The Beauty of Brazilian Butt Lifts – Fat Grafting Over Implants
Captured by early sculptors and artists, an hourglass figure has been the standard of beauty for eons. A muscular and well-defined behind portrays virility and strength for men. When nature has failed to offer the shape to the butt, individuals might wish to turn to gluteal enhancement to create the gorgeous definition which isn’t always achievable through diet and exercise alone. Of the enhancement methods available, double-board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Peter Capizzi advocates using the individual’s own fat to improve their butts, instead of utilizing implants.
This is called the Brazilian Butt Lift, or BBL, which generates curves and roundness using the individual’s own fat to provide the essential volume, resulting in benefits beyond a beautiful behind: with liposuction, excess fat is removed from typical “problem” areas like the abdomen or thighs. The harvested fat is then processed and injected into the butt to produce the shape and size desired. Dr. Capizzi then carefully puts the chosen fat in the upper region of the buttocks, in addition to strategically removing extra fat in the midsection if needed, resulting in a noticeable “lift.”
“Fat grafting for gluteal augmentation is my preferred method since it can be specifically directed to the areas devoid of fullness,” explains Dr. Capizzi.
“Fat can be harvested safely and easily from regions of an overabundance and put through the exact same incision in another area superficially and safely.”
Another option patients can turn to for their desired derriere, are the use of implants. Dr. Capizzi admits that these are devices for enlarging the buttock as a whole, but there are important downsides to this alternative. High risk of infection, limited sitting for 4-6 weeks, and the rigidity of the implants are all top reasons you won’t have the choice of utilizing an implant at Capizzi, M.D. This alternative has limited benefits as these solid implants are temporary and might lead to bleeding due to lack of a muscle plane.
While there are reports of using breast implants as gluteal implants, the implants from the United States are the same firm hard silicone of 20 years ago. In contrast, the implants being used In Brazil and Columbia are softer, have a different form, and shape better to the muscle and bone mass. Taking all that into consideration, Dr. Capizzi recommends fat grafting over enhancements for his patients.