Today, many women desire a shapely, round posterior. Individuals considering cosmetic surgery for enhanced contours and proportions have a couple of options to improve the shape of their rear. These buttock enhancement procedures include a Brazilian butt lift and butt implants.
While both offer dramatic outcomes, the patient may find it challenging to choose the best alternative for them to go with their unique body shape. Here we offer information which can help people determine which procedure will be most appropriate for them.
The Brazilian Butt Lift
The Brazilian butt lift has become increasingly popular over the last few years. This body contouring plastic surgery involves sourcing fat from one location of the body and grafting it into the butt to improve its size and shape. The surgeon may be able to remove excess skin during the fat injection.
Advantages of the Brazilian Butt Lift
The Brazilian butt lift is a widely chosen lower body procedure for various reasons. The most significant benefit is that the procedure uses natural tissue to increase the volume. Therefore, the outcomes are natural as well. The appearance and feel are more consistent with natural tissue as it is natural tissue.
In addition, the fat to be used in this procedure can be sourced from any area of the body where the patient wants to reduce undesirable fat bulges, such as the thigh area or abdomen.
This is tantamount to killing two birds with a single stone as the patient can reduce volume in one site while increasing fullness in the targeted buttock region.
Brazilian Butt Lift Risks
A limitation of the Brazilian butt lift is that not all injected fat will remain in the butt region. The body will absorb some amount of fat, and it may be necessary to graft excess fat. But the fat that does survive will be a permanent solution.
Buttock implants are meant to increase the size of the buttocks. These implants usually comprise a silicone core, which can withstand the pressure and stress on the buttocks without becoming flat or losing shape.
Similar to breast implants, buttock implants are also available in various shapes and sizes. There are oval implants and round implants. Some implants have a smooth texture, while others have a more pebble-like surface.
Buttock Implant Benefits
Implants are the best option for patients who are slim and do not have sufficient fat to transfer from one location to the targeted butt area. But some patients choose implants despite having sufficient donor fat as they want to enhance the size of their posterior in a dramatic manner.
Buttock Implant Risks
In comparison to the Brazilian butt lift, implants have their unique risks. All implants have an inherent risk of capsular contraction. This complication develops when the tissue surrounding the implant hardens and puts a strain on the implant. This leads to some discomfort and pain.
Stemming from this, implants may move or shift from their original position. Due to massive pressure from moving and sitting, an implant shift may cause the definition to appear unnatural as well.
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