A Brazilian butt lift is a cosmetic plastic surgery procedure designed to enhance the appearance of the buttocks by adding fullness, lift, and curvature. At Bayshore Plastic Surgery in Tampa, Florida, Dr. Daniel Greenwald performs butt augmentation surgery using two techniques: fat transfers and the placement of silicone buttocks implants. To determine the optimal approach for a patient, Dr. Greenwald takes into account a patient’s physical characteristics, personal preferences, and other individual considerations.

At his office in Tampa, FL, Dr. Greenwald receives many inquires about Brazilian butt lift surgery using fat transfers. Specifically, some prospective patients are interested in this technique as a way to enhance the appearance of the buttocks while simultaneously slimming down another “problem area,” such as the hips, abdomen, thighs, or back. However, while these goals can be met in certain patients, this approach is not suitable for everyone. Here are some of the reasons why:

  • A fat transfer involves the use of liposuction to harvest excess fatty tissue from another site (usually a patient’s abdominal or flank area), so the patient must have an adequate amount of body fat in one of these areas to ensure a successful transfer.
  • Not all of the harvested fat cells will be suitable for transfer (small cells are best), nor will all survive and remain viable after the procedure (some will likely be absorbed by the body after being implanted in the gluteal region). To account for these factors, a patient must have more excess fatty tissue available for transfer than will be necessary to complete the proposed Brazilian butt lift procedure.
  • Fat excels in its natural environment. This means that if fat cells are taken from an area of the body that is usually affected by weight gain or loss (such as the abdominal and flank regions in women), and then transferred to the buttocks, the results of the butt lift procedure will likely be affected by subsequent weight changes, even after a patient’s recovery is complete. For this reason, Dr. Greenwald discourages his patients from gaining weight in preparation for a fat transfer with a plan to lose weight after recovery.

For individuals who are interested in buttocks augmentation but are not candidates for fat transfers, butt implant surgery may be an option. However, regardless of the buttock augmentation technique recommended, a patient must be in overall good health and have realistic expectations about the outcome before proceeding with any cosmetic plastic surgery procedure.

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 speak with Dr. Greenwald and find out if butt augmentation is right for you.