Frank Agullo, MDBoard Certified Plastic Surgeon

Brazilian Butt Lift: The Real Skinny on Redistributing Fat Cells

  Brazil is all the hype this summer! They are already well renowned for their shapely and curvy bodies and their Carnivals. Hosting this year’s World Cup has brought even more attention to their famous buttock contours. Yet, it’s no secret that Brazilian women are not all born that way! Have you ever looked at yourself in the mirror and wished you could do some fatty tissue recycling? How about taking some of your fat cells from areas that have too many and moving them into other areas that could use a little more? shutterstock_196423997_opt That is exactly the theory and science behind the Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) or buttock augmentation with fat injections, as it involves fat transfer, which is also known as fat grafting. Basically, the process involves taking fat from the hips, abdomen, thighs or lower back and transferring it to the buttocks. A Brazilian Butt Lift redefines and enhances the size and shape of a person’s buttocks through a fat transfer procedure. Dr. Agullo will use your own fat cells, removing them through liposuction from one area, processing and preparing them for repositioning into areas where enhancement is desired. These newly transferred fat cells will develop a brand new blood supply of their own and contrary to popular belief will not disappear over time, due to the fact that this transplanted tissue is rich in stem cells. As an added benefit to a Brazilian Butt Lift procedure, additional liposuction is usually performed around and near the buttocks to better contour and improve the appearance of lifting and shaping the entire area to put more curves where you want them. This process usually results in a skinnier waistline, better-contoured thighs, and a shapely gluteal region. While  a Brazilian Butt Lift does involve minor surgery and local anesthesia, it takes only about 2 to 4 hours and does not involve an overnight hospital stay. A weeks rest is recommended for post-operative care, and the body should return to normal, physically and comfort-wise, within two to three months. Whether it’s done to complement breast augmentation surgery, to revitalize sagging derrieres due to the aging process, or to accommodate the tighter, lower-cut garments worn for casual or formal dress, many women are opting for BBL surgery since it is tailored for each patient.

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