Buttock augmentation is any surgical procedure designed to increase the size or improve the contour or shape of the buttocks. This includes several surgical options, which include buttock implants or fat grafting. Buttock implants are medical devices filled with silicone that are placed deep within the natural tissues of the buttocks. Fat grafting buttock augmentation is commonly called a Brazilian butt lift. This procedure involves using liposuction to remove fat from an area of the body, such as the abdomen, back, or thighs, and moving it to the buttocks.
At The Plastic Surgery Center in Maryland, we perform a wide variety of body contouring procedures to help you achieve the shape and proportions you desire. If you’re interested, we invite you to schedule a buttock augmentation consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Rosenberg, using the button below.
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Buttock augmentation can achieve several cosmetic changes to the buttocks. The surgery serves to increase fullness, roundness, and projection while creating an appealing contour. Many patients choose butt enhancement to create a more balanced and symmetrical figure overall. The procedure can enhance a patient’s self-confidence and help them achieve the body contour that they prefer, improving their self-image.
A butt augmentation actually works similarly to breast augmentation. During the procedure, your plastic surgeon uses soft silicone implants, fat grafting using your own fat cells, or both to increase the size of your butt.
When doing a fat transfer, your plastic surgeon will perform liposuction and then inject that fat into your buttock. You’ll often hear this referred to as a Brazilian butt lift procedure.
Butt augmentation is ideal for those who are:
During your complimentary consultation with our plastic surgeon, Dr. Rosenberg can perform a check-up to determine whether your own natural excess fat can be used for your augmentation or whether butt implants are required.
If the size of the buttocks is not a concern but you still see some sagging, a buttock lift is an option. This procedure is also called a gluteal lift, and it is intended to improve the shape of the buttocks by removing excess sagging skin and fat to create a lifted, toned appearance.
A buttock lift is typically chosen because the skin has poor elasticity due to aging, pregnancy, weight fluctuation, or other factors. As such, it is only intended to remove excess skin and fat and is not designed to make the buttocks larger. However, the procedure generally improves irregular skin texture, such as dimpling.
Good candidates for buttock implant surgery or a Brazilian butt lift are generally healthy overall and should be nonsmokers. These procedures are typically performed for those with loose soft tissue in the gluteal area but have realistic goals for the procedure. For BBL patients, it is important that they also have sufficient fat in donor areas to complete the procedure. Your candidacy can be determined after a consultation.
When considering a procedure like butt implants or the Brazilian butt lift, it’s very important to carefully evaluate your plastic surgeon. At The Plastic Surgery Center in Baltimore, our experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Rosenberg:
At your consultation for buttock enhancement, you can expect to discuss your health history, including any medications you take, conditions you may have, prior surgeries, or allergies. Your surgeon will examine the treatment area and work to understand your cosmetic goals before explaining a recommended treatment plan and expected results. Finally, your surgeon may also take photographs if necessary.
You may ask any questions that you have about the Brazilian butt lift during your consultation appointment. Many patients find it helpful to write a list of questions to bring with them to their appointment. Some common questions about buttock enhancement include:
After your BBL, you may have drains in place, and bandages will cover your incision sites. Patients commonly experience swelling, redness, bruising, and some discomfort after a BBL. It’s important to wear compression garments, take prescribed medication, and care for drains or incision sites as directed during the recovery process. You will also be advised not to sit directly on your buttocks as you heal. Your surgeon will monitor your healing during post-op appointments and will advise you when you can return to certain activities. Most patients return to work or school about 1-2 weeks after their BBL.
We invite you to learn more about butt augmentation or any of the other procedures performed at our plastic surgery center in Baltimore, Maryland. Contact us using the form on this page or call us at 410-324-3071 today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Rosenberg—your Maryland plastic surgeon.
Most fat transfers can be removed with liposuction, but it depends on the location of the fat.
The doctor will take fat from one area of the body using liposuction and then inject that fat into somewhere else.
You may experience some swelling, redness, bruising, or general discomfort after your BBL procedure.
Most patients can return to work and resume most daily activities after about 1-2 weeks following your surgery.
This depends on the patient, but on average it will take about 2-4 weeks for you to be able to sit comfortably again.
A BBL (Brazilian Butt Lift) is a procedure that takes fat from an unwanted area of the body and transfers it to the buttocks to give it a lift and a fuller shape.
On average, the procedure will cost around $4,000 to $5,000. However, this depends and where you get the procedure done.
A BBL is performed under general anesthesia to prevent any pain during the procedure. During recovery a patient will experience some discomfort and soreness.
Usually there will be a very small scar where the fat was taken from, but this should fade over time and not be very noticeable.
Brazilian butt lift is considered a semi-permanent procedure. The fat may fluctuate up to six months after your surgery, but should endure afterwards with continuous healthy habits.