Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Associates
Vincent D. Lepore, MD
2581 Samaritan Drive #102
San Jose, CA 95124
Many patients share a common desire: to enhance curves where they want them while reducing unwanted bulges elsewhere. This helps explain the popularity of the Brazilian butt lift in San Jose at the practice of board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Vincent Lepore. He specializes in body contouring procedures and is experienced in the fat transfer technique most often used for buttock augmentation, drawing patients from throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
Patients looking for a buttock augmentation specialist in San Jose frequently choose Dr. Lepore for a Brazilian butt lift. Request a free cosmetic consultation online or call our office at (408) 356-4241.
Brazilian butt lift surgery involves taking unwanted fat from areas of the body such as the abdomen, hips, back, and thighs using liposuction and using it to enhance the buttock contours. The fat transfer technique requires fat cells to be purified before being injected, ensuring only the healthiest tissue is used in butt lift surgery. Dr. Lepore injects the fat at various levels, carefully sculpting rounder, fuller buttocks that look and feel natural.
Many patients prefer using their own fat instead of implants, which is another form of buttock augmentation surgery. If a patient doesn't have enough fat to use for buttock augmentation, silicone implants can be used to enhance the buttocks' shape. Even when implants are used, Dr. Lepore may transfer some fat tissue to soften the implants' edges and give the final result a more natural appearance.
The increased popularity of Brazilian butt lifts is due in part to the safety of the fat transfer technique and also because the results are long-lasting. Women who choose a butt lift because they desire an hourglass figure may incorporate breast augmentation into their surgical plans. A butt lift is also an excellent body contouring procedure for men or women who have experienced significant weight loss, especially after bariatric surgery.
Board-certified and Stanford-trained, Dr. Vincent Lepore is trusted by countless San Jose-area men and women to create the results they want using today's most reliable techniques. Get to know this remarkable surgeon.
During the consultation, Dr. Lepore identifies areas of the body where excess fat can be harvested using liposuction. The most common areas are the abdomen, flanks ("love handles"), thighs, and even elsewhere on the buttocks, such as in the lower portion. The tumescent liposuction procedure Dr. Lepore uses ensures the fat cells remain viable, so that as much tissue as possible can be injected to augment and shape the buttocks.
After liposuction, the tissue is processed to purify the fat so that the highest percentage of cells survives the transfer process. Because some of the fat cells will be naturally reabsorbed into the body, Dr. Lepore will slightly overfill the buttocks during the procedure. Patients normally see the final results a couple of months after surgery.Plastic Surgery Info
Patients who undergo a Brazilian butt lift are typically thrilled with the results, which are essentially permanent. That's not to say the appearance of your buttocks won't change. The relocated fat will act like fat anywhere else in your body, meaning that weight gain or loss will be reflected in your buttocks along with the rest of your body. Age and gravity also remain a factor. Most patients who undergo cosmetic surgery such as buttock augmentation are motivated to maintain the results through exercise and other positive lifestyle habits.