The Brazilian Butt Augmentation, also known as Brazilian Butt Lift, involves two things 1) sculpturing out the most aesthetically pleasing buttocks and 2) aesthetically augmenting the buttocks with the fat. The objective is to have the buttocks round like a bowl from top to bottom and side-to-side.
The liposculpturing procedure is used to sculpture the body and collect the fat. The most common liposculpturing areas requested by patients are the abdomen, waist, back fat (area below, under and above the bra), arms and thighs. The exact liposculpturing procedure is designed for each patient based upon their desired look and goals.
After the body is sculpted and the fat collected, the excess fluid is removed from the fat. The fat is then washed with a double antibiotic solution and concentrated.
Our technique results in approximately 90-95% fat viability. The processed liposuction fat is then placed in the deep, middle, and superficial fat of the buttock as needed to produce the desired result. Our patient’s state that 80-90% of the fat augmentation remains.
In the preoperative (before surgery) the body is strategically marked including the buttocks. The patient first contracts the buttock muscle and it is outlines with a marker. The buttock is then divided into three equal parts from top to bottom. The pre-buttock shape is noted and further markings are placed delineating the necessary augmentation to produce the desired buttock augmentation.
A blunt cannula attached to the fat filled syringe through a tube is used to strategically inject the buttocks with the live fat to achieve the desired result.
This strategic positioning of the injected fatty tissue enhances the volume and shape of the buttocks. This can be done by increasing the size, lifting, enhancing its contour, correcting proportional imbalances, and improving firmness.
Patients can expect bruising and swelling for about two weeks. A majority of the discomfort is gone in one week. Pain medication is given to control any discomfort. Antibiotics are also given for two weeks. You are encouraged to be up and moving around and can return to work in 4-7 days.
A garment will be worn to hold and splint the areas in place for four weeks. During the first two weeks, the garment should be worn around the clock and the last two weeks just when you are up and about. Patients are asked to “baby” the butt for the first two weeks because the buttocks is re-vascularizing the fatty tissue (and it lives and survives). During this time, side sleeping or stomach sleeping is best. Avoid sitting directly on the buttocks for the first two week. Sitting on the upper thigh area is recommended.
CANDIDATES FOR BBA
- Healthy medical status
- Realistic expectations
- Adequate body fat for the desired buttock augmentation
- “Receptive” buttock capacity capable of expanding with fat augmentation
- Acceptable skin elasticity
Results, in part are dependent upon those factors listed above for candidates for Brazilian Butt Augmentation. They are also dependent upon how compliant the patient is with all postoperative instructions. In general, our patients are satisfied with the results of their Brazilian Butt Augmentation/Lift as evidenced by the fact that we have treated patients from all 50 states and over 70 countries.
RISKS & COMPLICATIONS
Liposuction risks include:
- Anesthesia risks
- Change in skin sensation that may persist
- Damage to deeper structures such as nerves, blood vessels, muscles, lungs and abdominal organs
- Deep vein thrombosis, cardiac and pulmonary complications
- Fluid accumulation
- Irregular contours or asymmetries
- Irregular pigmentation
- Need for revision surgery
- Persistent swelling
- Poor wound healing
- Rippling or loose skin, worsening of cellulite
- Thermal burn or heat injury from ultrasound with the ultrasound-assisted lipoplasty technique