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Brazilian Butt Lift

The Markmann Method

Buttocks augmentation has been performed for several decades and is continuing to gain popularity among many women. This is due to the high demand for the "hourglass" figure, which includes shapely breasts, a flat abdomen, slim waistline and a curvier backside. Plastic surgery offers individuals the option of enhancing the shape of their bodies in order to attain their desired figure.

The most common technique used initially involved the use of implants. Throughout the years, many different implants types and surgical techniques have been employed. Yet due to high complication rates, the procedure has never become very popular. In the mid to late 90s, a new technique for augmenting a person's buttocks came onto the scene - fat grafting.

Fat grafting is performed by removing fat from one part of the body and injecting it into another. In this case, it is the buttocks. When the fat is being removed from the flank areas (just above the buttocks) along with the waist line and abdomen, then injected into the buttocks, the procedure is known as the "Brazilian Buttocks Lift." Removing the fat from this area tends to lift the buttocks, providing a more youthful appearance. Specializing in this procedure since 1998, Dr. Markmann has developed and perfected this version of the Brazilian Butt Lift technique, which involves the use of fat grafting to increase the volume of the buttocks as well as create a more shapely, hourglass figure with consistent and predictable results. His technique has become known as the "Markmann Method."

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The Process: Step by Step

The Brazilian Buttocks Lift is designed for those who have excess fat in other parts of their body they want liposuctioned, which in turn, makes that area smaller. This is an added benefit. The extracted fat is then injected into the buttocks, providing an increase in size. The final result has a 100 percent natural feel and appearance.

The Procedure

After the fat is taken from other parts of the body via liposuction ("lipoplasty"), the fat is purified and separated from other cells and fluids, preserving the live fat cells and stem cells. It is then injected into the patient's buttocks and hip areas, enlarging and enhancing the overall buttocks shape. The fat grafting procedure is called the Brazilian Butt Lift, because filling out the buttocks then lifts the buttocks, while providing a more youthful shape.

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Through his technique of fat grafting, Dr. Markmann can move fat cells from one part of the body to another and have the majority of the cells survive the transfer; typically 60 to 80 percent of these fat cells survive. What most people don't understand is that fat buttock injections is not really a technique for moving "free fat" from one area of the body to another, it is a technique for moving "fat cells" from one area to another. This is why it stays where it is injected. Fat cells do not move around the body. They stay in one place for their entire life.

Everyone has a genetically predetermined number of fat cells that shrink and grow as their weight fluctuates. Liposuction is able to remove these fat cells permanently. The shape of the body is determined by where these fat cells are located. Body shape is not determined by bone structure or muscles, as much as it is by the size and number of fat cells we have and where they are located.

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If you took 100 women all exactly the same height and weight, you would find that they all had uniquely different shapes. Some will have larger arms or thighs; other may have a full neck or stomach and still others may have larger breasts or buttocks. This is mostly due to where they have higher numbers of fat cells. We have found that these fat cells can be removed from where you do not want them and grafted to areas where you would prefer to have more.

Recovery/Return to Work:

The Brazilian Butt Lift procedure requires at least three weeks off of work for recovery. The most difficult aspect of the recovery period is that the patient cannot sit on the buttocks for at least two weeks. There are many important factors that will play a role in the recovery process and the volume of fat survival. These will be discussed in detail during an initial consultation with Dr. Markmann.

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Final Results:

Like all surgical procedures, the Brazilian Butt Lift entails swelling and bruising. The bruising will likely go away within three weeks, while swelling usually takes two to three months to subside. During this time, patients will see their buttocks shrink somewhat in size, but so will the areas of liposuction. The definition and results get better and better over this time. A compressive garment is worn for several weeks after the procedure to help reduce swelling and bruising. The final results of the fat grafting procedure will be apparent within three months after surgery.

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