A handy nickname evolved quickly for buttock augmentation surgery, probably because its popularity soared in recent years. In fact, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons said just a couple of years ago that it was “the year of the rear.” So, butt lift is the term we hear, even in polite company.

“Brazilian butt lift,” more specifically, is the name of a procedure pioneered by a Brazilian plastic surgeon who became so famous and popular that he was selected to help carry the Olympic flame to the stadium for the recent Olympic Games in Rio. Now that’s a success signal that few, indeed, achieve.

Very likely the reason the name stuck is not because of the surgeon who originated the procedure, however, but rather because Brazil brings to mind for many people the distinctive style of swimsuit seen for generations on Brazilian beaches. It is very likely that “The Girl From Ipanema” of the famous samba-jazz composition was wearing just such a bikini. The physique that goes with that look is the goal that made Brazilian butt lift such a popular term. It just fits.

Augmentation with Natural Ingredients

What makes a butt lift Brazilian is the specific approach. A Brazilian butt lift uses tissue from elsewhere in the body to augment the buttocks and achieve the profile desired. Fat cells that people are glad to see depart from the tummy, the thighs, or the hips are used. Fat is purified and processed selectively before being reintroduced into the body; only about one-fourth of the fat removed qualifies to be used in the augmentation.

The Brazilian approach avoids issues of incompatibility that arise occasionally when implants are used. In the hands of an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon, augmentation can be directed very precisely to a personalized shape by injecting fat cells, rather than adopting the pre-formed shape of an implant.

What Can I Expect?

The results transform derrieres that might be small, flat, asymmetrical, or sagging. Successful weight loss often contributes to a person’s interest in the Brazilian butt lift. Because of the personalized flexibility of this procedure, most people who select it are very pleased with the results.

Naturally, sitting directly on the buttocks is out for about three weeks following the surgery, and a compression garment worn for the first couple of weeks improves comfort and helps speed recovery. Most people take time off from work during this time to avoid sitting and afford the best environment for the Brazilian butt lift to take shape.

Who Qualifies for a Brazilian Butt Lift?

A pre-operative physical exam confirms that a person’s readiness for the procedure. Generally, people in good health take to it well. As always, the process begins with a comfortable – and comforting – talk with an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon. Let’s have that talk.  Just call us at 912.920.2090 or request a complimentary Brazilian butt lift consultation.