Are There Different Techniques For Brazilian Butt Lift?

Are there different techniques for fat grafting to the buttocks? If so what are they and how are they different?

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Brazilian butt lift techniques

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There are factors that vary with the fat transfer procedure that are currently a topic of debate:

1. Machines used to harvest the fat

Machines, such as the suction-assisted liposuction (traditional liposuction), are typically the standard. This machine with the right setting does not injure the fat.
The ultrasonic liposuction machine, the VASER or laser lipo,  is not recommended.

2. Preparing the fat

a. Spin the fat to remove non- fat tissue.
b. Rinse the fat with saline.
       Recent studies show that minimal handling of the fat gives better results than the “cleaning and washing approach.”

3. Add a product to improve survival of the fat like platelet gel (growth factors from your own blood).  Some studies have shown it improves the survival of the fat.

4. Inject the fat into the gluteus muscle. The fat needs blood supply and the muscle is a very robust recipient site that improves the survival of fat. This has been clearly documented on patients that have had a Brazilian butt lift and are followed with MRI studies.

Always ask your surgeon to show you before and after pictures of the long-term results at least 6 months after surgery. Anybody can make a butt look good the first three months after surgery due to swelling. If the procedure is not done right, the fat can be reabsorbed and, consequently, you will have suboptimal results.


Brazilian Butt Lift Techniques...

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Yes there are several different techniques that are often used for the Brazilian Butt Lift.  There are different ways of harvesting the fat, different machines that can be used, different ways of preparing the fat as well as different ways of injecting the fat.  I do not think that there is any scientific proof of one technique being better than another.  You may find 10 surgeons who each use a different technique, but all of whom have excellent results.  You may also see 10 other surgeons who use the same techniques as the first 10 but whose results do not compare.  When searching for a surgeon, be sure they are Board Certified in Plastic Surgery, and be sure they can show you before and after photos of many of their patients who have results similar to what you are looking for. 
Good Luck

Daniel P. Markmann, MD
Baltimore Plastic Surgeon

BBL techniques

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Thank you for your question. The “Brazilian Butt Lift” is merely fat grafting. The flaps may be used during a buttock lift procedure. The difference between these procedures will be the extent of scaring. If you have poor skin quality and a droopy buttock, then a buttock lift may be needed. Some patients may desire more fullness over the buttock area and in this particular case, we could transfer the removed fat to the buttock. During fat transfers, the fat is placed deeply in the muscle in several different layers to create a smooth augmentation without irregularities. Sometimes, the doctor performs liposuction in order to further enhance the shape of the buttocks. The use of fat grafting has revolutionized Buttock enhancement. It is simpler to perform, with a usual operative time of 1.5 hours. It has minimal pain and discomfort postoperatively, and requires minimal recuperation. The fat is injected through two very small incisions and is carefully layered through tunnels throughout the buttocks. In 30 to 35% of the patients a repeat fat grafting is necessary because of significant absorption of fat. However, it is unlikely that further fat grafting beyond the second treatment will be necessary. An important consideration for buttock fat grafting is the availability of extra fat in different parts of the body. While fat is usually in abundance, there are patients in whom there is no extra fat available. After performing the same procedure on the other buttock, the doctor makes sure the buttocks are symmetrical and natural looking. Best of luck! 
Dhaval M. Patel 
Double board certified
Plastic surgeon
Hoffman Estates 

Dhaval M. Patel, MD
Hoffman Estates Plastic Surgeon
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Brazilian butt lift and different techniques

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 Brazilian butt lift is a procedure become popular in the United States over the past 4 to 5 years. as it becomes more popular more surgeons are beginning to the procedure in each surgeon will adapt a procedure to a way that works best for them. There are general concepts you must follow in order to get a good reproducible results  but each surgeon bring his own artistic sense to the surgery and produced a unique result.

This is true of all types of cosmetic surgery surgeons may have similar techniques but they will never be exactly the same.

Your job as a patient is to communicate with your doctor what result you would like to have in your doctors job is communicate to you what result he thinks he can produce and the 2 of you must come to a mutual understanding.

Wendell Perry, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
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Techniques for Brazilian Butt Lift Vary, as do Outcomes

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Hi there-

There are almost as many variations on the technical points of performing a Brazilian Butt Lift as there are surgeons performing the procedure.... No particular technique has been proven to be superior to another.

On the other hand, there is a great deal of variability in the aesthetic outcomes produced by different surgeons.

My advice would be to locate a surgeon you believe will keep you safe (see "How to Choose a Plastic Surgeon, Part 2"), and who's outcomes demonstrate the lovely appearance you would like for yourself.

When reviewing these photos, also keep in mind that some photos demonstrate the immediate outcome (less meaningful) and some the long term outcome (much more valuable).


Brazilian Buttock lift

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There are different Gymics.

Brazilian butt lift has been studied intensly.

Gentle removal of fat

cleaning the fat

transfering the fat in a three dimentional matrix.

These are the standards. there are lots of marketing tools depending on which machine the dr. has invested in and wants to use, and impress yo to gain the surgery.


Samir Shureih, MD
Baltimore Plastic Surgeon

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