Brazilian Butt Lift - Sanchez Plastic Surgery - Baton Rouge, LA
What is a Brazilian Butt Lift?
The Brazilian butt lift is probably the procedure more patients call for than anything else. All a Brazilian butt lift is is liposuction combined with fat grafting. We're sculpting the back and upper butt, sometimes below the butt, and then taking the fat that we remove and putting it back. Everybody that comes in is so hung up on how much fat we're putting in. “My girlfriend got this much fat. I want this much. Look at this picture." That's only half the equation. The sculpting part of it, the liposuction part of it, is as much, or actually, I think, more important. That's where you're getting those lines, that's where you're sculpting things, and then you're just enhancing the shape that you get with the fat that you take out.
This is a fat grafting procedure. We've done fat grafting forever. Fat grafting the breasts, fat grafting the face. There is nothing inherently dangerous about fat grafting. Like anything, it should be done correctly, it should be done by a board-certified plastic surgeon, and the limitations of being conservative and doing it the right way, there's nothing inherently dangerous about a Brazilian butt lift. So a patient comes into me, we're going to talk about what shape, what we can get, how much fat, if they even have enough fat to take from, but we're going to let them know that this is what we can achieve. Past that, we're reaching that boundary of what's safe or not. We're not going to cross it.