The Brazilian Butt Lift is one of the most frequently requested procedures in the United States – and for good reason!
The procedure not only adds volume and shape to the buttocks, but it can sculpt the waist for a beautifully contoured hourglass physique. For patients interested in increasing the size and projection of their backside, a Brazilian Butt Lift may be just the procedure! Call one of our New Jersey or New York offices today to schedule a consultation.
About Brazilian Butt Lifts
The Brazilian Butt Lift is a revolutionary body sculpting procedure that allows patients to remove unwanted fat from their body and then reutilize that fat in order to augment the buttocks. The three step procedure first removes excess fat deposits from a location on the body, such as the abdomen or the flanks, purifies it, and then re-injects the fat into the buttocks for augmentation and lift.
The fact that the procedure utilizes organic material from the patient’s own body is what makes it so innovative and popular. Also known as fat grafting, the replacement of fat in the body gives the patient incredibly realistic feeling and looking results. Furthermore, the procedure is extremely safe. By using the body’s own material, there is no chance that the body will reject the material or have an adverse or allergic reaction. Plus, unlike breast implants, there is no chance of foreign matter rupturing inside of the body.
Dr. David Abramson creates a custom surgical plan for each patient to sculpt the body into the patient’s desired form and enhance their proportions. Liposuction is commonly performed on the abdomen and flanks in a Brazilian Butt Lift procedure, as this will offer the most dramatic results in terms of proportion between the waist and the buttocks. However, patients have the option of undergoing liposuction anywhere on there body where there are excess fat viable for transfer.
Donor locations are the locations on the body where the patient can choose to have fat removed. As stated, Dr. Abramson most frequently performs liposuction on the abdomen and flanks for the Brazilian Butt Lift procedure. However, patients can remove fat from other parts of their body as well. Some other common donor locations include:
- Inner and outer thighs
In all cases, Dr. Abramson will make a very small incision in discreet locations on the donor site where he will suction the fat from that area using a special cannula. He typically makes these incisions in the natural creases of the body or somewhere that is most often covered by clothing, so any scarring can be easily hidden. In any case, the scarring will slowly fade and, in most cases, eventually disappear.
Before and After Photos
The Brazilian Butt Lift is performed as an outpatient procedure, usually under general anesthesia. Dr. David Abramson’s technique ensures that the fat will be evenly displaced to add consistent volume and symmetry to the buttocks and ensures long lasting results.
First, the fat is extracted using a lipotransfer technique. Dr. Abramson and his patients choose the donor locations from which he will harvest the fat grafts during the initial consultation. In these areas, he will make small incisions where he can insert a cannula, which is a small thin tube. Negative pressure in the tube allows the fat cells to be easily suctioned out of the body. The liposuction procedure itself will already add contour and enhance the appearance of the body.
In the second step, the fat is cleaned and purified. Dr. Abramson uses a special centrifugation technique to help ensure that only the most viable fat is used in augmentation. Through this process, adipose derived stem cells will naturally be transferred in the Brazilian Butt Lift process, aiding in optimal tissue transfer and speedy recovery. It is important to note that since not all of the fat will be viable for reintroduction into the body, Dr. Abramson will have to harvest surplus fat. This means that patients with little excess fat on their body may not be good candidates for a Brazilian Butt Lift. Those candidates may want to consider getting buttocks implants instead.
Finally, Dr. Abramson will transfer the fat into the buttocks using small injections at varying depths. This approach assures that the new fat can properly integrate with the existing fat and that the maximum amount of fat will survive in its new location. While it is not possible to make 100% of the fat takes to the newly augmented area, the little fat that does not will be naturally eliminated from the body.
Patients will be outfitted with a compression garment to aid in healing and help further contour the body into the desired shape. They should wear these garments at all times, with the exception of when they are in the shower.
During recovery, it is imperative that the patient follows all of the the post-operative instructions to ensure that the maximum amount of fat survives in the buttocks. During the consultation, patients will be provided with more detailed recovery instructions.
For at least two to three weeks, patients should not sit directly on their buttocks. The fat graft may not survive if too much pressure is applied to the area. Instead, patients should try and recline on their sides of stomachs as much as possible. They should make sure to get plenty of rest, but also get up for frequent brief low-impact walks. Please inquire about an inflatable cushion for sitting. Patients are required to return for a follow-up appointment approximately one week after their surgery.
The Brazilian Butt Lift can be easily combined with a variety of procedures to further enhance the contouring effects of a Brazilian Butt Lift. Some of the most common procedures that patients choose to also undergo include abdominoplasty, or a tummy tuck, and a fat transfer for breast augmentation. Both of these procedures will increase the hourglass aesthetic of the patient.
Although liposuction around the abdomen can help contour and slim the stomach, it will not help with excess skin that is present in the area. Patients may not have natural elasticity in their skin to create the ideal toned contour, especially if they have lost a significant amount of weight or were previously pregnant. In order to remove excess skin and tighten ab muscles for a more contoured abdomen, a tummy tuck will be necessary.
Fat grafting can also be used to increase the size of the breasts using the natural fat from the body in a similar process as the Brazilian Butt Lift. In this process, fat is collected from other parts of the body using liposuction and then that fat is used to augment the breasts. This natural breast augmentation procedure can be used to increase the size of the breasts by about one cup size.
Patients who are interested in augmenting their buttocks without the use of synthetic material may be good candidates for a Brazilian Butt Lift. In order to harvest enough fat for the procedure, Dr. Abramson will usually have to perform liposuction on two, if not more, parts of the body. This means that slimmer patients may not be good candidates for the procedure and may need to consider synthetic implants instead. On the other hand, patients should not be obese and should be in good health, possessing the ability to heal following the surgical procedure. They should also be nonsmokers or willing to quit for at least three weeks prior to and after the surgery.
All candidates should have realistic expectations of what can and cannot be achieved from a Brazilian Butt Lift. We encourage patients to look through our Before and After gallery in order to get a good sense of the results they can expect.
In order to determine one’s candidacy for a Brazilian Butt Lift, please request a consultation with Dr. Abramson at one of his three locations in New York City, Englewood, or Franklin Lakes.
Consultation / Cost
During the consultation, Dr. Abramson will meet personally with the patient to discuss their concerns and why they are interested in the Brazilian Butt Lift procedure. The first goal of the consultation is to determine whether or not the patient would be a good candidate for the procedure. Dr. Abramson will do this by getting a complete and accurate understanding of the patient’s medical history and performing a physical exam. Depending on the patient’s physicality and aesthetic desires, he may recommend alternative or additional procedures that will give them optimal results.
After Dr. Abramson has completed his evaluation and determined the best techniques for the patients case, then he will be able to provide them with an accurate cost estimate. The price will vary depending on the specifics of the patient’s case, including factors such as their liposuction locations, post-operative garments, and anesthesia. Our office manager is more than happy to speak with patients about financing options.
For patients interested in augmenting their buttocks and improving their physique through fat transfer, request your consultation today. Feel free to request a Brazilian Butt Lift appointment at our New York City office or at either of our two locations in New Jersey.
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