LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - Jan 22, 2014) - According to Dr. W. Tracy Hankins and Dr. Samuel Sohn, many of their Henderson and Las Vegas plastic surgery patients seek a fuller, rounder, more contoured appearance to the buttocks. In the United States, the only viable option for buttock enhancement used to be gluteal implants, which the doctors say often feel unnatural and also involve a high level of risk. Now, the patients of Hankins & Sohn Plastic Surgery have an alternative option -- the Brazilian Butt Lift.

This innovative procedure utilizes the patient's own existing fat to fill out and add contour to the buttocks by way of a specific grafting technique designed to maximize the rate of success. A recent blog post by Drs. Hankins and Sohn details what they believe to be the many advantages of the Brazilian Butt Lift over gluteal implants. The doctors note that, in addition to soft, natural results that implants cannot replicate, a Brazilian Butt Lift uses liposuction to take excess fat from another location on the patient's body -- essentially giving the patient an additional body enhancement procedure. "Patients receive the added benefit of an improved body contour in the areas targeted for fat harvesting."

The Las Vegas plastic surgeons say ideal candidates for Brazilian Butt Lift will have a sufficient amount of fat in another area of the body that can be used in the grafting process. They note that patients who are excessively thin may not be good candidates for the surgery because they may not have enough fat to fulfill the requirements of the transfer. However, Dr. Hankins and Dr. Sohn say they will determine a patient's candidacy during the initial consultation, and that alternatives can be recommended for those who may not qualify for this particular procedure.

In a follow-up blog post titled "Why Brazilian Butt Lift Technique Matters," Drs. Hankins and Sohn discuss the technique they employ for the procedure and why Brazilian Butt Lift treatment can be so beneficial for patients. "We consider it a 'two birds with one stone' operation. The body is significantly contoured with liposuction, and the repurposed fat provides our patients with an improved projection and shape to the buttocks." The Las Vegas plastic surgeons say the specific technique they use is vital to the success of the procedure. "Micro-droplet fat grafting is critical towards fat graft survivability. The smaller the droplets of fat that are placed, the smoother the contours that will be created, and the greater the fat graft survival." They say this micro-droplet fat grafting technique permits fat to revascularize faster and can provide long-lasting surgical results that look smooth and natural.

Ultimately, the doctors say the Brazilian Butt Lift is one of the more advanced cosmetic enhancement techniques available, and they've been very pleased with the results they have been able to achieve for patients.

About W. Tracy Hankins, MD

Dr. W. Tracy Hankins is a board-certified plastic surgeon who earned his medical degree at Indiana University Medical School. In addition to having once served as the Chief of Plastic Surgery at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, he has completed extensive training in breast surgery. Dr. Hankins is available for interview upon request.

About Samuel M. Sohn, MD

Dr. Samuel Sohn is a graduate of Stanford University and earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University. A board-certified plastic surgeon, he serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Touro University. Dr. Sohn is also renowned for his expertise in facelift and liposculpture techniques. He is available for interview upon request.

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