Brazilian Butt Lift
Removing unwanted fat from your waist or abdomen and using it to enhance your buttocks? Talk about being a #HappyCamper. A Brazilian butt lift performed at our Fort Worth, TX, practice involves injecting fat that’s been harvested from other areas of your body, via liposuction, into the buttocks. Dr. Steven Camp uses his surgical skill to create a slimmer waistline that accentuates the enhanced curves of your buttocks.
A Customized Procedure
Dr. Camp creates a customized surgical plan after listening to you describe your cosmetic goals and determining the best area of the body to perform liposuction. The fat used in a Brazilian butt lift can come from any area of the body. For most patients, Dr. Camp takes it from the hips, abdomen, or thighs. Using fat from the hips, or flanks, helps create the contoured “hourglass” shape that many Brazilian butt lift patients are looking for.
Not all fat cells that are injected into the buttocks survive the transfer process, so in some cases, a minor follow-up procedure may be needed to get the desired results. Dr. Camp’s experience using fat grafting in a variety of procedures — including facial rejuvenation — helps minimize the loss of fat cells used in your Brazilian butt lift surgery.
To make sure a high percentage of fat survives the fat grafting process, Dr. Camp uses a gentle liposuction technique that minimizes damage to both the fat cells and the surrounding tissue. As a body contouring specialist with extensive training performing liposuction, Dr. Camp believes power-assisted liposuction (PAL) offers the unique benefits necessary for Brazilian butt lift surgery. PAL uses the proven tumescent liposuction technique, in which Dr. Camp injects a solution premixed with an anesthetic and epinephrine to help limit bleeding. Once he saturates the treatment area, he uses a small, thin tube to suction out fat.
Other liposuction techniques, such as manual liposuction or laser-assisted liposuction, tend to cause more damage to the fat cells and aren’t appropriate for a fat transfer procedure.
Once the fat has been removed from your body, Dr. Camp processes it, using a centrifuge to remove impurities. He then meticulously injects the purified fat cells into the buttocks so the results are smooth and even, creating the desired rounder contours.
Some patients ask about using synthetic silicone implants for buttock augmentation, which is an alternative to the Brazilian butt lift. Most patients prefer the Brazilian butt lift because it uses your own fat and there is less chance of complications. And many prefer the aesthetic results, compared to those from implants.
Each patient’s recovery varies, depending on the extent of the liposuction performed and the augmentation. Generally, recovery takes a few weeks. Bruising and swelling in the buttocks and the area where Dr. Camp performed liposuction are most pronounced during the first week. Medication can manage any discomfort you might experience.
It’s important to take short walks and move around during the initial recovery to help promote circulation and minimize the risk of complications. Dr. Camp recommends you sleep on your side or stomach for several weeks after the procedure and avoid sitting directly on a chair or couch. Use a donut pillow or inflatable pillow when it’s necessary to sit, and try to avoid sitting for long periods at a time.
If you’re looking in the Fort Worth, TX, area for a Brazilian butt lift specialist, you can request a consultation with Dr. Camp using the online form. Or give our office a call at (817) 228-4315 to schedule an appointment.Back to Top