Fat transfer buttock augmentation (Brazilian Butt Lift)
In buttock augmentation or lifting (Brazilian Butt Lift), patients’ own body fat can be used as an alternative to artificial implants. Unwanted fat deposits, for example on the abdomen, thighs or hips, are suctioned off using the especially gentle water jet-assisted technique. The fat cells are then injected into the buttocks through mini-incisions. It takes a few weeks for the fat cells to integrate into their new location. During this period, the body should be rested to ensure the best possible result. After a Brazilian Butt Lift, patients must avoid sitting during the first two weeks. Then a special cushion can be used so that the fresh fat cells are under as little pressure as possible. The patient can only sleep on the side or stomach.
On average, between 50 and 70 percent of the transferred fat tissue becomes integrated into the new location. Fine correction or adjustment is possible at any time. The advantage of this method is that it causes only very small scars and uses the patient’s own body fat. If an exogenous implant, for example made of silicone, is used, the implant shell may rupture and spill the contents into the surrounding tissue. Furthermore, capsule fibrosis may develop at any time. In both cases, a second operation is recommended to exchange the implant.