DO I have to go to Brazil to get a Brazilian buttock lift?

DO I have to go to Brazil to get a Brazilian buttock lift?

No. It is done in the US and other parts of the world equally effectively. The Brazilian Butt lift is the technique of performing liposuction in certain parts of the body, harvesting this fat and then injecting it to the buttocks to add volume, enlarge them and lift them. It was popularized in Brazil because that culture appreciates well-shaped buttocks as a very high element of beauty.

I want to have the Brazilian Buttock Lift at the same time as my liposuction surgery.

Probably not if you are thin person. In order for this operation to be effective at least 300cc of pure fat must be inserted in each buttock area. Ideally we like to place over 600cc in each buttock. Please bear in mind that of this fat part of it will die within the first year.

Are there alternatives to the buttock lift with fat?

Yes. Buttock augmentation with implants is an excellent operation. This operation is done through a small 5-8cm incision that is strategically paced in the buttock crease so even if someone wears a G-string it does not show. The implants are inserted trough there. The implants are made of a cohesive silicone gel and their surface can be either textured or smooth. The implant placement can be either under the gluteus maximus muscle or under the skin. I prefer to place the implants under the muscle. Placement under the muscle is more painful but with fewer complications.

Doctor can you take fat from my friend and give me a bigger butt or breasts?

False. This sounds funny but many patients ask me that. I think they know that such does not happen and is more like science fiction. However we may be able to see something like this soon! Tissue from one person gets rejected when implanted to another person. That is why transplant tissues and organs require immunosupression to be able to live in their new host. However there is evidence that stem cells do not elicit an immune response and may therefore be transferred to another host without rejection. Simply described stem cells are natural cells of our bodies that have the capacity to become many different cell types depending on the body’s needs. Much remains to be seen about stem cells but this may be potentially very exciting.

Transplanted fat goes away in time.

Yes some of it will resorb but in good hands most will stay and survive. The beauty of this technique is that the fat that stays there will live forever as its part of the body’s own tissues.

Transplanted fat behaves differently.

We do not know if the fat behaves as it existed in its previous area of harvest or adapts and behaves as part of its new local environment. We know that in some cases it may grow on its own especially in areas with great vascular supply such as the face. The recent find that fat cells can be a good source of blast cells that may cause proliferation of local cell types further adds to these findings.

DO I have to go to Brazil to get a Brazilian buttock lift?

No. It is done in the US and other parts of the world equally effectively. The Brazilian Butt lift is the technique of performing liposuction in certain parts of the body, harvesting this fat and then injecting it to the buttocks to add volume, enlarge them and lift them. It was popularized in Brazil because that culture appreciates well-shaped buttocks as a very high element of beauty.

I want to have the Brazilian Buttock Lift at the same time as my liposuction surgery.

Probably not if you are thin person. In order for this operation to be effective at least 300cc of pure fat must be inserted in each buttock area. Ideally we like to place over 600cc in each buttock. Please bear in mind that of this fat part of it will die within the first year.

Are there alternatives to the buttock lift with fat?

Yes. Buttock augmentation with implants is an excellent operation. This operation is done through a small 5-8cm incision that is strategically paced in the buttock crease so even if someone wears a G-string it does not show. The implants are inserted trough there. The implants are made of a cohesive silicone gel and their surface can be either textured or smooth. The implant placement can be either under the gluteus maximus muscle or under the skin. I prefer to place the implants under the muscle. Placement under the muscle is more painful but with fewer complications.

Doctor can you take fat from my friend and give me a bigger butt or breasts?

False. This sounds funny but many patients ask me that. I think they know that such does not happen and is more like science fiction. However we may be able to see something like this soon! Tissue from one person gets rejected when implanted to another person. That is why transplant tissues and organs require immunosupression to be able to live in their new host. However there is evidence that stem cells do not elicit an immune response and may therefore be transferred to another host without rejection. Simply described stem cells are natural cells of our bodies that have the capacity to become many different cell types depending on the body’s needs. Much remains to be seen about stem cells but this may be potentially very exciting.

Transplanted fat goes away in time.

Yes some of it will resorb but in good hands most will stay and survive. The beauty of this technique is that the fat that stays there will live forever as its part of the body’s own tissues.

Transplanted fat behaves differently.

We do not know if the fat behaves as it existed in its previous area of harvest or adapts and behaves as part of its new local environment. We know that in some cases it may grow on its own especially in areas with great vascular supply such as the face. The recent find that fat cells can be a good source of blast cells that may cause proliferation of local cell types further adds to these findings.

John M. Anastasatos, MD, FACS
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in Beverly Hills

 

John M. Anastasatos, M.D., FACS

The son of a Greek shipping executive, Dr. Anastasatos was born in New York during one of his father’s overseas assignments. In 2007 he moved to Beverly Hills and established his own private practice. Dr. John Anastasatos performs both cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. That also includes revision cosmetic surgery of the face, breast, body and nose. You can connect with Dr. John Anastasatos on his Google Plus account.