Your Guide To Doctors, Health Information, and Better Health!
Your Health Magazine Logo
The following article was published in Your Health Magazine. Our mission is to empower people to live healthier.
Morad Tavallali, MD
Buttock Enlargement Using Your Own Fat – Brazilian Buttock Lift
Tavallali Plastic Surgery, LLC

Buttock Enlargement Using Your Own Fat – Brazilian Buttock Lift

Substantial advances have been made in the plastic surgery techniques and procedures for buttock enlargement or enhancement over the past few years. Previously only silicone elastomers were available for enlargement of the buttocks. These silicone blocks led to firm buttocks with a high rate of complications and I no longer use them due to patient dissatisfaction.

Over the past five years a new technique using the patient's own fat has gained popularity especially amongst Brazilian plastic surgeons and has come to be known as the Brazilian buttock augmentation or lift.

The procedure involves liposuction of several liters of fat from the patient's hips, thighs and abdomen and injection of the fat into the buttocks using multiple passes of a small tube to place the fat in linear channels under the skin and in the buttocks muscle.

The surgery is done as an outpatient surgeryunder general anesthesia and takes about 2-3 hours. Recovery is speedy but a garment must be worn for several weeks and direct pressure on the buttocks must be avoided.

Although it is expected that some of the fat cells will die and be absorbed, 70-80% are expected to survive and be incorporated into the body as normal fat cells; growing larger with weight gain and getting smaller with weight loss. However, since a sculpting has also been performed of the torso, this result will always stay and not be affected by weight fluctuations.

I hope this information has been helpful to you and given you some greater insights into the cosmetic plastic surgery options that are available to increase your quality of life.

MD (301) 805-6805 | VA (703) 288-3130