“Baby Got Back!” Choosing the Right Butt Lift

“Baby Got Back!” Choosing the Right Butt Lift

May 30, 2014

By Robert T. Grant, M.D.
ThePlasticSurgeryChannel.com

When it comes to choosing the right plastic surgery procedure to help you achieve your goals, it is important to understand the differences between the various procedures. Many plastic surgeons coin clever names to attract customers; though they sound like a procedure that can help you, certain procedures may not address your cosmetic surgery goals. One of the most common examples of this is comparing a traditional butt lift surgery to the new Brazilian butt lift.

At first glance they both appear to be very similar procedures; both procedures are designed to address a sagging, drooping backside, right? Wrong. These procedures are actually quite different, despite the similar names; they each address different body aesthetic concerns.

The Traditional Nip & Tuck

A traditional butt lift procedure restores a patient’s thighs and buttocks by removing excess skin and tightening the target areas. This leaves the patient with more slender, youthful looking thighs. A butt lift procedure does not enhance the area by adding volume; instead, it is a restorative procedure. Butt lift surgery is perfect for patients who have experienced a significant weight loss or have lost elasticity in their skin due to age.

A Brazilian Enhancement

Brazilian butt lift procedures are actually a buttock augmentation procedure. Much like a breast augmentation, a Brazilian butt lift adds increased volume and shape to one’s backside. Brazilian butt lift procedures use fat transferred from another area of the body to achieve the desired volume. This fat is purified and treated before being injected into the patient’s backside, giving them a shapelier derriere. Butt augmentation can also include the use of silicone implants to achieve the desired fullness.

Brazilian butt lifts may result in a lift of sorts, due to the addition of fat in backside; but it will not address the same concerns as a traditional butt lift procedure. Excess skin and sagging may still be present after a Brazilian butt lift.

Though the two procedures may be performed together to achieve your desired results, you must remember they are just as different as breast lift and breast implant procedures.

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