Brazilian Butt Lift Tampa
The best Brazilian butt lift in Tampa Bay is only achieved through careful contouring of the entire waist and torso. A full, sexy bottom requires harmony and proportion with the hips, flanks and thighs. Precise lipo-sculpting of the surrounding fat deposits with an experienced surgeon’s artistic sense of aesthetics is required to achieve a truly sensual hourglass figure.
Many of Dr. Shienbaum’s butt lift patients initially request that their youthful “bubble butt” be restored. For this to occur, Dr. Shienbaum must carefully sculpt the accumulated lower back and tailbone fat to create a graceful hollow in the small of the back. Fat is then carefully blended and contoured to produce the take-off and outward sweep of the upper buttock. More fat is then added and sculpted until a round, full butt cheek is achieved. A similar contouring of the lateral hips and waist accentuates and defines the “bubble butt” look.
Will a Brazilian butt lift allow me to wear string bikinis and t-back lingerie?
The Brazilian butt lift procedure was developed to take full advantage of the now-popular, more revealing lingerie. A round, full, perky bottom is absolutely necessary to look one’s best in tight jeans, clingy dresses and skimpy bathing suits. Often, however, the shape of the buttocks is missing. Not everyone has a natural Jennifer Lopez-type derrière. Exercise can help define the underlying gluteal musculature, but only to a certain degree.
To achieve the desired butt profile, a thorough removal of the surrounding fatty deposits, including protruding hip rolls, love handles, muffin tops, banana rolls and riding britches, must be performed. The lower back requires a lumbar sacral S-shaped curve to accentuate the takeoff of the upper buttock. Dr. Shienbaum then uses a sufficient volume of carefully placed fat to elevate the buttock cheeks and eliminate the sagging skin drooping over the lower butt crease.
Does a Brazilian butt lift remove cellulite?
Probably not. The initial improvement in cellulite seen with a butt lift is due to the immediate postoperative swelling which masks cellulite. Once this swelling absorbs, the cellulite returns. Cellulite is caused by strong, fibrous bands which pull and distort the skin, much like a quilted mattress. The skin depressions and dimples are simply held down too tightly to be effectively smoothed by the soft and pliable fat.
However, many butt irregularities and contour deformities can be improved with a Brazilian butt lift. Dr. Shienbaum utilizes specially designed instruments to release these tight, fibrous bands, allowing the fat to flow beneath the depressions. This technique allows Dr. Shienbaum to achieve smoother, more symmetrical butt lift results.
Can slim women with minimal fat have a Brazilian butt lift?
Modern, healthy, active women are acutely conscious of their weight and seek to keep body fat to a minimum. Fashion models are painfully slim and sleek, but their flat behinds do not complement revealing swimsuits and skimpy lingerie. Hours in the gym can tighten and strengthen the underlying buttock muscles, but increased butt projection typically requires more.
For his slender patients, Dr. Shienbaum utilizes a wide variety of techniques to harvest fat from every conceivable area. The additional fat from the arms, breasts, neck, inner thighs, knees, ankles and calves often provides a dramatic difference in the butt shape and appearance. Utilizing these fat regions avoids the need for silicone buttock implants and provides a naturally soft and dynamic Brazilian butt lift result. Even slim, fit women understand that curves are sexy.
Breast implants have always been an important part of Dr. Shienbaum’s Tampa plastic surgery practice. Brazilian butt lifts are now routinely requested, and Dr. Shienbaum increasingly performs simultaneous butt enhancement in combination with his breast augmentations. The feminine silhouette simply looks better with curves — both in front and in back.
How large can a Brazilian butt lift procedure make me?
Often, the degree of butt enhancement depends on the amount of fat available for transfer. Typically, between 300 and 700 cc of fat are needed to enhance each buttock cheek. A small-framed woman wearing a size 2 may have an appealing butt enhancement with only 300 cc of fat. A large-frame woman wearing a size 16 or 18 may require 600 cc or more of fat to achieve a fully round and projecting buttock cheek. Dr. Shienbaum advises patients that a larger butt in not necessarily wider.
Indeed, many of his Tampa Brazilian butt lift patients do not wish to widen their behinds. They understand that a tight shape and correct projection of the buttock mounds provides the ideal figure. The buttock cheeks must be natural-looking, proportional and aesthetically sculpted. Dr. Shienbaum advises patients seeking butt augmentation that a pleasing result is often more a matter of contour than volume.
