Buttock Augmentation in the Dallas-Fort Worth Area
Beauty trends are continually evolving and in recent years, celebrities such as Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj and Kim Kardashian have helped make a round, voluptuous, shapely butt become a symbol of attractiveness and femininity. For many women, adding volume and fullness to the buttocks region can provide a more balanced figure and improve your appearance in clothing. While your workout routine can add definition to your butt, it often can’t add the volume necessary to achieve the appearance you desire. In these situations, buttock augmentation can be an excellent solution.
At Farris Plastic Surgery, we offer two buttock augmentation techniques:
- Brazilian butt lift
- Buttock implants
The right solution for you will depend on your unique body type and aesthetic goals. You can learn more about your options and receive individualized buttock augmentation recommendations by speaking with Dr. Zachary Farris in person. Please call (214) 363-1073 today to schedule a consultation. We serve patients in the Dallas, Texas area.
Brazilian Butt Lift
The Brazilian butt lift is the most popular buttock augmentation option we offer. A fat transfer procedure is used to improve the appearance of your rear end. Many of our patients prefer this technique because your own fat is used as part of the procedure, providing a more natural buttock augmentation method.
You’ll achieve a variety of benefits when you choose the Brazilian butt lift technique, including:
- Curvy, voluptuous buttocks shape
- More balanced and proportional figure
- Improved body contouring in the donor region
- More natural looking and feeling results than can be achieved using silicone implants
- Improved appearance in bathing suits and clothing
- Increased self-confidence
Am I a Brazilian butt lift candidate?
Ideal Brazilian butt lift candidates are in good overall health and have realistic expectations for the outcome of their procedure. In addition, you must have enough fat in another area of your body to perform the fat transfer procedure. Common donor areas include the abdomen, back and thighs. If you smoke, you must be willing to quit before surgery and throughout your recovery since smoking can have a negative impact on healing and your final outcome.
In general, the Brazilian butt lift is an effective way to:
- Add volume and roundness to your butt
- Improve the appearance of a butt that is too small for your body
- Improve the appearance of a flat, square or saggy butt
- Achieve a more symmetrical buttocks appearance
- Address issues such as a dimpled, lumpy or flabby butt
- Look better in bikini bottoms
Your Brazilian Butt Lift Procedure
Dr. Farris performs the Brazilian butt lift on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia. It generally takes about two to three hours to complete the procedure. There are three phases to your Brazilian butt lift procedure:
- Fat extraction from the donor site
- Purification of fat cells
- Reinserting the fat into your buttocks region
Liposuction is performed in the donor region in order to harvest fat cells that will be transferred into your buttocks. Next, the fat obtained from the liposuction procedure is purified. This processing involves separating pure fat from serum and oils. Dr. Farris will inject small amounts of fat in different locations your buttocks. Careful technique is used to place the fat grafts uniformly at varying depths in order to achieve smooth, beautiful, natural looking results.
Please view our Brazilian butt lift before and after photos to get a better sense of the results that can be achieved with this procedure.
Is BBL Surgery Safe?
Dr. Farris is well aware of the risks associated with the Brazilian Butt Lift procedure. The primary concern that arose once this procedure became popular was the vascular nature of the buttocks area. Having so many blood vessels in its deep muscular tissue, the buttock is a delicate area for fat insertion. There is a risk of injecting fat into a blood vessel, and of a small glob of fat becoming an embolization that travels to the heart or lungs. In recent years, as further studies have been performed to evaluate the BBL technique, doctors have developed safety protocols such as injecting fat into multiple layers of adipose and subcutaneous tissue, not into the muscle. Dr. Farris performs the BBL procedure with extraordinary skill, patience, and caution. During your consultation, please do not hesitate to ask questions about safety and how your procedure is performed to ensure yours.
Will I Have Scars After My Brazilian Butt Lift?
