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Is a Brazilian butt lift like a facelift where you get skin cut out that the remainder stitched back together?
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Dr. William Wallace
Surgery - Plastics
5 doctors agree
In brief: Butt Lift
Brazilian butt lift is a catchall term which usually means "butt augmentation" currently, the most popular method involves the removal of fat from other areas of a patient's body (through liposuction) and the transfer of the fat to the buttocks area.
Other options include gluteal implants. A butt lift, or lower back lift, involves the cutting away of excess skin of the gluteal region.

In brief: Butt Lift
Brazilian butt lift is a catchall term which usually means "butt augmentation" currently, the most popular method involves the removal of fat from other areas of a patient's body (through liposuction) and the transfer of the fat to the buttocks area.
Other options include gluteal implants. A butt lift, or lower back lift, involves the cutting away of excess skin of the gluteal region.
Dr. William Wallace
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Dr. Larry Nichter
Cosmetic Surgery
4 doctors agree
In brief: Brazilian Butt Lift
No, it is liposuction of fat from another area, usually lower back and sometimes hips and tummy.
It is then injected (fat transfer or lipoinjection) into the buttocks.

In brief: Brazilian Butt Lift
No, it is liposuction of fat from another area, usually lower back and sometimes hips and tummy.
It is then injected (fat transfer or lipoinjection) into the buttocks.
Dr. Larry Nichter
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Dr. Marc Polecritti
Surgery - Plastics
4 doctors agree
In brief: No
A brazilian butt lift is a term typically used for a procedure that involves liposuction to harvest fat from your belly, hips or legs and then injecting this fat into your buttocks.
Skin excision is not part of this procedure.

In brief: No
A brazilian butt lift is a term typically used for a procedure that involves liposuction to harvest fat from your belly, hips or legs and then injecting this fat into your buttocks.
Skin excision is not part of this procedure.
Dr. Marc Polecritti
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Dr. Alan Durkin
Surgery - Plastics
4 doctors agree
In brief: Not at all
Brazilian butt lift refers to fat grafting the buttocks through tiny cannula incisions.
Minimal incisions are used with minor skin scarring.

In brief: Not at all
Brazilian butt lift refers to fat grafting the buttocks through tiny cannula incisions.
Minimal incisions are used with minor skin scarring.
Dr. Alan Durkin
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
4 doctors agree
In brief: No: fill vs flap
No. It is not! a brazilian butt lift fills up a flat or "deflated" buttocks to create the illusion of a lifted buttock.
A true buttocks lift requires a large upper buttock incision, more similar to a facelift, where skin is excised and the remaining skin is lifted and repositioned as a flap to achieve an altered contour.

In brief: No: fill vs flap
No. It is not! a brazilian butt lift fills up a flat or "deflated" buttocks to create the illusion of a lifted buttock.
A true buttocks lift requires a large upper buttock incision, more similar to a facelift, where skin is excised and the remaining skin is lifted and repositioned as a flap to achieve an altered contour.
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: No
No.

In brief: No
No.
Dr. David Sherris
Dr. David Sherris
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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: Not that simple an..
...Answer, but that can be part of the procedure.

In brief: Not that simple an..
...Answer, but that can be part of the procedure.
Dr. Todd Sisto
Dr. Todd Sisto
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Dr. Robert Alexander
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree
In brief: No
The lifting describes the addition of either fat grafts or implants into the buttock areas to "inflate and enlarge" the size and contours.
Fat grafts probably most common and effective if you have enough to harvest. Implants require surgical incisions and suturing, whereas fat grafts are typically removed with small tubes (cannula), platelet concentrates added, and grafted in small tunnels.

In brief: No
The lifting describes the addition of either fat grafts or implants into the buttock areas to "inflate and enlarge" the size and contours.
Fat grafts probably most common and effective if you have enough to harvest. Implants require surgical incisions and suturing, whereas fat grafts are typically removed with small tubes (cannula), platelet concentrates added, and grafted in small tunnels.
Dr. Robert Alexander
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Dr. Rene Perez
Cosmetic Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Not really
Most buttlifts involve the transfer of the patient's own fat to bring about the lift of the buttocks.
No extensive stitching as in a facelift.

In brief: Not really
Most buttlifts involve the transfer of the patient's own fat to bring about the lift of the buttocks.
No extensive stitching as in a facelift.
Dr. Rene Perez
Dr. Rene Perez
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Dr. Suzanne Galli
Facial Plastic Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Buttlift
a buttlift is not like a facelift.
Your best bet would be to have your body evaluated by a boardcertified plastic surgeon.

In brief: Buttlift
a buttlift is not like a facelift.
Your best bet would be to have your body evaluated by a boardcertified plastic surgeon.
Dr. Suzanne Galli
Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Separate Procedures
A Brazilian butt lift does not involve removing any skin at all, it involves harvesting fat via liposuction, processing the fat, and reinjecting the fat (for augmentation) into the buttocks.
During a posterior butt lift, however, skin and fat is cut out from the upper part of the buttock at the junction with the lower back. After this skin is excised, the skin is sutured back together.

In brief: Separate Procedures
A Brazilian butt lift does not involve removing any skin at all, it involves harvesting fat via liposuction, processing the fat, and reinjecting the fat (for augmentation) into the buttocks.
During a posterior butt lift, however, skin and fat is cut out from the upper part of the buttock at the junction with the lower back. After this skin is excised, the skin is sutured back together.
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
No. For best results with a facelift, see a facial plastic surgeon.

In brief: No
No. For best results with a facelift, see a facial plastic surgeon.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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Dr. Thomas Fiala
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Brazilian butt lift
Is the fat grafting technique to the buttock.
A lower body lift is the skin lifting and stitching technique.

In brief: Brazilian butt lift
Is the fat grafting technique to the buttock.
A lower body lift is the skin lifting and stitching technique.
Dr. Thomas Fiala
Dr. Thomas Fiala
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