If you’ve recently paid attention to pop culture, you know that luscious backsides are desirable. Where women once tried to disguise their behinds for fear of looking “too big,” they are today coveted features. But don’t worry if you haven’t been blessed with the fashionable plumper behind. A Brazilian buttlift from Georgia Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in Marietta, GA, can give the curves you want.
Does Brazilian Buttlift Surgery Really Work?
This surgery does indeed work, with a success rate that exceeds 80 percent. The number of new people seeking this procedure is also high, growing at a rate of around 20 percent each year. We might owe this to the age of social media, in which people snap shots of their fronts, backs, and everything in between and upload more than 300 million photos every day.
With such constant attention, people want to look good. Really good. And the Brazilian buttlift helps in this regard, adding sexy curves and just enough padding to backsides that are otherwise not as round and smooth.
What Is the Process Like?
We provide the most natural augmentation possible by harvesting fat cells from one part of the body, such as the love handles, and transferring them to the buttocks. This eliminates the need for implants and gives you a leaner appearance in areas where you might have bulges. Simultaneously, you get a fuller and more youthful-looking backside.
We start with liposuction to remove unwanted fat from a specific area. Then, using a state-of-the-art technique developed by Dr. Okoro, we strategically inject that fat into the butt. This not only adds volume, but by filling the upper quadrant of your backside, we also help the butt look more lifted. This restores voluptuous curves that showcase your clothes and feminine side.
Achieving Ideal Ratios
Previously, women were expected to have slimmer appearances that minimized curves. But increasingly, the backside has been recognized as heavily influencing female attractiveness. In some cultures, this body part is considered the most important in determining a woman’s beauty. American culture has always emphasized the breasts, but today, the backside is gaining prominence.
This is evidenced in studies that confirm a more dramatic backside is the new ideal, giving way to a shift in aesthetic preference. According to The American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the buttlift is among the fastest-growing of all cosmetic procedures in the U.S. What, then, is the ideal ratio of butt to waist? This differs for all women, as shapes and sizes also differ. But we can tell you a bigger bust, smaller waist, and broader hips are ideal.
The image of a woman with smooth curves from breasts to buttocks is rooted in biology. Wide hips, complemented by a narrow waist, send the message that a woman is healthy and capable of bearing children.
Take, for instance, Marilyn Monroe. Her breast-waist-hip measurements were allegedly 36-24-34, and this hourglass effect was perceived as sexually attractive – a fact that holds true even today. Studies confirm this by identifying waists between 24 and 28 inches, with 36-inch hips, as the most ideal. Waists between 27 and 31 inches, paired with 40-inch hips, are also considered attractive.
Why Choose This Procedure?
Not everyone is born with a perfect body, and to explain this, we’ll start with genetics. That’s right, your genes largely determine the shape and proportion of your buttocks. If your mom’s backside is flatter, there’s a good chance you’ll have a similar build. The same is also true if your mom’s behind is rounder.
But the appearance of your lower body also depends on how you store fat. While diet and exercise can help tone muscles, neither can change the biological shape of your backside. This means that a flatter behind disproportionate to the rest of your body likely won’t respond to a healthy lifestyle, regardless of how diligent you remain.
A Buttlift Might Be Right for You
A Brazilian buttlift can overcome body structure and reshape your backside externally. It also slims common trouble spots like the lower back, thighs, and abdomen – places that tend to store unwanted fat. We’re therefore able to address two concerns with one procedure.
In a nutshell, this treatment can:
- Enhance lower body curves
- Trim and tone other areas (where we remove fat)
- Restore a more youthful appearance to your body
- Improve curves and contours
- Give balance to the upper and lower body
What to Expect
After surgery, your recovery will happen in a three-step process, starting with the first few days. This is the most significant healing period, as you’re fresh out of surgery and exercising caution in how you move. You won’t be allowed to sit or lie on your buttocks for two to three weeks, so the first few days are also a period of adjustment.
In the coming weeks, which mark the second stage of recovery, you’ll be allowed to return to work. You’ll feel more like yourself with clearance to gradually incorporate your regular routine. The last stage is a month or two out of surgery, when you’re approved to resume exercise and other activities previously prohibited. Your new backside will also be more visible.
Results differ for each patient, depending on how your body responds to surgery and the care you take after surgery. A Brazilian buttlift can last several decades, and you can help maintain your results with simple at-home steps. For example, wear any compression garments we recommend for you, and follow the instructions for doing so carefully.