Technically, you will have scarring after your BBL procedure, yes. That said, it is very unlikely that you will notice. The incisions for both the liposuction aspect of treatment and the insertion of the cleansed fat cells into the buttocks are incredibly small. Initially, they may appear as tiny red or pink spots on the skin. With time and, if you so choose, the use of appropriate scar treatment, these spots should fade to a point where they are no longer discernable as scars.
How Soon After My BBL Procedure Can I Sit?
For the fat cells that have been inserted into the buttocks to have the best chance at survival, they must be left to integrate with as little pressure or disruption as possible. To achieve this, you can expect to be instructed to avoid sitting or lying on your back for a minimum of two to four weeks. Your post-op care instructions may provide suggestions to help you remain comfortable during this time of altered, limited movement. You may sit for very short periods without major concern. For example, you obviously must sit down to use the bathroom. Doing so is not usually a significant concern for fat retention. When you are cleared to return to work and sitting, you will do so using a special pillow beneath the buttocks that properly disperses pressure across the buttocks.
How Long Will the Results of My Brazillian Butt Lift Last?
The results of the Brazilian Butt Lift procedure are considered semi-permanent. This is simply because your fat is, by nature, semi-permanent. It can expand and shrink in response to your lifestyle, eating habits, and age. Over time, the shape of your buttocks will change as a result of your normal aging process, regardless of your weight. That said, there is no reason not to anticipate and work towards maintaining your improved buttocks shape for many years.
Will the Results of My BBL Look Natural?
Yes! Dr. Farris is skilled at the planning and performance of the Brazilian Butt Lift procedure. He carefully marks the areas in which volume will enhance the natural shape and curvature of the buttocks. He does so knowing that some of the fat that is transferred will get reabsorbed. After your procedure is done, you can support the most natural-looking outcome by strictly following the guidelines related to sitting and lying down.
What is recovery after Brazilian butt lift surgery like?
In general, post-operative pain is minimal. There may be some swelling and bruising that will subside over the next couple of weeks as you heal. It’s important that you avoid sitting directly on your buttocks for the first two weeks after surgery. Pressure on the buttocks during this early phase of recovery may cause the small fat grafts to die, compromising results.
You’ll be given a specialized compression garment to wear for the first two weeks. This garment applies pressure on the surrounding areas, but not the buttocks. You may also find it beneficial to use a special cushion when you sit that supports your thighs while allowing your buttocks to hang freely. This will help you avoid direct pressure to the buttocks region. Dr. Farris recommends the cushion made by The Booty Buddy.
You should be able to resume regular activities and return to work after about two weeks. However, you’ll need to avoid strenuous activity and exercise for about six weeks. You should start seeing initial results as your body begins to heal. However, it may take up to six months for your final results to become visible.
Buttock implants are an excellent option if you don’t have enough fat in other areas of your body to perform a fat transfer procedure. This technique uses silicone implants to achieve the added volume and definition you desire in your buttocks region.
Dr. Farris performs the buttock implant procedure on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia. It takes approximately an hour and a half to complete the surgery. An incision is made between the butt cheeks. Dr. Farris will then create a pocket within the butt muscle. Flexible, semi-solid silicone implants are placed inside these pockets, which typically reside in the upper and middle portion of your buttocks.
“Dr. Farris and his staff are the best hands down. They took the time to answer all my questions and I left confident in the decision I made. My pre and post op appointments were incredible and I feel better than I have in years!!”
What is recovery like after Buttock implant surgery?
Postoperative pain is typically minimal and will subside within the first few days of recovery. Dr. Farris can prescribe pain medication as needed to manage any discomfort you experience. There may be some swelling and bruising, but it will gradually subside over the first few weeks of recovery.
It’s important to avoid sitting directly on your buttocks for two weeks. Dr. Farris may recommend using a special cushion to allow you to sit without putting pressure on your butt during this time.
Strenuous activity and exercise should be avoided for about six weeks. It takes approximately three months for the implants to settle into their normal position. At this time, your final results should be visible.