Sometimes even the most rigorous glute exercises will have little effect on the appearance of the buttocks. The fact is that genetics, fat depletion over time, and other factors can produce buttock contours that often can’t be easily modified through traditional diet and exercise routines. Many individuals who feel they have a “flat” butt, a “square” butt, or “V-shaped” buttocks wonder how they can achieve a more round and shapely contour. For ideal candidates, a procedure such as the Brazilian butt lift can often accomplish that goal.
The Brazilian butt lift (sometimes referred to as the “BBL”) is an innovative cosmetic option that can enhance the shape and appearance of the buttocks without the need for buttock implants. This treatment from our board-certified plastic surgeon, Wally Zollman, MD, basically involves two techniques – liposuction and fat injections – to augment the buttocks in a way that can make them look more round and shapely. Liposuction performed in another body area (such as the thighs, love handles, or abdomen) extracts excess fat that can be filtered and prepared for injection into precise areas of the buttocks. These fat injections can then create new buttock contours and enhance their size and shape. A Brazilian butt lift also offers patients the advantage of achieving a double-cosmetic benefit: enhanced contours in the buttocks as well as enhanced contours and fat reduction in the area where liposuction is performed.
In terms of non-surgical methods, many people can certainly try to get a more round butt via regular exercise focusing on the gluteus muscles and the thighs; however, it will likely take some time to see significant results. A quicker non-surgical solution (and definitely a temporary one) is the use of shape- or compression-wear like SPANX®, which can give the area a “lifted” appearance while the garment is being worn. With that in mind, a Brazilian butt lift offers a solution that can provide more immediate results and effects that last long into the future.
If you have questions about Brazilian butt lift surgery, or if you would like to schedule a consultation to talk about your options, please contact Zollman Surgery today.