Buttock Enhancement

What is a buttock enhancement?

Often referred to as the Brazilian Butt Lift, a buttock enhancement procedure involves transferring fat from one area of the body, such as the abdomen, flanks, back or thighs, and to the buttock area to create the desired shape.   

What does a buttock enhancement improve?

A buttock enhancement can:

  • Round out the buttocks.
  • Help balance out one's figure and create an overall hourglass shape.

It's well-suited for patients who have some fat to spare.

How is the procedure performed?

A buttock enhancement is an outpatient procedure that can be performed with either general anesthesia or intravenous sedation. Using small, inconspicuous incisions, fat will be removed via liposuction from a location of the body (determined through a detailed discussion with the surgeon). Preserved fat cells are processed and carefully injected into the gluteal area to create the desired shape.

What are the risks?

  • Anesthesia risks
  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Scarring
  • Nerve damage
  • Fluid accumulation

What can be expected after the surgery?

Will I have bandages/drainage tubes?
A compression garment may be used over the treated area to help shape skin into the body's new contours. Also, drainage tubes may be used to remove excess fluid. After this procedure, patients are instructed not to sit for prolonged periods for a couple weeks, and are instructed to sleep face down or on their side.

How soon until I can return to work?
Every patient is different. Heed the surgeon's advice about when to return to work and resume your typical activities following surgery.

How soon until I see results?
Results may be apparent immediately, though it could take much more time - perhaps a year or more - for final results to develop.

Is a buttock enhancement covered by insurance?

A buttock enhancement is considered a cosmetic procedure and is generally not covered by insurance companies.