Butt injections, also referred to as the Brazilian butt lift, use a person’s own fat cells to improve the shape and volume of the backside. Our team at Metairie Plastic Surgeons in Metairie prefers this technique over implants due to its more contouring effects, its impressive safety record and the results, which appear more natural.
In a nutshell, the procedure for butt injections combines liposuction and fat grafting. Liposuction allows the surgeon to collect unwanted fat from areas of your body, usually your abdomen and/or another area, and then the fat grafting allows him to contour your buttocks with the collected material.
Butt Injections vs. Implants
Butt injections, or fat grafts, are considered safer than buttock implants because the procedure eliminates risks of adverse reactions. It uses the most natural material possible, after all — your very own fat.
Using your homegrown fat to reshape and augment your butt basically gives our plastic surgeon more control over the final results. For instance, he can turn your backside into something that resembles a nice shape by injecting more fat volume into certain areas as needed.
Conversely, buttock implants can only reshape the upper aspect of the buttocks, with no or very little effect on other areas, such as the hips and lower half of the butt, because of the way they have to be installed. The implant procedure does not provide the same ability for the doctor to contour and shape a more desirable derriere.
Body Contouring Benefits of Butt Injections
Since butt injections require liposuction to collect the fat for relocation, it provides the surgeon the ability to also contour the patient’s fat donor sites — perhaps the abdomen, flanks and back, for example. The narrower waistline created when the fat cells are removed from the stomach just further highlights the curves of your backside.
The amount of fat injected into your buttocks will depend on your individual fat reserves and your overall goals. Our team will make sure to create a customized procedure for you!