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What Is A Brazilian Butt Lift?

In an exclusive interview with buttock augmentation specialist Dr. Constantino Mendieta, he defines the Brazilian Butt Lift and who's looking for it.

Curves are back in a big way - Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Biel, Beyonce, Kim Kardashian, and the list continues. In the past, we have all envied Hollywood stars their bodies but it seems the focus of that envy is shifting south - to the derriere. So if you're not built like ScarJo or any of the Kardashians, for that matter, what can you do?

Brazilian Butt Lift Before After Results
Actual Brazilian Butt Lift Results of Dr. Constantino Mendieta
Post Treatment 6 Months


A buttock augmentation procedure that is gaining in popularity is the The Brazilian Butt Lift. Board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Constantino Mendieta, creator of the The Miami Thong Lift explains, "The Brazilian Butt Lift is transferring fat from one unwanted area of the body to an area where we can help create and sculpt different parts of the body." Instead of using an implant, Dr. Mendieta performs a fat transfer where the patients own fat is removed via liposuction and then re-injected into the buttock area to create a fuller, shapelier behind.

A common misconception that Dr. Mendieta encounters is people who think the Brazilian Butt Lift is only about making the buttock bigger. "Augmenting the buttock is just making the buttock bigger - whether you use implants or fat, that's just one procedure. The Brazilian Butt Lift goes way beyond trying to make something bigger; this is about making something prettier, shapelier, not necessarily bigger (although size can be emphasized), it's really about contouring and reshaping." Dr. Mendieta stresses the importance of the waist-to-hip ratio, that which creates the curves in that region of the body and creates a more dramatic flare.

And it seems one size does not fit all. In his practice in Miami, Dr. Mendieta has seen a myriad of ethnic patients and there is a cultural aspect to the end product of The Brazilian Butt Lift. While not everyone wants to have a "Latin" butt, Dr. Mendieta finds they do want the ideal buttock shape of their ethnicity - whether that be a heart-shaped, higher and shapelier, or just a perkier - a fat transfer can deliver those results.

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