Brazilian Butt Lift Procedures Austin

How do I Achieve a Natural Butt Augmentation?

Brazilian Butt lift in my opinion is the best procedure to increase the size of your buttock. It has become so popular because it enables your plastic surgeon to transform your entire shape. Liposuction is performed over several areas depending on the individual patient needs, but typically of the flanks, abdomen, back and thighs.

The Brazilian Butt lift allows your surgeon to use your own fat for the augmentation. Thus when the swelling resolves you will have a lifted and augmented buttock that looks and feels natural.

This procedure avoids the need for any foreign material and the entire procedure is done with your own body fat. Thus the final result will feel like your natural butt, only enhanced and shaped.

What is a Brazilian Butt Lift?

The Brazilian Butt Lift is a surgical procedure performed to reshape the buttock, as well as enhances the overall figure of the patient. The concept has evolved from just increasing the size of the buttock to improving the entire shape of the body! Fat is liposuctioned from one area of the body and then transferred to the buttock.

There are many terms that are used interchangeably for buttock augmentation, which can be confusing. Buttock augmentation, butt enhancement, butt lift and Brazilian butt lift are all terms used to reference buttock augmentation with fat transfer.

What is the difference between Brazilian butt lift and fat transfer?

This is a great question as there are so many terms that reference a butt augmentation. Brazilian Butt Lift is a popular term that is commonly used to describe a butt augmentation that is performed only with fat transfer. The Brazilian Butt Lift typically includes liposuction of the abdomen, back and flanks (occasionally other areas as needed), that fat is then processed and used to augment the buttock. The combination of the liposculpting and the fat transfer has the ability to transform a patient’s shape from square to more of an hourglass figure. This total body transformation is one of the reasons that the Brazilian Butt Lift has become so popular.

When people talk about fat transfer it can be done in isolation as is done with a Brazilian Butt Lift or in combination with butt implants. The fat can be used to augment the buttock or the hips. In patients that have a limited amount of fat to be transferred often have a combination of butt implants and fat transfer. This way the implants can create the majority of the butt augmentation, while the fat is used to soften the implants and augment the hips.

In plastic surgery there can be several terms to describe the same procedure. This can also be confusing to patients as some of the terms are used interchangeably. Please discuss your butt augmentation options with your board certified plastic surgeon. He or she will be able to help guide you to the procedure that would be best to help you achiever your aesthetic goals.

Who Can Have Buttock Augmentation?

Buttock Augmentation through fat grafting is becoming increasingly popular as it can be used to treat a wide range of patients. It may be performed to lift and rejuvenate a deflated buttock after weight loss, aging or pregnancy or even to add shape to a patient who genetically just didn’t have shape in the buttock area. Regardless, patients will undergo improvement in overall body figure as the fat used to shape the buttock is taken via liposuction from other areas of the body.

What is Fat Grafting and how is it used to shape my buttock?

The process of fat grafting begins with liposuction of the abdomen, flanks and hips or other areas in which patients would want fat removed. This fat is then processed so that only viable fat cells are used to shape the buttock. The fat is then injected in the buttock in very small amounts. This technique allows me to sculpt the buttock without using implants, giving patients a more natural and softer feel.

Am I a Good Candidate for the Brazilian Butt Lift?

This is a very common question because of the unique nature of the procedure patients must meet certain requirements to have the procedure done.

The first requirement is that patients have to have a enough fat to have the procedure. Typically if a patient has a BMI of 22 or greater they will have enough fat to have the procedure and have a phenomenal result. This will allow me to harvest (liposuction) fat from various areas such as the abdomen, flanks, back and thighs, this allows me to shape the body while obtaining the fat needed for the augmentation.

As long as you have enough fat for the augmentation, and are in good health you would be a good candidate for the procedure. If patients do not have enough fat then they may need butt implants or a combination of fat transfer and butt implants to achieve the shape that they desire.

The amount of fat needed depends on the shape and needs of each individual patient, however in general at least 500cc per buttock need to be placed to see a significant difference. On average patients typically receive around 800cc per buttock side for a total of 1600cc of fat transfer. However just like a breast augmentation the amount of fat needed various from patient to patient. In your particular case I would put at least 800cc/per side for you.

The process of the Brazilian Butt lift is not only to add volume to the buttock but to transform the entire shape of the patient from a square appearance to more of an hour glass shape. It is about giving a patient a figure that she will look great in close or a bikini (for the patients here in Austin). The goal is not to just try and make the biggest butt possible. It is giving the patient a shape they will love for years to come!

Other Requirements
Good candidates for buttock augmentation are in good physical and emotional health. They desire a more sculpted and shaped buttock. They must be at a normal weight as they need to have sufficient areas from which to liposuction fat from that can be used to sculpt the buttock. Patients also must have good skin elasticity so that the areas that are liposuctioned can shrink down and improve overall shape. Most importantly, patients must have realistic expectations about what can and cannot be done in terms of results. This should be discussed with the surgeon at the initial consultation.

Butt augmentation has been the fastest growing procedure in the U.S. for the past two years. That is for several reasons that include patients embracing their curves and newer techniques such as the Brazilian Butt Lift, which can give patients incredible results.

Patients that tend to be good candidates are in good physical and mental health. They are not taking any medications that would affect their surgery and are at a good weight for their surgery.

An ideal weight range for the procedure is a BMI between 22 and 30. This will ensure that you have enough fat for the procedure but not so much fat it is difficult for your plastic surgeon to sculpt your entire body. The reason that the Brazilian Butt Lift has been so successful is that your surgeon harvests fat from your flanks, abdomen and back to shape your waist. The liposculpting in addition to the fat transfer will transform patients from a square shape to more of an hourglass figure after their surgery.

If patients have a BMI less than 22 they can often be treated with butt implants or a combination of butt implants and fat transfer. So there are options for you either way.

Please consult your board certified plastic surgeon that performs a high volume of butt augmentations surgeries.

Buttock Augmentation Procedure

Buttock augmentation is an outpatient surgical procedure that usually takes several hours to complete. Patients require general anesthesia.

Once the fat has been liposuctioned from the predetermined areas, it is then processed so that only viable fat cells are used to shape the buttock. Small incisions are made for the liposuction and the fat injections. When the procedure is completed, the patient will be wearing a compression garment s except on the area of the buttock, which will either have no compression garment or a modification so that there is no pressure on the sculpted area.

Results From Buttock Augmentation with Fat Grafting

The results from the buttock augmentation with fat grafting are dependent on the amount of fat that is used to sculpt the buttock. The amount used is dependent on the pre-operative discussion with your surgeon and the amount of fat that is available to be used for grafting. Extremely thin patients often do not have sufficient fat for adequate augmentation. The amazing thing about fat grafting is that it is your own natural body and thus the results are very natural in both appearance and feel. Because the buttock is individually sculpted the ultimate shape varies on the desires of the patient.

Fat, unlike other fillers, lasts for years, as long as the patient’s weight is stable. As we age, we naturally lose fat so over the course of your lifetime, some of the fat in your buttock will decrease.

This procedure has some of the inherent risks of any surgical procedure, which include infection, bleeding and the need for secondary procedures, however this is rare. Problems with the procedure occur when overzealous amounts of fat are used to augment the buttock or improper technique is used.


Buttock augmentation with fat grafting is a new alternative to augmentation with implants. The benefits for augmentation with fat is that the entire body can be sculpted and shaped to enhance the patients overall figure. The long-term problems associated with implant use can be avoided. However because patients have to have sufficient fat for the procedure not everyone is a candidate. In consultation with your surgeon you can discuss if you’re a good candidate for augmentation with fat grafting.

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