The Difference Between Brazillian Butt Lift and Butt Implants

There are many options available to those looking to enhance their buttocks, and two of the most popular are the Brazilian butt lift (BBL) and butt implants. Both procedures can achieve similar results, but there are some critical things to consider before deciding which option to choose. Here’s what to know about your two butt augmentation options and how Dr. Perry can help.

What is a Brazilian Butt Lift?

A Brazilian butt lift is a cosmetic procedure that transfers fat from other body parts to the buttocks to create a more shapely and lifted appearance. This type of butt augmentation is typically done with the help of liposuction, which removes excess fat from areas like the abdomen, thighs, or hips. The fat is then purified and injected into the buttocks to add volume and shape.

What are Butt Implants?

Butt implants are silicone implants that are inserted into the buttocks to create a fuller, more shapely appearance. This procedure can be performed on both men and women and is often done in conjunction with other body contouring procedures, such as liposuction.

There are two main types of butt implants: round and teardrop. Round implants are the most common type used, as they provide a natural-looking shape and can be easily customized to the desired size. Teardrop implants have a more tapered shape and are designed to mimic the natural curve of the buttocks.

The decision of which type of implant to use will be based on your specific goals and anatomy. Your plastic surgeon will also consider your skin elasticity and muscle tone, as these factors can impact the final results of your surgery.

Butt implants are placed through small incisions in either the upper buttock crease or lower back. The incisions are usually about 1-2 inches long, and the scars will eventually fade. After the incisions are made, your plastic surgeon will create pockets in the fatty tissue before inserting the implants.

Which is Right for You?

Both procedures have advantages and disadvantages, so it’s always best to consult a board-certified plastic surgeon to see which option is better.

Butt implants are artificial devices placed under the buttocks’ muscle tissue. This provides a more permanent solution for patients who want a fuller look. However, surgery is more invasive and the implants may be visible through the skin.

A BBL involves taking fat from other areas and injecting it into the buttocks. This provides a more natural look and feel and can be performed without general anesthesia.

Ultimately, the decision of which procedure to choose comes down to personal preference and what your goals are. Our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Wendell Perry, can help you make the best decision for your needs.

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The best way to learn more about your unique butt augmentation options is by meeting with a board-certified plastic surgeon. To get started, contact our Doral, FL office by calling or filling out our online form.