Which is Better: Brazilian Butt Lift or Butt Implants if a Woman Plans to Get Pregnant?

I currently have a nice size butt but i want it to be a bit bigger to match my big thighs. I was considering having either a Brazilian butt lift or butt implants. I don't plan to have children for another 2 years or even longer. I just want to know which procedure will give me more promising results even after my pregnancy. Realistically I will gain weight and even loose the shape but I want to know if the fat will be reabsorbed or if the implant will shift or something.

Doctor Answers 5

Brazilian butt lift versus butt implants

The Brazilian butt lift is a safe and effective technique that can improve the contour of your bottom and create a beautiful result. It is a combination of procedures that consists of aggressive liposuction of the abdomen hips and waist and lower back, separation and processing of the fat that has been collected, and strategic grafting to the gluteal area.

But implants are another technique that can be used to augment a woman's bottom and create a beautiful contour.
Patients should understand that the recovery process after Butt implant surgery is significantly more difficult than a Brazilian butt lift. Neither surgery however if done appropriately should impact your chances of becoming pregnant in the future.

Miami Plastic Surgeon
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Brazilian Butt lift versus implants

Predicting results before and after pregnancy is somewhat like predicting the stock market. Having said that, plastic surgeons, generally prefer your own tissues to implants when available in most instances and this is true for buttock augmentation. Lipoinjection is more likely to age in accordance with your natural tissues. However, implants may remain an excellent choice when natural tissue options are not available or pose excessive risks or more complicated surgery.

Otto Joseph Placik, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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Butt implants are a bad idea

Brazilian butt lift is definitely a safer procedure. Butt implants have a much higher complication rate. I have had extensive experience removing other surgeons' failed implants and redoing with fat transfer.

Mark Broudo, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
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Butt enhancement

Brazilian buttock enhancement remains the best alternative. you need to have some fat to be transfered. Fat transfer is dependant on the experience of the physician.

It looks more natural and feels natural. Fat transfer does not need maintanance. But implant require maintanance and further surgery in the future.

Fat transfer is long term, you probably will not loose it with weight loss that is moderate.

Samir Shureih, MD
Baltimore Plastic Surgeon
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Brazilian Butt Lift is the Best Options for Good Candidates

Hi there-

There is no question in my mind that if you are a good candidate (reasonable goals, good anatomy for the procedure, good overall health), your long term outcome and satisfaction will be higher with a Brazilian Butt Lift than with implants, which ten to have more problems and will need to be replaced.

The key is going to be finding a surgeon with a lot of experience doing these procedures.

Good luck!

Armando Soto, MD, FACS
Orlando Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 157 reviews

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