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Brazilian Butt Lift Facts 101: Things You Need To Know About Buttocks Augmentations

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With so much talk on the 'back end,' we figure we bring you some stats on the Brazilian butt lift!

In 2013 alone, 11,527 buttock augmentation procedures were performed catapulting it to the top spot for the most significant increases in number of procedures performed over a one-year period, with buttock augmentations in the lead at 58%.

A Brazilian buttock lift, or a buttocks enhancement, is designed to create fuller, curvier buttocks and hips. The procedure is not actually a 'lift', but rather a transfer of fat from another area of the body to the buttocks. Unlike butt implants, buttocks enhancement through fat transfer creates a more natural look and feel.

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The cost for the procedure varies with your surgeon, but the average price for a Brazilian butt lift is $10,500. Liposuction of the abdomen flanks and back is necessary, but the procedure can be performed under general anesthesia and recovery usually takes about 2-3 weeks.

According to Emory Healthcare, there are two different types of procedures that can help achieve desired derrière results, those options either add volume to the buttocks to increase fullness, or use excision of skin to lift and tighten the buttocks.

Volume enhancing techniques, often referred to as a fat transfer (fat grafting) buttock augmentation, uses your own fat to naturally enhance, shape and fill out your bottom. Using well-established techniques, fat is gently suctioned from other areas of the body, abdomen, hips, thighs or back, and then injected into the buttocks to enhance the shape. 

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Butt enhancement surgery is ideal for patients who desire a shapelier, rounded buttocks or enlarged hips. As an added benefit, the removal of fat for transfer allows for the slimming and sculpting of other areas of your body for greater contouring.

For many patients, Brazilian butt lifts offer the best of both worlds - slimming the stomach or thighs while naturally enhancing the derrière. You can find out more about the procedure here.

A Brazilian butt lift might be for you if you're unhappy with the shape of your buttocks, or feel it is too small as the Brazilian butt lift can give you the rounded posterior you've always wanted. 

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