In Brazil, the attitude toward physical attractiveness is different than in many countries around the world. Cosmetic plastic surgery is actually covered by medical insurance in Brazil unlike most other countries. Moreover, Braziliansâ€™ prize a certain look to the buttâ€”a round posterior that is slightly larger than most other cultures desire. As a result of this attitude and aesthetic, the Brazilian butt lift was developed. A Brazilian butt augmentation is different from other butt enlargement procedures in that a personâ€™s own fat is used to enlarge the treated area rather than an implant.
Brazilian Butt Lift Procedure
A Brazilian butt lift usually involves three separate steps, all performed on the day of the procedure. First, fat is harvested from some area of the body through liposuction. This fat may come from the lower areas of the butt, but may be taken from the abdomen, thighs, or almost any area with unwanted fat. Second, the liposuctioned fat is cleaned and purified with only the largest chunks kept for subsequent use. Third, the purified fat is reinserted to create a butt enlargement, usually on the top and outer sides of the buttock region. In contrast to other surgeries that use implants, a Brazilian butt augmentation uses the patientâ€™s own harvested fat to give the buttocks the desired â€œBrazilianâ€ shape.
Risks of a Brazilian Butt Lift
Aside from infection and fluid accumulation, the most common risk from a Brazilian butt lift is that the patient may not be happy with the result. It is sometimes difficult to place the fat in just the right places in the buttocks. However, since most people also get fat removed from a trouble area in the first step of the Brazilian butt augmentation, the overall look of the body improves in most cases. The other risk is that since fat is used in a Brazilian butt lift rather than an implant, the body may break down and absorb the transplanted fat. This would decrease the benefit of the butt enlargement over time.
Recovery from Brazilian Butt Augmentation
Because very little skin is cut in a Brazilian butt augmentation, recovery is faster than it would be in butt enlargement using an implant. A compression garment may need to be worn over areas that were liposuctioned. There may be some restriction on how long you can sit in a chair after a Brazilian butt lift.
Brazilian Butt Lift Cost
Brazilian butt augmentation cost can be slightly more expensive than traditional liposuction since liposuction and fat purification steps are involved. However, Brazilian butt augmentation cost is lower than a butt lift with implants. Be prepared to pay about $4,000 to $4,500 for a Brazilian butt lift.
Consulting with a Plastic Surgeon Professional
Only a plastic surgeon can truly review the options for butt enlargement, including Brazilian butt augmentation. While the procedure is popular in Brazil, the surgery is performed by plastic surgeons in the United States and other countries around the world. Speak with a surgeon about Brazilian butt lift surgery and butt enlargement options.