The Hottest Trend in Plastic Surgery, the Brazilian Butt Lift!
By Miguel Delgado, M.D.
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) has been keeping track of cosmetic surgery trends for years. Recently the statistics for 2015 was published and revealed that it was another year of the rear!
Hottest crazes in fashion now extend beyond makeup and clothing to include body contouring for women. The Kardashians, Jennifer Lopez and other women popular in themedia have brought attention to the enhanced derriere.
For women with sagging or flat buttocks, there are now cosmetic surgical procedures thatwork quite well for enhancement.
The most popular is known as the Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) which gives the butt morefullness, projection, and roundness and is achieved by augmentation using the patient’s fat. The fat is removed by liposuction from another part of the body, usually the abdomen and then transferred to the buttocks. The result gives a balanced look for the body and thereby increases a woman’s self-image.
ASPS states that butt lifts have increased 252% since the year 2000. There are three popular butt lift procedures:
- Butt augmentation (BBL): by fat grafting
- Butt Lift: lifting sagging buttocks, not always with augmentation
- Butt implant: augmentation with a silicone implant similar to a breast implant
If you are considering butt enhancement, be sure to see a Board Certified Plastic surgeon. Different surgeons use different methods for augmentation; Miguel Delgado, M.D. prefers using fat transfer because the advantages are:
- Lower complication rate
- More natural and softer feel
- Avoiding foreign material
- Able to treat and sculpt multiple areas
- Added benefit of reducing fat from the donor site