Butt Lift , implants, fat transfer (Brazilian Butt lift)

Throughout history, artistic endeavors have documented our preoccupation with the human form as a representation of femininity and fecundity. Careful analysis, mathematical interpretation, and recreation of the human form have remained popular pursuits. Recent studies in evolutionary biology have suggested a strong correlation between the “hour-glass” figure and not only female reproductive potential but also general physical health and psychological health. This correlation is best summarized by an ideal waist-to-hip ratio of 0.7 that transcends cultures, is temporally stable, and is cross-generational. The callipygian form best represents this history.

Buttock contour surgery, in contrast, has a short history compared with the field of plastic surgery or art history. Pressure sores and traumatic deformities of this area have been treated for some time, but buttock contour improvement has become an acceptable and frequent request as demands for body improvement have increased. Patients’ desire to look their best and the increased safety of liposuction and other body contouring techniques have dramatically increased the awareness of contour problems of the buttock. Recently, demographic changes in the United States coupled with changing societal fashion preferences, codification of aesthetic norms, as well as procedural improvements have increased interest in buttock contouring surgery by patients and surgeons alike.


Buttock Lift in Belgium

Aesthetic surgery of the buttocks encompasses many forms. Patients may seek to enhance buttock shape with buttock implants, autologous fat transfer, autologous tissue flaps, excisional procedures, or liposuction. Patients with traumatic buttock injuries and contour deformities from injections also require reconstruction, often with fat injections, autologous tissue flaps, and alloplastic implants. The dramatic increase in body contouring after massive loss associated with bariatric surgical treatments for obesity has also extended to buttock contouring. Skeletal and weight loss–associated gluteal deformities are often severe in nature and have also increased interest in these procedures.

Buttock contour defects are common, and patients often seek some form of correction. The treatment choices must match the patient’s concerns while not interfering with the necessary function of this area. Long-term approaches are an important consideration, as are scarring and unreasonable expectations. The patient may be concerned with a cellulite-contour irregularity of the skin and desire correction that may not be obtainable. Superficial corrections should be performed with great care to avoid further contour irregularities and detachment of the skin from underlying structures. The inferior fullness below the infragluteal crease or fold is one problem area. Many patients seek contouring of this area, yet excess removal may result in buttock ptosis, which is difficult to correct.

Patients seeking augmentation or enhancement of the buttock should recognize the consequences of implants that are required to withstand a person’s weight and activity requirements. The same concerns apply to corrections of traumatic depressions and treatment by fat injections. Lastly, a round buttock with a convex surface demonstrates a groove and depression if a scar crosses the convexity. Restoring the projection and smooth characteristics of the buttock is difficult when normal curvature is distorted.

The brazilian butt lift is not just about big butts!

The fat is removed through liposuction from selected areas of your body, purified and then reinjected into your buttocks. The procedure is designed to fill the upper quadrant of your buttocks so that the butt appears lifted and perky.


There are two different ways to enlarge your buttocks

    1. Brazilian Butt Lift: Fat injections or fat transfer to the butt
    2. Butt Implants: Insertion of silicone implants



    In fact : a lift is not the same as a fat transfer – enlargement . In a true lift, skin is removed , together with subcutaneous tissue, in order to remove excess skin or fat , usually after serious weight loss , e.g. after bariatric surgery . The scar in a buttock lift can be placed at three locations:

    • just above the buttocks , sometimes in continuity with the scar of a tummy tuck


    • in the buttocks itself, hidden by the bikini, but without a bikini, very visible


    • at the bottom of the buttocks, in the infra-gluteal fold , which is the best option in case it is only a minor ptosis of the buttocks



Possible Problems

    At Singelbergclinic, buttock implants are not carried out. The implants have to be placed under the muscle, which may result into various problems :

    • capsular contracture


    • wear of the implant, ruptures, silicone leak


    • painful sciatic nerve , which runs close to the implants


    • muscle atrophy


    • infection



An additional benefit of the Brazilian Butt lift is that you not only get a more shapely buttock, but the area liposuctioned is now much leaner


How is the fat injected into the buttocks?

The buttock is first contoured by performing liposuction in the areas around the buttocks to make them stand out more. Common areas liposuctioned include the back- directly above the butt, the stomach, and the thighs. Note that even the liposuction alone will give your lower body a more attractive look.

The fat suctioned from these areas is purified such that only a fraction of the donor fat removed will qualify for re-injection to the buttocks. In order to get enough fat of a good quality , liposuction must be done in at least 2 areas of your body. The fat is placed in the buttocks with special cannulas in small amounts into various depths so that the patient will get the highest permanent absorption rate.

However, there is always a varying amount of resorption of the fat, even after correction injection.



Contemporaneously, liposuction emerged as the most popular body contouring technique. Liposuction was used to reduce the accumulation of fat in all regions of the body. Specifically, it was successfully applied to the flanks and back and the surrounding aesthetic units of the gluteal region. The success of these interventions in improving buttock contouring quickly led to its adoption as the primary form of contouring this region. Increasing reports of success with autologous fat transfer techniques and the popularity of liposuction led to adoption of aesthetic gluteal contouring with fat injections.