“I don’t look as good back there anymore . . .”
“I’ve tried exercises and weight loss, but now I’m just sagging. I need some other help.”
“I wish I had more curve to my buttocks than I have now.”
Comments like these, and others, are common in calls and emails from patients who have inquired about a buttock lift. In fact, for those who are seeking an aesthetic solution, unfortunately muscles tend to weaken as one gets older and connective tissue loses its flexibility. It affects everyone differently. Adding to this problem can be weight gain. Commonly called a butt lift, the surgical procedure usually involves the use of free fat transfer (FFT) to build-out deficient areas and to remove excess tissue. It is sometimes referred to as a “Brazilian Butt Lift.”
What Is a Brazilian Buttock Lift?
Typically, the surgeon will employ autologous fat transfer (FFT), and liposculpture to address the most common issues; aging or weight loss. Each method and the appropriate intervention path are determined by the surgeon during the pre-surgical evaluation. Fat transfer using one’s own fatty tissue (usually treated with platelet-rich-plasma, or stem cells) results in modest volumetric gains because of the tendency of reabsorption but can be employed in addition to surgical removal of excess tissue in the thigh region. In less demanding situations, fat can be used in layers under the dermis or within the areas of the gluteal muscle (under the fascia) to build up the volume using a cannula after removal of excess tissue. In more dramatic applications, incisions can be initially much more visible as they sometimes can extend from the inner groin (medial) thigh, across the lateral thigh (outside area) to the iliac flange (where one feels their hip bone) circumferentially.
Who Gets a Butt Lift?
Anyone who is generally in good physical condition is a candidate for a butt lift—or those who have had bariatric surgery and need removal of excess tissue in the buttock region.