Brazilian Butt Lifts in Beverly Hills
Get the Silhouette You've Always Wanted
In recent years, American society has witnessed a rise in the popularity
of voluptuous buttocks. The shape of the buttocks is determined by the
fullness of the buttock soft tissue, the size and shape of the gluteus
maximus (cushion for the pelvis), gluteus medius and gluteus minimus muscles,
and the angle of the lumbosacral curve at the base of the spine. Some
people have naturally less prominent buttocks and desire augmentation
to improve their shape and appearance. With age, the elasticity of our
skin declines and the distribution of fat and muscle change, which can
cause the shape of the buttocks to appear flat or droopy. Extreme dieting,
exercise and/or weight loss can also have a detrimental impact on the
appearance of our buttocks and can leave us with large amounts of excess skin.
Contact Gabbay Plastic Surgery today to speak to our team about the Beverly Hills Brazilian butt lift
procedure we offer.
Gluteal augmentation is a surgical procedure that uses gluteal implants
or a fat transfer (fat removed from one area of the body and transferred
to another) to increase the size of the buttocks and to create a rounder,
more attractive shape. A buttock's shape often cannot be significantly
altered through diet or exercise—a surgical solution can be an excellent
way to improve this aesthetically unpleasant condition*. At Gabbay Plastic
Surgery, Dr. Joubin Gabbay M.D. has gained wide recognition for his phenomenal
gluteal augmentation work and has helped numerous of patients improve
the appearance of their buttocks through gluteal augmentation surgery.
Types of Buttock Augmentation
Since 1969, numerous attempts have been made by medical professionals to
find a solution to the cosmetic problem of deflated, flat-looking buttocks.
Most of these attempts were unsuccessful; however, recent technological
advances in the field of plastic surgery have provided plastic surgeons
today with effective tools and surgical options to restore lost gluteal
volume, and create full, round buttocks.
The two primary variations of buttock augmentation procedures include:
- Augmentation with Fat Grafting
- Augmentation with Silicone Implants
After evaluating your current physical health and surgical goals, Dr. Gabbay
will select the best procedure to fulfill your aesthetic objectives*.
Patients often elect to undergo gluteal augmentation surgery in order
to correct their flat, sagging buttocks, or to improve the contour and
projection of their gluteal area*.
Men and women from all walks of life have come to Gabbay Plastic Surgery
seeking out Dr. Gabbay’s assistance to surgically enhance the appearance
of their gluteal region. Our professional staff is dedicated to ensuring
that your experience with us is comfortable and rewarding and that you
are extremely happy with your surgical results. If you would like additional
information about gluteal augmentation surgery, please call Gabbay Plastic
Surgery today, and let us schedule your initial complimentary consultation
with Dr. Gabbay.
Contouring Your Shape
The gluteal muscles, responsible for creating the shape of the buttocks,
are one of the most problematic areas to tone and can be especially difficult
when trying to augment the size of the buttocks while maintaining skin
tone and muscular definition. The round shape and projection of the buttocks
are determined by the subcutaneous fat content in the gluteal region (fullness
of the three gluteal muscles) and by the angle of the lumbosacral curve
(visible triangle shape) at the base of the spine. When the muscle mass
and angle of the gluteal curve loses volume due to genetics, changes in
weight, or the aging process, the projection of the buttocks becomes flatter,
making it insufficient in relation to the rest of the body. A curvaceous gluteal region can make the waist and thighs look smaller,
which brings the torso into more pleasant proportions, and for patients
trying to achieve this ideal buttock shape, gluteal augmentation surgery
may be the answer*.
