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More Junk in the Trunk

You have to be in your 50s to remember, but there was a time when supermodels strove to look emaciated, as if they’d had a rice cake and some broth for the past six months. Shape was out.

Things have changed just a bit. Now round is profound. The hourglass is back. And the curvy feminine physique is celebrated. Maybe it’s because Americans are all a little heavier than we were back in those days. Or maybe women just got tired of starving themselves.

Whatever the reason, breast augmentation was last year’s most popular cosmetic surgery in the U.S. And the Brazilian Butt Lift is putting more junk in the trunks of American women every day.

Dr. Malamet is well versed in the Brazilian Butt Lift, which has virtually replaced the former practice of butt implants due to its easier recovery and more natural-looking results.

What is a Brazilian Butt Lift and how is it different from butt augmentation?

A Brazilian Butt Lift is a form of butt augmentation, but it differs dramatically from augmentation with implants. In a Brazilian Butt Lift, a patient’s own fat is used for the augmentation. In implant augmentation, implants are surgically placed. In implant augmentation, the results are permanent, but sometimes implants can move and require revision surgery. The consensus seems to be that Brazilian Butt Lift augmentation delivers more natural looking results.

How is a Brazilian Butt Lift performed?

A great secondary benefit of the Brazilian Butt Lift is that to harvest the fat needed to augment the backside, it must be taken from an unwanted area through liposuction. A Brazilian lift begins with sterile, closed-system liposuction, which obviously is a secondary benefit of the procedure. Fat is harvested from an unwanted area (the most popular areas are the lower back, waist, flanks, thighs, and stomach) through liposuction. Small incisions are made. Local anesthesia is infused first, and then a thin cannula is inserted and moved back and forth to loosen the fat pockets in the area. The cannula then suctions out the fat. Up to three times the amount of fat that will be re-injected may be harvested. By removing fat, it not only provides the raw material for the buttock enhancement, but it also contours the areas around the butt for a more dramatic result.

Next, the fat, tissue, and blood that were suctioned out are run through a centrifuge to separate the fat from the other fluids and tissue. Dr. Malamet then re-injects the fat back into the buttocks through hundreds of tiny injections all over your buttocks. He pays particular attention to the upper buttocks, so the entire area looks youthfully lifted. This counteracts the natural sagging that comes with the passing years.

How long do results take?

Results are immediately visible, but they keep improving with time because it takes some time for the fat to “take.” It can take a full year before a patient’s full results are visible. Over time, some of the initial volume from your fat grafting procedure will diminish. On average, patients retain 60 to 80% of the transferred fat, with the body absorbing the rest. The end result, so to speak, is a fuller, firmer, rounder backside.

Interested in adding a little junk to the trunk? Call Dr. Malamet at 818-380-3130 and schedule a consultation for a Brazilian Butt Lift.