Buttock augmentation, more popularly known as the “Brazilian Butt Lift,” is increasingly popular in the United States. Last year alone, plastic surgeons performed nearly 10,000 of these procedures—a 16% increase from 2012.
Why is buttock augmentation so popular? Many feel that a high, firm, and perky bottom is the epitome of sexiness. A round bottom looks equally attractive in a bikini as in skinny jeans, and is a symbol of youth and fitness.
Women with broader shoulders or larger breasts and a small or flat bottom may wish to enhance their lower half to balance out their frame and create an hourglass silhouette.
Some women have perky, rounded buttocks in their youth, only to see gravity and the natural effects of time cause their bottom to begin to sag and lose its shape as they age.
Larger, rounder buttocks have become a trend in popular culture as well, with the famously-prominent derrieres of celebrities like Kim Kardashian setting a standard for feminine shapeliness. Creating or restoring this shapely look can cause an increase in body confidence and enhanced enjoyment in wearing certain styles of clothing.
Like other areas of the body we may wish to specifically target via diet or exercise, a “bubble butt” can’t be crafted in a gym. However, if genetics hasn’t already given you this coveted profile, a skilled plastic surgeon can.
During a buttock augmentation, your surgeon will use liposuction to harvest excess fat from other sites on your body to use as “fat grafts” to create your new rounded contours.
This fat is a natural material harvested from your own body and purified before being placed into its new location, greatly reducing any chance of complications and helping to ensure long-term results. The added bonus: unwanted extra fat on your abdomen, thighs, and/or flanks will be removed and placed somewhere it is actually desired. This will create a more streamlined, sleek silhouette overall.
After harvesting and purifying the fat, your surgeon will place it into your buttocks through carefully-targeted injections, at varying depths and locations according to your current shape and your desired outcome.
While any plastic or cosmetic surgeon can perform liposuction or fat injections, to achieve the best results you will want a surgeon who has a detailed understanding of the anatomy of the buttocks, has performed dozens of these procedures, and can show you a before and after gallery of their results.
The ideal candidate for a Brazilian Butt Lift procedure is a non-smoker between the ages of 25 and 55, generally healthy, with some excess fat they would like to have redistributed and whose weight is relatively stable.
If you’re ready to learn more about how a Brazilian Butt Lift can give you a younger, sexier silhouette, call Smith Plastic Surgery at (702) 838-2455.