Lipofilling of the buttocks is a cosmetic surgery of the buttocks that uses the patient’s own fat to add more volume and create a certain projection of the buttocks that are too flat or small. The operation of lipofilling, also called fat transfer to the buttocks or the Brazilian butt lift is practiced in both men and women. The necessary condition to be able to undergo this procedure is to have adipose pockets in other areas of the body that will act as donor areas for the transfer. The indications of the Brazilian butt lift are aesthetic in a vast majority of cases (small, thin and flat buttocks), but it can also be restorative or reconstructive (asymmetry, accident, hemiplegia). In this article, we will discuss more about the Brazilian butt lift intervention and the important benefits it provides the patient. Brazilian butt lift: who, when, how The process of getting bigger, rounder, shapelier buttocks with the help of the Brazilian butt lift starts with the pre-operative consultation. During this time the plastic surgeon will assess your candidacy for the intervention. So who are ideal candidates for the Brazilian butt lift? Before anything else and as we have already mentioned before, to be eligible for the Brazilian butt lift procedure, the patient needs to have excess fat pockets in other areas of the body. Often these areas are the abdomen, flanks, and thighs. Smaller areas such as the chin, knees or ankles, even if they present an excess of fat can’t be considered for the fat transfer to the buttocks as they wouldn’t provide a sufficient quantity of fat to make the result noticeable. This technique concerns women and men who have: – Buttocks considered too flat – Sagginess of the buttocks – Asymmetry of the buttocks – Buttocks considered too small compared to the rest of the patient’s anatomy – An unpleasant shape of the buttocks (often caused by considerable weight fluctuations or other trauma of the buttocks) How is the Brazilian butt lift performed? This technique makes use of the patient’s own fat, as we have already mentioned. This cosmetic surgery of the butts involves the extraction of fat cells by liposuction, the preparatory treatment of the fat, and the micro-reinjection of this fat. The extraction of fat is performed by tumescent liposuction, in a vast majority of cases. It is done slowly and gently and with cannulas that have multiple small holes selecting the adipocyte graft that is to be removed without trauma. It is important to know that not all types of liposuction can be performed when the Brazilian butt lift is involved. Certain types of liposuction or a liposuction performed too aggressively can damage the fat cells and make them not eligible for the transfer. The preparation of this fat for injection into the buttocks combines to varying degrees rinsing, filtration, decantation, and centrifugation. The final step is the process of injecting fat into the buttocks. This involves hundreds of injections of fat deposited in small quantities, in multiple, superimposed layers, in the subcutaneous and muscular tissues of the buttocks. The amount of fat to be re-injected is about one third or a little more of the fat initially collected. The amounts of fat grafts selected and injected can reach from 400 to 800 cc per side. Most of the time, a general anesthesia will be offered. The procedure involves filling the entire volume of the buttocks by emphasizing on the hollows on the sides, the central roundness and the upper quadrant of the butts. The Brazilian Butt Lift also redesigns the waist and lower back, which represents a complete sculpture of the posterior contour. Important benefits of the Brazilian butt lift The treatment techniques for the re-injection of own fat have been greatly improved to provide better and better results in this field. As we have mentioned before, an important benefit of the Brazilian butt lift is the liposculpture of the whole middle area and buttocks with the help of liposuction and fat transfer. Here are important benefits of the procedure: – Simple intervention and a natural method to get the butts of your dreams When people are looking for natural ways to increase the size of the buttocks or better define the shape of the rear end, the Brazilian butt lift is their solution. This intervention is the only safe and efficient method to get the butts of your dreams in a natural way. We say “natural” because the intervention entails no use of foreign products such as gluteal implants. The Brazilian butt lift is quite a simple intervention to perform; however, considering how delicate is the area, the procedure should only be performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon who has a keen eye for details and also a deep understanding of aesthetics and female anatomy. While the procedure is just a combination of liposuction and fat transfer, the results achieved require a sense of aesthetics and skills that are more than the ordinary. If the procedure is performed by a doctor with little skills, it is often the case that the fat transferred will die in the months following the procedure or asymmetries will be left behind after the procedure is performed. – Minimal scarring left behind after the Brazilian butt lift Many things can be achieved with the help of plastic surgery nowadays, but in a vast majority of cases, the spectacular aesthetic results come with the cost of scars that are permanent. When the Brazilian butt lift is performed, the plastic surgeon will only perform small incisions, no longer than 3-5 mm. These incisions will be made both at the level of the donor areas to introduce the liposuction cannula and also at the level of the buttocks for the fat transfer. A talented and knowledgeable plastic surgeon will position the incisions in such a way in the natural folds of the body that will make it difficult for them to be noticeable after they heal and mature. Another benefit of having small incisions is that the risks of developing an infection after the Brazilian butt lift are very small, even if the area of the buttocks is sensitive to bacterial proliferation. – Considerable improvement in the aesthetics of the body The patients undergoing the Brazilian butt lift should also know that probably the most important benefit of this procedure is actually related to the results achieved. The combination of liposuction and fat transfer, also known under the name of lipofilling can work magic in terms of body transformations. With the help of this procedure, we can make the patient’s overall silhouette slimmer and with better defined curves. The Brazilian butt lift can help the patient get the hourglass silhouette by making the waist smaller and increasing the difference in size in between the hips and waist. Many patients are in awe of the results that can be achieved after the Brazilian butt lift, especially if the patient struggled with unwanted fat deposits in multiple areas of the body before the procedure. Keep in mind that you should choose the plastic surgeon to play out your intervention after having seen before and after pictures of other patients he performed this procedure on. When liposuction is performed on the abdomen and flanks, the whole outline of the body is changed, and the frontal appearance can be improved significantly. By performing fat transfer to the buttocks what happens is that the profile is also improved and beautiful curves are created after erasing the unwanted fat deposits. Conclusion There are many benefits associated with the Brazilian butt lift procedure, and the patients should be aware of them before scheduling the intervention. It is important to know that the Brazilian butt lift is the only safe and efficient method to increase the size of the buttocks, the projection, and shape in a natural way. In a vast majority of cases, physical exercises, diets, pills or massages will fail to provide you with the buttocks of your dreams, especially if the size, shape or sagginess of the buttocks are caused by genetic factors. Plastic surgery in the form of the Brazilian butt lift is a simple, fast and safe method to get the butts you have always wanted with just the help of the patient’s own fat cells. No foreign objects are inserted into the body to add more volume, just fat collected from other areas of the body with an excessive fat tissue. Another benefit of the procedure is the removal of unwanted fat from other areas of the body. The areas that act as donors for the Brazilian butt lift are the abdomen and thighs, the flanks and even the lower back, depending on the patient’s current anatomy. By performing liposuction on these areas, we sculpture the body into a better defined shape, with nicer contours and curves. The Brazilian butt lift can improve the overall silhouette and profile of the body of the patient in a natural way and with fewer complications than any other procedure performed on the butts.