Brazilian Butt Lift: Catering To How Different Ethnic Groups View the 'Perfect’ Butt

Usha Rajagopal, MD
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San Francisco Plastic Surgeon

What does the perfect butt look like? That depends on who you ask. If you ask different women from different ethnic groups or cultures what their ‘perfect’ butt looks like you will get different answers. All women would like to have a shapelier butt, but their definitions of that are all different. The good news is that the Brazilian Butt Lift caters to all women and all their varied tastes.

Just like with breast augmentation, women can get buttock implants, but for most women implants are no longer necessary to get the results they desire. Now, with the Brazilian Butt Lift, fat is taken from other areas of the body and placed into the butt area, instead of using artificial implants. Of course, the fat is put through a purification process before it is re-injected into the butt, making it safe.

The purpose of the Brazilian Butt Lift is to get the contour to your backside that you desire with minimal invasiveness. By using microinjections of your own fat, small changes can be made to the derrière to make it look exactly how you want. The typical areas where fat is taken from are the lower abdomen, thighs, hips, flanks, and lower back.

So, what types of butts are women getting? Caucasian women typically like an athletic looking buttock area with muscular contours. Latina women like the hour glass J-Lo type figure, while most African American women want a backside with more fullness, like Serena Williams. A woman chooses the areas she wants to fill out more. In addition to filling out certain areas, some women have a saggy looking to the butt due to age. This can also be fixed with this procedure.

There are numerous advantages to this procedure over getting butt implants:
1. The fat being injected is the person’s own.
2. It removes some fat from one area, providing instant body contouring.
3. This is the most natural and the safest type of butt lifting procedure.
4. It gives the butt a more nature feel than with implants, with less chance of infection.
5. Because the fat is microinjected, it lessens scarring and unevenness.
6. The recovery time is minimal because it is a less invasive procedure.
7. The effects last longer than implants because it is tissue from the person’s own body—it is likely to last several years to a lifetime.

No matter your ethnicity or the type of butt you desire, the Brazilian Butt Lift is a safe, natural, fast way to get it. Any shape or size is possible. There are however a small percentage of women who are not able suitable for this procedure because they are thin and do not have enough fat that can be harvested from other areas of the body. Also, some women have an unusually flat butt that only implants can fix. The best thing is to contact an experienced Brazilian Butt Lift plastic surgeon to see if this procedure is right for you.