The Brazilian Buttock Lift Explained
Did you see this controversial video of Madonna shaking her rear end on tour with Ariana Grande?
Just this short video of Madonna “twerking” got everyone talking about buttock implants! Did she get plastic surgery? What procedure did she use? Is it available to everyone?
Madonna is one of the biggest stars in history and has never been shy about sharing her body with a world-wide audience, but she has been a little shy about admitting to specific procedures. We’ll leave you to reach your own conclusions about whether Madonna has had a Brazilian Buttock Lift – or not. Why would someone consider a buttock augmentation? Well, thanks to body-image trailblazers like Kim Kardashian, healthy, round and fuller rear ends are rapidly “growing” in popularity all over the United States and parts of Europe and Asia – a trend that has already been immensely popular in Latin America for over 10 years. So what exactly is a Brazilian Buttock Lift? Let’s discuss a little further.
The Brazilian Buttock Lift is a combination augmentation/liposuction procedure to enhance the shape, fullness and smoothness of the buttock. The procedure involves removing fat from areas of excess on the body and redistributing it to the buttock and hips. The fat removed is purified and then reinjected to volumize the buttock area.
Although artificial implants can be used to give a fuller result, most patients seem to prefer the more natural method of the Brazilian Buttock Lift. As an extra bonus, you also lose fat in the liposuction part of the procedure! If you are already naturally slim without much excess body fat, you may even need to gain some weight before the procedure can be performed.
Although your body will reabsorb 30% to 40% of the fat injected over the course of recovery, the fat that remains will be there permanently, settling in and even behaving like all of the other fat cells in your body.
The ideal patient for this procedure is someone who is healthy and in good shape. There is a minimal two-week recovery time, during which the patient must wear a compression garment to prevent swelling. It’s absolutely essential that the patient avoids putting any weight on their buttock at all for the recovery period. So, no sitting down. The newly injected fat cells need time to stabilize in their new position, and sitting can cause the cells to shift and become damaged. Generally, the longer you avoid sitting on your buttock, the better your results will be. Final results won’t be seen for about four to six months, during which time we recommend avoiding exercise. Just think of it as an exercise vacation!
If you want more proof about the popularity of the Brazilian Buttock Lift, you only need to see the ISAPS Global Statistics Results from 2015-2016. In total, buttock augmentation surgery has been performed almost 300,000 times in the last year. And the natural Brazilian Buttock Lift has been performed over 200,000 more times than artificial buttock implant surgery. Patients just seem to prefer the natural enhancement of using their own fat! It was the 10th-most performed procedure worldwide in the last year, and we suspect it will be moving up that list when the next ISAPS Global Survey is released.
The Brazilian Buttock Lift’s popularity continues to grow in the American continents and we wouldn’t be surprised to see interest growing in Europe and in some Asian countries in the near future. However, a word of warning. This is a very complex cosmetic procedure that requires a great deal of advanced training from your plastic surgeon to properly and safely perform. Start your cosmetic surgery journey by scheduling a consult with an ISAPS Plastic Surgeon.