One of the most important variables associated with buttock augmentation
is the patient’s initial gluteal shape. No two bodies are alike,
and the specific shapes of the buttocks have been classified into the
- A or Heart Shape
- V Shape
Although aesthetic preferences vary considerably, some of the most widely
accepted characteristics of an aesthetically pleasing gluteal region include:
- A V-shaped crease (sacral triangle) arising from the end of the gluteal
crease, with each line of the “V” extending toward the sacral dimples
- Two mild lateral depressions that correspond to the bony process on the
upper part of the femur
- Two well-defined dimples on each side of the sacral crest that corresponds
to the posterior-superior iliac spines (PSIS)
Determining if the Brazilian Butt Lift is Right for You
A good candidate for gluteal augmentation should be an adult in good health
with realistic surgical expectations. Gluteal augmentation is best suited
for patients who:
- Have lost significant weight and wish to restore the curves and contour
of the buttocks
- Want to bring their figure into better balance or proportion
- Would like to enhance the size of their buttocks
- Want to add lift to a flat gluteal region
- Desire a trimmer, more athletic posterior
- Desire more shapely buttocks
- Desire more buttock volume (gluteal augmentation may be recommended in
conjunction with fat transfer to the buttocks)
- Seek to improve the condition of buttock ptosis or “drooping”
If you think gluteal augmentation may be right for you, the first step
is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Gabbay at Gabbay Plastic Surgery.
During your initial consultation, you will be asked several questions about
your health and lifestyle including:
- Why you want the surgery, your expectations, and your desired outcome
- Your medical conditions, drug allergies, and medical treatments
- Your current use of medications, vitamins, herbal supplements, alcohol,
tobacco, and drugs
- Any previous surgeries or pre-existing conditions you have had
Dr. Gabbay will evaluate your general health status to determine any risk
factors and will analyze your body and gluteal structure for balance,
symmetry, size, and shape, in order to make the best possible decisions
regarding your gluteal augmentation surgery.
Before & After Photos
*Results May Vary
Augmentation with Gluteal Implants
Over the past few years, gluteal implants have undergone significant improvements,
and previous problems with rupturing and unnatural-feeling implants have
been corrected. The most popular gluteal implants today are made out of
soft-solid (elastomer) silicone and have a consistency that matches the
natural tissue in the buttocks. Gluteal implants are typically used to
enlarge the buttock region; however, in some cases, they are also used
to treat problems with gluteal asymmetry, or for gluteal reconstructive purposes.
There are several styles and sizes of gluteal implants, which vary in dimension
and volume to suit a variety of aesthetic tastes. Gluteal implants are
designed specifically to augment the gluteus maximus muscle, thereby producing
a more desirable shape to the buttocks*. Depending on the specific look
you desire, Dr. Gabbay will review the implant shapes and sizes to help
you find the perfect gluteal implants for your needs and surgical goals*.
Gluteal implant surgery offers a number of benefits, including:
- Implants (silicone based) come in a variety of shapes and sizes
- Incisions made during the procedure are very inconspicuous*
- Gluteal muscles keep the implant in place so sagging is corrected
- Gluteal implants offer long-lasting results*
- Implants create a natural look and feel because they are covered by muscle,
making the implant undetectable*
- The deep placement and structure of the implant prevents the chance of
Augmentation with Fat Grafting
Gluteal augmentation with fat grafting involves the removal of the patient’s
own fat from a donor site (ie. abdomen, back, hips or thighs) using liposuction.
The fat is then purified and strategically injected into the buttocks—most
of the fat is injected into the upper quadrant of the buttocks to create
a more lifted and fuller appearance. Gluteal fat transplants look and
feel completely natural, and the technique allows for a smooth, even distribution of fat*.
Gluteal Augmentation with Implants
Gluteal augmentation with implants is typically an outpatient procedure
performed under general anesthesia (although in some cases an epidural
block or local anesthesia with sedation may be used). Dr. Gabbay will
make a small incision vertically in the fold between the buttock cheeks
so that no scars will be visible*. He will then create a pocket between
the muscle and fat layers for the silicone implant to be inserted between
the gluteus maximus muscle and between the gluteus medius and minimus
muscles, which will ensure that the implant will remain securely in place.
Once the pocket is ready, he will position the pre-selected implant decided
upon during your pre-operative consultation.
