One cosmetic procedure has been seeing an increase in popularity — buttock augmentation. This rise in popularity is associated with celebrity influences such as the curves found on Jennifer Lopez, Kim Kardashian and others. Many are seeking to achieve round, ample backsides. While women make up the majority of those wanting fuller buttocks, men are also undergoing procedures to give them rounder, firmer derrieres. There are two main procedures that can accentuate the buttocks: The Brazilian butt lift and butt implants.
In the past, butt implants were the go-to procedure. During this procedure, implants made of silicone are placed in the buttocks to increase volume. These implants, which are similar to those used in breast augmentation, need to be durable to avoid rupturing or deflating because of the weight placed on them when people are sitting or lying down.
There are several risks and complications associated with implants including displacement, contraction and/or fluid collection around the implant. Additionally, these implants may cause an allergic reaction. And implants may not have a natural look or feel.
The Brazilian Butt Lift
A Brazilian butt lift or Brazilian buttock augmentation using fat transfer is fast becoming a great alternative to traditional implants. A Brazilian butt lift actually uses a patient’s own fat for the augmentation. Fat is harvested from areas that have extra fat deposits. This fat is then separated and purified, and then injected into the buttocks. The fat is placed at different depths throughout the area to create a very natural look and feel. This fat transfer buttock augmentation creates lasting, natural-looking results.
Properly done, the Brazilian buttock augmentation procedure has far more advantages and fewer risks than a regular butt implant. Patients do not run the risk of allergic reactions since their own fat is being used. There is also no risk of rupture or contraction. Additionally, since fat is harvested from areas of the body with excess fat deposits, the procedure provides extra body contouring benefits.
How Do I Choose?
In some cases, especially for patients who may not have enough extra fat, implants may be a better choice than fat transfer buttock augmentation methods. The only way to determine if you are a good candidate for either procedure is with an in-depth consultation with a qualified physician.
If you are considering buttock augmentation, please call us to schedule a complimentary consultation. We will discuss your options that can provide your desired results. We will also talk about the entire procedure and answer any questions you may have.