Silicone butt implants in Tampa, Fla.
Slim patients may not have sufficient body fat to create full, round buttock cheeks. Lean body builders often seek to enhance the definition of their Gluteal buttock muscles. Butt implants may be necessary. However, these silicone implants carry a high rate of complications, which include malposition, asymmetry, infection, numbness, scarring, capsular hardening, pain, hematoma and seromas as well as implant rejection, rupture or dislocation.
The implant itself may not turn out to be the desired shape or size or may not look appropriate in older years. Drains are often required, and the surgery to insert the implants takes several hours. Butt implants are more expensive and require a much more painful and prolonged recovery than the fat transfer-type Brazilian butt augmentations.
Dr. Shienbaum prefers the Brazilian butt lift technique because he can shape and mold fat easily. This allows the entire waist, butt and hip regions to be contoured and sculpted in harmony. Fat taken from one area can be moved to another area, which allows for a more artistic and personalized result.
What is the recovery time for a Brazilian butt lift?
Buttock fat transfer requires a compression garment to be worn for several weeks. This limits the amount of swelling and bruising around the buttocks as well as throughout the liposuction areas. There are no sutures or drains to remove, and Dr. Shienbaum typically has his patients walking as soon as possible following surgery. To avoid shifting and displacing the new buttock fat, limit the amount of pressure on the buttock by sitting on your thighs or a soft pillow.
Although there is some discomfort and soreness, buttock pain is not a frequent complaint. Most of Dr. Shienbaum’s Brazilian butt lift patients can return to work and activity within one week. Women have recognized the contribution that full and round buttocks make to the overall body silhouette and are willing to undergo the relatively short recovery time.
How much does a Brazilian butt lift cost?
The fees vary with the credentials, experience and reputation of the surgeon. In the Tampa Bay area, a butt lift procedure may vary from $3,000 to more than $10,000. Not all Brazilian butt lifts are the same. Often, large amounts of unwanted fat removal require extensive lipo suctioning which will increase costs. Buttock lifts performed in conjunction with tummy tucks or other procedures will also be more expensive.
The overall cost of silicone butt implants in the Tampa area is typically several thousand dollars greater than Brazilian fat transfer techniques, due to the expense of the implant material and the prolonged operating room and anesthesia time. Dr. Shienbaum urges his patients to utilize their natural fat whenever possible, as the buttock implants carry higher risks of potential complications than any other body implant utilized by plastic surgeons.
Can a sagging butt be lifted?
Years ago, a buttock lift was attempted by surgically excising the drooping lower buttock. This produced unsightly scars and an unnatural indentation and contour of the lower butt crease. Similarly, liposuction of the lower buttock folds only produces further sagging by deflating the fold volume.
As an experienced Brazilian butt lift plastic surgeon in Florida, Dr. Shienbaum recognizes that projection and lifting of the buttocks is best achieved with modern fat transfer butt augmentation techniques. Similar to how air fills and lifts an empty, collapsed balloon; the fat plumps and raises the buttock cheeks. There is seldom a need to surgically excise any excess butt tissues.
Can a Brazilian butt lift be combined with a tummy tuck?
A tummy tuck is the perfect complementary procedure for a Brazilian butt lift. The tummy tuck tightens and cinches the waistline markedly, accentuating the curves of the buttock. Since 2005, Dr. Shienbaum has been combining his lipo-abdominoplasty tummy tuck technique with the Brazilian butt lift.
The combination of the two procedures has enabled Dr. Shienbaum to achieve his most dramatic results. Simply put, the narrower and flatter the waist, the more alluring and provocative the derrière.
What is the most amount of fat that can be placed with a Brazilian butt lift?
The amount ultimately depends on the looseness and dimensions of the butt tissues and the proportions of the body’s skeletal frame. Volumes exceeding 1,000 cc of fat for each buttock have been reported.
However, Dr. Shienbaum cautions that these large volumes may lead to excess pressures that suffocate the fat cells. Each fat cell must be given room to breathe and receive sufficient oxygen (blood supply) to survive. Over-stuffing fat is a sure recipe for fat necrosis and poor results.
