“It’s a volume enhancement from an autologous fat transfer for the person who doesn’t have the volume in their buttocks that they want,” says Dr. Paul Vanek, a board-certified general and plastic surgeon serving Cleveland, Ohio. “To begin the Brazilian butt lift, we harvest fat from a number of areas a patient wants to reduce. Then we process what we extract and inject it into the buttocks for a more round bottom. We take fat from where you don’t want it and put it where you do.”
The Difference between Fat Transfer and Implants
“Patients do ask about implants. It’s a natural assumption that the solution for breast enhancement would be a solution for butt enhancement. The benefit of an implant is that it offers a calibrated enhancement: I put a 300 cc implant into the breast, and you get a 300 cc enhancement,” explains Dr. Vanek.
“Fat transfers do not work that way. Absorption and integration occur at different rates for everyone, and it’s not a direct correlation between injection amount and end-result enhancement. I expect volume enhancement of more than 85% of what I instill, although that varies,” Dr. Vanek explains. “Over the last four years, the techniques have really been refined. We can offer good reliability of volume enhancement and longevity of outcome, and a vanishingly small risk of complications. The same cannot be said of buttock implants. With implants, we still have issues with sensory problems, unfavorable scarring, implant-material extrusion, and infection.”
Your Individualized Brazilian Butt Lift Outcome
“The techniques for Brazilian Butt Lifts have become so refined that we now look at a butt as having 12 zones – which I think is really funny. We have analyzed the contours and subdivided the butt into these zones that we can specifically intervene upon. It’s not like simply blowing up a balloon,” says Dr. Vanek, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
“It is actually a structural addition of fat to improve the architecture. The enhancement to make a man look more masculine targets different zones than the enhancement to make a woman look more feminine. So our comprehensive analysis and the tailored application allows me to sculpt an outcome that will make the patient look marvelous.”
Removing Fat Where You Don’t Want It
“With the selectivity and low blood loss associated with the VASER® Lipo system, I am able to treat a person’s abdomen, flanks, back, inner and outer thighs, knees, and calves – or just about any combination of areas that the patient desires – in a single session,” explains Dr. Vanek. “VASER enables me to target specific areas to remove fat for the transfer. It offers superior skin contraction as well, resulting in an improved body contour in treated areas.
Your results will be long-lasting
“After 90 days, the collagen that was transferred is remodeled, and the stroma and fat cells that remain after the transfer are going to be persistent for years to come. As a person gains and loses weight, those cells will expand and contract as any other fat cell would. By three months, the volume enhancement that you see should persist a year from now, and should still be there in five years.”
Dr. Vanek notes that this procedure also improves the appearance of cellulite. “As a product of the intra-operative manipulation of the tissues (which causes mechanical disruption of the cellulite) and the post-operative massage therapies used in recovery, cellulite is massively improved with this intervention,” explains Dr. Vanek.
“No one can guarantee a perfect result, but if it’s an outcome that is possible, I will to strive to achieve that outcome,” Dr. Vanek says. “Give us a call. I’d love to talk with you and help you celebrate your beauty.”
Request a consultation online or call 440-205-5750 to schedule your appointment. During your consultation, Dr. Vanek will assess your individual concern and then discuss your aesthetic goals and your possible outcome in terms of your own anatomical structures. He will help you understand the risks and benefits of any procedure and empower you to make an informed, medically sound decision.”
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