A Brazilian butt lift is designed to enhance the appearance of a patient’s derriere by adding volume, contour, and lift. Typically, this type of butt augmentation involves fat transfers; unwanted fat is removed from other areas of the patient’s body, such as the hips, thighs, or “love handles,” and then purified and used to augment the gluteal area. As such, two cosmetic procedures are involved: liposuction and butt augmentation. Individuals in the Tampa, FL, area who are interested in learning more about Brazilian butt lift surgery can consult with Dr. Daniel Greenwald, a Board-certified plastic surgeon at Bayshore Plastic Surgery.

A patient might seek a Brazilian butt augmentation procedure for a variety of reasons. For instance, the skin on the backside can lose elasticity and firmness over time due to weight fluctuations, pregnancy, or the natural aging process. As a result, the rear can take on a deflated, boxy appearance. Because the position of the gluteal crease will remain unchanged, sagging skin in this area can cause the buttocks to hang lower on the body, which can affect the patient’s overall silhouette. On the other hand, some patients naturally have disproportionately small buttocks, or simply desire the look of a fuller and shapelier backside.

While some patients seek subtle changes, others are looking for dramatic effects, so Dr. Greenwald can adapt the Brazilian butt lift technique based on a patient’s specific needs. During a personal consultation at his office in Tampa, Florida, he can determine if surgery is appropriate and, if so, recommend the optimal approach based on the patient’s anatomy and preferences.

Because a Brazilian butt lift usually requires fat transfers, the best candidates for the procedure generally have isolated pockets of excess fat or are slightly overweight. Here’s why:

  • To achieve a patient’s desired shape and volume during butt augmentation, Dr. Greenwald often has to suction fat from more than one area of the patient’s body.
  • Small fat particles are best suited for grafting, and typically only a fraction of the extracted fat is suitable for this purpose. Therefore, while Dr. Greenwald will remove approximately six to eight pounds of fat via liposuction, he will ultimately inject only one to two pounds of that fat into the patient’s buttocks.
  • Some of the transferred fat may not survive, so the patient may require an additional procedure to maintain the desired results.

Dr. Greenwald is sometimes asked by patients who have insufficient body fat for a Brazilian butt lift if they should attempt to gain weight for surgery. He generally advises against this, because if a patient loses weight after the procedure, some of the fat that was used to augment the buttocks will also be lost. One alternative that might be appropriate for some patients is the use of silicone implants in place of the patient’s own fat to augment the buttocks.

To learn more about Brazilian butt lift surgery, contact Bayshore Plastic Surgery in Tampa, FL, at 888-840-3199. You can schedule an appointment to meet with Dr. Greenwald to discuss your surgical goals, peruse his Brazilian butt lift before and after gallery, and find out if the procedure is right for you.