Brazilian Butt Lift / Butt Implants
What is a Buttock Augmentation?
Interested in glorifying your gluteus maximus? Dr. Himansu Shah, a Board certified Plastic surgeon that serves the Las Vegas/Henderson area and has several options for maximizing the contour of your butt. For those who want to bump up their booty, you can get one of the following:
- The Brazilian Butt Lift (Fat Transfer)
- Butt Implants (with or without Fat Transfer)
These procedures are outpatient body contouring surgical procedures for those looking to improve the appearance of their buttock region, which may sag as a result of aging or major weight loss. A buttock augmentation is able to not only contour your buttocks, but also help increase the size and/or shape as well.
The Brazilian Butt Lift Procedure
This procedure enhances the area by first removing excess fat from your body via liposuction. Fatty tissue is harvested from areas of the body that traditionally store excess fat, such as the following:
It is then purified and injected into the upper quadrant of the buttocks so that it appears lifted and perky. Your skin is also tightened, making this method an ideal choice for patients who have loose skin from excessive weight loss.
Butt Implants Procedure
This procedure can increase the size and shape of the buttock area, helping it to appear rounder and more prominent. This is done by placing silicone implants via small incisions, hidden in the crack between the buttock cheeks. When the incision heals it is difficult to detect and the result is a round and prominent buttock.
Butt Implants Before & After Photos
*Individual results may vary.
Am I A Good Candidate for a Brazilian Butt Lift?
Anyone who was obese at one time and has lost an excessive amount of weight and, in turn, has a tremendous amount of loose skin will benefit greatly from this surgery, which in very simple terms is performed by simply raising and tightening the skin over the buttocks. To undergo a surgical procedure, we insist our patients are within the following standings:
- In good physical health without medical conditions that could impact overall recovery process.
- Patients with a positive outlook and realistic goals.
Butt Augmentation Incisions
Depending on the type of procedure, the following incisions may be used:
- Brazilian Butt Lift – The liposuction incisions are just big enough to allow the suction tube to go under the skin and remove the fat. The incisions used for injecting the fat into the buttock regions are equally small.
- Butt Implants – Typically a two- to three-inch incision is made in the fold between the buttock cheeks. Alternative locations are the outer corners of the upper buttock or the bottom in the gluteal crease.
Buttock Augmentation Recovery
Since each buttock augmentation procedure is different, their recovery times are slightly different. Their recovery times are listed below:
- Brazilian Butt lift is typically 10 to 14 days
- Butt Implants takes 7 to 14 days
- Butt Implants with fat grafting is 7 to 10 days
All of these surgeries are outpatient.
How Soon Will I See Results?
Initial results are immediate; however, there will be some swelling, which typically resolves in four to six weeks. So you will be able to see some of the results of augmentation and lifting immediately after your surgery, and as the swelling decreases, the results will improve.
How Soon Can I Resume Normal Activities?
In general, normal activities can be resumed after approximately three weeks, including work. We recommend that patients wait two weeks before returning to light daily activities and four weeks before resuming full physical activity.
Exercising After a Butt Augmentation
We recommend that patients avoid strenuous exercise for four weeks following surgery. Light walking is permitted throughout the recovery period. High intensity buttock exercises, such as squats, lunges, etc., should be avoided for three months.
Can I Combine a Butt Lift with Other Procedures?
The answer is yes, it’s possible, but no, it’s probably not a good idea (depending on the procedures). For one reason, the longer a patient is under anesthesia, the higher the risk.
Reason two, the Brazilian Butt Lift is already a multiple procedure surgery: it requires liposuction first, in order to harvest the needed fat. The liposuction portion of the procedure may include various areas of the body, such as flanks, inner thighs and stomach, in order to harvest enough fat to inject into the buttocks. This results in multiple areas that will be painful after surgery, limiting mobility and sleep, both crucial to the recovery process.
Brazilian Butt Lift Risks
Generally, the risk of complications from a Brazilian butt lift is low. The biggest risks for this procedure are lumps and asymmetry, but can include embolism, infection and complications of anesthesia and of liposuction. When performed by a board certified and experienced surgeon such as Dr. Himansu Shah, the procedure should carry a favorable risk-to-benefit ratio.