Modern plastic surgery methods have brought two powerful ways to reshape and enhance the look of your buttocks – fat injections or implants. Although both methods will give you a naturally curvy behind, the two procedures are very different.

Buttock Fat Transfer (Brazilian Butt Lift)

Commonly called the Brazilian butt lift in Brandon, FL, but enhancement with fat transfer involves removing areas of unwanted fat with a gentle form of liposuction, called VASER liposuction. This fat is typically removed from common trouble areas, including the hips, abdomen, or flanks. After the fat is removed, it is purified and meticulously injected back into the buttocks. The injections are applied at different depths for a higher percentage of fat absorption. Since you are receiving butt enhancement combined with VASER liposuction in Lakeland, FL, patients receive full body contouring results!

Buttock Implants

Butt implants are like breast implants, where there are many choices customized to fit your natural anatomy. During a butt augmentation with implants, Dr. Shienbaum will create an inconspicuous incision near the tailbone between the buttocks. Then the implant is placed under each gluteus maximus, before completely the procedure.

Butt Augmentation Recovery Time

After comparing recovery time, a Brazilian butt lift is generally quicker than butt augmentation with implants. Most Brazilian butt lift patients can return to a desk job within one week, while most patients take about three weeks to enjoy their full activities. With butt implants, recovery is a bit longer, lasting about four weeks until patients can resume their normal activities. Dr. Shienbaum recommends the patient wears a special garment to control swelling and maintain their new results.

Butt Augmentation Results

When performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon, like Dr. Shienbaum, the results of a Brazilian butt lift near Tampa Bay, are permanent. Patients should wait about three months after surgery to determine their results, since some fat will be reabsorbed into the body. For a buttock augmentation with implants, it may take six to eight months before feeling like the implants are a natural part of the body.

Which Butt Augmentation is Right for Me?

A Brazilian butt lift, or fat transfer, is typically recommended for patients who want to lift and reshape their buttocks, not necessarily increase the size. However, it’s up to you and your plastic surgeon to choose which option is best for you. When looking for butt enhancement, it’s important to find a board-certified plastic surgeon who is an expert at buttock augmentation, and schedule your personalized consultation. Soon enough, you’ll have the perkier, shapelier derriere you’ve always wanted!

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With over 30 years of experience, Dr. Marvin Shienbaum is a double board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in all forms of Cosmetic Surgery, including Brazilian Butt Lifts, Tummy Tucks, Mommy Makeovers, Liposuction, and Breast Augmentation. Providing services for the entire Tampa Bay area, such as Lakeland, Riverview, Brandon, and Tampa, FL – to find out more about a Brazilian butt lift or other plastic surgery procedures near you, please visit