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Brazilian Butt Lift

Buttock Augmentation

Buttock augmentation has become a popular plastic surgery procedure over the last several years. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, buttock augmentation has been one of the fastest growing surgical procedures since 2003.

Those who feel their buttocks are flat or are less well-developed than they would like seek out augmentation. Women who have undergone breast augmentation may feel their profile is uneven and look to fill the lower and rear part of their body. This can be remedied with the Brazilian butt lift.

If you are interested in finding out more about the Brazilian butt lift and live in the Chicago, Illinois area, please contact board-certified plastic surgeon Otto Placik today.

Brazilian Butt Lift

One of the ways women augment their buttocks is through implants. However, many women prefer a buttock lift using their own fat cells. This procedure is called the Brazilian butt lift, or autologous buttock augmentation. Using fat grafting has several benefits over implants. These include:

  • Avoiding use of implants or foreign material.
  • Treatment of multiple areas to enhance overall result.
  • Overall lower complication rates
  • Patient may benefit from losing fat from the donor sites, such as the abdomen (modified liposuction)

The waist posterior is treated with liposuction so that the procedure is maximized. The donor cells are then injected into the buttock to the desired volume. This is performed with each buttock.

Enhancing the buttocks through this procedure creates a firmer, attractive and more prominent profile. Adding curves or enhancing curves to your body is one way to a fuller figure that many women envy.

If you are in the Chicago area and are interested in this procedure, please contact Associated Plastic Surgeons, S.C. to set up an initial consultation with Chicago based plastic surgeon Dr. Placik.

Please e-mail or call our Chicago or Arlington Heights plastic surgery offices for more information on any of the above plastic surgery procedures.

Brazilian Butt Lift Questions

What is a Brazilian Butt Lift?

The Brazilian butt lift is buttock augmentation using your own fat cells. It is also called autologous buttock augmentation. The Brazilian butt lift is a good way to increase the volume in your buttocks and give them shape. The fat cells are removed from other areas of your body that have lots of fat cells, such as your abdomen. In addition to the Brazilian buttock lift, you receive a modified liposuction.

What is the procedure like?

After being given a general anesthetic, liposuction is performed on at least two areas to get the donor cells needed for the procedure. After purifying the fat cells to find the best ones, Dr. Placik will then inject the cells into the buttocks with a cannula to the desired volume. This is done with each buttock.

Who is a candidate for the procedure?

Many women would like the Brazilian buttock lift, especially if their buttocks are flat or if they have just gone through breast augmentation. However, not all women are ideal candidates. Because fat must be transferred from another part of the body, there must be enough fat cells in these areas. This donor fat is what gives volume to the buttocks.

How long does it take to recover from the procedure?

It can take up to two weeks before you are able to sit directly on your butt. You should avoid sitting as much as possible during this time. Dr. Placik will give you medication to monitor the pain and swelling, as well as a special garment to wear during the healing process. Swelling may last for as long as six weeks, but you should be able to resume a normal schedule after four weeks.

What are the benefits of a Brazilian butt lift over buttock implants?

The Brazilian buttock lift has become one of the fastest growing plastic surgical procedures, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. This is because of the way the procedure fills out the figure in a positive manner. It also has some advantages over buttock implants. There is less long term risks of implant failure. One of the nicer side benefits of the Brazilian butt lift is that the donor sites are given liposuction, which can enhance your figure that much more. Keep in mind this procedure is for those who have enough fat cells to donate to the procedure.

If you are in the Chicago Illinois area and would like more information, please contact board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Otto Placik today.  Check YouTube for Dr. Placik’s patient testimonials:  Click here

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