Buttock Augmentation for a curvier physique
A Brazilian butt lift (BBL) or buttock augmentation enhances the size and shape of the butt, improving a person’s overall silhouette and creating a better waist definition. The butt lift procedure can add volume to your backside, enhance your curves, and improve your self-confidence.
There are two ways to surgically enhance the buttocks. A board-certified plastic surgeon might use fat cells, harvested from the patient’s body, to enhance the size and shape of the backside. In other cases, butt implants may be used to boost the backside instead. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gabriel Salloum offers patients both options at his practice in Miami Beach, FL.
About Brazilian Butt Lift surgery
The butt has become one of the most scrutinized areas of the body in recent years, thanks to the popularity of reality TV stars and the rise of Instagram influencers. Demand for a round, curvy backside has made butt lifts and butt augmentations some of the most popular plastic surgery procedures in the country over the past few years.
Brazilian butt lift surgery or buttock augmentation is designed to make the backside rounder and fuller. The surgery can also enhance the projection of the buttocks. Many people turn to surgery when they don’t see dramatic changes to their butt’s appearance after faithfully following an exercise or workout routine that claims to boost the backside.
*All patients are unique and individual results may vary.
As with any cosmetic surgical procedure, candidates for a Brazilian butt lift or butt implant surgery need to be adults in good overall health. It’s important to let Dr. Salloum know if you have any medical conditions or if you‘re taking any medications.
It’s also important to have realistic expectations about the results of your surgery. If you’re not happy with the size of your backside or you want a butt that’s fuller and rounder, a butt lift or butt augmentation might be right for you.
Candidates for butt enhancement should be non-smokers or must be ready and willing to quit smoking well in advance of the surgery.
Why have a Brazilian Butt Lift?
There are many reasons a person might consider BBL in Miami. One of the most obvious benefits of the procedure is that it increases the size of the backside. If you’ve long felt self-conscious about the size of your butt or you’re not happy with your curves, the procedure could help boost your self-esteem.
Another reason to consider BBL is to make your backside more symmetrical. Just as the breasts are often asymmetrical, the buttocks can be, too. A plastic surgeon can position implants or perform fat transfers to create a more uniform size and shape.
Finally, you might consider a butt lift if you’re been working out and following a healthy diet but haven’t seen much of a change in your buttocks. Implants or fat grafting can do what no amount of squats can.
Fat Grafting or Butt Implants?
How do you choose between fat grafting and butt implants? Due to its natural look and feel, the Brazilian butt lift using a patient’s own fat has become the surgery of choice for most people looking to enhance their backside.
But not all patients are good candidates for a fat transfer. If you’re very thin, then you probably won’t have enough fat on your body to transfer to your butt. In that case, butt implants might be the best pick for you.
Dr. Salloum meets with each prospective patient individually to learn more about their goals and candidacy and to help them choose between a butt lift with fat transfer or augmentation using implants.
Your Consultation for a Butt Lift
The first step towards butt augmentation in Miami is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Salloum at the Miami Center for Plastic Surgery. We want to make sure your consultation is a comfortable experience, so we offer complimentary valet service and spacious consultation rooms in a luxury spa environment.
During your consultation, you’ll meet with Dr. Salloum to talk about your aesthetic goals. Dr. Salloum will also ask you about your medical history and overall health. If appropriate, he’ll discuss additional procedures that might complement a butt lift and help you reach your individual goals.
The consultation is an opportunity for the surgeon to get to know you and to learn more about what you want. During your consultation, you can expect Dr. Salloum to do the following:
- Work with you to set goals for your plastic surgery
- Discuss butt lift and augmentation options
- Review additional procedures that might help you reach your goals
- Evaluate your skin’s elasticity and quality
- Evaluate the amount of excess fat you have
Don’t be shy about asking Dr. Salloum any questions you may have at any point during the consultation. Feel free to ask for more details about the procedure and about his experience performing buttock augmentation or plastic surgery in general.
It’s completely natural to feel some nerves and anxiety before cosmetic surgery. At the Miami Center for Plastic Surgery, our goal to make our patients as comfortable as possible and to help them feel excited about their results.
The Butt Enhancement procedure in Miami Beach
Depending on a few factors, Dr. Salloum may suggest enhancing the buttocks in one of two ways. He might recommend taking excess fat from one area of the body and grafting it into the backside. Another option is to add volume to the butt using silicone implants.
