The Brazilian butt lift, a type of buttock enhancement surgery, used to be one of those not-so-popular cosmetic procedures. However, the tides have turned last year for the procedure! According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, In fact, there was a whopping 58 percent increase in buttock augmentation in 2013 from that of 2012. Here at our Houston buttock enhancement surgery practice, we have noticed a similar trend last year. An increasing number of women are actually showing interest in improving the appearance of their behinds. This can be attributed to frequent media exposure of women celebrities who have voluptuous back sides such as Kim Kardashian. Who Can Benefit Greatly From a Brazilian Butt Lift Not everyone though can obtain optimal results from a Brazilian butt lift. By and large, the ideal candidate should: have sufficient amounts of excess fat from other parts of the body which can be used for buttock enhancement you do not smoke or can commit to the idea of quitting smoking 4 to 6 weeks before surgery and during the recovery phase; smoking can significantly delay healing and increase your likelihood of developing post-surgery complications you are in excellent physical and mental shape or your existing medical conditions are well-controlled; if you have an existing medical condition, you may have to obtain medical clearance from your general doctor you have realistic expectations of the procedure Planning for Your Brazilian Butt Lift with Dr. Cortes An initial consultation should be your next step after figuring out whether or not you are an ideal candidate for the Brazilian butt lift. During your personal consultation, Dr. Cortes will thoroughly assess your cosmetic goals and expectations. Your medical history will also be carefully reviewed. Schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Cortess by calling 281.401.3472 or by filling out this contact form. We look forward to your visit!