Thursday, August 11, 2011 10:53 AM
A Brazilian Butt Lift uses your own fat from an undesired location and is strategically placed in the buttocks for a rounder and fuller look.
Ah, the plight of modern woman: excess fat where you don’t want it and not enough volume where do want it on your body. For many years, women have asked, "Why can’t you take this and move it here?" referencing belly fat to the breast or buttock region. Now you can. Using the fat transfer procedure, many revolutionary techniques have emerged to better hide potential scarring and ensure better grafting results to the derriere.
For quite some time, the focus has been on breast augmentation but now attention has moved down south… and behind to the buttocks. Traditional buttock augmentation has been performed with an implant, not dissimilar to a breast implant, but this procedure was fraught with complications post-procedure. As recently seen on The Doctors, a new technique founded by Dr. Constantino Mendieta, The Miami Thong Lift offers patients a fuller and rounder buttock with little or no scarring.
One of the key points Dr. Mendieta makes is to have asuccessful Brazilian Butt Lift, you must have an excess of fat to move to the buttocks. In some cases, he will send his patients to "Booty Camp," a diet in which the patient is to gain approximately 20 lbs so there is excess fat to remove and transfer.
A Brazilian Butt Lift is a 2 part procedure: first, unwanted fat is removed through liposuction which is then harvested. In the second part of the procedure, fat is injected into the buttock area to fill out and create rounder and shapelier buttocks. The Miami Thong Lift differs from the Brazilian Butt Lift based on the injection site. Fat is transferred through the crease between the buttocks, successfully hiding any eventual scar that may form. In some of Dr. Mendieta’s cases, he may add up to 1 and a half pounds of fat per buttock.
After the procedure, a period of 3-6 months is needed to see if transferred fat cells will survive. If they do survive, according to Dr. Mendieta, transferred fat should live as long as if the fat were still in the original site, meaning the diet/exercise resistant fat typically used for transferring purposes should retain it’s same properties in the new site.
Another technique featured on The Doctors, the Columbian Hi-Def Butt Lift has been perfected by renowned Denver board certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Broadway. Utilizing VASER Hi-Def liposculpture, Dr. Broadway uses ultrasound to gently break fat away from their connective tissue during the fat extraction part of the procedure. According to Dr. Broadway, the VASER Hi-Def ensures that more of the extracted fat remains intact and viable for transfer.
Actual Before and After Results of Columbian Hi-Def Butt Lift by Dr. David Broadway
As with the Brazilian Butt Lift, the Columbian Hi-Def Butt Lift is a 2 part procedure that is performed in one session. After harvesting the fat, Dr. Broadway injects it into the buttocks to add volume, shape and sculpt the area for a more rounded and pronounced behind. Not only is fat injected in the fatty layer of the buttocks, it is also injected into the muscle.