Everyone wants a high, round, full, and sexy behind. However, because of age, genetics, pregnancy, weight loss, or weight gain, many women and men are left with a flat, square, or saggy derrièr. Fortunately, there is a way to correct this. Originating in South America, the Brazilian Butt Lift is one of the newest and most popular aesthetic surgery procedures now being performed in the United States.
The Brazilian Butt Lift Tampa, or gluteal lift/augmentation, is a procedure designed to improve the shape and appearance of the gluteal region. This surgery uses a combination of liposuction and fat grafting (i.e. fat injections with the patient’s own fat) to produce a fuller, firmer, more youthful-appearing buttocks. Dr. Jaime Perez has a special interest with the Brazilian Butt Lift surgery and is a master at sculpting sensuous and sweeping curves with this procedure.
Brazilian Butt Lift Surgical Procedure
First, excess unwanted fat is harvested from the patient’s flank lumbar region, and occasionally the upper thighs using liposuction techniques. This part of the procedure not only provides the fat necessary for later injection, but also allows the plastic surgeon to sculpt and contour a beautiful silhouette around the buttocks. Before the actual Brazilian Butt Lift surgery, Dr. Perez will determine the optimal site from which to harvest fat, taking into consideration the patient’s stature, current shape, and desires.
Next, the collected processed fat is placed in special cannulas and injected through two small incisions (less than 1-cm) into the superior-medial buttocks, just above the gluteal muscle. Studies utilizing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to investigate fat survival following gluteal augmentation have shown that proper handling and placement of the fat in a supramuscular plane (i.e. above the muscle) is important to avoid cellular damage and ensure long-term, predictable graft survival.
Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery - Final Steps
This part of the procedure allows the Dr. Perez to precisely place volume where it is needed to give the illusion of a “lift” while forming a sexy and well-proportioned buttocks, without the scars and extra surgery traditionally needed. It is at this part of the procedure that Dr. Perez excels; his aesthetic eye and ability to think in three dimensional contours ensures the final result will be beautiful and well-proportioned from all angles.
Finally, the small incisions used to perform the entire Brazilian Butt Lift surgery are closed and special. Compressive garments are then placed on the patient. The entire Brazilian Butt Lift surgery takes approximately two hours and is performed on an outpatient basis, meaning the patient can go home the same day. Dr. Jaime Perez in Tampa finds the Brazilian Butt Lift surgery to be one of the most exciting and innovative procedures to offer to his patients.
Postoperatively, patients should avoid sitting for prolonged periods of time for the first two weeks. Recovery times vary, but patients are usually back to work by one to two weeks, and must wear compressive garments for six weeks.