What is a Brazilian Butt Lift and Buttock Augmentation?

Brazilian Butt Lifts and Buttock Augmentations have quickly become two of the leading cosmetic procedures being used today to enhance a patient’s overall physical appearance. Dr. Dorner of Dorner Plastic Surgery in Dublin, OH performs these procedures to improve the contour of the buttocks, sculpting it to become more shapely and attractive. These procedures have also been used to correct deformities of the buttocks brought on by traumatic injury, congenital defects, and even reverse the effects of aging.

Who should consider a Buttock Enhancement?

Both men and women can benefit from a Brazilian Butt Lift or Buttock Augmentation. It is best for people who have small and/or sagging buttocks. These minimally invasive procedures help boost self-confidence, especially in people who have congenital defects and those who are extremely conscious about the size of their buttocks.  Since the recovery process is relatively short, these are the perfect procedures for busy people who do not have the luxury of waiting for months before full recovery.

What are the methods used for a Buttock Enhancement?

Buttock enhancements can be achieved using several techniques that address each patient’s unique requirements.

  • Autologous fat transfer is one of the most common methods used for buttock enhancements because it is less invasive than other methods. This technique involves harvesting excess fat tissues from the patient’s own body including the abdomen, thighs, and hips. Gentle liposuction is used to gather the fat needed for the transfer. This fat is then injected into the gluteal area with a thin cannula inserted through an incision made in the region where augmentation is necessary. This method eliminates potential tissue rejection because the filler is harvested from the patient’s own body. Recovery time for autologous fat transfer is about two weeks.
  • Gluteal implants are used to augment the size and shape of the patient’s buttocks by inserting a biocompatible prosthesis through an incision made at the patient’s tailbone. This method is recommended for patients who want to enhance their buttocks but do not have enough fat deposits for autologous fat transfer. This procedure takes about two hours to complete and the recovery time will be between six to eight months to give the implant time to integrate comfortably into the gluteal region.
  • Body contouring is a great option for buttock enhancements because of its effectiveness in enhancing and rearranging the existing fat and muscle tissues in the patient’s gluteal area. Gluteoplasty and liposculpture are often used in combination to achieve the desired effects. The result is significantly improved buttocks that are lifted and well-shaped. This type of buttock enhancement is a great option for patients that have undergone dramatic weight loss, have flat buttocks, or are experiencing gluteal ptosis. Recovery time for body contouring varies as it covers an array of procedures, but Dr. Dorner can offer more specific information during an individual patient’s consult.