Frank Agullo, MDBoard Certified Plastic Surgeon

Buttock Augmentation: Implants or Brazilian Butt Lift?

Buttock Augmentation: Implants or Brazilian Butt Lift?

woman's backside wearing high heelsThose who are self-conscious about the small size or flat appearance of their backside have probably heard all the tricks to making their butt appear bigger:

      1. Wear jeans with large pockets

      2. Wear high heels

      3. Perform squats and lunges every day

Although these are all great methods, they come with setbacks. Shopping for jeans is difficult enough, and not every pair is going to make your butt look great. High heels are a temporary fix and can be painful or difficult to walk in. If you’re a thin person, squats and lunges can add some bulk to your glutes, but you have to stay committed to maintain the results. Wouldn’t it be great if you could get the butt you have always wanted without all the smoke and mirrors? The Brazilian Butt Lift procedure or buttock implants are simple ways for you to ditch the illusions for more permanent results. Dr. Agullo can help you determine the butt augmentation procedure that is right for you during a consultation at his practice in El Paso.

Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL)

The Brazilian Butt Lift has become a very popular procedure because it uses the patient’s own fat to augment the buttocks. Fat is taken from another area of the body, such as the thighs, abdomen, or hips, and is grafted into the butt to achieve a fuller, rounder shape. Liposuction is performed above the buttocks during this procedure to improve the overall body appearance.

Buttock Augmentation With Implants

If the patient does not have enough fat in other areas of the body, butt augmentation with implants is an alternative. The incision that is made will be hidden in the crease of the buttocks, and the implants will be inserted within the gluteal muscles. The implants are made of a solid silicone gel, which will not rupture or leak the way breast implants can.

For patients with sagging skin or tissue in the buttocks, a buttock lift will be needed in addition to either buttock implants or the BBL.

If you are interested in butt augmentation in the El Paso or Las Cruces area, please contact Dr. Agullo at (915) 590-7900 or fill out our online contact form today to schedule a consultation. We look forward to hearing from you!

Liposuction or Tummy Tuck?

Model wearing jeans, showing off flat stomachA common misunderstanding that many people have when contemplating plastic surgery for their midsection is the thought that liposuction and tummy tuck surgery are similar. Although both procedures focus on improving the abdominal area, the truth is that they are very different from one another.

Neither liposuction nor tummy tuck procedures should be viewed as a form of weight loss.

Tummy Tuck

Also known as “abdominoplasty,” a tummy tuck is intended to improve the appearance of the stomach by removing excess skin and fat tissue, while tightening the abdominal muscles to provide a slimmer and more defined midsection. Tummy tuck surgery is usually performed on people with the following:

  • Loose, hanging abdominal skin

  • Stretch marks on the stomach (after effects of pregnancy or immense weight loss)

  • A desire to attain a more toned abdominal area


Unlike a tummy tuck that eliminates excess skin and fat, liposuction is only intended to remove excess fat deposits. This type of body contouring method is not limited to just the midsection either. Liposuction can be performed on just about any area of the body and even certain regions of the face, such as the cheeks, chin, and neck.

Patients who are already in good overall health, but wish to have a flatter stomach that is free of sagging skin would likely benefit more from a tummy tuck, while patients who wish to rid their body of excess fat deposits are better suited for liposuction. Although both procedures can be performed in conjunction with another and on patients of all ages, individuals who see the most improvement are usually younger because they have better skin elasticity.

Of course getting in touch with a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Frank Agullo will greatly help you in making your decision of which body contouring procedure is right for you. During your consultation, Dr. Agullo will take your preferences and goals into consideration to ensure that your expectations are met.

If you think that a body contouring procedure could be beneficial for you, we encourage you to contact our El Paso, Texas or Las Cruces, New Mexico practice today. Call (915) 590-7900 or fill out one of our online consultation form to get started. Dr. Frank Agullo regularly performs liposuction and tummy tuck surgery and looks forward to helping you achieve the look you desire.

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