In many cultures the shape and size of the buttocks plays an important part in what is considered a beautiful body shape. We know this for South America, but also for the Middle East.
For those cases with no skin laxity and merely a lack of volume, lipofilling with bodies own fat can be the best solution. This procedure is referred to as Brazilian buttock lift. In order to be a good candidate for this procedure the patient needs to have sufficient amount of excess fat in other parts of the body like abdomen, hips, love handles or thighs. In average 300 to 500 ml of fat is needed for each side to achieve a desirable improvement. The injected fat will settle into the tissue and a large portion of it will stay alive resulting in a permanent enlargement.
In some cases, a touch up procedure 3 to 6 month after the first one is necessary to achieve a favorable result.
In those cases, with saggy buttocks or redundant skin a surgical buttock lift as performed in body lift procedures can be necessary. Additional lipofilling is possible.