Brazilian Butt Lift
By reducing unwanted fat from surrounding areas such as love handles, lower back, belly and thighs, it can then be used for shaping, rounding and if desired buttock augmentation. The fat is harvested by using a gentle water-jet assisted liposuction and then transferred to the buttocks.
Dr. Alexander T. Hamers as consultant QuironSalud Hospital Malaga was one of the first surgeons to implement this procedure in Europe. He belongs to only a handful of surgeons worldwide with the highest case load of BBLs.
He was the first surgeon to bring EVL (expansion-vibration-lipofilling) to Europe, a technique used by all leading BBL surgeons worldwide. This technique combines an intra-operative expansion of the recipient tissue with the fat grafting, resulting not only in a higher possible fat volume to graft, but also in better take-rate (the percentage of fat that grows and will persist).
Dr. Hamers is teaching as well as sharing his knowledge and techniques with colleagues continuously at conferences and workshops around the world. He is one of very few Plastic surgeons worldwide who perform to perfection hundreds of Brazilian Butt Lifts annually.
What you need to know – a Brazilian Butt Lift can, but does not necessarily, result in a huge butt! Depending on the patient’s wishes, it can basically involve shaping surgery or a combination of shaping and augmentation. Since it always leads to a reduction of the surrounding areas such as love handles, flanks, belly and mostly the thighs, the result is a slim waist and shaping of the buttocks. Even if no augmentation is wanted, a more female shape can be obtained.
Duration of the surgery:
approximately 2-3 hours (depending on the procedure used)
Anaesthetics: general anaesthetic, inpatient for 1 night
general anaesthetic, inpatient for 1 night
No sports, lifting and heavy workout for 6 weeks, compression garments.
No sitting for the first two weeks, restricted sitting for the third and fourth weeks, sleeping on the belly for 4-6 weeks
Normally fit for flying after 1 week
Minimally invasive, tiny incisions of about 3-5 millimeters are needed for fat to be washed out of the body. Various techniques exist. The most advantageous and gentle is water-jet assisted liposuction, using just a small cannula with a pulsation water-jet on the tip. The water-jet’s gentle loosening and washing action makes it possible for large amounts of fat to be atraumatically removed. Compared with conventional liposuction, the sculpting of tissue is more precise and there is less trauma, pain and recovery time. Apart from being, gentle and more precise, the quality of the fat cells is superior to that resulting from other techniques, meaning that a higher survival rate of the transplanted fat cells is achieved.
Having a special clinical interest in natural body contouring, Dr. Hamers can reuse the patient’s own extracted fat to shape, fill or augment various parts of the body where it might be needed (for instance face, breast and buttock, but also calves or scars).
Dr. Alexander Hamers has specialised in Water-jetstream assisted fat transfer technology since 2012.
The transplanted fat needs to grow in. That is why it needs to be treated gently. Smoking, nicotine, pressure and cold all harm the freshly transplanted fat and should be avoided in the period immediately after surgery. Once the fat is grown in, it is part of the body and just part of normal aging.
Expansion vibration lipofilling (EVL) is the latest innovation in fat transfer. Using a vibrating cannula, the recipient tissue is gently expanded while grafting the fat. This results in both, a higher graft-able volume and a better take rate of the fat (higher percentage of fat cells growing in and remaining). Thus, if desired, more fat cells can be transferred to the same recipient area compared with conventional techniques. Dr. Hamers is the first surgeon to have established the EVL technique in Europe.