What Is the Difference Between a Butt Augmentation and a Brazilian Butt Lift?

What Is the Difference Between a Butt Augmentation and a Brazilian Butt Lift?

If you are thinking about getting a procedure to enhance your backside, you need to know the options available. You need to decide whether to get a butt augmentation or a Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) to improve your rear contour. 


The procedures are similar in the results, but they have differences in how they attain them. You can find out the difference between a butt augmentation and a BBL. 


Butt Augmentation

Butt augmentation or butt lift involves inserting an implant under the glute muscles to enhance the backside. There are different implant materials used, the most common one being silicone. 


The surgeon will help determine the best implant and procedure to help you achieve your goals. Evaluating your body shape will help with choosing the best procedure, though butt augmentation is ideal for individuals without excess body fat.


Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL)

A BBL enhances the backside using natural fat from the patient’s body. The fat is extracted from other areas of the body using liposuction, purified, then injected into the butt. The fat is injected based on the patient’s current shape and desired goals and is more natural-looking. By using the patient’s fat, there is a reduced risk of complications, and it helps to enhance other parts of the body. 


Natural or Synthetic

The main difference between a butt lift and BBL is the material used. A BBL uses natural material, or the patient’s fat, while a butt lift uses synthetic materials like silicone. Many people prefer the natural approach. 


A qualified and experienced surgeon can help produce natural-looking results. The availability of excess body fat and overall body type will determine the best procedure. Surgeons harvest the fat for a BBL from the hips, thighs, or abdomen. 


Surgical Incisions 

During a butt augmentation, the surgeon will make incisions to insert the implants, but this can result in scarring. A good surgeon will place the incisions where they are concealed. 


With a BBL, tiny incisions facilitate the liposuction, and the fat is injected via a syringe, resulting in minimal scarring. In most cases, it is hard to see where the fat injection site is following the recovery period. 


Long-term Results

It is necessary to realize that the results of BBL do not appear immediately since some of the injected fat cells may not survive. It means that it may take months to see the full results of the procedure. In some cases, additional fat injections are needed to achieve the desired results. A BBL is more natural, but a butt augmentation may produce more long-lasting results. However, the implants will need replacement or revisions at some future point. 


There is a higher chance of experiencing complications when using implants, as they can become displaced. Patients who require a butt procedure need to achieve their ideal weight before the treatment. Losing or gaining a large amount of weight after the procedure can compromise the results. 


For more on butt augmentations and Brazilian butt lifts, call Scott Harris, MD, at (972) 736-9600 to reach our office in Plano, Texas.

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