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Buttock
Augmentation

Brazilian buttock lift

Buttock augmentation or Brazilian buttock lift

Buttock augmentation, or gluteal augmentation, is used to improve the contour, size and/or shape of the buttocks. This is done through the use of buttock implants, fat grafting or sometimes a combination of the two. Aging, sun damage, pregnancy, significant fluctuations in weight and genetic factors may contribute to poor tissue elasticity that can result in sagging of the buttocks. In some patients, their genetic background makes them have poorly projected or flaccid buttock.

There are two surgeries for your butt:

Buttock augmentation with implant: more reliable results can be achieved; for those who want a big augmentation. The main disadvantage is that a foreign material is introduced in the body.

Fat injection, with fat taken from other locations of patient’s body: the results are not as dramatic as those obtained with the implant and a small part of the fat may be reabsorbed after some months. But advantages are: only natural material taken from the patient is used, more natural results are achieved and fat around the buttock is also aspirated, improving the contour around your butt.

Both techniques have advantages and disadvantages that will be discussed with you during the preoperative evaluation. In some cases, a combination of both techniques may be used.

All the described techniques have advantages and disadvantages that will be discussed with you during the preoperative evaluation.

Technical points

Each surgery will take 2H.
Can be performed under general anaesthesia or sedation and local anaesthesia and on outpatient or inpatient basis (1 night).

  • Expect bruising after surgery
  • Swelling possible up to 4-5 months
  • Permanent results not seen until 6 months postoperatively

Postoperative care

Medication

  • Acetaminophen or ibuprofen for routine pain control
  • Prophylactic antibiotics (short course)

Compression garment
For 2 weeks, then at night for 2 weeks

Activity

  • If fat graft, massage or manipulation of grafted area is minimized for at least 1 week to prevent graft migration.
  • Return to professional activity after 7 days
  • Heavy lifting after 4 to 6 weeks

Other recommendation
Ice/cold application within 24h

Complications and surgical risks

Risks with these surgeries are:

Implant

  • Swelling
  • Hematoma
  • Seroma (fluid accumulation)
  • Infection
  • Wound healing complications
  • Numbness or other changes in skin sensation
  • Asymmetries
  • Unfavourable scarring
  • Implant rupture or capsular contracture

Fat graft

  • Fat resorption
  • Swelling
  • Aesthetic deformity of the recipient or donor site
  • Graft size fluctuation with weight changes
  • Fat necrosis and formation of calcifications
  • Fat emboli
  • Lipoid meningitis
  • Arterial occlusion

Breast
Augmentation

Breast augmentation involves the introduction of an implant (made of silicone gel or saline) to increase the breast size. It is indicated in women that have an inadequate breast volume or that you have the desire to restore the natural volume after weight loss, pregnancy or aging (...)

Liposuction/
Lipoplasty

Liposuction, sometimes referred to as “lipo” by patients, slims and reshapes specific areas of the body by removing excess fat deposits and improving your body contours and proportion. It is done to remove fat from this area, through minimal incisions. One treatment may be all you need to reshape problem areas and the results are more consistent and predictable than non-invasive treatments (...)

Tummy tuck (Abdominoplasty)

Tummy tuck surgery, also known as abdominoplasty, removes excess fat and skin and, in most cases, restores weakened or separated muscles creating an abdominal profile that is smoother and firmer. Abdominoplasty is the procedure of choice to improve abdomen contour (...)

Face lift and neck lift

A facelift, or rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure that improves visible signs of aging in the face and neck.

It will improve skin sagging on face and neck, reduce the fold lines between the nose and corner of the mouth, reduce loose skin and excess fat of the neck that can appear as a double chin, (...)

Hyaluronic
Acid

Hyaluronic acid is the substance of choice for patients who wish to fill wrinkles or furrows or increase the volume of facial areas (eg lips). It is a normal component of the ground substance responsible for dermal hydration (...)