What is the Difference Between Butt Augmentation and Brazilian Lift and Which is a Better Route?

I'm 128 pounds height 5'3 I'm looking for the best option, to go. Also what is the difference between the both . Also i was 117. Most of the weight is in the stomach area.

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What is the difference between buttock augmentation and the Brazilian Butt Lift?

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A Brazilian Butt lift is a specific type of butt augmentation like a Ford is a specific type of car.  The Brazilian butt lift is fat transfer to the butt.  I use liposuction to shape the midsection and remove fat from unwanted areas and then inject this fat into the buttocks.  The other option for buttock enlargement is a silicone implant.  Fat transfer (Brazilian Butt Lift) is my favorite method for a lot of reasons.  First, it looks and feels natural.  Second, you can customize (with implants you have a set option of sizes/shapes).  Third, you get liposuction to slim your midsection, which, in my opinion, is just as important as shapely buttocks.

Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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Brazilian Buttlift or Buttock Implant

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    At 5'3", 128 lbs with fat around the midsection, you are likely a very good candidate for the Brazilian buttlift.  Find the plastic surgeon with ELITE credentials who performs hundreds of Brazilian buttlifts each year.  Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA

Butt augmentation

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There are two options for buttock augmentation:  fat transfer or implants.

If you have stubborn fat deposits, as you mention, you might be a candidate for liposuction to contour these areas, and you may as well utilize that fat to transfer to the buttock.  If this is going to be inadequate, then you will need an implant.  Consult with a plastic surgeon to determine the best plan.

Dennis Dass, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
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The simplest answer is the the brazilian butt lift uses fat transfer for enlargement while the butt augmentation also includes use of the silicone implants

Norman Bakshandeh, MD, FACS
New York Plastic Surgeon

The difference with Brazilian Butt Lifts

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Brazilian Butt Lift is a technique used in buttock augmentation surgery. Butt augmentation can be achieved with solid silicone implants or fat transfers. Brazilian butt lifts utilize the fat transfer method where liposuction is used to remove unwanted fat from other areas of the body and then the fat is purified and re-injected into the buttocks. Many patients choose Brazilian butt lifts because it is a more natural option since it uses their own fat, reducing the risk of post-operative complications. Since you’ve referenced excess weight in your stomach area, you may benefit from a Brazilian butt lift since liposuction removes unwanted fat and reshapes the body. It is important to schedule a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon to determine if this option would be a good route for you.

Brazilian Buttock Lift

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A brazilian buttock lift is a type of buttock augmentation procedure.  This procedure involves harvest fat from areas of your body where there is excess fat and injecting that fat carefully into the central zone of your buttock. In addition, it involves liposculpting the buttock to facilitate a more rounded look. The common donor sites for this procedure is your posterior waist/flanks, lateral thighs, back, waist, and anterior tummy. Please visit with a board certified plastic surgeon to learn more about your options.

Dr. Basu 

Houston, TX

Brazillian Butt Lift vs implants for Buttock augmentation

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Brazilian Butt Lift is a term given to fat grafting of the buttocks. Implants also can be used but fat grafting is preferred because of the more natural result and lower risk if coomplications such as infection. Both are a form of buttock augmentation

John Squires, MD
Denver Plastic Surgeon
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Buttock Augmentation options

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Allow me to share with you some information that you may not hear elsewhere. There are only two proven safe and relatively effective methods for Buttock Augmentation and Hip Augmentation: 1) Autologous Fat Transfer (using your own fat, transferring from one area of the body to the other) and 2) Buttock/Hip Implants (semi-solid silicone rubber implants that cannot rupture &/or leak). Both are very good options so what it comes down to, like any surgery, is proper patient selection. Indeed because at least 50+ % of the fat transferred will melt away within a year, most patients are not good candidates because they lack an adequate amount of fat to harvest. Although using your own fat is relatively safe, the one serious complication that can rarely (< 1%) happen is "fat embolism" in which some of the fat gets into the blood stream and travels up into the lungs, heart, and/or brain causing serious problems. This complication is more likely to happen with the larger amount of fat being transferred. This can also happen when using fillers like PMMA and hyaluronic acids. Also fillers, when injected in large quantities, have a relatively high tendency to migrate away from the original area they were placed and tend to stimulate a lot of inflammation and subsequent scar tissue/hardening.


Thus buttock/hip implants become a very good, safe, and long term reliable option for most patients seeking buttock augmentation (at least in my practice). I prefer to insert the buttock implants through a single 2 ½ inch long incision over the tailbone (concealed within the crevice between the buttock cheeks) and the hip implants through a ~ 1 inch incision just below the beltline above the hip region. The buttock implant should always be placed under or within the gluteus maximus muscle. In this position, the implant is less palpable, less visible, and does not sag or shift/migrate over time unlike implants placed on top of the muscle. Therefore it is extremely important to seek consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon who specializes in this procedure. And in this case too, at least in my surgical practice, the infection rate is minimized to ~5%. Hope this helps…RAS




Ryan A. Stanton, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
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Brazilian Butt Lift and Butt Augmentation

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A brazilian butt lift is a common name for taking fat from somewhere and then re-injecting it into your buttocks. The amount of fat and the location of the injections will determine whether you get a "lift" or get significantly bigger. Make sure to find a doctor experienced in this procedure because not all BBLs are the same!

Buttock augmentation options

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Thank you for the question.  There there are three main ways to accomplish buttock augmentation.  Fat grafting (BBL), implants, and auto-augmentation (using local tissue).  If you have enough excess fat in parts of your body to obtain a good result with BBL then that will likely be your best option.  Very thin people who have no excess fat may choose a buttock implant to increase the size if their buttocks.  Auto-augmentation is designed for those who have excess laxity as well deficiency of buttock volume.

All the best,

Dr Remus Repta

Remus Repta, MD
Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon
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