Sometimes referred to as ‘Brazilian Butt Lift,’ this procedure involves inserting fat from one part of the body to the buttocks area or using implants to help achieve a fuller, enhanced look of the buttock region and surrounding areas. In this popular cosmetic procedure, fat is often transferred from the hips, stomach, or thighs using liposuction before being grafted into the patient’s buttocks, giving a fuller, more rounded look of the buttocks.
What are the benefits of Buttock Implants and Fat Grafting Surgery?
Unlike other forms of buttock surgery, such as the placement of silicone buttock implants, a Brazilian butt lift is often favoured for providing more natural-looking results while creating a greater degree of roundness in the backside. For those looking to undergo Brazilian Butt Lift surgery, reasons for doing so may include:
- To alter body proportions according to the individual’s desires
- To help achieve more natural-looking and better-proportioned hips
- The possibility of getting rid of unwanted fat in other areas of the body
- Quick results
- Increases confidence
- Can help improve sagging and shapelessness of the buttock area
Brazilian Butt Lift Procedure
A Brazilian butt lift has two parts: retrieving the fat that will be transplanted into your buttocks and injecting that fat to create a fuller, more contoured backside. Both parts of the procedure are done during the course of a single surgery and the areas of extraction and placement will be discussed and planned ahead of time and during pre-procedure consultations with your surgeon.
Once the anaesthetic takes effect, the surgeon will begin by making small incisions to the donor sites, retrieving the fat.
A good surgeon will typically be very mindful of making the incisions where they will not easily be seen (e.g., where a bra band sits over the skin). Next, the surgeon will inject the harvest site and the buttock with tumescent fluid, a solution of lidocaine and epinephrine mixed with saline.
The surgeon will inject the harvested fat into the desired areas of the buttock using a thin tube connected to either a hose and a collection container or a filled syringe. The same back-and-forth motion will be used. Finally, your surgeon will stitch up your incisions or leave them open. Dressing pads may be placed on the incisions.
What Are The Risks of a Brazilian Butt Lift?
The risks of Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery should always be discussed at length with the surgeon performing the procedure, but typically, the risks to consider include:
- Bleeding, bruising, swelling
- Risk of fat necrosis
- Lumpiness of the skin and buttocks
- Fat embolism (clot)
- Asymmetry of buttocks
How Much Does a Brazilian Butt Lift Cost?
- UK private cost: the average price for a Brazilian butt lift from a reputable clinic or surgeon can be between £6000 and £7000.
- NHS: this treatment is not usually available on the NHS, as it is considered a cosmetic treatment.