Give Your Butt a Boost with the Brazilian Butt Lift

Dec 13, 2022
Give Your Butt a Boost with the Brazilian Butt Lift
If you’re unhappy with your booty, it might be time to do something about it! A Brazilian butt lift is a right solution for many people. Keep reading to find out what it is and who might benefit from the procedure.

Brazilian butt lift is a specialized surgery that can change the shape of your butt without implants. It’s an outpatient procedure, which means no hospital stay is required. 

Diet and exercise are important parts of good health, but they can’t always deliver the look you’re trying to achieve. This is where the expert services of a highly-skilled plastic surgeon can help. Dr. Stephen Chen offers this service in both his Midlothian and Virginia offices.

A Brazilian butt lift is a two-for-one

A Brazilian butt lift is actually two procedures. First, Dr. Chen uses liposuction to remove fat from an area where you don’t want it. Typically, it comes from your abdomen, hips, thighs, or lower back. 

Once the fat is removed, it’s processed, liquefied, and purified. Dr. Chen then uses a portion of it to reshape your butt. The technical name is autologous fat transfer, sometimes called a fat transfer.

You get the benefit of fat removal from an area you don’t want, along with the curves you crave.

A Brazilian butt lift isn’t technically a lift

Usually, in cosmetic surgery, “a lift” is a procedure to remove excess, sagging skin. No excess skin is removed. A Brazilian butt lift changes the shape of your behind but is not technically a lift. 

Interestingly, a Brazilian butt lift doesn’t have anything to do with Brazilian culture. The first doctor to perform the procedure was Brazilian. 

The reshaping happens because of the fat added to carefully selected areas. If Dr. Chen thinks you would benefit more from a traditional lift, he will suggest it during your consultation.

The problem with implants

One of the best things about a Brazilian butt lift is that it doesn’t require implants. The surgery for implants is more invasive, and you’ll require longer to heal. Implants, too, have a risk of becoming displaced. 

An important advantage of a Brazilian butt lift is that the reshaping is done with your fat, which means you’re much less likely to have any side effects or problems. 

The right candidate

The shape of your butt is largely genetic. In other words, if your genetic code includes a flat booty, there’s not much you can do about it — other than have a Brazilian butt lift to create a more rounded look. For the procedure to give you the results you want, though, you need to meet a few requirements: 

  • You should be in good overall health
  • There needs to be fat to remove from some other part of your body
  • You’ll need to be able to avoid sitting or lying on your back for about two weeks
  • You’ll have to use a donut seat for about six more weeks
  • You need to be at your target weight so that you don’t have fluctuations

Because Dr. Chen wants to help you reach your goals and for your procedure to be successful, you can expect a thorough consultation before your procedure. He’s always happy to answer your questions and provides treatment advice based on your specific situation, goals, and medical history. 

If you’re ready to learn more about a Brazilian butt lift, schedule your appointment with Dr. Chen today!