Brazilian Butt Lift

Not every woman is naturally blessed with a full and curvy behind.  Even strict diet and exercise regimens are often unsuccessful in yielding desired results. In the past, butt enhancement procedures mainly consisted of surgically placing silicone implants into the buttocks. However, the Brazilian Butt Lift is a superior cosmetic procedure that improves the fullness and contour of the buttocks by using a patient’s own body fat (autologous) instead of utilizing implants.  The procedure is a combination of liposuction and fat transfer.  The fat is removed from unwanted areas, such as, waist, back, arms, filtered, and placed in areas where fullness is desired, to shape the buttocks.  The resulting changes in shape are double, from liposuction and from fat transfer.



Benefits of Brazilian Butt Lift

  • Enhanced curves and body shape
  • Thinner waistline
  • Removed fat from stubborn areas of the body (we can discuss where you would like the fat removed)
  • Better projecting and shaped buttocks (sometimes impossible to achieve with exercise)
  • The procedure is all natural, using your body’s own fat deposits.
  • Minimal scarring (just incisions for liposuction and fat transfer cannulas).



Recovery from a Brazilian Butt Lift


Immediate: you will be given compression garments to wear for the next few weeks.  You will not be in much pain, the liposuction anesthetizes the areas where surgery was performed.  You will be swollen somewhat and maybe will notice some bruising.  You will go home the same day.

1 week: you will come in for follow up and wound checks.  You will be swollen and may have bruising.  You will have small healing incisions.  You can start taking showers two days after the surgery.  You will be close to being back to normal daily activities.  You need to stay off the buttock area for the next few weeks, and will be given instructions on how to do so.

1 month:  at this point your wounds would have healed.  Your swelling will be down 80 percent.  The rest of the swelling will fade over the next 6 months to a year.   Your scars will also fade over this time period.  The amount of scarring at the end will depend on how well your body heals.  In some patients the scars are barely visible, in other patients, you can see very small scars (1/2cm).



Frequently Asked Questions


Where will my incisions be located?

For each area where liposuction is performed, usually there are two small incisions, which will help me cross tunnel the cannula and remove the fat smoothly.  The exact placement of the incisions I will decide on during the surgery, but at your preoperative appointment I can go over and show you where I plan to place them, and how many incisions you will have.


There are many devices to remove the fat, such as laserlipo, smartlipo, etc, which one is better?

I think the main factor is the ability of the surgeon to remove the fat smoothly, and have an aesthetic eye to sculpt the body in the best way possible.  The specific device he or she uses is of lesser importance.  Studies done at institutions comparing the devices used give mixed results on their benefit.


If you liposuction the fat, where will the fat go when I eat more?  Will it go to my other body areas instead?

When the fat is removed from a certain area, those fat cells are gone, and your body does not make new fat cells in that area.  You will not start gaining fat in the other areas of your body, unless you gain about 30 pounds of weight.  Then you will gain fullness everywhere.  By the time we are 10, our bodies already made all the fat cells.  When we gain weight they increase in size not number.  If fat cells are removed from an area, the body will not make new fat cells there.


Will my skin be loose after taking the fat out?

This depends on the quality of your skin.  I will not offer liposuction to someone if I think their skin will not tighten after.  Then you will need a surgical procedure to remove the skin with the fat, and not liposuction.  If you are young, have no major stretch marks, and no hanging skin, your skin should tighten after liposuction to give you your new shape.

New York City Plastic Surgeon