Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About The Brazilian Buttlift
The Brazilian Buttlift surgery is a form of buttock augmentation that not only reshapes but enhances the size of a patient’s buttocks. It continues to increase in popularity as more people desire a more youthful and fuller backside. According to statistics from American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), buttock augmentation increased by 86% in 2014 and by 21% in 2015. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Constantino Mendieta, based in Miami, FL, discusses how the procedure is performed and the art of fat grafting.
“The buttock was ignored for centuries; it was never looked at from a plastic surgery/ cosmetic procedure perspective, until singer/actress Jennifer Lopez showed up in a green see-through dress in 1999 for the Grammy’s sparking interest ,” explains Dr. Mendieta.
The buttock is not the only area that plastic surgeons concentrate on when performing a buttock augmentation, notes Dr. Mendieta. “We are concentrating on all of the surrounding areas of the body as well. If the surrounding frame does not compliment the enhanced buttock, then the result will be a bigger, but less attractive backside. The silhouette and softness in transition are important in order to achieve the “S” curve and get a Brazilian Buttlift.”
Fat is taken from the waistline, the back area, and outer thighs then transferred to the buttock area. Depending on the type of shape the patient is seeking, fat will be placed in specific areas in order to achieve the ideal volume and shape. There are 12 different access points for this procedure leaving scars. They are all well-hidden –two in the groin, one in belly button, underneath the breasts, the tip of the butt crack, and the buttock crease.
“Fat has become the liquid gold in plastic surgery, this is the technique we are using today to mold and shape. We are able to rejuvenate the hands, the face, and the buttock and even use it for the Adonis procedure in men where fat is injected into the pectoral muscle – we are able to build muscle with the fat. This procedure is about being perky and full, not so much about the size. It is about rejuvenating what has fallen,” explains Dr. Mendieta.
The cost of this procedure will vary by state and from plastic surgeon. The average price usually ranges from $8,000 to $10,000. In terms of recovery, it takes about 10 days to get back to work, about a month to feel normal; the first month may leave you feeling more fatigued, so it is important to eat every three hours. Full results will be seen between 3-6 months.
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