What is a Brazilian Butt Lift?
Many who desire butt augmentation ask me about the popular procedure known as the Brazilian Butt Lift. A lot of my patients choose this procedure because it is really two great procedures in one: liposuction and butt augmentation. A Brazilian Butt Lift involves removing unwanted fat from problem areas, such as the hips, thighs, and “love handles,” to correct a boxy, flat shape or to simply add volume to the buttock area.* Once removed, the fat is purified and then re-injected into the buttocks.
Brazilian Butt Lift vs Implants
This procedure is not as invasive as buttock implant surgery and can often provide a more contoured look without noticeable scars.* A main advantage with the Brazilian Butt Lift is that the technique can be adjusted to meet the patient’s needs, whether they desire a subtle change or more dramatic results.*
Unfortunately, not everyone is a candidate for Brazilian Butt Lift surgery. Because only the best donor fat cells are re-injected back into the buttocks for augmentation, fat often has to be suctioned from more than one area of the body in order to get enough fat to re-inject into the buttocks.* Approximately 6 to 8 pounds of fat is removed from the body and about 1 to 2 pounds is reinjected into the buttocks. Therefore, if the patient has a petite frame with an inadequate amount of fat in the stomach and flank areas, the procedure cannot be performed successfully.*
Who are the Best Candidates for Brazilian Butt Lifts?
Good candidates for the Brazilian Butt Lift need to be a bit overweight or have the pounds to spare. When patients do not have enough fat and they do not want to consider buttock implants, I send them to “booty camp,” where they can eat whatever they want in order to gain enough weight for surgery. Once the patient has gained enough weight, I can liposuction the new fat and put it in its rightful place.*
Dr. Constantino Mendieta