Butt Augmentation

Surgical Body Butt Augmentation

Many people desire a perkier, rounder derriere. Women, in particular, are often concerned with the appearance of their buttocks and may try to enhance their backside with workouts like squats. If you aren’t satisfied with the results exercise alone can provide, you may be interested in Dr. Langdon’s natural butt augmentation procedure.

What is Butt Augmentation (Brazilian Butt Lift)?

Natural butt augmentation is done via fat transfer, also called autologous fat transplantation, fat grafting, or lipo augmentation. A fat transfer procedure aims to remove excess fat from one area of the body and use it to restore volume in another area. Natural butt augmentation, like a Brazilian butt lift (BBL), most often takes fat from the waist and flanks and adds it to the buttocks. 

A fat transfer uses the patient’s own (autologous) fat rather than synthetic or foreign materials. This avoids the risks of foreign materials and provides more natural results. Fat grafting can be used in many areas of the body for volume restoration or augmentation, including breasts and buttocks. It can even be used to correct the aging of the hands and uneven contours resulting from surgery or trauma.

The most common body areas treated with fat grafting are:

  • Back of hands
  • Buttocks (Brazilian Butt Lift)
  • Breasts (natural breast augmentation)
  • Facial areas (natural eyelid lift and facial fat transfer)

Frequently Asked Questions

A fat transfer procedure like butt augmentation is a two-step procedure. First, Dr. Langdon uses liposuction to carefully remove excess fat from an unwanted location. This is often the abdomen and flanks but could also include other areas such as the thighs. After purifying this fat, he makes several small skin incisions to enable the injection of fat to add volume and improve the contour of the buttocks. 

Liposuction involves breaking apart fat and using a thin tube called a cannula to suction it out. Dr. Langdon performs multiple types of liposuction depending on the patient’s needs, including laser-assisted and water-jet-assisted lipo.

Treatment time depends on the areas being treated and may take approximately three to four hours. Dr. Langdon performs fat grafting with local anesthesia, which completely numbs both the donor and recipient areas and has fewer risks and a shorter recovery time than general anesthesia.

Thanks to Dr. Langdon’s gentle technique and the use of local anesthesia, natural butt augmentation requires minimal downtime. The treated areas will be swollen and somewhat sensitive to the touch for one to three weeks. There may be mild bruising during the first week. 

Patients may want to take a few days off work until the swelling diminishes. Dr. Langdon will give you detailed instructions for recovery, including when you can resume all regular activities. Typically, patients should avoid sitting and direct pressure on the treated area for a couple of weeks. This can be done by “sitting” on a pad across the upper thighs. Avoiding direct pressure allows the transferred fat to settle and establish a healthy blood supply, maximizing your results. You may also need to avoid strenuous exercise for one or two weeks.

Although fat grafting adds immediate volume, the initial results you see won’t be your final outcome. Swelling can obscure your results for the first few weeks. Additionally, not all the fat that’s injected will survive. The body will naturally reabsorb some of the transferred fat. Usually, the fat that remains after a few months is permanent. 

You’ll see the final results of your natural butt augmentation within three months. Fat transfer results are typically permanent if you maintain a steady weight and lead a healthy lifestyle. This is what makes fat grafting an effective, long-lasting alternative to dermal fillers.

Part of what makes a lipo-augmentation procedure like the Brazilian butt lift popular is its two-fold benefits for your appearance. The first step removes unwanted fat to slim down trouble areas, and the second step boosts volume in strategic areas for an improved body contour. If you have fat removed from your waist or flanks for butt augmentation, this can help create the hourglass figure many women strive for.

The best candidates for natural butt augmentation are physically healthy people with realistic expectations. Any individual who is unhappy with the look of their body and wants to restore volume to have a more youthful appearance may benefit from this procedure.

Ideal candidates should be at a stable weight with good skin elasticity. Weight fluctuations after a BBL surgery can affect your results.

Take the next step.

To learn more about getting Butt Augmentation or to schedule your consultation with Board-Certified Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Langdon, please fill out the form on this page or call The Langdon Center at (203) 453-8625. We look forward to working with you! The Langdon Center serves patients in the Guilford & New Haven, CT areas.