Nationally renowned and Board certified Newport Beach plastic surgeon, Dr. Siamak Agha, is an expert in creating curvaceous buttocks that many celebrities have been recently flaunting. In Orange County Southern California, the Brazilian butt lift is the method chosen most often by our patients who desire buttock enhancement or augmentation.
What is Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery?
A Brazilian butt lift (also known as buttock lipoaugmentation or buttock enhancement) is a procedure that is designed to fill the buttocks with your own fat so that the final overall shape is a lifted and rounded contour. It involves harvesting your own body’s fat from the flanks, hips, lower back, thighs, or abdomen and transferring it into the buttock tissue. Because the areas receiving liposuction are now leaner and sculpted, your full, round buttocks will become the beautiful highlight of your sensuous new shape.
What is involved in the Brazilian butt lift procedure?
To have optimal results, you must have enough fat in different areas of your body to serve as the source for the fat graft needed during a butt lift procedure. You must also have some fat and muscle already present in your buttock to serve as a foundation for the grafted fat to be placed into. Dr. Agha removes fat from selected areas of your body with very gentle liposuction to protect the living fat cells. He will then sculpt a V-shaped demarcation between your lower back and upper butt. The liposuctioned fat is then washed with antibiotics, processed, and carefully injected into the buttocks as small droplets or a micrograft. During the Brazilian butt lift process, Dr. Agha contours and sculpts your buttocks into a desired shape and size. The fullness and projection of the buttocks can be greatly increased by layering many fine layers of fat micrografts throughout the buttock (gluteal) muscles and the overlying fatty tissue. Microinjection uses specialized instruments and techniques in placing the processed fat droplets to maximize their blood supply. This optimizes their survival in the new location in the buttocks tissue. After the fat is transferred, a certain percentage of it will re-vascularize and survive in the new location. Because approximately about 20 % of the injected fat resorbs after your butt lift, grafting is usually exaggerated. Once the micrografted fat is re-vascularized at about 6-8 weeks after your Brazilian butt lift surgery, further loss of volume is minimal. Compression garments are worn for several weeks after a Brazilian Butt lift surgery to conform the buttocks as well as to reduce swelling.
What type of anesthesia is used for Brazilian butt lift surgery?
Brazilian butt lift surgery will require general anesthesia since extensive liposuction and liposculpture is needed to harvest ample fat for the buttock enhancement / augmentation.
What is the intended result of Brazilian butt lift surgery?
The outcome of a Brazilian butt lift is dependent on the technique and experience of your chosen plastic surgeon. By applying meticulous processing and micrografting principles, Dr. Agha obtains predictable results after his butt lift procedures. In his practice, most of the transferred fat (about 80%) survives after the surgery; maximizing the results of your Brazilian butt lift and buttock augmentation. Despite its many advantages, a Brazilian butt lift surgery is not for everyone; especially for women with minimal body fat. For these patients or those individuals who desire a significant buttocks enhancement or augmentation, buttock implants will be more appropriate.
Before and after photos of a patient of Dr. Agha after one session of Brazilian butt lift at six months.