Buttock augmentation with own fat (Brazilian butt lift)

What is a buttock augmentation with own fat?

Do you have just a little volume in your buttocks and would you like this? Then a buttock augmentation with your own fat could be the solution for you! The buttocks are enlarged and strengthened with the body’s own fat tissue.

Buttocks can certainly become stronger with sports and even the muscles can become bigger, but the volume can not increase. With the buttock augmentation with own fat, the own adipose tissue is removed by liposuction and then this fat is injected into the buttocks. We therefore call this procedure: lipofilling. Lipofilling only works if there is some fat to be removed. Because it involves body tissue, there is no risk of rejection.

How does a buttock augmentation with own fat work?

No skin is removed during the buttock augmentation with its own fat. The plastic surgeon uses a half-inch slice with a small needle to introduce a liquid that loosens the fat cells, reduces bleeding, but also anesthetizes the subcutaneous tissue. This liquid needs about twenty minutes to work. After twenty minutes, the plastic surgeon inserts a suction needle through the slices just under the skin. The fat can be removed by moving this back and forth. Fat tissue is removed on, for example, the thighs, hips or on the abdomen by means of liposuction.

The removed fatty tissue is purified by the centrifuge. Healthy fat cells are then placed by lipofilling at the place where you need volume, in this case in the buttocks. If the correction is satisfactory to the plastic surgeon, the cuts are closed with small soluble sutures.

Just before the operation you remove everything that is loose in or on your body, such as dentures or other loose prostheses in the mouth, contact lenses and/or a hearing aid.

Consultation

During the first consultation, we will discuss all issues related to the treatment. This is how we know what bothers you the most and what you would like to change. The methods and operating techniques will also be discussed in order to see what suits you best. Moreover, we will discuss what results you can expect, what the possible risks of this procedure are and how the aftercare will look like. You always receive honest advice and you will be informed about the treatment and the period that follows.

During the first consultation, the plastic surgeon will also check whether you are a suitable candidate for buttuck augmentation. The surgeon will ask about your health, medical background and any medication. If you use blood-thinning medication, you must stop at least one week before treatment.

When am I suitable for a buttock augmentation with own fat?

You must have sufficient body fat. Our specialized doctors are happy to help you. Of course, a bouldering is not just for women. It is certainly also accessible to men.

What can I expect after a buttock augmentation with own fat?

When the boost has passed and you can go home it is very important that you take it easy. Normal exercise is fine, but try to avoid strenuous work for the first six weeks. This means that you cannot exercise intensively and cannot lift heavy objects during the recovery period. Also, try to sleep on your side or stomach. One day after the operation, a member of the practice will contact you to ask how it is and if you have any questions. A check is immediately scheduled by the doctor.

After the operation, the buttocks feel painful and you experience a pulling and pressing feeling. It is normal to experience painful bruises, swollen skin and a fair feeling. Often this will disappear automatically after two to six weeks. If you have any questions, you can always contact us.

The body must recover before there are changes. Within a week you have a reasonable view of the effect of the treatment. The final result can be seen after 1 year. In particular, tighter pulling of the skin requires some time. The new contours of the body are permanent. The fat that has been removed does not come back. However, if you eat too much, the remaining fat cells become larger and you also become fatter again.

We recommend that anyone who carries out an operation in our practice should not smoke before the operation. Why are we doing this? A supply of oxygen-rich blood is very important in order to have a wound healed as nicely, quickly and properly as possible. The nicotine contained in cigarettes narrows the blood vessels, reducing blood flow to the wound. In addition, the smoke of tobacco contains carbon monoxide which causes the oxygen in the blood to be displaced. Finally, smoking also means that your condition is reduced and the immune system is weakened. All these factors ensure that complications in wound healing occur more often in smokers than in non-smokers. It is recommended to stop smoking at least four weeks before an operation and to keep it for up to two weeks after treatment.