Brazilian Butt Lift: Future Focus
In my previous articles in Your Health, I took a look at the 10 cosmetic plastic surgery predictions of The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) for 2011. In this article, I’ll provide insight regarding which of these predictions came true for us at Luxxery with Plastic Surgeon Dr. Hakki.
“Celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Beyonce, and Jennifer Lopez have made a shapely rear-end a must have accessory. In the coming year patients will be seeking posterior body lifts, buttock lifts, surgical and nonsurgical buttock augmentations to shape and augment their buttocks.” – ASAPS 2011 Prediction.
As I take a look back on 2011 at Luxxery, Dr. Hakki’s practice is consistent with the above ASAPS prediction. Further analysis shows a marked incline in gluteal augmentation surgery. The Brazilian Butt Lift or buttock augmentation procedure by way of fat grafting is at the top of our list for patients requesting body contouring procedures. Dr. Hakki’s practice has shown a threefold increase in the Brazilian Butt Lift procedure as compared to the year before. Although cultural differences are a factor that plays a role in what is considered trendy, it seems that the idea of having a larger backside bypasses ethnic, cultural and racial variances. Our patients have learned to prioritize procedures that make them the happiest while simultaneously managing their budgets.
The Brazilian Butt Lift has not only increased in popularity in Dr. Hakki’s practice, but also all over the world. Unfortunately, the increased demand and heightened popularity of this procedure has patients seeking other options such as artificial products. These unsafe procedures such as liquid silicone injections in the gluteal-buttock region are unethical and dangerous. Injectable silicone is not a medical product. It is, however, an industrial product. It can never become part of the body, and can cause abscesses and infections. Silicone is also prone to scarring and can end up extruded through the skin from the body. Silicone gluteal injection procedures are being performed by criminal, unlicensed individuals who pose a danger to the health of their patients.
Now let’s discuss the healthy and medically approved way to increase the size of your butt. A Brazilian butt lift by way of fat grafting involves taking fat from one area of the body and injecting it into the buttock region. The fat is obtained by way of liposuction of a patient’s abdomen, flanks, bra rolls or any other areas. The fat grafting process transfers the fat into the buttocks area. The grafted fat is the ideal filler for injection because it comes from the patient’s body with no immune factors. The procedure provides patients with safe, long lasting results. This is referred to as “autologous” fat transplantation, a technique considered by many as the choice procedure for buttock volume enhancement.
The Brazilian butt lift uses a technique that harvests fat rich with living cells. The fat is placed into the recipient’s buttock tissue, where the body houses large veins to insure its survival. Dr. Hakki then creates multiple tunnels where he places microdroplets of fat allowing for the deposited fat to be exposed to the surrounding tissue. There are no disadvantages to the Brazilian butt lift or any fat grafting procedure if it is well executed. The procedure is technique-dependent and Dr. Hakki’s advanced training and experience in fat transfer has allowed his patients to enjoy truly successful results.
The bottom line: All surgeries carry risk. See a board certified plastic surgeon with extensive years in practice and experience in your procedure of interest. Buttock augmentation is here to stay and has solidified its place as the procedure of the future.