The Best Buttock Augmentation Procedures for Slender People

There are two ways that talented Bay Area plastic surgeons Drs. Samuel Pearl and Alexander Ereso can enhance the size and shape of the buttocks: with the placement of an implant or with the Brazilian butt lift procedure.

Buttock implants are safe medical devices inserted into the buttocks to add volume and fullness. Two implants are used and they are placed on either side of the buttocks. They are available in different sizes and shapes to create a range of results.

Brazilian butt lift involves taking unwanted fat from an area of the patient’s body (e.g., the abdomen or thighs), purifying it and injecting it into the buttocks to add fullness. Many patients love their Brazilian Butt Lift because the results look and feel natural, and because the procedure transforms more of the body — including the donor area. The area around the buttocks is sculpted to accentuate the shape of the buttocks.

Is There Enough Donor Fat?

Achieving a successful Brazilian butt lift is contingent upon the patient having sufficient fat to add to the buttocks. The amount of volume that can be added to the buttocks is proportional to the amount of volume that can be taken from other areas of the body. To make a noticeable difference, at least 500 ccs need to be placed on both sides of the buttocks. The average Brazilian butt lift patient has 800 ccs placed per buttocks.

Now, slim patients generally need less fat to achieve the desired results. And many small patients have achieved beautiful outcomes from Brazilian butt lift.

Nevertheless, patients that are naturally very slender and have a low BMI may find they do not have enough fat to make a noticeable difference. They may be asked to gain weight prior to surgery; or, they may opt to maintain their weight and use a buttock implant instead.

It is impossible to make this determination without an in-person consultation and physical examination of the patient’s anatomy. If you want to enhance your buttocks for a more curvaceous look, Dr. Pearl and Dr. Ereso can help you select the procedure that is best for your unique and specific needs.

Please call 650-964-6600 or email Pearl-Ereso Plastic Surgery Center to schedule a consultation with the plastic surgeons and discuss your options.

The Bottom Line on Brazilian Butt Lift

The Brazilian Butt Lift has become the fastest growing surgical procedure in the country. But what exactly is this cosmetic enhancement with the flashy name? In this post, Dr. Samuel Pearl and Dr. Alexander Ereso explain how using fat grafting for buttock augmentation works and why it may be a better option than artificial implants. Read on to learn more.

What is a Brazilian Butt Lift?

A Brazilian Butt Lift is a procedure that uses fat grafting to augment the buttocks region of the body. It is an excellent option for those that wish to have a larger, fuller appearing backside. Fat grafting is a technique that takes fat from other parts of the body and injects it in to the buttocks to add fullness and volume to the area.

Brazilian Butt Lift is a two-part procedure. First, unwanted fat is taken from donor sites on the body via liposuction. Typically, donor sites are the inner thighs, abdomen, hips and lower back. Fat cells taken from these areas are then put through a special process that prepares them for injection. Once purified, the cells are injected into the upper area of the buttocks, providing the “Lifted” appearance.

The body will naturally reabsorb some of the fat cells. However, when the proper injection techniques are applied, 60-70 percent of the fat cells transferred will remain in the target area one year after the Lift. For patients seeking a fuller appearance, a second procedure may be performed at that time with very low incidence of side effects.

Is Brazilian Butt Lift Better Than Other Options?

The main advantage of Brazilian Butt Lift over the use of an artificial buttocks implant is that because it uses the body’s own tissue, there is less risk of infection or rejection. Artificial implants can also have an unnatural look to them, whereas using body fat gives one a natural appearance. In addition, the liposuctioned donor sites of the body — the hips, thighs and abdomen — are now slimmer, giving the body a trim, sculpted look.

Contact Pearl-Ereso Plastic Surgery Center

If you have questions regarding Brazilian Butt Lift, please contact our office at (960) 964-6600.

Fat Grafting for Buttock Augmentation

Full breasts and toned tummies have always been attention-grabbing body parts, but in the past few years, another area of the body has garnered plenty of attention: the buttocks.

If you desire a shapely buttocks, but were not born with a lot of natural volume in your backside, there is a procedure designed specifically for your needs — and it offers some incredible benefits!

The Brazilian Butt Lift uses fat grafting, a technique that involves transplanting surplus fat from another area of the body (e.g., thighs, abdomen) and injecting it into the buttocks to add shape and volume.

Brazilian Butt Lift is quickly growing in popularity. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the procedure saw a 16 percent increase last year. What’s more: the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery claims it is the fastest-growing procedure in the country. This year’s statistics will almost certainly show the trend continuing.

Brazilian Butt Lift is available at the Mountain View plastic surgery practice of Dr. Samuel Pearl. Dr. Pearl is always on the lookout for the latest, greatest and safest procedures and techniques, and is happy to incorporate the revolutionary butt lift procedure into his repertoire.

More about the Procedure

Brazilian Butt Lift is a two-part procedure. First, Dr. Pearl uses liposuction techniques to remove excess unwanted fat from the donor area of the body. This could be the abdomen, hips, lower back or thighs. Then, he purifies the fat and prepares it for re-injection. Finally, he injects the fat into the buttocks, with a focus on enhancing the upper quadrant of the behind to give it a “lifted” appearance. A multiple pass technique is used injecting small amounts of fat with each pass of the syringe into the soft tissues of the buttock. This increases the “take” or the survival of the fat injected.

If you are very thin and do not have enough donor fat to use, Dr. Pearl may advise you to gain weight. Or, he may explore your alternatives to fat injections.

Why You Will Love the Brazilian Butt Lift

There are several advantages of Brazilian Butt Lift over traditional buttock augmentation with an artificial implant. First, since the BBL uses your own fat, there is reduced risk of infection or adverse reaction. (With traditional buttock augmentation, placing a foreign implant device can run the risk of complications.)

Another advantage to using your own fat? It produces a much more natural result, which is important to many of Dr. Pearl’s patients who want to avoid an over-exaggerated or “cartoonish” look.

Perhaps the greatest advantage of Brazilian Butt Lift is that the donor area of the body receives liposuction to look slimmer. By redistributing the fat, Dr. Pearl simultaneously enhances the shape of the buttocks, hips and thighs. Suctioning the fatty tissues of the lower back, flanks and the superior most part of the buttocks with special attention to detail, is essential to obtain the best appearance and provide a comprehensive body sculpting result!

Schedule an Informational Consultation

Dr. Pearl would be happy to tell you more about buttock augmentation with fat grafting. Please contact our office to schedule a personal consultation with him. Call (650) 964-6600 or send us an email at pearlmd@pearlmd.com.