(Brazilian Butt Lift / Augmentation In More Detail)

A Brazilian Butt Lift is a specialized procedure that allows for a larger buttock area without the use of implants. The procedure involves the transfer of fat from another part of the body into the buttock - creating a fuller look.

This fat can be removed from the thighs, lower back, abdomen, or hips with
liposuction and then injected into the buttock area. So, why have the

The Brazilian Butt Lift procedure can take away unwanted fat from areas of
the body while simultaneously enhancing the buttock area. This can help to
create curves where they may not be any, reduce fat pockets in other areas
of the body, help clothes to fit better, and boost overall confidence. There
are lots of factors that make someone a good candidate for the Brazilian
Butt Lift procedure.

You may be a good candidate if you:


  • Want to enhance your buttock without implants

  • Have good skin tone in the hip and buttocks area

  • Have decent fat stores to allow for removal and injection into the buttock

  • Willing and able to avoid sitting directly on your buttocks for several weeks

This is not a “lifting” procedure- despite the name. It does not address any
sagging skin in the area- only enhances. If you are worried about sagging,
you may consider a thigh or buttock lift instead of this procedure. The BBL uses one’s own natural fat and can produce a more natural-looking result, unlike buttock implants.

A Brazilian Butt Lift involves three basic steps:


  • Fat is removed from the lower back (flanks), upper back, abdomen,
    and/or other areas with liposuction

  • The extracted fat is purified and prepared for transfer

  • The cosmetic surgeon injects the fat into specific points on the buttocks to increase volume and improve shape

A portion of the newly injected fat may not “take” in its location- so your
surgeon may initially inject more fat into the area to give the overall look
and results you want. The procedure is an outpatient procedure done with
general anesthesia.


Recovery for the Brazilian Butt Lift procedure is unique. You will not be able
to sit directly on your buttocks for one week after the procedure. During
recovery, you will have to sleep on your side or your stomach and either lie
this way or stand for all activity except for using the toilet. After the first
week of recovery, your surgeon will walk you through sitting in a modified
position using a “donut” pillow, which places less pressure on the buttock
area. Normal sitting activity is allowed after around 8 weeks.


The BBL procedure is meant to give a result that will last years. The fat
taken from liposuctioned areas will not return. Fat that was transferred into
the buttock and stayed put will last for years to come. However, weight
fluctuations in extreme levels of gain or loss can affect your result, so make
sure to maintain your weight or the gains or loss to achieve the overall
result you want.


Most plastic surgery procedures are not covered by your insurance, as they
are considered elective procedures. Talk with your surgeon about any
possible financing options prior to your surgery to help with costs.


If you have questions about Brazilian Butt Augmentation or would like to request a consultation at Dr. Azad’s office in Orlando, please fill out the form below.

FAQs about Brazilian Butt Augmentation

Who is a candidate for a Brazilian Butt Augmentation?

A good candidate for Brazilian Butt Augmentation is someone who is overall in good health, but has sufficient donor areas of fat on their body. Excess fat is needed in order to ensure there is enough fat available for the transfer to create a round buttock during surgery. Patients who are very thin are often advised to gain weight before the surgery to ensure there is enough fat to transfer to ensure a successful result.

Which areas of the body are used for the fat transfer for a Brazilian Butt Augmentation?

The areas of the body used to donate fat via liposuction depend on the patient, though primarily the fat is removed from the abdomen, flanks (love handles), thighs and lower back.

What is the difference between a Brazilian Butt Augmentation (Lift) and Butt Implants?

Brazilian Butt Augmentation uses a patient’s own body fat to create the desired shape. It creates a more natural look and feel and it is easier to achieve optimal results than implants. With implants, volume can only be delivered to one specific area and you are unable to custom shape the buttocks with sculpting and contouring. There is also a lower risk of infection with the lift because it uses the patient’s own tissue.

How long will the results last after a Brazilian Butt Augmentation?

The amount of fat that is absorbed back into the body varies by patient and the technique used. Most patients can expect to keep any where from 30-70% of the total fat transferred. After six months, the fat that remains is permanent.

What is the expected recovery time for a Brazilian Butt Augmentation?

Recovery time is highly dependent on the patient and how their body responds to Brazilian Butt Augmentation surgery. Before leaving the center, you will be given specific instructions on how to care for your buttocks, medications to use, and when to follow-up with Dr. Azad. Most patients will return to work a week after the procedure. It is recommended for patients to modify their sitting position with the use of cushions (donuts) for a few weeks after surgery.

Where can I see before and after photographs of Brazilian Butt Augmentation?

You can see before and after Brazilian Butt Augmentation results here!