Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Associates
Vincent D. Lepore, MD
2581 Samaritan Drive #102
San Jose, CA 95124
San Jose-Brazilian Butt Lift, Liposuction
This woman is in her early 40s, and although relatively thin and fit, she came to Dr. Lepore because she was bothered by some extra areas of subcutaneous fat. Like many women, she's having difficulty 'exercising away' the fat distribution in her abdomen, flanks, and inner thighs.
She wanted the bothersome fat removed through Liposuction. Dr. Lepore discussed her various options, and was able to give her the news she wished to hear about re-using some of her own extra fat, to enhance her buttocks. She underwent Liposuction surgery in our on-site surgical suite, and during the same session, had a Brazilian Butt Lift. A total of 2250cc of fat was removed, and in the Buttock Augmentation procedure, 575cc of the patient's fat were added to each buttock. Our patient is very pleased with her surgery results, and the new contour of her abdomen and buttocks.
This young woman (early 30s) has decided she would like some body contouring. Although not really overweight, she feels her body shape is more “square” than she would like, and she is having some difficulty with fat distribution in her chest, back, flanks, and thighs.
She would like to have some of this excess fat removed, and re-purposed. She is hoping to enhance the shape of her buttocks, for a more rounded, proportional contour, while slimming some of the other areas.
After discussion with Dr. Lepore, she decided to undergo the Brazilian butt lift procedure at his San Jose practice. This type of buttock augmentation or enhancement, begins with liposuction. It’s actually 2 procedures performed in the same session. Dr. Lepore removed approximately 2300cc of fat from the multiple areas mentioned above, and after processing the fat, injected almost half that amount into her buttocks, where it was shaped carefully.
Our patient is very happy with the results, enjoying the slimmer appearance of her abdomen, waistline, and thighs – as well as the new, more accentuated curve of her buttocks.
This young woman was troubled by her inability to reshape her body through diet and exercise. Despite her own efforts she was unable to get rid of pockets of fat in her abdomen, flanks, and inner thighs. She also complained of what she considered a 'flat butt,' She came to Dr. Lepore, hoping that she might re-purpose some of her excess fat, in the form of a Brazilian Butt Lift.
In our AAAASF-accredited Surgical Facility, Dr. Lepore performed Liposuction on her abdomen, flanks and inner thighs. He then performed a Brazilian Butt Lift, with fat transfer, by transferring some of the excess fat just removed, into her buttocks. In this case, approximately 600 cc of fat were injected into each buttock.
Our patient is seen in the photos, 7 weeks post-operatively. She is very pleased with her results, and her new Body Contour.
This patient, in her 30s, has had 3 children. Because of the changes in her body, she would like to restore some contour to her abdomen and hips.
As this patient discussed her concerns with Dr. Lepore, she shared her hope that she might add some roundness to what she described as a 'square butt.' She wondered whether liposuction and fat transfer would accomplish all of her goals. After her examination, Dr. Lepore noted that liposuction would not address the quantity of loose skin in the abdominal area. He recommended a tummy tuck combined with liposuction at his San Jose practice. The patient was also counseled on what might be possible with fat transfer to reshape her buttock area with a procedure called a Brazilian butt lift.
The patient decided to have the following combined procedures: tummy tuck, and liposuction with fat transfer for a Brazilian butt lift. Dr. Lepore performed the surgeries together in a single session in our AAAASF-accredited surgical suite. During liposuction, fat was removed from the abdomen, flanks, lateral chest area, back, and inner and outer thighs (a total of 1750cc were removed). A portion of the patient's harvested fat was injected into her buttocks.
The patient is shown in the "after" photos, 10 weeks following surgery. She is very pleased, and feels the combined procedures have given her the results she hoped for.
Liposuction & Brazilian Butt Lift
This patient, in her late 30s, has had previous surgeries (with another physician), a tummy tuck, and liposuction. Now, years later, she is bothered by changes in the appearance of her abdomen, and hopes to improve her overall contour. In discussions with Dr. Lepore, it was determined that she could undergo additional Liposuction to address some of her concerns. She also wanted to reshape what she felt was a square appearance of her buttocks. To address that area, she would also undergo a Brazilian Butt Lift procedure, in which the liposuctioned fat is used to enhance and shape the buttocks.
