Brazilian Butt Lift

While many people find themselves pursuing weight loss goals to attain their ideal figure, others may be wishing they could put some weight on in certain areas. A voluptuous posterior has never been more en vogue, but not everyone has the genetics for a perfect distribution of fat. A Brazilian butt lift transfers fat from another area of the body to the buttocks, augmenting curves below the waist.*

Board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Jennifer Harrington, Dr. Tracy Kayan and Dr. Stephanie Peng are highly experienced with fat transfer procedures, including Brazilian butt lifts. During your consultation, your surgeon will work closely with you to determine the best approach for your appearance goals so you can get the most out of your results. Harrington + Associates Plastic Surgery has helped men and women from the Minneapolis-St. Paul area and beyond with buttocks augmentation.

Contact us online or call our Plymouth office today at 651-290-7600 for more information about buttocks enhancement, including cost.

Who Is a Good Candidate for a Brazilian Butt Lift?

Almost anyone with enough excess fat in another part of their body who wishes to have a more prominent derrière can be a good candidate for a butt lift. Some of the most common reasons to consider getting a Brazilian butt lift include:*

  • The butt has become deflated due to age or weight loss
  • The buttocks have always been flat or lacking definition
  • You wish to balance out your curves with more below the waist

Brazilian Butt Lift Incisions

The primary incisions for a Brazilian butt lift are placed on and around the donor area, the part of the body where fat is removed to be transferred to the buttocks. Your surgeon will use liposuction to harvest fat cells from a part of your body where you have some amount of excess fat. In most patients, the best donor areas are the love handles, abdomen or thighs.* If you prefer to use a different donor area, such as the upper arms or back, your surgeon may be able to accommodate your preferences depending on your health and physique. After the fat is harvested, it is injected directly into the buttocks. The injections do not require incisions. Your surgeon will strategically inject your fat cells into various parts of the buttocks in order to create your desired result.*

Your Brazilian Butt Lift Procedure

Butt augmentation is a same-day procedure performed at a licensed surgical facility. For most patients, a butt lift is performed under general anesthesia. The entire procedure generally takes anywhere from 2 to 5 hours depending on the individual.* You should plan to arrive at the surgery center 1 hour prior to your procedure start time and stay for 1 hour after your surgery is complete. Once you are discharged, a friend or family member should drive you home. An adult will need to stay with you for at least 24 hours following your butt lift surgery.

Depending on your goals for cosmetic surgery, your surgeon may recommend additional procedures. Many women include a Brazilian butt lift as part of their mommy makeovers. Some patients choose to have liposuction on other parts of the body in addition to the donor area to further complement their results.*

Brazilian Butt Lift Recovery

Some amount of soreness and swelling following buttocks augmentation is to be expected. Recovering from a Brazilian butt lift requires allowing both the buttocks to heal, as well as the donor area where liposuction was performed. Your surgeon may ask you to wear a special post-surgical compression garment to expedite the healing process, as this promotes blood circulation and minimizes swelling.* You should avoid sitting directly on the buttocks for the first 3 weeks of healing.

Most people take 2 to 3 weeks away from work and other normal activities after getting a butt lift.* During the first several weeks of your healing process, you should refrain from strenuous exercise. Although your individual experience may vary, many people can glimpse their results after only a couple of weeks into recovery, though final results generally take up to 6 months to fully develop.* It’s critical that you discuss any potential risks and complications associated with Brazilian buttock augmentation with your surgeon prior to your procedure. If you notice any sudden increases in swelling accompanied by pain, notify our office immediately.

Next Steps

Brazilian butt lift surgery can augment your buttocks using your own fat cells rather than implants for results that look and feel completely natural.* If you have questions or would like more information, contact us online or call our Plymouth office at 651-290-7600 to schedule your butt lift consultation.

*This information is for education only, and is not meant as a guarantee of results. Your results may vary.