Brazilian Butt Lift vs. Buttock Implants
Using your own fat during a Brazilian butt lift procedure is not the only way to create a fuller or shapelier backside. Another popular method to increase the size of the buttock is with the use of silicone buttock implants.
While implants may be adequate in some cases to increase volume, they simply make things bigger and do little to improve the overall shape and contour of the buttocks. Because there is no liposuction, buttock implants cannot change the shape of the buttock and surrounding areas in the way a Brazilian Butt Lift can. Butt implants are also unable to change the shape or increase the size of the hips. Butt implants also carry a risk of infection and shifting.
That’s why for most patients, Dr. Schulman recommends Brazilian Butt Lift using his SCOOP Lift® technique. In addition to more natural-looking results, Brazilian butt lifts tend to provide permanent results. The fat cells used in the procedure will develop their own blood supply and will remain a part of the buttocks forever. The added volume is permanent and will change as your body changes with aging or weight fluctuations. Using the body’s own fat cells also eliminates the danger of rejection, shifting, or scarring that can occur when using an artificial implant.
Brazilian butt lifts also involve removing fat through liposuction, so patients see multiple areas of improvement. A Brazilian Butt Lift is essentially two operations in one. Between butt implants and Brazilian butt lifts, butt implants are far less popular at least in part because of some of the associated risks. Brazilian butt lifts are performed about 25 times more than buttock implants, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
A small number of patients may not be able to have Brazilian butt lift done. For instance, those who are very thin and don’t have enough fat likely would be better candidates for butt implants.
What Type of Results Can I Expect?
The type of results that you get will depend on what you want
- A masculine perkiness to the butt
- Restoring volume that was lost with aging or weight loss
- Feminization of the shape
During your consultation, Dr. Schulman will examine you and discuss this BBL procedure. It is normal to be nervous about having a procedure that is not commonly done in males. But be assured, Dr. Schulman has enormous experience with this procedure and you will be in great hands. You will be able to describe the type of size and shape you want. You will also be able to show him photos of what you want, or what you don’t want. Dr. Schulman will then be able to tell you if what you want is possible, given your body shape, type, and available donor fat.