Recovery: 2 - 3 weeks
Cost: $8,000 - $12,000
What is a Buttock Augmentation/Lift?
A buttock augmentation and butt lift are two procedures that can enhance the appearance of the buttocks to add volume, improve contours, and create overall body balance. An augmentation does this with the use of implants, while a Brazilian butt lift uses the patients own fat cells harvested through liposuction techniques for re-contouring.
What can a buttock augmentation/lift do for me?
- My backside is flat/too small
- My Backside is poorly contoured
Candidates for a Buttock Augmentation/Lift
Candidates for a buttock augmentation or lift are those who are unhappy with the size or contour of their buttocks and wish to improve their overall body balance. Those who want a significant increase can opt for an augmentation with implants, while those who wish for more subtle improvements might choose a fat transfer augmentation. To be a sucessful candidate for a fat transfer, patients must have enough excess fat in other areas such as the abdomen or thighs.
Buttock Lift FAQs
A buttock augmentation with implants is a permanent procedure, unless you choose or require to have your implants replaced in the future. The results of a Brazilian butt lift are also long lasting. Although some fat cells will lose their blood supply during your recovery, those that remain will be there to stay. In the future, you will gain weight more evenly in the buttocks, however, dramatic weight gain could distort your results.
A Brazilian butt lift works by transferring fat cells from one area to the buttocks. Fat is harvested using liposuction techniques and then is processed and purified. The fat cells are essentially a fat graft and must form their new blood supply once placed. Those that do not gain blood supply will die and your body will naturally eliminate them. However fat cells that remain can give long lasting results.
After buttock augmentation, you should avoid sitting and sleeping on your back to avoid putting pressure on the incisions or fat transfer site. For at least the first two weeks, you should lay on your stomach when sleeping. After the first few weeks, you may be given the okay to try sleeping on your side. You should continue to avoid sleeping on your back for several months following your procedure.
Lifting sagging buttocks can be difficult with exercise alone, especially is excess skin and tissue is the cause. A buttock augmentation can be performed to add volume to the buttocks, while a butt lift can remove excess skin and fat that is present. Liposuction techniques can also be performed in the area for optimal recontouring.