Butt augmentation, known as Brazilian Butt, is a procedure performed to enhance the shape of the butt to give it a full, developed appearance. Brazilian Butt augmentation has become one of the most requested and popular procedures in Los Angeles County, in correlation with the increase in breast size for a more flattering and adequate figure. This procedure uses an advanced form of fat grafting that utilizes excess fat from other various areas of the body to enhance the appearance of the buttocks. By using the patient’s own fat cells, there is a lowered chance of rejection when the tissue is introduced to the buttocks area with fewer complications.
The donor sites of fat regularly include the abdomen, hips, back or thighs. During the buttocks augmentation process, the fat cells are removed from donor sites with a gentle liposuction technique. The cells are then processed and prepared for the transfer to the buttocks. Fat injections are placed into the different layers of the buttocks using small incisions and advanced techniques that ensure a smooth, natural looking result.
The Brazilian butt is usually performed under general anesthesia and requires between one and a half to two hours in the operating room. An important consideration for buttock augmentation is the availability of donor sites. The amount of fat transferred depends upon your individual aesthetic goals, and donor site availability. This will be discussed with Dr. Jayasinghe during your complimentary consultation.
The Brazilian butt lift is well tolerated and requires minimal downtime. Discomfort is mild and is easily relieved by prescribed pain medication. Compression garments are to be worn for 3-4 months after surgery to reduce swelling and ensure optimal results. Patients are able to return to exercise and normal activities after 6 weeks and usually return to work after 5-7 days.
When performing fat transfer to the buttocks it’s important to be aware that some of the fat injected may be absorbed within 6-8 weeks after surgery, with no way to predict the exact rate of absorption. Because of these findings, plastic surgeons specializing in the Brazilian butt procedure inject extra fat into the buttocks for a fuller effect initially.