Brazilian Butt Lift & Buttock Implants
Buttock augmentation is among Dr. Marc DuPéré’s specialties. Only a few North American plastic surgeons perform these procedures. Dr. DuPéré discovered the power of a full, round, and sexy buttock area while traveling and learning in Brazil. He has been performing buttock augmentation since he initially learned the procedure in 2004 and after attending various courses given by 4 world specialists: Dr. De La Pina in Mexico, Dr. Mendieta in Miami, Dr. Del Vecchio in Boston, and Dr. Gonzalez in Brazil. DuPéré offers buttock augmentation procedures including the Brazilian butt lift for Toronto men and women.
How Can Buttock Augmentation Help?
Buttock augmentation procedures can give you several benefits, including:
- Fuller, sexier buttocks
- Better fitting clothing
- A lift of the soft tissue to restore firmness
Aesthetics of the Buttocks
In both men and women, musculature and fat provide buttock definition. Excess fat above and around the buttocks can make them appear smaller and flatter. Therefore, buttock augmentation procedures require some liposuction for many patients. This may take place in the flanks, love handles, saddlebags, lower back, or upper thighs. The length of the inter-buttock “crease,” or cleft, is also important in the aesthetics of the buttock. You may have seen some buttocks with a very short cleft, making the buttocks look small and too low. Dr. DuPéré often modifies this cleft to add definition.
Dr. DuPéré’s Buttock Augmentation Techniques
Dr. DuPéré achieves buttock augmentation with two distinct techniques, often combined for optimal results: buttock implants and Brazilian butt lift.
Buttock implants come in various shapes and sizes. Some of the implants Dr. DuPéré uses are made of solid yet very soft silicone material that feels like a very soft gummy bear candy and are carvable. Others are made of silicone polymer gel.
Dr. DuPéré inserts implants via a 5- to 7-cm incision within the crease between the buttocks. The scar is easily camouflaged in the shadow of this crease.
Dr. DuPéré places implants either under the fascia, or connective tissue, of the buttock muscle or within the muscle itself, which helps blunt all edges of the implant so it looks smooth and natural.
Brazilian Butt Lift
This technique uses the patient’s own fat to augment the buttocks. Dr. DuPéré begins by harvesting fat via liposuction from areas such as the abdomen, love handles, thighs, and inner knees. He then prepares the fat before injecting it meticulously, one layer at a time, into the fatty regions of the buttocks. He may also use this fat transfer technique to treat adjacent depressions.
A second fat transfer session is sometimes required in order to achieve the desired volume. For that reason, Dr. DuPéré often “overfills” during the first procedure.
Performed under general anesthesia, buttock augmentation takes an average of 3 hours (for implants alone) to 5 hours (for implants, liposuction, and fat grafting) of surgical time.
Recovering from Buttock Augmentation
Most patients go home on the day of their procedure. You will need someone to stay with you overnight, and perhaps for a few days, to help you in and out of bed and assist with household chores. If needed, we can arrange overnight supervision by a nurse.
Buttock augmentation requires a level of commitment on the part of the patient not usually required with plastic surgical procedures. You won’t be allowed to sit for 2 weeks, and you should limit physical activity for another 2 to 4 weeks beyond that. Drains are usually required for 5 days or so. Showering is allowed 5 to 7 days after surgery and after the drains are removed. You will wear an elastic compression garment for 4 weeks to limit swelling and help the tissues heal in their new contours. Avoid gym activity for 6 to 8 weeks after surgery. Absolute commitment to the postoperative instructions is essential for optimal results.
Postoperative visits to Dr. DuPéré’s clinic will be frequent for several weeks. You will need to make provisions before surgery for transportation, as most patients who undergo fat grafting cannot drive for 2 weeks in order to maximize fat “take.” Long car trips and airplane rides are not recommended for 3 to 4 weeks after your fat grafting Brazilian butt lift procedure.
Risks and Complications
Dr. DuPéré’s duty as a surgeon is to inform patients of possible complications after surgery. These include: small scars, discomfort for a few days, bruising around the surgical sites, temporary loss of sensation over the surgical sites, asymmetry, seroma, hematoma, infection, nerve and vessel injury, risks related to liposuction (dimpling, irregularity, fat embolism, too much or not enough fat removal, cardiovascular issues, and so on), sub-optimal fat “take,” palpable and visible buttock implants, capsular contracture, asymmetry, and general anesthesia-related complications.Back to Top