Buttock Augmentation/Brazilian Butt Lift
The Procedure


Your buttock augmentation surgery can be achieved through either the use of implants or through transferring your existing fat or sometimes the combination of both. Your surgeon may choose between a variety of incision patterns and techniques.

The appropriate technique for you will be determined based on:

  • Buttock size and shape
  • The amount of fat you have on your body that is available for use through liposuction
  • Your goals and activity level
  • Skin quality and elasticity as well as the amount of extra skin

Medications are administered for your comfort during the surgical procedures. The choices include intravenous sedation and general anesthesia. Your doctor will recommend the best choice for you. No matter which type of buttock augmentation procedure you have, anesthesia will be used to ensure your comfort during the procedure.

Implant Procedure:

Step 1-The incision

The incision can be made toward the top on both sides of the upper buttock, toward the bottom in both of the gluteal creases, incisions between both cheeks or with one incision placed down the center of the sacrum, or the crease between the buttocks. The length of the incision and scar is directly related to the affected areas.

Step 2-Implant placement

A silicone implant specially made for the buttocks is inserted either in the muscle or above the gluteal muscle on each side. The method for inserting and positioning implants depends on the type of implant, degree of enlargement desired, your body type, and your surgeon’s recommendations.

Step 3-Closing the incision

Incisions are closed with layered sutures in the buttocks tissue and with sutures, skin adhesive or surgical tape to close the skin.

Step 4-See the results

The results of buttock augmentation are immediately visible. Over time, post-surgical swelling will resolve and incision lines will fade. Satisfaction with your new image should continue to grow as you recover and realize the fulfillment of your goal for fuller buttock.

Brazilian Butt Lift/Fat Grafting Procedure:

Step 1-Liposuction

Liposuction is performed through small, incisions. First, diluted local anesthesia is infused to reduce bleeding and trauma. Then a thin hollow cannula is inserted through the incisions to loosen excess fat using a back and forth motion. The fat is then suctioned out of the body using a surgical vacuum.

Step 2-Fat injection

The fat, tissues and blood that were removed through liposuction are then processed. The syringes are then connected to a special cannula, which will be injected all over your buttocks.

Step 3-See the results

The results of buttock augmentation are immediately visible; however you will not see your final results until a year after the surgery, as it takes a while for the fat to “take.” This procedure offers natural looking and feeling results. Some of the initial volume you experience after your procedure will fade as the fat is absorbed by your body. On average 60-80% of the transferred fat will stay. As you gain or lose weight, your results may change as the transferred fat can grow or shrink just as any other fat in your body.

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Dr. Geoffrey Kim
Colorado Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery
7180 E. Orchard Rd., Ste. 206
Greenwood Village, CO 80111

 
P (303) 741-3131
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