Brazilian butt lifts and butt implant procedures are both popular choices for enhancing buttocks through cosmetic surgery. According to the ASPS, more than 20,000 Brazilian butt lifts are performed annually. However, the question remains, which is the better option?

What Is a Brazilian Butt Lift?

A Brazilian butt lift (BBL) transfers fat from unwanted areas in your body, like the abdomen, to your butt. This surgical procedure augments the size and improves the shape of your buttocks. 

To perform the procedure, Dr. Gandolfi begins with liposuction to remove the fat from the donor site. After purifying the fat, he injects it into your butt. 

You are a good candidate for a Brazilian butt lift if you:

  • Want to increase your butt’s volume
  • Are in good physical health
  • Have realistic expectations
  • Have enough body fat at the donor site

You must also be able to take time off from work for the full recovery period, which can range between two to four weeks. 

What Are Butt Implants?

Butt implants are artificial devices placed in the butt cheeks to add volume and improve shape. Butt implants are made of silicone, and a surgeon fits them in place through an incision made between your butt cheeks. Unlike the silicone implants used in breast augmentation, butt implants are sturdier and less likely to rupture. Recovering from a butt implant procedure can take four weeks or more.

Choosing Between a Brazilian Butt Lift and Butt Implants

Brazilian butt lifts pose no risk of rejection since they rely on your own body fat. On the other hand, butt implants require adding silicone to the butt cheeks, so there is always the risk of rejection.  

A Brazilian butt lift can also offer more natural results than butt implants because it allows Dr. Gandolfi to inject fat in the locations you need it most. With butt implants, you can sometimes see the outline of the implants through the skin. Because they come in set sizes and shapes, they also do not allow the customization you may need to achieve the right look.

With a Brazilian butt lift, you get two procedures in one. You can remove fat from another area in your body, making it sleeker and more contoured while improving your buttocks. Brazilian butt lifts can also provide a smoother look than butt implants. 

Scarring is minimal with a Brazilian butt lift, while you can have a much larger scar with butt implants. For this reason, the recovery process for butt implants is lengthier.

Most importantly, Brazilian butt lifts are safer than butt implants, requiring much smaller incisions, lowering the risk of infection. Butt implants can also shift position leading to discomfort and other complications, while the transferred fat in a Brazilian butt lift will remain in place. 

Get a Fuller Butt with a Brazilian Butt Lift

Brazilian butt lifts can offer the volume and shape you have always wanted your butt to have without the risks that butt implants pose. Not only do they provide more natural results, but they can also help remove fat from other areas of your body. 

Dr. Brad Gandolfi is a double board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon with offices located in New York City and Englewood, NJ. He specializes in cosmetic surgery and is a distinguished member of The Aesthetic Society, a by-invitation-only society for doctors with experience and excellence in cosmetic surgery. If you’re considering achieving a fuller and shapelier butt, you can count on Dr. Gandolfi’s extensive experience in the Brazilian butt lift procedure. Discover more about what a Brazilian butt lift in NYC can do for you.