Brazilian Buttlift: A Look into the Future


Americans, like children, live in the eternal now.  Thinking about the future (and the consequence of our actions) is a drag.  Unfortunately, Plastic Surgery is for adults, and you need to think like an adult.  That means carefully evaluating your decisions especially when it comes to your body. 

In the 80s and 90s, BIG BOOBS were in.  Plastic surgeons were stuffing big implants into tiny girls, thus destroying their breasts and creating many “breast cripples” that required surgery after surgery to make amends.  No one (both surgeons and patients alike) considered future consequences.  Now, BIG BUTTS are in.  Women of all ethnicities are seeking to plump up their backsides with fat (Brazilian Butt Lift or BBL), implants, or even silicone injections.  While things may look good in the short term, you have to think about the future.  Butts are no different than boobs.  Skin gets loose.  Things sag and drop.  If you put too much volume (and weight) underneath the skin, this process will actually accelerate. 

We have all witnessed big, saggy backsides in public.  It is not attractive.  A lot of the BBL results I see online (particularly the ones hawked at many of the Butt Mills in Florida) look bad.  The patients are obese and have simply relocated their fat.  They will continue to gain weight and look even worse in the future.  When it comes to buttock aesthetics, I tell patients it is FAR BETTER to get and stay fit and pursue more modest improvements than go after some bulbous, cartoonish result that will look terrible 10-20 years down the road.  This philosophy will prevent you from being photographed at Walmart.    

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Charlotte Plastic Surgeon