Brazilian Butt Lift vs Traditional Butt Lift: What Is the Difference?

Brazilian Butt Lift Butt lifts, also known as gluteal or buttock lifts, are a popular cosmetic procedure used to enhance the appearance of your buttocks. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, tens of thousands of people across the United States undergo butt lift surgery annually. With such high success for this surgery, butt lifts are an excellent way to achieve aesthetically pleasing buttocks. You may know that there are traditional and Brazilian butt lift options to choose from, but do you know the differences between them?

Traditional Butt Lift

For a traditional butt lift, you would want to address sagging or drooping buttocks by removing excess skin and tightening the remaining tissue.

During a traditional butt lift, excess skin and tissue from the buttocks are removed. A healthcare professional then lifts and tightens the remaining skin. This creates an uplifted and firmer contour to your buttocks.

Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL)

With a BBL, the goal is to enhance the shape and volume of the buttocks by using your own fat. During this procedure, fat is grafted from one area of your body—for example, your abdomen or thighs—and then injected into the buttocks. Using your own fat can help create a natural look and feel.

There are some reasons why a BBL would be preferable to the more traditional butt lift. For one, it requires less extensive removal of your tissues and skin. Since it uses your own fat, BBLs can have a more natural look. As this procedure uses liposuction, you get the extra benefit of improving another part of your body. This is because it essentially contours one body area by removing unwanted fat and then adding it to your buttocks.

Which Method Is Right for You?

While both traditional and Brazilian butt lifts aim to improve the appearance of your buttocks, they have different focuses and processes. Brazilian butt lifts focus on adding volume and shape through fat transfer, while traditional butt lifts specifically address your sagging by removing skin and tightening the remaining tissue. The choice between the two procedures depends on the patient’s specific goals and body type.

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Artisan Aesthetics Plastic Surgery & Laser Center will help you feel refreshed and excited about your looks. Call us at 813-971-2000 to schedule an appointment at our Tampa, FL, office to learn more about our procedures today. As a board-certified plastic surgeon with decades of experience, Dr. Stan Castor will provide you with professional and quality services that help you achieve the look you desire.

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