After checking that both buttocks are symmetrical, Dr. Gabbay will stitch
the incisions closed with dissolvable or nylon sutures and will insert
a local anesthetic into the pocket with the implant to ameliorate any
discomfort. In some cases, a suction drain will be placed in the implant
pocket to prevent blood and tissue fluid buildup. Following the 2-3 hour
surgery, the patient will be given a compression garment to wear to minimize
Gluteal Augmentation with Fat Grafting
Gluteal augmentation with fat grafting may be performed under general anesthesia,
an epidural block, or local anesthesia and IV sedation. The patient will
be given antibiotics before a tumescent solution is injected into the
areas where fat will be removed. After the fat has been harvested from
the donor site, it is then placed into a centrifuge, where it is spun
at a high speed to separate its components, and the separated fat is treated
to eliminate any damaged cells. The fat is then carefully injected into
the areas of the buttocks that need enhanced volume. Because fat is denser
than other injectable materials, Dr. Gabbay will inject it deep into the
tissues. Although the body will reabsorb some of the fat over time, the
overall fat grafting results tend to be long-lasting, if not permanent.
Recovering from a Gluteal Augmentation with Implants
After your gluteal augmentation, you will spend a short time in the recovery
room before being released to a family member or friend who will drive
you home and care for you in the early phase of your recovery, as you
will have significant activity restrictions for approximately two weeks
to allow proper healing to take place. Gluteal augmentation with implants
can be uncomfortable initially, as the buttocks are tender from surgery
and the implants settle into their natural position. You will be given
prescriptions for antibiotics, pain relievers, muscle relaxants, and steroids
to reduce the swelling minimize any discomfort.
You will spend most of your first two weeks lying on your stomach, and
your activity will be severely limited for another 2-4 weeks*. If Nylon
sutures were used, they will be removed within two weeks. To ensure proper
healing, you will be required to wear your compression garment to protect
the buttocks during the healing period. Restrictions for up to six weeks
include no heavy lifting, pulling, pushing, driving (only for first 2-3
weeks), strenuous physical activity, bathtubs, jacuzzis, or pools (you
may shower 48 hours after surgery as long as dressings are replaced carefully).
After approximately one month, you can slowly resume exercising at a mild
pace, and most patients are able to resume their normal activities in
approximately six weeks*. Postoperative visits to Gabbay Plastic Surgery
will be frequent for several weeks to ensure your gluteal region is healing properly.
Recovering from Gluteal Fat Transplant
Immediately following your fat transplant procedure, the treated area will
be numb from the local anesthetic, and the area(s) will be sore and swollen
due to the extra fat injected to make up for the fat that does not survive.
It is extremely important to keep pressure off the treated area as much
as possible for at least the first two weeks, after which time, the swelling
will start to decrease significantly*. In order to create an environment
conducive to the growth of fat, it is recommended that you eat a high
carbohydrate diet for 2-4 weeks and that you avoid fat-burning exercises
for the first two months. To keep direct pressure off of the buttock area,
you should sleep on your back, avoid wearing tight clothing or undergarments,
and use a pillow or folded blanket placed under your thighs when you sit
to avoid undue pressure on your buttocks.
Although rare, gluteal augmentation surgery involves some risks or complications,
such as: nerve or muscle damage, implant dislocation (due to early activity),
infection, asymmetry, hematoma (bleeding), delayed wound healing, seroma
(collection of tissue fluid), fat embolism, distortion, discoloration,
and overcorrection*. You can reduce the risk of complications and side
effects by following Dr. Gabbay’s pre- and post-operative instructions
provided to you during your consultation. For your convenience, Dr. Gabbay
is available at any time (even after hours) if you have any questions
or concerns regarding your surgery or recovery.
At Gabbay Plastic Surgery, our Beverly Hills plastic surgeon is committed
to providing the absolute highest quality service available. Call us today
at (310) 928-2558 to schedule your initial consultation!