The Brazilian butt lift is a cosmetic procedure that has become increasingly popular as more people want a rounder, fuller butt. Through liposuction, a patient’s fat is removed from the abdomen and hips and then purified and re-injected into the buttocks, resulting in smoother, better contoured glutes. Denver plastic surgeon, Dr. Manish Shah, performs this surgery on patients who desire a shapelier butt with more natural results. In order to get this surgery, a patient must have suitable skin elasticity since the skin will be stretched to accommodate fat injections. The patient must also have enough body fat to safely extract, otherwise butt augmentation with implants is recommended. Dr. Shah has a very busy buttocks enhancement practice in which he performs Brazilian butt lift surgery, butt implant surgery, and hybrid BBL/implant surgery procedures. At Shah Aesthetic Surgery, we pride ourselves on creating natural results that enhance body shape and self-esteem.
"My Muscle Wall Gave Way Giving my Abdomen an Unsightly Large Buldge - Denver, CO - I met Dr Shah in 2007 when he did a face lift for me. I was really happy with the results. When I found out no amount of diet and exercise would remedy the problem with my abdomen I contacted him. and even through I no longer live in Colorado, I knew he was the doctor I wanted to perform my surgery.I am a little over four weeks after surgery and I am thrilled with the results. I am 66 years old and healing well and now I have the tummy I have dreamed of having.Thank you Dr Shah I appreciate your skill and care!"- D. / RealSelf / Sep 05, 2015
"I have been a patient of Dr Shah for a few years now and have always been impressed with his warm manner and expertise. He is quite willing to listen and has very helpful ideas. My procedures turned out so well, nobody could tell I had work done, just get so many compliments on my appearance!"- M. / Healthgrades / May 11, 2017
"I highly recommend Shah Aesthetic Surgery. Dr. Shah and his team are extremely knowledgable and professional. I wanted to remove fine lines around my mouth and forehead and he recommended this treatment which is all natural and uses your stem cells...PRP- rich protein plasma Mircroneedling/"Vampire Facial". I saw an amazing results after the procedures. Dr. Shah is great at listening to you and implementing a treatment that best suits your individual needs. He is always very detailed as he explains the various treatments and what the outcome will be. I will certainly continue to go to Shah for all of my future aesthetic treatments."- R.A. / Google / May 10, 2017
"Awesome surgeon! - My procedure went so well, and Dr. Shah made it so easy. I was very anxious about looking natural. Dr. Shah understood exactly what I needed to fix my grandma jowls, and now I look Ten years younger! He and the girls in the office were so nice and fun, they made it a very positive experience."- Anonymous / Vitals / May 09, 2017
"A friend of mine who is aging beautifully and gracefully in her 60's referred me to Dr. Shah after I noticed how natural her filler looked under her eyes. She said I needed to see him and that he's such a quality person, as well as a talented surgeon. She was absolutely right! From the moment I stepped into his office and met his staff to the moment he met with me for my initial consultation, I felt right at home. I'm in a career where I'm on camera quite a bit, and I have a very small chin. Though I take excellent care of my skin and health, as I've grown older (I'm in my late 40's) my face has started to jowl. The lack of chin wasn't helping matters much. Dr. Shah recommended a chin implant and chose the very best size for me. No one would know that I have one, but I'm pleased with my more attractive profile, less jowling and just a much more balanced symmetry to my face. I feel prettier, and people pay attention to what I have to say even more now that the bone structure around my mouth is more defined. We also did treatments to firm beneath my chin, which has helped define my jawline a bit more from the profile. That worked great, too! Currently, I'm enjoying doing microneedling to increase collagen and will do a little mini lift to firm up the jowls a tad more in a few months. I don't look "done". He's a very real person, so the work he's done for me is subtle and natural looking. Pretty. I am so thankful to have the wonderful Dr. Shah and his supportive, friendly staff in my life!"- L.H. / Google / May 01, 2017
The body will first be evaluated to make sure that the patient is a good candidate for the Brazilian butt lift procedure. You will also be assessed as to which areas will have their extra fat removed by liposuction. Depending on the amount of fat necessary to fill the buttocks area, multiple donor sites on the body may be considered. After liposuction has been performed, a closed sterile system is used which ensures the fat tissue is never exposed to the air. This keeps it safe and purified for re-injection into the buttocks. Dr. Shah uses antibiotic wash that sterilizes the tissue and separates the healthy fat from any tissue that may not survive the transfer process. We then re-inject the fat little by little to make sure that the layering is done properly, effectively, and that the results are smooth and shapely.
This surgery is considered an outpatient procedure and general anesthesia is usually used. In some cases, IV sedation will be used. This depends on how extensive the liposuction and fat transfer process is deemed to be. The surgery lasts an average of 4 hours depending on the number of donor sites and fat layering needed. After surgery, a compression garment is worn to help with the swelling and also assist in the contouring of the buttocks. We also prescribe an Fat Graft Diet regime to help enhance the fat transfer results. Patients are advised not to put weight on the butt area for 6 weeks following surgery. Sitting or laying down must be done with the weight mostly on the thighs. Final results, after the swelling and bruising has subsided, usually can be seen within 6-8 weeks.
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Will I have Lumpy Butt Cheeks?@headingTag>
When done correctly, the result of a Brazilian butt lift should look and feel natural. It is very important for those who are considering this procedure to find a plastic surgeon with a good background and extensive experience with this type of surgery. The results will be affected by the quality of the fat to be re-injected, and the procedure by which it is injected.
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Many patients opt for fat transfer to the buttocks because they feel it is more safe and natural. For some, they are simply not comfortable with implants or a foreign device placed in their buttocks. When choosing whether to go natural or with implants, it’s important to understand the pros and cons to each. The one disadvantage of fat transfers is that the injected fat maybe naturally be reabsorbed into the body over time, which means that a secondary surgery could become necessary later on in order to maintain maximum results. Implants are a permanent solution so patients will need to consider the long-term effects of surgery carefully.
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Multiple donor sites for the fat grafting may include the lower back, abdomen, love handles, arms, and the thighs. Liposuction done in these areas usually also helps contour the surrounding areas of the buttocks, which results in a gorgeous silhouette.
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The ideal candidates for this procedure are those who are at or very close to their goal weight. Both significant weight gain or loss will compromise the results of the surgery. Patients who have had this procedure should stick to a healthy lifestyle with proper diet and exercise. Dr. Shah recommends a Fat Graft Diet to maximize the results of BBL surgery.