As an experienced Brazilian butt lift plastic surgeon, Dr. Shienbaum has learned not to attempt to force the maximum fat he can introduce, but to respect the limits of the Brazilian Butt Lift procedure.
Am I a good candidate for Brazilian butt lift?
First, you must be in good health and sound condition to undergo surgery. Second, you must be motivated to improve your body and maintain the results. This includes a lifestyle commitment to diet and exercise.
It is essential to have thorough knowledge of the procedure. Decide whether you simply want a bigger butt or a shapelier butt and express your desires. Finally, having the utmost confidence in your surgeon makes everything easier.
Are Brazilian butt lift results permanent?
Many patients ask how long their Brazilian butt lift results will last. Much of the Brazilian butt lift results come from liposuction and sculpting the areas around the butt — the hips, thighs and waist, areas where it is typically easiest to gain fat but also hardest to lose it.
The transferred fat cells which survive are permanent fat cells which acquire normal hormonal responses to weight change. The contouring of the body torso with the Brazilian butt lift is longstanding and permanent — especially when you remain at your normal weight.
Weight loss after a Brazilian butt lift
Many women are concerned about weight loss or gain after a Brazilian butt lift. Often, their weight constantly fluctuates with their diets and level of exercise. The fat most commonly used is taken from the hips and thighs, which typically are fat-resistant areas and usually the most difficult to “diet off.”
Placing these stubborn fat cells in the butt would conceptually help maintain results in spite of subsequent weight loss. Dr. Shienbaum has seen his patients’ Brazilian butt lift results maintain themselves over multiple years with longstanding effect.
The effects of pregnancy after a Brazilian butt lift are unpredictable. Because of hormonal changes and the physiological demands on the body, the shape of the abdomen and lower torso often change dramatically following pregnancy. Additional contouring work may be necessary to restore the desired profile.
What about Silicone Butt implants?
The buttocks can be augmented or enlarged with silicone implants. These gluteal implants are inserted either behind the gluteal buttock muscles or fascia. Dr. Shienbaum does not prefer this style of butt augmentation, because the implants are painful to insert, create scarring, develop seromas and capsules, may migrate or dislodge and are prone to infection. Also, their ability to sculpt and shape the butt is limited.
Butt Fat Transfer
Buttock enlargement by fat injection is also known as the Brazilian Butt Lift. This plastic surgery procedure uses fat removed during liposuction to augment and enlarge the derriere. This procedure also creates a more lifted buttock, although no lift was actually performed. The greater volume simply makes the buttocks project outward, giving a more rounded and fuller appearance.
Dr. Shienbaum offers his special buttock enhancement technique to Tampa patients. By selectively shifting, removing and reinserting fat in critical areas, Dr. Shienbaum is able to achieve a very unique and personalized buttock contour. Often these results are achieved by merely dislodging and shifting the buttock fat without ever removing fat from the body.
Dr. Shienbaum will simply mobilize and shift the existing fat to sculpt the buttocks. At the same time, the fibrous bands that cause dimpling and indentations are released to provide a smoother contour. This powerful technique dramatically changes the shape and appearance of the buttocks. The newly placed fat actually improves the complexion of the buttocks. Cellulite depressions and surface irregularities are smoothed.
This buttock enhancement technique used by Dr. Shienbaum in Tampa differs from simple fat augmentation in that the buttock is highlighted but not necessarily enlarged. Not everyone desires or needs a large, protruding rear end. Often, the overall appearance of the buttocks can be improved by reducing selected areas while enhancing others.
Additional contouring and reduction of the surrounding lower back, hips, outer saddlebags, inner thighs and waist also allows the buttock to appear more defined and prominent without actual enlargement. Dr. Shienbaum can repeat this type of procedure for further enhancement and muscle definition.
Surgical Buttock Lift
Traditional buttock lift surgery is a procedure whereby the lower drooping portion of the buttock is removed. Unfortunately, this produces an unsightly scar at the buttock cheek fold with an unnatural indentation line. The buttock would often gradually assume an asymmetrical appearance with the downward migration of the scar line. Bikinis are out of the question, and only full-coverage panties will hide the residual scar. Dr. Shienbaum rarely finds this type of surgery necessary.
Dr. Shienbaum also offers other body contouring procedures that may help accentuate your figure. Contact us today to learn more about Tampa plastic surgeon Dr. Shienbaum and his state-of-the-art practice.