Butt Lift vs. Implants
What’s The Difference Between Brazilian Butt Lifts and Buttock Implants?
You may be aware that there has been an increase in those seeking to augment their backsides. This now popular look has been accentuated by celebrities who have ample derrieres, such as Jennifer Lopez and Kim Kardashian. At Infini Cosmetic Associates, we have seen a rise in the number of both women and men who are seeking butt augmentation procedures to help them achieve fuller, firmer buttocks.
Two questions we often receive are:
- What is the difference between the Brazilian Butt Lift and buttock implants?
- Do butt implants cost less than a fat transfer?
What are Buttock Implants?
Essentially, butt implants are artificial inserts made of silicone — similar to those used in breast augmentation procedures. The implants are surgically placed in the buttocks to increase volume.
There are several complications that can be associated with implants, including rejection, allergic reactions, movement/displacement, or fluid collection. Additionally, implants may not produce a natural look or feel, which may be very important to some individuals.
What Is Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery?
A newer technique using fat grafting or transfer is called a Brazilian butt lift. This procedure provides very natural looking and feeling results, and has fewer risks and possible complications than implants.
During a fat transfer butt augmentation, a patient’s own fat is removed from areas that have excess deposits using gentle liposuction. These areas can include the abdomen, thighs, back, or similar areas. The harvested fat is then processed to separate and purify the fat cells. The healthiest fat cells are then injected into the buttocks. The injections are made at varying levels to achieve a natural look and feel.
Advantages of Brazilian Butt Lifts
There are several advantages offered by Brazilian butt lift surgery over implants, including:
- No risk of allergic reaction as the patient’s own fat is used
- No risk of rupturing
- Possibility of repair surgery is eliminated
- In General costs less than implants (about the bbl cost)
Also, there is the added benefit that the area from which the fat is harvested will also become slimmer and more contoured.
At Infini, we consider Brazilian butt lifts to be the best option for those who seek a natural look to their butt augmentation. Additionally, the fact that there are fewer risks and possible complication is paramount to our goal of patient safety.
If you are considering an augmentation procedure, please call us today to schedule a consultation. During this appointment, we will discuss the procedure, its costs,and answer any questions you may have.