Brazilian Butt Lift vs. Butt Implants

What is the difference?

In recent years, cosmetic surgery has garnered a lot of attention and continues to grow in popularity. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, cosmetic procedures for the buttocks are among the most popular. 2014 was the year that began the newfound trend and infatuation with gaining a plump, lifted backside. The recent surge comes from heavy celebrity influence. Brazilian butt lifts and butt implants reign amongst the most common procedures. But what is the difference between the two?

The Process

Brazilian Butt Lift

A Brazilian butt lift is a medical procedure that uses liposuction to transfer fat to the buttock region. Fat deposits are transferred from a variety of areas on the body where they can be removed. Fat can be moved from the abdomen region, flanks, thighs, and back. Once the fat is inserted into the buttock region, the buttocks are compressed to ensure symmetry and a natural appearance.. According to realself.com, 91% percent of Brazilian butt lift surgery patients are fully satisfied with the results.

Butt Implants

Butt implants are another option for buttock augmentation. These implants are not to be confused with breast implants. Breast implants consist of silicone that is supple and soft. Butt implants are dense and made of solid or semi-solid silicone.

The process includes making a precise incision through the center of the buttock muscle and creating a pocket. The fitted implant is then carefully inserted. The process alters the other buttock muscle in the same way.

Candidacy for Butt Augmentation

The buttock region is known as one of the most challenging areas to alter, but this does not hurt the procedure’s popularity. The Brazilian butt lift is the fastest-growing type of plastic surgery in the United States.

Brazilian Butt Lift

To receive this form of cosmetic surgery, it is imperative that you meet the doctor’s checklist:

  • Have realistic expectations regarding results
  • Have available fat in the abdomen, flanks, thighs and back region for transfer
    General weight stability – no extreme weight changes
  • Desire for a curvier backside
  • You wish to eliminate sagging skin and tighten the buttock region
  • You have already attempted healthy exercise and diet

Butt Implants

To receive this form of cosmetic surgery, it is imperative that you meet the doctor’s checklist:

  • Desire to boost your curves
  • Overall consistent health to endure procedure and recovery process
  • Possessing realistic post-operation expectations
  • Prefer longer-lasting results
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Risks and Possible Complications

As with every cosmetic procedure, there are certain risks and complications after surgery. The buttock region withstands various amounts of pressure and stress. Everything from regular daily events, such as sitting down, to rigorous exercise. Notably, Brazilian butt lifts do not carry the same amount of risk as butt implants. However, Brazilian butt lifts do not have as long-lasting effects as do butt implants. Consequently, it is essential to understand that with these cosmetic surgeries, some side effects may occur.

Brazilian Butt Lift

There are several common side effects and risks associated with Brazilian butt lifts. The most common complication of this cosmetic surgery is an asymmetrical appearance. This would require an additional adjustment to ensure a proportionate backside. Here are some other potential complications of the surgery:

  • Dimpling in the surrounding skin area
  • Possible fluid collection around the site of fat transfer
  • Infection
  • Fat necrosis, or the destruction of fatty cells within the body
  • Bruising and bleeding
  • Numbness of surrounding skin
  • Delayed healing of the surgical site
  • Blood clots, which could become fatal

Butt Implants

There are several typical side effects and risks associated with Brazilian butt lifts. The most common complication of this cosmetic surgery is an asymmetrical appearance. This would require an additional adjustment to ensure a proportionate backside. Butt implants run the highest risk of infection out of every cosmetic procedure available. Similarly, the amount of pressure and stress the buttock region endures on the daily opens the possibility to further infection. Here are some other common side effects of butt implant cosmetic surgery:

  • Scarring at the incision site
  • Delayed healing due to daily pressure and stresses on the buttock region
  • Dislodgment, or ‘slipping’ of the implants
  • Asymmetrical-appearance of implants, requiring revision
  • Nerve damage after surgery
  • Fluid collection and leaking
  • Hardness of the skin over the implants
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