The butt, or more correctly, the buttocks, holds a special place in Brazilian culture. Dating back to colonization, the buttocks features prominently in Brazilian poetry and music. The butt, the bumbum, the bunda (Portuguese), the derrière (French), the rear, the "large dorsal estate"... all such references to the buttocks show a national obsession with this particular part of the female anatomy. In Brazil, showing the butt is thought of as a powerful and respected expression of freedom for women. And that sentiment has exploded in America, where more women each year are celebrating that same freedom of expression through enhancement of their most prominent asset.
It comes as no surprise, then, that it was a renowned plastic surgeon from Brazil, Dr. Ivo Pitanguy, who pioneered what we know today as the Brazilian Butt Lift. While there are several different procedures that are generally referred to as buttocks augmentation, the Brazilian Butt Lift specifically refers to the transfer of fat cells from other areas of the body (traditionally the abdomen, hips, thighs, or any combination of those) into the buttocks. The goal of this procedure is to sculpt the buttocks area into a more aesthetically-pleasing, inverted heart-shaped mound using lipofilling of each cheek, leaving ample, central projection. The use of a patient's own fat, rather than an implant, ensures that the skin looks much smoother and the buttocks are firm with a natural, youthful, sensual profile.
The bonus of a Brazilian Butt Lift? You're really getting a 2-for-1 procedure: since the fat for the lift has to be transferred from elsewhere on your body, you're getting one or more areas of liposuction. Score!
Ready for a combination of liposuction and a Brazilian Butt Lift? Call one of our offices at (706) 335-3555 (Commerce) or (678) 541-0339 (Buford) to schedule your free consultation with Dr. Meadows, or start your journey to a more rounded profile by purchasing your Brazilian Butt Lift online.