It’s also important to stop smoking to maintain healthy blood flow; this is crucial to sustaining newly implanted fat tissues and helping your body to properly heal. Limiting alcohol will reduce the chances of tissue degradation, and trading strenuous activity for light walking will improve circulation while also limiting fat cell death.
Water is a critical nutrient for all body processes, including healing. It encourages strong circulation, supports cellular recovery, and encourages fat survival. Managing your weight, and avoiding significant gains and losses, can also maintain volume in the backside. Finally, and as previously said, avoiding pressure to the backside can safeguard results; with this in mind, it’s best to lie on your stomach.
Buttlift vs. Implants
Many patients confuse these two procedures because they sound similar. It’s true that both can add volume and a more desirable shape to the backside, but that’s where the similarities end. To again clarify, a buttlift relies on fat taken from your own body. It is then re-injected into the behind for smooth and shapely contours.
Conversely, implants are just that: a synthetic material – usually silicone – in the form of implants that get placed into the backside. We only recommend this procedure for very lean patients who lack the fat required for harvesting. Even for these patients, we will try to find adequate fat from the lower back or flanks to bypass the need for implants. A buttlift delivers safer and far more natural-looking results.
Who’s a Candidate?
This procedure is a viable way to achieve the round backside you crave. The best patients, however, are those with realistic expectations for recovery and results. It’s true you may not achieve a celebrity-style backside even after surgery. In addition, your backside may not be perfect enough to hold a wineglass. What you will see is a more prominent and well-formed behind that boosts your confidence.
Also keep in mind that despite its name, this is not a lifting procedure. It won’t address sagging skin on your backside, thighs, or hips. To be further considered for this procedure, you should be or have:
- In reasonably good health
- At or near your ideal weight
- Desirous of a more prominent backside without implants
- Healthy skin tone throughout the buttocks and hips
- Adequate fat stores for harvesting
- Willing to follow post-surgery guidelines
Frequently Asked Questions
Many patients ask if fat cells die from a harvest site to injection into the buttocks. While this is a possibility, the truth is that fat cell survival depends largely on the surgeon’s practice. Dr. Okoro is very skilled and takes his time with each patient. He further combines technique with experience so that nearly all fat cells survive the procedure.
Additionally, the care you take after surgery will significantly impact your results. By following our recommendations, getting adequate rest, and eating nourishing foods, you’ll improve the procedure’s outcome.
Does This Treatment Help with Weight Loss?
A lot of patients believe that procedures like liposuction, which contour the body, help with weight loss. The reality is that you won’t shed pounds with the liposuction or buttlift we perform. What you will lose are stubborn fat pockets from a targeted site. In turn, we acquire the fat cells necessary for injection into the buttocks. You will have a slimmer appearance, yes, and a more shapely backside. But the procedure should not be used as a weight-loss tool.
Will Removed Fat Come Back?
Liposuction removes targeted fat cells, and once they’re eliminated from the body, those cells are permanently gone. Some fat cells do remain, however, because they’re necessary to your health. These remaining cells can increase in size if you gain weight. It is for this reason that we recommend you continue exercising and eating healthy after the surgery.
How Does the Fat Get Injected?
To get the fat needed for your buttlift, we perform liposuction on at least two different sites. Before we re-inject the fat cells, we carefully process and purify them. This ensures that only the most viable cells remain for backside augmentation. That fat is then placed into the buttocks using a highly-sterile cannula.
We ensure desirable results by injecting the fat cells at different depths and into many different areas. This precision ensures fat cells are not reabsorbed and get the blood supply they need for survival. Our technique also delivers results that are uniformly smooth.
How Long Is the Procedure?
This depends on the number of areas that require liposuction and the intended results for your backside. Generally speaking, you can expect to be in surgery for three hours. This window may fluctuate, however, to meet your specific needs.
Will I Need a Companion After Surgery?
We recommend that patients have a friend or family member stay with them for the first day or two after surgery. This person should be willing to help with household chores, like fetching meals and snacks and helping you into the shower after your two-day wait period. Planning for this ahead of surgery will help you stay calm and organized throughout your recovery.
Put Your Backside First
A Brazilian buttlift can give you the curves and volume you want while trimming wobbles from spots like the lower back and thighs. It also delivers symmetry and an overall more youthful appearance. Call Georgia Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in Marietta, GA, today to schedule your appointment.