Brazilian Buttocks Lift (Gluteal Augmentation)

What is Brazilian buttocks lift?

Increasingly becoming one of the more popular cosmetic surgery procedures performed today, Brazilian buttocks lift, also known as Brazilian buttlift or gluteal augmentation is able to sculpt and reshape the buttocks and improve the overall appearance of a woman or a man. Using excellent technical skills and a well-honed artistic vision, Dr. Glick augments the gluteal region using the patient’s own body fat, eliminating the chance of rejection of the tissue.

Am I a good candidate for Brazilian buttocks lift?

The best candidates for Brazilian buttocks lift are individuals in good physical condition and mental health, who are unhappy with the shape of their buttocks and have realistic expectations. Whether female or male, if you are looking for fuller, curvier, well-proportioned buttocks, then gluteal augmentation may be the right procedure for you. During you consultation with Dr. Glick, you will discuss all relevant matters and decide whether Brazilian buttocks lift surgery is right for you.


Initial consultation prior to Brazilian buttocks lift surgery

At your initial consultation, Dr. Glick and you will carefully discuss your aesthetic concerns and define a tailored plan to improve the appearance of your buttocks. Your goals and expectations will be carefully considered and clarified. Your medical and surgical history will be reviewed in detail, and a physical examination will be conducted. Depending on your aesthetic concerns and anatomy, Dr. Glick and you will formulate your Brazilian buttocks lift operative plan.

Preparation for Brazilian buttocks lift surgery

Brazilian buttocks lift can be classified is major surgery, depending on how much work is to be done, and thus, appropriate preparation is necessary. Dr. Glick may request that you visit your private medical doctor for a check-up and for any necessary lab work and x-rays. Precise preoperative instructions will be reviewed, and all necessary prescriptions will be given to you in advance of your Brazilian buttlift. You will be instructed to avoid smoking, blood thinning medications, and all aspirin, aspirin-containing products, and anti-inflammatory products (Advil® or ibuprofen, and Aleve®) at least ten days before surgery. In order to promote optimal healing, complete and comprehensive preoperative instructions will be provided to you, detailing which medications to avoid, and which vitamins , minerals, and homeopathic preparations are ok to take prior to and after cosmetic Brazilian buttlift. For your own safety and comfort you will need to designate a chaperon/care taker that can escort you home after the procedure. You should plan to have some help with house-hold chores, such as cooking and cleaning, as these activities are fairly difficult in the immediate postoperative period. Get plenty of rest, and dress in comfortable layered clothing.

What type of anesthesia do you need for Brazilian buttlift?

Brazilian buttocks lift is usually an ambulatory surgery procedure that is performed under general anesthesia. The procedure can be performed in our fully-accredited ambulatory surgery facility or the hospital, and usually does not require an overnight stay. Along with our Board-certified anesthesiologist, Dr. Glick will consult with you to help you decide on the best anesthesia plan for your Brazilian buttlift procedure.

How does Dr. Glick do Brazilian buttocks lift?

Although there are several different techniques for performing Brazilian buttocks lift, gluteal augmentation is done mostly with fat grafting, and usually involves 2 distinct steps: fat harvesting and implantation. The incisions are hidden in inconspicuous areas or other naturally occurring body folds and landmarks to minimize scar visibility. Dr. Glick performs Brazilian buttocks lift using the latest and most advanced techniques in cosmetic plastic surgery
In the first step, the patient’s own fat is collected using traditional tumescent liposuction technique. The most popular areas for liposuction are the abdomen, the hips and flanks, the lower back, and the thighs. This not only provides the necessary fatty tissue for buttock enhancement, but also contours those areas, adding to more dramatic and lasting result. The harvested fat is then purified in a special process so that it can be readily reintroduced into the buttocks. In the second step, the harvested fat is added to the buttocks with a multitude of tiny injections at different depths to ensure an even and balanced gluteal augmentation. Using this detailed and intricate technique, Dr. Glick can give the entire gluteal region a natural and youthful appearance.

What are the differences between Brazilian buttlift done for women and for men?

Both men and women can benefit from the enhancing effects of Brazilian buttlift surgery. As a significant portion of Dr. Glick’s practice is dedicated to men, he is well versed in the distinct nuances of the anatomical and cosmetic differences between men and women. At Dr. Glick’s Plastic Surgery, preparation and recovery for Brazilian buttocks lift are similar in most men and women, but that’s where the similarities end. Using impeccable technique, Dr. Glick ensures sculpting the most natural feminine curves for women, and accentuates definition of certain muscles and masculine lines in men.

Recovery and the Postoperative Period

Brazilian buttocks lift is usually an outpatient procedure that requires only a short rest in our comfortable recovery suite. Once surgery is completed, you will recover fully from the effects of anesthesia, and be escorted home with your designated caregiver. Patients are encouraged to stay as active as possible at home for the first several days and throughout your recovery period. You should avoid sitting directly on the buttocks or lying on your back for 2 to 3 weeks to maximize results. In most cases the bruising is minimal and resolves after the first week, and most patients return to work and social activities after 1 to 2 weeks.
A snug elastic garment or body stocking must be worn over the treated area for 2 to 3 weeks after Brazilian buttocks lift. This is done not only to control swelling and bruising, but also to minimize postoperative pain. Dr. Glick will recommend the proper posture and positioning in the postoperative period, as well as appropriate level of exercise and physical activity. As always, you are encouraged to stay as active as is tolerable and eat a healthy diet. Dr. Glick and our medical team will closely follow up with you to make sure that your healing is going well.

Results of Brazilian buttlift surgery

The results of Brazilian buttlift surgery are shapelier, curvier, well-proportioned buttocks and gluteal region, with minimal, unnoticeable scarring. Not only will you look great, you will also notice a substantial change in the way that you feel. Brazilian buttocks lift results are not permanent, as a portion of the grafted fat is eventually resorbed. Various factors such as lifestyle and hereditary factors may impact on your long-term results. Dr. Glick’s encourages maintenance of the enhancing effects of Brazilian buttocks lift with an appropriate fitness level and healthy diet.

How much does Brazilian buttocks lift cost?

Brazilian buttocks lift costs vary depending on exactly what technique is used and which areas are treated. This will be outlined in detail during your consultation. Financing options are readily available.

What are Dr. Glick’s patients saying after Brazilian buttocks lift surgery?

Dr. Glick’s Brazilian buttocks lift patients are thrilled with their new toned and contoured lines and curves. Read what they have to say about the benefits of being a patient at Dr. Glick’s Plastic Surgery.