Fat grafting for buttock augmentation is a surgical procedure that is rapidly growing in popularity. Commonly known as the “Brazilian Butt Lift” it’s a technique that has been proven to enhance buttocks size and shape with fat grafting.
The article, authored by Lázaro Cárdenas-Camarena, MD; Rafael Arenas-Quintana, MD; Jose Antonio Robles-Cervantes , MD, MSc, PhD., provides exclusive details of the procedure, documenting 14 years of surgical experience with the Brazilian Butt Lift.
From 1995 to 2009, the doctors treated 789 patients with liposuction and subsequent buttocks fat grafting. They choose from 4 different areas of the buttocks, which can be injected with fat for aesthetic enhancement. The surgeons choose the proper area of the buttocks depending on the desired aesthetic outcome – the goal, of course, being a more shapely buttocks.
First the areas are marked. Then the doctor makes small incisions before performing liposuction with the tumescent technique. They collect and prepare the fat by separating it from the fibrous tissue, connective tissue, and water.
When liposuction is done, it’s time for lipo-injection into the buttocks. The doctors explain it as such:
“Fat was injected with only retrograde movement of the cannula, avoiding placement of large amounts of fat in a single site and reaccommodating the fat by massaging the gluteal surface. We inject approximately 20 to 30 cc with each retrograde movement.”
The authors go on to explain the minor variations they have introduced in their buttocks fat grafting technique, a procedure they have gradually improved over many years.
Overall, the article provides an insightful overview detailing one of the most interesting plastic surgery procedures being done today. If you’re curious about the Brazilian Butt Lift, read it now on the PRS website today, while it is still available for free.