Brazilian Butt Lift for Improved Body Lines
The ideal shape of the female backside is a matter of opinion, but many women (and men) prefer an uplifted, rounded appearance to the buttocks. A rounded hip area naturally makes the waist appear smaller, creating a curvy, more feminine silhouette. The Lifestyle Center can perform a buttocks augmentation, more popularly known as a Brazilian Butt Lift, at our St Louis-area practice to enhance your body contours.
Are you interested in learning more about body shaping with a Brazilian Butt Lift? Contact The Lifestyle Center today for a free consultation with Dr. Moore.
What is a Brazilian Butt Lift?
Most plastic surgeons use a fat transfer method for buttocks augmentation, re-positioning body fat from unwanted locations to pad and reshape the posterior. Some surgeons also use implants for a butt lift, but the Lifestyle Center emphasizes natural, less invasive treatment and does not offer implants. Dr. Moore uses advanced “Tickle” liposuction to harvest stem-cell enriched fat from the patient’s body, then transfers this fat to add shape, contour, and lift to the buttocks. At The Lifestyle Center, we especially recommend contouring of the waist or love handles in conjunction with the Brazilian Butt Lift as this accentuates the curvature of the buttocks.
Fat harvesting for your Brazilian Butt Lift gives you the added bonus of a sleeker midsection. The fat is commonly taken from the flanks (also known as “love handles”) which further emphasizes your new, rounded buttocks and pulls in the waist at the same time.
Using fat transfer, Dr. Moore is able to effectively alter the hip area in a variety of ways. Some patients with an athletic build want to add roundness to a muscular gluteus, so fat is added to the indented sides of the butt to create a more feminine shape. Other patients feel their backside is too flat, or appears droopy. For these patients, we can add volume to the central upper portion of the buttocks to create a ‘perky,’ rounded appearance. For women who seek enhanced curvature and volume at the top of the buttocks, fat transfer is concentrated in the upper quadrant area.
The Tickle Lipo Process
Tickle liposuction is an advanced technique that allows us to gently harvest fat from the body with minimal trauma to the fat cells. Compared to traditional liposuction, the Tickle Lipo procedure is more comfortable for the patient and provides a faster recovery time, with less bruising. Tickle Lipo uses an innovative vibration and rotation process to liquefy the fat. No heat is generated in the process, and non-fatty tissue is left intact. The fat removed is optimal for use in fat transfer - it is more likely to survive and thrive in its new, transplanted location.
On the day of your treatment, Dr. Moore will apply a local anesthetic and make tiny incisions in the targeted area. A numbing fluid is inserted before the Tickle Lipo process begins, and nitrous oxide is also available, if desired. Immediately after harvesting the fat, Dr. Moore puts it through a purification process, and enriches the stem-cells to provide nourishment. Then, he begins to inject the fat into the buttocks through a small incision. Tiny drops of fat are placed through the layers of muscle to optimize exposure to the body's blood supply. This layering method also creates a smooth appearance, so your buttocks and skin look and feel natural, without lumps or bumps.
You will notice a difference in your body shape immediately, but the full effects of buttocks augmentation are seen in about three months. Our Brazilian Butt Lift patients are usually very happy, and love shopping for clothes to show off their new body contours!