people with little to no excess fat.
What if I don't have enough fat to get the results I want?
This situation is relatively common, particularly among patients who exercise often to stay fit. In some cases, we actually advise patients to gain a bit of weight so that enough fat is available for augmentation with a Brazilian butt lift. We can assess your individual needs at a consultation and make recommendations accordingly.
Where will my scars be located?
Incisions made for the liposuction portion of a Brazilian butt lift will be positioned in discreet locations so any small scars will be camouflaged or otherwise difficult to notice. The injections leave very small marks themselves. Our surgeons work to leave the skin looking as clear and smooth as possible.
What does a Brazilian butt lift cost?
As with all cosmetic surgery procedures, several factors influence the final price of a Brazilian butt lift. The extensiveness of the surgery is the major deciding factor for most of our patients. Cost is always a consideration when selecting a surgeon, but it shouldn't be the primary reason for your choice. Brazilian butt lift surgery requires a physician with a trained aesthetic eye and experience in the procedure. Our surgeons offer financing options to ensure our deserving patients can make their goals a reality.
Enhancing Your Look with More Than a Brazilian Butt Lift
Because liposuction is an integral part of the Brazilian butt lift, patients benefit both from the enhanced buttocks and the slimming effect elsewhere in the body. In some cases, patients may want to combine other procedures with Brazilian butt lift surgery to further enhance their curves. Popular choices include breast augmentation and tummy tuck surgery.