Locate providers:   

Brazilian Butt Lift Adds Volume For a Fuller Derriere


A Brazilian Butt Lift can give you the shapely figure you've been wanting.

The latest in style is a well-rounded, shapely rear end and many people are turning to cosmetic surgery to attain it. All over the country, buttock augmentation procedures are becoming more popular, and the Brazilian Butt Lift in particular is a top request.

The Brazilian Butt Lift is a fat transfer procedure where fat is removed from one part of the body and is injected back into the buttock area. Some specifically remove fat from the lower back, hips, and under the buttocks in order to really define the derriere. Dr. Janee Steinberg, a Board Certified dermatologist with offices in Ft. Lauderdale and Boca Raton offers this procedure, and says that fat transfer is useful for more than just enhancing the buttocks. "Fat transfers can be done on any part of the body such as the nasolabial folds, or the cheeks. You can even treat the temples, the lips and of course the backs of the hands."

before and after photos of brazilian butt lift
Actual Results of Brazilian Butt Lift of Dr. Janee Steinberg

Being in southern Florida where beach going is common, having a voluptuous rear end to show off in a thong is becoming even more popular. According to Dr. Steinberg, she prefers to remove the fat that is to be reinjected with a method of syringe liposuction. "After we numb the tissue in the liposuction area with the tumescent solution, we then take syringes and remove fat. We process that into smaller syringes for reinjection."

Using this method, the fat cells are better maintained. One of the criticisms of fat transfer is that not all of the fat survives, so some volume is typically lost following the procedure. Physicians have found that a more gentle removal of the fat better maintains the cells' viability following reinjection.

After suctioning out the transfer fat, Dr. Steinberg continues liposuction for more bulk removal. "Now we use the Vaser and then we do the liposuction," she describes. Vaser lipo differs from traditional liposuction by using ultrasonic waves to break fat cells away from surrounding structures so that they can be more easily removed.

The fat to be injected must be separated from the tumescent solution, and then it can be placed back into the buttocks. "After harvesting, we clean the fat and we put it in smaller syringes for reinjection." Using this method spares the necessity for a large scar, which aids in the healing process.

Typically patients are back to normal activity within a week or two. Immediately following, some redness, swelling, and bruising can be expected. To be a candidate, a patient must have enough fat to remove for injection. Some physicians will recommend that a patient return after gaining some weight to have the procedure.