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Treatment Spotlight: All About the Brazilian Butt Lift

Treatment Spotlight: All About the Brazilian Butt Lift

There is a lot of interest in the media and by a lot of my patients, wanting that youthful, round and lifted backside that has been made famous by the likes of Kim Kardashian and Sofia Vergara from Modern Family.  This can be accomplished with the Brazilian Butt Lift.

The Brazilian Butt Lift is a surgical procedure, but not what most people think.  Rather than cutting and lifting which is what most people think it is, the Brazilian Butt Lift is actually fat grafting.  The procedure is performed by doing liposuction on one area of the body that the patient would like to be smaller such as the abdomen, flanks, inner or outer thighs, and then taking that fat and injecting it into the buttocks to give it a more round and youthful appearance.

Some of my patients will ask me if instead of the fat grafting they can have an implant placed into the buttocks. Although this has been popular in previous decades, it is not a commonly performed procedure at this time.  With the advent of fat grafting we can give patients a more natural look.

Brazilian Butt Lift

The Brazilian Butt lift should be performed in a surgery enter or hospital, and is not usually performed in an office setting.  You will usually be put to sleep with an anesthesiologist in a sterile atmosphere at the surgical center.

The liposuction itself will cause some swelling and bruising from the areas that the fat is removed, and there will also be swelling and bruising into the area where the fat is placed in the buttocks.  Most people recover from this procedure quickly; usually within a week.

There is, as with any surgery a small risk of infection or bleeding, but overall this is a relatively safe procedure if performed in an appropriate surgery center by a board certified plastic surgeon.

If you are interested in the Brazilian Butt lift or discussing other cosmetic procedures such as liposuction or breast augmentation please contact me anytime for your consultation appointment in our Reno Plastic Surgery office.

~ Dr. Timothy Janiga


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