Myths Mastered: Crushing Brazilian Butt Lift Myths

Dr. Sacha Obaid, Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Serving Dallas, Plano, Southlake, and Nearby Fort Worth, Texas

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By Sacha Obaid

An increasing number of people are interested in the Brazilian butt lift procedure, which involves transferring fat from one part of the body to the buttocks. If you’re one of them, it’s likely you’ve been researching the various methods online. The Internet is a good place to start your research, but there’s a lot of misinformation out there.

To combat the most common Brazilian butt lift myths, we’re setting the record straight!

Myth #1: Surgery can’t change what genetics gave you.

Like many myths, there’s an element of truth here, but it’s not the full story. It’s true that having surgery won’t change your genes, but this doesn’t mean that a butt lift is not effective at changing the appearance of your buttocks. The reality is that significant, satisfying results are possible for almost all qualified patients.

It’s still important to be realistic about your goals and expectations for the procedure. Surgery can make positive changes, but it’s not a cure-all. Be sure to talk to your surgeon about your reasons for wanting surgery and what you hope to achieve. A good surgeon will guide you to the right solution for you!

Myth #2: The surgery is too risky.

All surgical procedures have some risk, but a butt lift is no riskier than other cosmetic procedures such as breast enhancements or tummy tucks.

Your surgeon will go into detail about the risks and potential complications of the surgery, and they will also talk with you about the things you can do to minimize those risks. For example, having a good level of general health and being a non-smoker are two ways to reduce your level of risk.

Myth #3: The results aren’t worth the risk and the recovery time.

Some people worry that having buttock augmentation isn’t a good option because the procedure doesn’t work or doesn’t give good results. This is a highly personal opinion, of course, but while everyone feels differently about their own outcome, the truth lies in the patient ratings. On the popular plastic surgery review site realself.com, most people rate their buttock augmentation surgeries very highly. In fact, 81% of people give their butt augmentation surgeries a “worth it” rating.

Myth #4: Some people are too petite for a butt lift.

People who are very petite tend to think that they won’t benefit from a Brazilian butt lift because they don’t have enough body fat for a transfer. This is only rarely the case. Even if it is, there are alternatives to having a fat transfer or a Brazilian butt lift.

If your frame is petite, you may not have much body fat to transfer, but if you are on the smaller side, less fat will be needed to transform the shape of your buttocks. So even if you’re a petite person, a fat transfer may still work for you.

There’s also the possibility of a butt lift with implants, which can be a great alternative for someone who isn’t a candidate for fat transfer.

Myth #5: Having liposuction will make your skin sag.

With a skilled surgeon performing your procedure, the amount of fat you lose from one part of your body with liposuction shouldn’t affect your skin tone in the long­-term. The skin in the liposuction area may be a little loose for a few weeks, but it will tighten up as you go through the recovery process.

Myth #6: If you gain weight after the surgery, it will ruin your results.

Brazilian butt lift myths

If you gain weight after a Brazilian butt lift procedure, it won’t ruin your butt lift. One of the great things about a butt lift with fat transfer is that the fat in your backside behaves normally. If you gain weight, you’ll likely see some weight gain in your backside. If you lose weight, your backside will also lose weight. This means your figure will likely stay in proportion.

Myth #7: A butt lift is just about making your buttocks larger.

Most people who have the butt lift procedure do so because they want to have shapelier, rounder buttocks. But the benefit of a butt lift is about more than how your butt looks. Enhancing the appearance of your buttocks can improve the way the rest of your body looks too! For instance, if your buttocks are small or flat, they may look out of proportion compared to the rest of your body. In comparison, your thighs, hips, or waist may appear larger than they really are.

Having your buttocks enhanced with a butt lift doesn’t just make your butt larger—it also improves the proportions of your body so that your hips, thighs, and waist look better too.

Butt augmentations are popular for a reason! Unfortunately, when something gains popularity online, rumors and myths start to swirl. If you’re interested in enhancing your backside with a butt lift, don’t be scared away by what the Internet tells you. Make a consultation with a reliable, board-certified plastic surgeon, and master those myths!

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