Butt augmentation surgery, or more specifically, a Brazilian butt lift, can enhance a patient’s body profile by creating a more prominent and perky derriere. To accomplish this, Dr. Daniel Greenwald, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Tampa, FL, typically performs fat grafting using fatty tissue that he removes from another area of the patient’s body. Individuals who are interested in learning more about this type of butt augmentation are encouraged to consult with Dr. Greenwald at Bayshore Plastic Surgery.
Over the years, as Dr. Greenwald has worked with many patients from Tampa, Florida, he has continually refined his Brazilian butt augmentation techniques. While this type of cosmetic surgery can be adapted to meet a patient’s specific needs, it generally involves the following steps:
- Liposuction – Dr. Greenwald performs lipo with small cannulas to suction unwanted fat from a patient’s hips, thighs, abdomen, or lower back. In addition to harvesting fat for the transfer, this procedure will also add contour and shape to the treated area of the patient’s body.
- Fat preparation – To separate usable adipose tissue from fluid, Dr. Greenwald processes the harvested fat (centrifugation), then isolates the smallest fat cells, which he believes are best suited for grafting (only a fraction of the extracted fat will qualify for reinjection into the buttocks).
- Fat reinjection – Dr. Greenwald transfers the selected fat cells through a series of injections into the upper quadrant of the patient’s buttocks. By injecting very small amounts of fat into different areas at various depths, Dr. Greenwald can increase the likelihood that the transferred fat will survive in its new environment and not be absorbed by the body.
For a successful fat transfer, a patient must have an adequate amount of body fat in the abdominal and flank areas. Dr. Greenwald discourages patients from gaining weight prior to undergoing butt augmentation, mainly because fat excels in its natural environment. This means that any weight loss that occurs after a butt augmentation procedure will likely affect the transferred fat. For patients with low levels of body fat, a possible alternative is butt implant surgery, which is designed to enhance the shape of the buttocks with the placement of silicone implants.
Ultimately, the goal of Brazilian butt augmentation is not simply to increase the size of the rear end, but rather to create an attractive and curvy transition between a patient’s lower back and buttocks. In other words, it is the level of contrast between the lower back and gluteal area, rather than the size of the derriere itself, that most people find appealing. To help prospective patients understand this and ensure that their expectations regarding butt augmentation are realistic, Dr. Greenwald makes his Brazilian butt lift before and after photo gallery available during consultations at his office.
If you’d like to discuss butt augmentation surgery with Dr. Greenwald, contact Bayshore Plastic Surgery at 888-840-3199 to schedule an appointment at his office in Tampa, FL.