Many patients come to us wanting to enhance the curves of the buttocks. For some, it’s to give the appearance of a narrower waist. Others want a more prominent silhouette. Regardless of the reason, buttock augmentation is a very popular solution because of the high success rate and the fact that the area is very difficult to shape with diet and exercise alone.
One of the ways to achieve the most natural look in reshaping the buttocks is through a procedure known as a Brazilian butt lift. Also called fat transfers or gluteal augmentation, Brazilian butt lifts utilize your own fat from a different area of the body. This can also be an added benefit if you want to remove fat from another area of the body.
How it works:
Because the Brazilian Butt Lift augmentation uses your own fat, there is no chance of an allergic reaction. In this two-phase procedure, the doctor will extract the donor fat from another area of the body with liposuction (common areas include abdomen, back, or thighs). The injection of the fat in the buttock is tailored to achieve your desired look.
This usually involves several smaller injections spaced evenly throughout the area. In approximately one third of patients, a second graft may be necessary to achieve long-lasting desired results.
Buttocks augmentation through fat injection is preferred over implants for several reasons:
- More natural look and feel
- Absence of foreign objects (implant)
- Zero chance of allergic reaction or rejection
- Less scarring
- Shorter recovery period
- Additional body contouring in the donor area
- Minimal risk of infection
Remember- when researching plastic surgeons always choose one who is experienced in the skilled art of buttock augmentation or reshaping. Beware of discount procedures or other med-spa packages because they could put your health at risk. Dr. Kwan is a board-certified plastic surgeon in New York who is known for using fat transplantation buttock augmentations with great results. He is Clinical Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery at Cornell and is an Attending Surgeon at New York Presbyterian. For more information on our safe and effective buttock augmentation procedure, call (718) 661 4580 or email us today.