brazilian butt A Brazilian butt lift, now more recently referred to as SSBA (Safe Subcutaneous Buttock Augmentation), involves tow procedure: liposuction and augmentation. First, excess fat is removed via liposuction from areas such as the abdomen, hips, lower back, or thighs. A surgeon inserts a thin tube called a cannula , which is connected to a vacuum, for the extrication. Next, the extracted fat is prepared for transfer, and injected into areas of the buttocks to enhance its shape and size. In some cases, a portion of the transferred fat may not take to the relocation, so surgeons may inject more than necessary to ensure results meet your expectations and goals. If a majority of the cells do not endure, regrafting may be necessary in the future. Although described as a so-called “lift,” the procedure doesn’t involve such a technique as those utilized in arm or thigh lifts. The surgery doesn’t address excess sagging or loose skin around the area, either. The entire process can be completed under general anesthesia , iv sedation , or a combination of local and light PO (by mouth) sedation, also known as awake liposuction. The choice of anesthesia depends on what you’re most comfortable with and ultimately what the surgeon determines is safest and realistic for each individual patient.