Options for Butt Lift: Which to Choose

Published on January 6, 2020
By Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery of Acadiana

Genetics, aging, and weight fluctuations can certainly take a toll on your buttocks. If you’ve noticed that your backside is sagging, flat, or disproportionate, then you may have considered having a butt lift procedure. However, you may be surprised to learn that there are different choices when it comes to selecting the type of butt lift surgery that’s right for you. Here, we will take a look at the traditional butt lift and the Brazilian butt lift with fat grafts. Understanding each procedure will help you make the most informed decision moving forward.


Traditional Butt Lift


There are various methods when it comes to a traditional butt lift operation. However, the most popular process involves creating an incision just above the buttocks in the groin area of the body. From this incision, the surgeon will remove excess fat and skin and then follow-up by putting the remaining skin tight. Liposuction may be used in order to contour the shape of the buttocks and provide a more ample-looking backside. This is the procedure that people are most familiar with since it has been around the longest amount of time.


Brazilian Butt Lift with Fat Grafts


This type of procedure differs from traditional butt lift in that your own fat is used to enhance your butt. First, fat cells will be taken via liposuction. Common areas that are liposuction include your abdomen, thighs, or love handles. Next, the fat cells are processed to determine only the best cells to use in the procedure. Finally, the fat is injected back into the buttocks at various depths in order to achieve the best results. Great care is given to this step to ensure that the buttocks have the appropriate curve and shape that the patient is seeking.


Which Option is Right for You?


Choosing between the two methods comes down to a variety of factors. In order to have the Brazilian butt lift with fat grafts, you must have fatty areas on the body to take cells from. Some people don’t have the extra fat that is necessary to go this route. Keep in mind, sometimes not every fat graft is successful, but if they are, then the results are long-lasting. Likewise, you would need a certain level of excess skin to achieve proper results with the traditional butt lift. To learn which option is right for you, you should consult with a certified plastic surgeon to learn more.


Benefits of a Butt Lift


A person’s appearance can have a substantial impact on their overall self-esteem. Not only can a butt lift restore your confidence, but it can also improve your balance and enhances your overall appearance.




Are you considering a butt lift procedure? We would love to hear from you! At the Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery of Acadiana, we are committed to providing each of our patient’s quality care. Please contact our office to learn more about this procedure and learn which option is the best for you. Call us today to schedule your consultation!