Many women opt for plastic surgery to boost their self-confidence and to feel better about themselves. One of the fastest growing plastic surgery procedures in the country is the Brazilian Butt Lift. Although the Brazilian Butt Lift cannot remove cellulite, dimples or stretch marks, it does lift the butt to a more noticeable position on the backside, it adds volume and enhances the shape of the butt. Two techniques used for this procedure are fat transfer and buttocks implants.
Who is a Candidate for the Brazilian Butt Lift
Doctors consider men and women who are healthy, have a stable weight and an ample amount of fat that can be transferred to the butt. All patients must be considered medically fit by the actual surgeon who is performing the surgery.
Why the Brazilian Butt Lift
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) revealed that butt enlargement surgery is up 16% while the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) claimed it had a 44% growth index. Either way, the Brazilian Butt Lift has never been more popular.
What is really driving this change in cosmetic surgery is not necessarily a desire for bigger bottoms but for fat. Fat has become a very creative surgical tool. As science and technology allow the use of fat in new and creative ways, areas that normally would be treated with implants, skin fillers and injections are enhanced. The quality of the fat extracted is evaluated and harvested and only the best is re-injected.
While fat has typically been a problem that consumers have sought to address with liposuction, removal of fat with laser and freezing, more doctors are looking at fat differently. Instead of fat being the problem, it has now become the solution. Even though fat-grafting procedures such as the Brazilian Butt Lift take into account only a portion of the 15.1 million cosmetic procedures done in 2013, American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) data indicates 10,000 instances of butt augmentation were reported last year. Fat grafting is an aggressively poignant topic in an industry that continues to grow.
During routine consultations, doctors are presenting patients the option to recycle the fat taken from one part of their body to augment another. It provides an ideal substance that is readily accessible, enduring, natural feeling and does not cause any adverse reactions. At the moment, because of the effort involved in extracting it, handling it and reintroducing it back into the body it generally costs from $2,000.00 to $6,000.00.
Challenges of Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery
Brazilian Butt Lift surgery used to create some microcalcifications. It was difficult to differentiate these from cancer but due to major changes in technology and better-trained mammographers, this is no longer a problem.
Another challenge is that once the fat is reintroduced back into the body, the question remains as to how long the results of the grafted fat actually last. Results of fat injections vary from patient to patient. Most patients experience a regression within three to six months. Recent research has suggested though, that building up fat with stem cells before transferring it back to the body could curtail its effects.