She had liposuction of the upper and lower abdomen, flanks, lateral chest, back, and inner thighs. Approximately 1450cc of the patient's fat was used to enhance the buttocks.
She is seen 8 weeks following her procedures, and is very pleased with her results, and her changed contours.
Liposuction and Fat Transfer-San Jose
This patient, in her late 40s, was bothered by the appearance of her stomach area, specifically, abdomen and flanks. She discussed a number of options with Dr. Lepore, including Tummy Tuck surgery. Although she understood the surgery would better address her concerns, she preferred to see what Liposuction alone could do.
She chose to have Vaser (ultrasound-assisted) Liposuction, understanding that she could, if desired, return at a later time for Tummy Tuck surgery. Our patient also decided to have some of the liposuctioned fat used for another purpose. She chose Fat Transfer for a Brazilian Butt Lift procedure as well.
In this case, the areas treated with Liposuction included the upper and lower abdomen, flanks, and inner and outer thighs. A portion of the fat removed, was injected into her buttocks and pelvic frame, to achieve a proportion and reshaping she desired.
She is considering other treatments, and is very happy with the results of her Liposuction and BBL.
Mommy Makeover refers to a combination of surgeries performed to restore pre-pregnancy contours. This patient is in her mid-30s. A mother of 3 children, she was hoping to re-shape some areas that had changed with those pregnancies. Her first questions centered on Brazilian butt lift or buttock enhancement procedures. For buttock enhancement, we can remove fat from unwanted areas (flanks, abdomen, thighs) using liposuction, and transfer it by injection to other areas including the buttocks. In this case, our patient had hoped the liposuction procedure might flatten and tighten her abdomen.
During her consultation with Dr. Vincent Lepore in San Jose, she learned that liposuction alone cannot tighten the stretched muscles and sagging skin that often come with pregnancy; a tummy tuck is needed.
The patient decided to proceed with the tummy tuck with VASER® Lipo of multiple areas and fat transfer to the buttocks (called a Brazilian butt lift). She is very pleased with her choices and with her results.
Abdominoplasty and Buttock Augmentation/Lift
This patient, in her mid 40s, is progressing through her weight loss journey. She has had gastric sleeve surgery, and has lost over 80 pounds. The weight loss has left a significant and uncomfortable amount of sagging skin and tissue over her abdomen and sides. She is hoping to address several areas of concern. Dr. Lepore explained that several surgical sessions would be necessary. The first, would address her main area of concern, her abdomen and sides.
She decided to undergo an extended abdominoplasty, with a midline resection of her loose skin. During this procedure, differing amounts of skin and tissue were removed from each side, the skin, and underlying tissue then tailored.
In a separate surgical session, several months later, our patient wished to have excess fat removed through Liposuction, and wanted the fat transferred, in a Brazilian Butt Lift procedure, to enhance and shape her buttocks.
She had Liposuction of her flanks, upper and lower abdomen, and back. The patient's fat was then injected into the buttocks. She is very pleased with the results of her body-shaping procedures. As she continues her health and fitness journey, she is investigating further refinements, as she reaches her goals.
Brazilian Butt Lift-San Jose
This young woman, in her early 30s, is in very good shape, following four pregnancies. But, she felt she could use some surgical help, in reshaping some areas. She had always been bothered by what she described as a 'square' appearance of her buttocks, which was being emphasized by a moderate amount of extra fat, throughout her torso and flanks.
After discussing her concerns with Dr. Lepore, she decided to proceed with a so-called Brazilian Butt Lift, also known as BBL. This procedure re-shapes the buttocks and pelvic frame, through fat grafting.
During the Liposuction phase of the surgery, about 2500cc of fat was removed from multiple areas; abdomen, flanks, back, and under the arms. About half of the harvested fat was available for reinjection, into the buttocks and her pelvic frame. Some unevenness in the size of the buttocks was also corrected. In the After photos, approximately 2 months post-surgery, you can see the difference in overall shape, with waist definition, a new contour to the hips, and a more rounded appearance of the buttocks.
Our patient is very pleased with her results.