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Brazilian Butt Lift

Florida is almost as famous for Brazilian butt lift procedures as Brazil. Patients travel to Destin Plastic Surgery for this increasingly popular procedure, which can provide enhanced curves associated with celebrities such as Kim Kardashian and Beyonce. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. William R. Burden is well-versed in the innovative, specialized techniques of this treatment, designed to help you feel more feminine and sexy.

For more information about the Brazilian butt lift, request a consultationrequest a consultation online or call our office. We provide first-class services for patients from cities such as Panama City and Pensacola, Florida, as well as neighboring states and international locations.

What Is a Brazilian Butt Lift?

Synthetic implants were for many years the primary way plastic surgeons enhanced the buttocks. They remain an option, but the Brazilian butt lift is now more common. This procedure takes excess adipose tissue (connective tissue that stores fat) from areas such as the hips, waist, tummy, and thighs and uses it to add volume to the buttocks. The aesthetic results are fuller buttocks and a thinner waist.

The emergence of social media and celebrities embracing the look of enhanced buttocks have led to the popularity of fuller-shaped behinds and a significant increase in the number of buttock augmentations using fat grafting.

The Fat Grafting Procedure

Dr. Burden's experience using fat grafting techniques began 20 years ago when he used patients' own fat for reconstructive plastic surgery, such as breast reconstruction. He adapted the technique for cosmetic surgery to enhance the face, hands, breasts, and body.

Fat grafting involves harvesting fatty tissue from other areas of the body using liposuction. After processing the tissue to remove impurities and excess fluid, Dr. Burden methodically injects the purified fat into the buttocks using specialized micro-cannulas. He layers the fat methodically to ensure the enhanced contours of the buttocks appear smooth and natural.

Dr. Burden uses a highly advanced fat grafting system called REVOLVE™ to enhance the results of a Brazilian butt lift at our Destin practice. Dr. Burden was the first plastic surgeon along the Gulf Coast to use this technology, which he also uses for breast procedures. The REVOLVE System processes fat tissue more quickly and simply than previous methods, making each patient's experience smoother and results better. Dr. Burden has helped pioneer innovative fat harvesting devices, and Destin Plastic Surgery continues to be the first in new technology and advancements in plastic surgery.

Recovery & Results

The initial recovery after a Brazilian Butt Lift takes about 2 weeks for most patients. During that time, bruising and swelling gradually resolve. It's important to follow the postsurgical instructions provided by Dr. Burden, including wearing a special garment designed to reduce swelling and enhance the healing of the areas where he performed liposuction. You will have to avoid sitting directly on your buttocks for several weeks after surgery. Special pillows can help avoid putting direct pressure on the buttocks.

Even though the first couple of weeks can be a bit inconvenient, the results exceed the expectations of most of our patients. Clothes fit better and women say they can wear low-waisted slacks and jeans without having a "muffin top." Their buttocks fill out the seat of the pants much better and their choice of bathing suits is greater.

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Dr. Burden

Dr. William Burden

Internationally renowned plastic surgeon with years of hair transplant experience.

Dr. Ennis

Dr. L. Scott Ennis

World renowned plastic surgeon recognized by the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ISAPS)


Is fat grafting a new technique?

No. Years ago, experienced plastic surgeons began using fat grafting — sometimes called fat transfer — to help restore facial and body shapes for patients who suffered a traumatic injury. Additionally, autologous fat (a patient's own fat) has been used for years as a facial filler. It has only recently become popular for buttock enhancement, but it is a tried-and-true technique that is only getting better over time.

Is a Brazilian butt lift good for sagging buttocks?

The name of the procedure is actually somewhat misleading because fat grafting (or implants) adds volume to the buttocks, but it doesn't actually lift the area. The skin of the buttocks should be relatively elastic. Patients with sagging buttocks may want to consider surgery that repositions the underlying muscle and tightens the skin.

When can I resume exercising?

It's important to avoid any strenuous activities for about 4 weeks, especially any type of bouncing or other high-impact exercising. After a month, you can gradually resume your exercise routine. Start out slow with walking at a brisk pace and work up to running or other cardiovascular workouts.

Can I have other procedures done at the same time?

Absolutely. Patients who want additional body contouring treatments may combine a Brazilian butt lift with procedures such as a tummy tuck, breast augmentation, or breast lift.

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