May 16, 2011
Figure Flaw Fix: The Brazilian Butt Lift
Buttock Augmentation has come a long way from implants, new techniques today use the patients’ own fat and ultrasonic liposculpture to shape and sculpt the derriere.
Move over Breast Augmentation, there’s a new popular procedure in town – the interest and demand for Buttock Augmentation has increased significantly over the last few years. As technology advances, new techniques are being utilized to give women the rear they’ve always wanted – a shapely, rounded buttock. The most recent technique uses fat transfer to relocate fat from an undesirable part on the patient’s body to the buttocks, in a procedure physicians have dubbed the Brazilian Butt Lift.
Recently seen on The Doctors, Dr. Constantino Mendieta appeared on the show to demonstrate his newest version of the Brazilian Butt Lift, the Miami Thong Lift. In some cases, such as the patient that was on the show along with Dr. Mendieta, there isn’t enough existing fat to move over to the buttocks so he sends them to “Booty Camp,” in which the patient is instructed to gain 20 pounds so there is fat to move.
The fat is then removed via liposuction from the unwanted area and added through an incision made in the crease between the buttocks, successfully hiding the eventual scar that will form. In this case, 800cc’s of fat were added to each buttock, which translates to approximately 1 and a half pounds per side.
After determining if transferred fat cells will survive, a period of 3-6 months, Dr. Mendieta says the transferred fat should live for as long as it’s original destination’s duration. Typically, the original site where the liposuction is performed is replete with stubborn fat cells so hypothetically, the transferred fat cells should stay for as long as those would originally live.
Another technique of the Brazilian Butt Lift is the Columbian Hi-Def Butt Lift, available at renowned Denver VASER Hi-Def provider Dr. David Broadway’s practice. In this procedure, Dr. Broadway uses VASER Hi Def, a liposculpture device that uses ultrasound to gently break fat from the connective tissues – leaving a large majority of the fat intact and viable for harvest.
Actual Before and After Results of Columbian Hi-Def Butt Lift by Dr. David Broadway
In the same session, Dr. Broadway injects the harvested fat into the buttock to volumize, shape and sculpt the area. Fat is injected not only into fatty layer but into muscle as well.
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