Fat transfer buttocks augmentation, commonly called ‘Brazilian Butt Lift’, is a buttocks augmentation technique used to improve the appearance of the bottoms. The procedure transfers the patient’s fat to bring volume to the buttocks. Nowadays, the appearance of the buttocks matters a lot more than before to women, this is why the Brazilian Butt Lift is commonly performed to correct the shape, the size or the projection of the buttocks.
What can the procedure do ?
Candidates to a fat transfer buttocks augmentation are women or men with imperfections in the area such as :
Flat buttocks (lack of projection and / or roundness)
Excessively small buttocks
Unsightly appearance of the buttocks following a significant weight loss
Fat transfer buttocks augmentation is performed in stages. Fat is first harvested with liposuction, then the fat is purified and finally injected in the buttocks. Liposuction is performed with very thin cannulas in chosen fat deposits. In order to accentuate the bottoms, fat is often harvested from the hips, the thighs or the stomach. Liposuction cannulas used during a fat transfer are very thin in order to only collect the smallest fat cells, the larger ones offer inferior results.
After liposuction, the collected fat is purified by centrifugation. Only part of this fat is reinjected. To harvest quality fat grafts, liposuction must be performed in differents areas of the body with micro-cannulas. The harvested fat is injected in small quantities in different areas of the buttocks and at different depths in order to optimize fat grafts’ survival. Multiple micro-injections serve a uniform and natural result. On average, about 600cc of fat are transferred.
The success of the operation largely depends on the method used. Although most patients request a volume increase, the goal of the procedure is not to increase it as much as possible, it is about finding harmony between the buttocks, the waist and the legs.