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    Introduction to Buttock Enhancement

    A beautiful butt starts from the lower back. The slope from the back is often lost with age or fat deposits due to weight gain. In some cases, you may not need to be augmented to improve shape. The removal of unwanted fat above the buttock where it meets the lower back can dramatically give the illusion of youthful perkiness. When liposuction in this area doesn’t provide sufficient fat for transfer, the buttocks can be augmented with fat from other areas of the body.

    Buttock Implants: Pros and Cons

    Buttock implants can produce amazing, long-lasting results. The downside is that they can feel firm in very thin people, they require an incision, and there are high rates of infection and malposition..Gluteoplasty or buttock augmentation is a good alternative to someone with a flat backside that has no fat to harvest. However, when fat is available for transfer, a BBL, or Brazilian butt lift is the preferred surgery for enhancement.

    Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL): The Preferred Surgery

    A Brazilian butt lift refers to fat grafting to the butt. When a saggy or flat butt is filled with fat, it looks perkier. This is a great surgery for women or men who have adequate fat in unwanted areas. It is not a good choice for very thin men and women since large volumes of fat must be extracted to create the desired results. Approximately 200 cc is needed for each buttock cheek to achieve sufficient enlargement. Large fat transfers may include up to 500 cc or more per side.

    Considerations for Brazilian Butt Lift Candidates

    It is important to note that not all fat removed from the body will survive when injected into the buttocks. The true survival rate of these fat cells is probably 40 to 50 percent. Thus, over-correction is often the rule with a BBL. Transfer of fat over certain reasonable volumes will not necessarily offer better enhancements. Rather, excessive transfers increase risks and should be avoided.

    Procedure Details: Liposuction and Fat Grafting

    Liposuctioned fat is processed in the operating room and injected into the buttock mounds. The goal is to restore projection and perkiness, and at times, widen the buttock and hips. The results are immediate, dramatic, and permanent. Buttock augmentation with fat grafting is a great operation for someone who wants a slimmer waist and fuller butt.

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