As a plastic surgeon, I know very well how a single celebrity’s decisions can set the trends in my practice for months or even years. Perhaps no celebrities illustrate that point more soundly than the Kardashians, the family of dark-haired beauties who are, you might say, “famous for being famous.” But whether it’s a Brazilian butt lift or breast augmentation, my Albany, NY, patients have shown me that the Kardashians’ preferences are often echoed here in my office.
The Celebrity Look
Consider Kylie Jenner, for example. The evolution of her body is something my patients talk about all the time during their consultations. Like most celebrities, Jenner is typically tight-lipped about the work she’s had done. But there’s no denying she’s done something to accentuate her bottom.
While people’s bodies certainly change with age and weight gain or loss, it’s my professional opinion that Jenner has most likely undergone some liposuction of her waist in addition to a Brazilian butt lift. This combination packs a one-two punch for showing off curves: Removing fat from the waist already amplifies the appearance of the buttocks, but when you then add that fat back into the buttocks (i.e., a Brazilian butt lift) the effect is even more pronounced.
Collectively, the Kardashians are known for their ample derrieres, and my guess is that they’re on a regular schedule of enhancement. Sometimes the occasional touch-up is necessary to keep our favorite assets looking their best.
Thinking About a Butt Lift for Yourself?
For my patients who look to celebrities for inspiration or simply want to add volume to their buttocks, I advise getting familiar with both the nonsurgical and surgical approaches.
Nonsurgical Butt Lift
A nonsurgical butt lift is the least invasive way to enhance your derriere and requires little downtime. We use the injectable product Sculptra® Aesthetic, which helps your body generate new collagen and provides a fuller look.
The results of a nonsurgical butt lift reveal themselves in about a month and usually are not as dramatic as the surgical option. However, with this method we can precisely target specific areas, so you can enhance your look over time to the size and fullness you desire.
The procedure is done in our office using local anesthetic and only requires an appointment of about 10 to 15 minutes. Many patients get a touch-up treatment about 2 to 3 weeks after their initial appointment and appreciate that they can return to normal activities after they leave our office.
Surgical Butt Lift
The surgical Brazilian butt lift is a good option for people with excess fat in other areas of their body. A strong benefit of the surgical approach is that we can sculpt multiple areas of the body during a single procedure.
For example, to harvest the fat needed for the butt lift, we can take extra tissue from areas such as the abdomen, back, hips, or thighs. We then carefully process the tissue in a centrifuge to isolate the living fat cells, which are then injected back into the buttocks to create the desired look.
This procedure takes about 1.5 hours and requires a general anesthetic. Most people need 1 to 2 weeks for recovery. Results are visible soon after surgery and are more pronounced than those of the nonsurgical method.
If you are interested in a butt lift and want to discuss your options, request a consultation online or give us a call at (518) 438-0505.