With age, soft tissue is often lost in our buttock area, which can give the appearance of having a flat, deflated backside. Buttocks enhancement, often called a Brazilian butt lift, restores lost volume to your bottom, giving you a fuller, rounder and more voluptuous figure.
As one of the best plastic surgeons in the Bethesda-Chevy Chase metro area, Dr. Stephen Kay has helped a number of women and men throughout the greater Washington D.C. area improve their appearance with body contouring. In addition to buttocks enhancement, Dr. Kay offers a full range of cosmetic plastic surgery procedures for face and body.
Please contact us online or call our Chevy Chase plastic surgery practice at 301-951-5120 for more information on Brazilian butt lifts.
The ideal candidate for a butt lift should also be in good mental and physical health and have realistic expectations about their results. Additionally, good candidates for fat grafting should have some extra fat around the belly, flanks or thighs, which will make it easier to collect donor fat cells for the enhancement process.
A Brazilian butt lift can:
Please visit our before and after photo gallery to see the real patient results that are possible after a butt lift.
The costs of a Brazilian butt lift vary depending on the complexity of the procedure necessary to achieve your results, and whether any other treatments or surgeries are included at the same time. Total costs will include anesthesia and the surgical facility, the removal of fat from other areas of your body, the enhancement process and any follow-up appointments. Dr. Kay’s staff will discuss the details your cosmetic surgery financing with you during your consultation.
Fat transfer can be an excellent way to augment the bottom in a way that looks and feels completely natural. Fat cells are removed from the abdomen, thighs or hips, purified, and then injected into the muscle layer of the buttocks using a small syringe.
Because the augmentation is performed using the patient’s own fat, the risk of rejection is minimal, and the result is a much more natural look than can be produced by buttock implants. Once the transferred fat cells are thriving in their new location, they will simply conform to a smooth and natural shape.
The specific amount of fat transferred depends largely on the patient. Dr. Kay will make an informed decision based on your appearance goals and the amount of fat that can be safely removed from other areas. Most patients are pleased to find out that they can not only enhance their buttocks, but can also enjoy a slimming effect through their abdomen, thighs or other area where donor cells were collected.
During your consultation, Dr. Kay will discuss your goals for buttock enhancement with you, as well as go over all the details of the procedure and recovery so you’re fully informed about what to expect. He also may recommend additional procedures for women and men whose long-term cosmetic goals are more comprehensive than simply gaining a curvier bottom. Buttocks enhancement can be included as part of a mommy makeover, or combined with breast augmentation to accentuate a natural hourglass shape.
Following the procedure, Dr. Kay will ask you to wear a compression garment for a few days. The areas where fat was taken are likely to experience some bruising and swelling as well. Most patients can return to work after about a week, though strenuous activities should be avoided for several weeks.
One important thing to note is that following the procedure, the buttocks area will swell slightly. When the swelling goes down, some patients think that they have lost the fat, but in reality, this is a normal part of the recovery process. You should be able to see your final results a couple of months following enhancement, and enjoy your new fuller, shapelier proportions for many years to come. If you would like to learn more about buttock enhancement, you can do so here or by visiting Dr. Kay on RealSelf.