Aging, fluctuating weight, or genetics can result in buttocks that appear deflated, saggy, or flat. Transferring fat from another area of your body to your buttocks enhances volume and shape. The procedure, called a Brazilian butt lift, is available at Sarasota Plastic Surgery Center. Patients throughout the country and from around the world travel to our facility for this popular surgery. Unwanted fat removed using liposuction is grafted into the buttocks to produce natural curves. Because the fat is taken from your body, you can avoid many of the disadvantages posed by butt implants. Some patients, however, may require a more traditional approach, such as a surgical excisional butt lift, because they lack enough fat or have excess skin. During the consultation process, our surgeons determine which of these butt enhancement procedures is right for each patient.
The body will first be initially evaluated to make sure that the patient is a good candidate for the Brazilian butt lift method. It will also be assessed as to which areas will be liposuctioned. Depending on the amount of fat necessary to fill the buttocks area, multiple donor sites on the body may be considered. After liposuction has been performed, a closed sterile system is used which ensures the fat tissue is never exposed to the air. This keeps it safe and purified for re-injection into the buttocks. After processing, we then reinstate the fat little by little to make sure that the layering is done properly, effectively and that the results are smooth and shapely.
Brazilian Butt Lift Reviews
"Will highly recommend Dr. Engle. His demeanor and bedside manners are superb. I felt comfortable and confidante the moment I met with him and even more so after my surgery. He did a beautiful job and I am very thankful."- Anonymous / Vitals / Dec 01, 2011
"I had been here in the past and obtained great results, so I decided to return for another issue. I was treated with kindness and professionalism as in the past. I would highly recommend this facility to anyone!"- B.F. / Demandforce / Jun 06, 2017
"38 Y Old Mom of Twins - Sarasota, FL - Dr, Engel is best! Not only is he extremely knowledgeable, he genuinely cares about his patients and their experience. He always responds to questions promptly. I had very positive experience with Dr Engel, from the very first day , through the surgery and on to the follow ups! I am very pleased with the results."- 4. / RealSelf / Jun 11, 2015
This surgery is considered an outpatient procedure and general anesthesia is usually used. In some cases, IV sedation will be used. This depends on how extensive the liposuction and transfer process is. The surgery lasts an average of 2 hours depending on the number of donor sites and fat layering needed. After surgery, a compression garment is worn to help with the swelling and also assist in the contouring of the buttocks. Patients are advised not to put weight on the butt area for the first 2-3 weeks following surgery. Sitting or laying down must be done with the weight mostly on the thighs. Final results, after the swelling and bruising has subsided, usually can be seen within 6-8 weeks.
Brazilian Butt Lift FAQs
When done correctly, the result of a Brazilian butt lift should look and feel natural. It is very important for those who are considering this procedure to find a plastic surgeon with good background and experience with this type of surgery. The results will be affected by the quality of how the fat to be reinstated is selected and purified, and the procedure of how it is injected.
Natural or Synthetic?
Many patients opt for fat transfers because they feel it is more safe and natural. For some, they are simply not comfortable with implants or a foreign device placed in their buttocks. When choosing whether to go natural or with implants, it’s important to understand the pros and cons to each. The one disadvantage of fat transfers is that the injected fat maybe naturally reabsorbed into the body over time, which means that a secondary surgery could become necessary later on in order to maintain maximum results. Implants are a permanent solution so patients will need to consider the long-term effects of surgery carefully.
Multiple Donor Sites?
Multiple donor sites for the fat grafting may include the lower backside, abdomen, love handles and the thighs. Liposuction done in these areas usually also helps contour the surrounding areas of the buttocks, which results in a gorgeous silhouette.
What If I Gain Weight?
The ideal candidates for this procedure are those who are at or very close to their goal weight. Both significant weight gain or loss will compromise the results of the surgery. Patients who have had this procedure should stick to a healthy lifestyle with proper diet and exercise.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 2-3 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 2.5 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- Procedure Recovery Location