Newport Beach plastic surgeon, Dr. Ed Domanskis, uses fat transfer techniques for patients who desire a natural, autologous augmentation result. A Brazilian butt lift is ideal for individuals who are looking for a shapelier and curvier buttock, but do not want to use an implant. This procedure begins by removing fat from one area of the body by means of liposuction. The fat tissue is harvested and grafted, and then reinstated into the butt area to give it volume for a rounder, fuller look. Recently, because of newer liposuction methods, the chances for fat survival when transferred to a different area has greatly increased. Dr. Domanskis offers various butt enhancement procedures. He will discuss these options during the initial consultation.
"Excellent experience with Dr. Domanskis! I had abdominalplasty and liposuction. He explained the procedures very thoroughly as well as what to expect immediately following my surgery. He was in contact with me by phone as well during the first week post op I felt very safe in his hands. My results are absolutely phenomenal I couldn't be more pleased!"- W.P. / Yelp / Aug 29, 2015
"Dr Domanskis saved me! My promised implant job before meeting him ended up not good and me distressed. Dr Domanskis was very compassionate and clear during my consultations. He said i may need 2 surgeries, and incredibely he did it all in one surgery and repaired 2 very different looking breasts to look the same and fuller! I couldnt be happier. His knowledge and skill level is second to none (I have had more than 1 breast surgery in my time). I HIGHLY recommend him and will always go back to him if needed for other things in the future! Thanks Dr. Dom! :)"- Anonymous / RateMDs / Feb 20, 2019
"I'm a new patient of Dr. Domanskis and met him under emergency circumstances (that a previous monster surgeon had done to me.) I was over a month post-op of breast lift, replacement and reconstruction surgery for the second time in less than a year and was left with LITERALLY hundreds of stitches in my breasts and a huge hole for the second time that was the size of a quarter and my implant was exposed and This was not only a repeat of what happened to me in Feb 2018 of last year but this time I knew better from past experience (that ended up putting me in the hospital for a deadly staph infection in July 2018) That it's best I find a competent Dr. Who is highly recommended. I called my Oncologists and immediately they said Dr. Domanskis is the best! Couldn't agree more! Truly from the time I called Initially which was in the AM on a Monday I was taken care of by Rachelle and she made sure I was in to see the Dr by 2:00 that day. When I met Dr. Domanskis I was already so fearful of Dr.'s and the lack of care if I had been shown previously, I was surprised at the time and effort he put into listening to me and removing all the hundreds of stitches that should have been taken out weeks ago and the amount of concern Dr. D shows me when taking a culture of the wound to make sure I did not have another staph infection like last time. He sat and slowly explained everything that was hoiu on and what my options would be. Come Friday I opted to have the implant extracted in his office and to my surprise, it was not only painless but super fast and I'm currently healing and looking forward to having Dr. Domanskis help reconstruct what the monster surgeon had done to my body. I have so much faith in Rr. Domanskis and love this place! I know hands down that I will be cared for and taken care of here. This Dr. and his team (Rachelle) treated me like family or an existing patient, it's not about money here it's about caring for the patient and they really do!!"- H.B. / Google / Jan 25, 2019
"Dr. Domanskis & Rachell - I love this place!! Hands down I will never go to another Surgeon after I have met my forever favorite Dr. Domanskis! I had an emergency situation and was desperately avoiding going back to my previous surgeon (due to having two breast revision and reconstructive surgeries, not by choice but because my prior Surgeon left me each time with a hole the size of a quarter and implant exposure which led me to end up in the hospital last Summer with a almost deadly staph infection and recently leading me to face again the same hole he never repaired originally) I was referred to Dr D. by my oncologists office and so I called and was immediately given the utmost care from Rachelle when explaining my situation to her over the phone she was so sympathetic and quickly fit me into Dr. D's busy schedule. I was seen immediately that same day and was treated like an existing patient and greeted with a friendly and warming Dr. Domanskis. I was so hopeless and afraid after suffering mental anguish, pain and the fear of having to be under the care of a incompetent surgeon, Dr. Domanskis not only helped me right from the first consultation but he and Rachelle helped start the process of wound healing and removal of the implant without pushing me off and saying I should see my original surgeon, like I was told before earlier this year. DR. D made me have confidence again in Dr.'s and I am so grateful that he was willing to help me during this horrible time of fresh recovering that I was in. I am now looking forward in being Dr. D's patient and have so much faith that he will be able to reconstruct what the past monster had destroyed twice. I know that I will not only get the results that are best for me and my body but Dr. D and Rachell genuinely care about the client rather than just the money. THANK YOU SO MUCH DR.D & Rachelle I can't wait to so you soon!!"- Anonymous / Vitals / Jan 24, 2019
"He knows what he is doing - Dr. Domanskis is very intuitive without alot of explaining he was in tune with what I wanted and gave me the hips to balance out my shape! I always had stubborn belly fat and back fat as well as a narrow waistline and flabby arms. After this liposuction my waist has drastically changed into the hour glass shape I wanted and I am happy with the results :)."- D. / RealSelf / Dec 27, 2018
The body will be initially evaluated to make sure that the patient is a good candidate for the Brazilian butt lift method. It will also be assessed as to which areas the liposuction will be performed. Depending on the amount of fat necessary to fill up the buttocks area, multiple donor sites may be considered. After liposuction, the fat extracted will be purified. After purification, only a fraction of the fat is ideal for reinjection. The doctor will then reinstate the fat little by little to make sure that the layering is done properly.
During the surgery, it is considered as an outpatient procedure and general anesthesia is performed. The surgery lasts an average of 2 hours depending on the number of donor sites and fat layering needed. After surgery, a compression garment is worn to help with the swelling and also assist in the contouring of the buttocks. The patient is advised not to put weight on the butt area for the first two to three weeks following surgery. Sitting or laying down must be done with the weight mostly on the thighs.
A Brazilian butt lift will cost around $4,000 to $7,000. This depends on how many areas of the body are treated using liposuction to get the required volume of fat needed to attain the right results.
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Brazilian Butt Lift FAQs
When done correctly, the result of a Brazilian butt lift should look and feel natural. It is very important for those who are considering this procedure to find a plastic surgeon with good background and experience with this type of surgery. The results will be affected by the quality of how the fat to be reinstated is selected and purified, and the procedure of how it is injected. It is also important to follow doctor’s advice for post-surgery care.
Natural or Synthetic?
Many patients nowadays opt for fat transfers as it feels more safe and natural. For some, they are not comfortable with implants or a foreign device stored in their buttocks. When choosing whether to go natural or implants, be sure to understand the pros and cons of each technique. The one disadvantage of fat transfers is that the injected fat maybe naturally reabsorbed into the body. It may also depend on the quality of procedure the surgeon will perform so it’s best to clarify these concerns before making a decision.
Multiple Donor Sites?
Multiple donor sites for the fat grafting may include the lower backside, abdomen, love handles and the thighs. Liposuction done in these areas may also help initially contour the surrounding areas of the buttocks. Depending on the amount of fat required to achieve the contour wanted, liposuction in the arms may also be performed.
What If I Gain Weight?
The ideal candidates for this procedure are those who are not too overweight. Both significant weight gain or loss will compromise the results of the surgery. Patients who have had this procedure must stick to a healthy lifestyle with proper diet and exercise.