It’s only natural that it got a nickname, because the procedure is that popular. In fact, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons called 2015 “the year of the rear,” and the popularity of enhancing the line of the hindquarters has continued throughout the three years since.
Buttock augmentation surgery, got shortened to butt lift; never mind that “butt” might not be a term our parents would have welcomed from us when we were kids. It’s here and it’s here to stay.
“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 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. Now that’s a success signal that few indeed achieve.
The reason the name stuck is not entirely 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.
What to 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.
What really 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-forth 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.
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.
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