Buttock Augmentation with Fat Grafting
The Brazilian butt lift uses body fat taken from the patient to augment the buttocks, usually from “problem areas” like the stomach, hips, or thighs. The surgery is a two-step process. The first step is to harvest a fat graft from an area of the patient’s body that contains excess fat. To accomplish this, the surgeon will usually perform liposuction.
Although BBL removes some fat cells from the body for fat grafting, the amount harvested is usually not enough to create visible results in the graft area. The surgery isn’t intended for weight loss since the fat is sterilized and then injected back into the body.
After removing fat from the donor areas, the surgeon will sterilize the fat before strategically injecting it into the buttocks. How much fat the surgeon will use depends on the type of results the patient wants. It’s common for surgeons to overfill the buttocks, as some of the fat will be reabsorbed by the body in the first few months after surgery.
Some patients decide to enhance their backside using silicone butt implants instead of fat transfer. Butt implants are similar to breast implants in several ways but are designed for use on the backside. Butt implant surgery requires a plastic surgeon to make an incision on the backside, usually in the gluteal crease (the area where the butt joins the thighs).
The implants are then positioned in the buttocks, either under or on top of the muscle. Where a surgeon places the implants will depend on your body shape and the size of the implants. After positioning the implants, the surgeon closes the incisions and the surgery is over.
Recovering from BBL Surgery
You can expect to need about a week or two off from work and other activities for the initial recovery after your butt lift or butt augmentation surgery. During the initial recovery period, you’ll want to take it easy and rest as much as you can. After you get Dr. Salloum’s go-ahead, you can return to work but will most likely need to avoid strenuous activity, such as working out, for another few weeks.
Dr. Salloum will give you specific instructions to help make your recovery go smoothly. Pain medication can help you control any discomfort you may experience during recovery.
It’s a good idea to avoid putting too much pressure on your backside as you heal from surgery. Your surgeon might give you a special pillow to sit on to minimize pressure or recommend that you lie on your stomach, rather than sit, for the first few weeks afterward. You might also need to wear a compression garment around the area where fat was harvested to help support the new contours and to encourage your skin to retract.
Brazilian Butt Lift Before and After Photos
Take a look at the before and after photos from other patients to get an idea of what you can expect from a butt lift or augmentation with implants in Miami Beach.
Why choose Dr. Salloum?
The plastic surgeon you choose for your Brazilian butt lift surgery makes a big difference when it comes to your results. You want to work with a plastic surgeon in Miami who has experience performing the Brazilian butt lift procedure, who has the appropriate credentials, and who will take the time to help you decide how to proceed.
Gabriel Salloum, M.D., F.A.C.S., is board-certified by both the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He has a genuine passion for helping his patients achieve their goals as well as extensive experience performing buttock augmentation using fat grafting and implants. He emphasizes creating natural-looking results. As a result, he has a large following of loyal patients.
Dr. Salloum makes a point of treating all of his patients like the unique individuals they are. He will meet with you one-on-one and is happy to answer any questions you have. You can expect frequent follow-up appointments with Dr. Salloum after your procedure to make sure things are going well. A plastic surgeon who cares about your well-being will give you peace of mind that your safety and results are top priorities.
The type of anesthesia Dr. Salloum will use depends on the surgery you are having. For implants, he is likely to use general anesthesia, although local anesthesia with sedation might be another option. If you have any concerns or questions about your anesthesia options, feel free to bring them up during your consultation.
The incisions made during a butt lift are usually very tiny and not noticeable. The incisions made during a butt augmentation with implants are larger, so there will be a scar. Since the incision is placed in the crease of the buttocks, it usually isn’t visible when you’re wearing a bathing suit or underwear. It definitely will not be visible when you’re fully clothed.
Every surgery has risks. Being in excellent health and following your surgeon’s instructions can help you minimize the risk of complications after a butt lift or augmentation. Some of the risks include problems with blood vessels, bleeding, infection and a reaction to anesthesia. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons also warns about the risks of embolism and the need to choose a reputable, experienced surgeon to avoid this serious issue.
For the most part, the results you get from a butt lift are permanent after about 6 months. You might see some changes to the shape or size of your backside after losing or gaining weight. But once transferred to the area, the fat is there to stay.
The results you get from implants can also be permanent. However, you might decide to remove your implants at a later date or to replace them with a pair of a different size or shape.
Interested in learning more about the Brazilian butt lift or buttock augmentation? Request a free BBL consultation at the Miami Center for Plastic Surgery in Miami Beach, FL today. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Gabriel Salloum, call 305-405-6910.