Why is it Called Brazilian Butt Lift?


Why is it Called Brazilian Butt Lift?

The Brazilian Butt Lift is a surgery that combines liposuction from one area of the body with fat grafting to the hips and buttocks to create more volume, defined curves and a lifted derriere. A Brazilian butt lift is a specialized fat transfer procedure that augments the size and shape of the buttocks without implants. Interestingly, the Brazilian Butt Lift became what it is today because of failed implants. 

Although breast implants have been around for over a century, butt implants only graced the pages of medical journals beginning in the late 1960s. The first butt augmentation used the same materials as breast implants, but doctors quickly realized that not only do the breasts and buttocks look and feel differently, but they also move differently which resulted in unsuccessful and unpopular surgeries. Over time, implants were improved upon both in type and in placement, including subfascial implants, but still implants did not respond to the body’s movements as naturally as hoped. In the 1980s, liposuction was gaining in popularity as a viable technique in body contouring. Medical professionals began studying and experimenting with reinjecting the liposuctioned fat into other areas of the body. 

Brazilian plastic surgeon Ivo Pitanguy was quite an innovator in that time, pioneering surgical advancement in facelifts, breast augmentations, tummy tucks and rhinoplasty. Dr Pitanguy is also renowned for making plastic surgery available to the poor to fix deformities or bodily abnormalities. Although he has had a profound impact on medical history through his stellar contributions and accomplishments, he is most known for and widely credited with creating the Brazilian Butt Lift.  Dr. Pitanguy’s development of BBL made butt augmentation a safe and natural option, which helped to boost its popularity. It is assumed that it is called the Brazilian Butt Lift in dedication to Brazil’s most famous plastic surgeon, Dr, Ivo Pitanguy. Brazilian Butt Lifts provide natural, long-lasting results that give patients the benefit of a two for one surgery with trimming fat in the stomach (or other unwanted fat) area and enhancing the booty, providing a beautiful hourglass shape. To find out if a Brazilian Butt Lift is a good option for you, contact David W. Allison, MD at 703-754-8228 or WEBSITE for a consultation.

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