• Dr. Azad

The Brazilian Butt Lift – What it is & How We do it

Updated: Nov 6, 2020

Buns are in! More than ever there is a demand from women seeking more curvaceous figures. From television stars such as Kim Kardashian, to musicians such as J-Lo, and Nicki Minaj, women are flaunting their fuller rear ends. The Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) is a surgical procedure that uses your own fat to naturally augment and shape the buttocks. It is a popular butt augmentation for women with flatter buttocks, or women looking for more prominent, perky, and youthful buttocks to create a sensual body contour.

Liposuction is performed to remove fat from other areas of the body (often the stomach, hips, and thighs). Patients who are very thin are often advised to gain weight before the surgery to ensure there is enough fat to transfer to create a round buttock. I use suction assistant liposuction with small cannulas to collect the smallest fat particles. The fat is then processed using decanting and centrifugation. Finally, the viable fat is transferred back into the upper quadrant of the buttocks using hundreds of micro reinjections of fat droplets. Additional liposuction can be done around the butt to improve the appearance of lift and contour.

After the surgery, it is important for the patient to not sit directly on the buttocks for the first three weeks to ensure the fat graft takes. 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.

Another technique for butt augmentation is the use of butt implants. With an implant, volume can only be delivered to one specific area and you are unable to custom shape the buttocks with sculpting and contouring. I do not perform this procedure at my practice as there is a higher risk of complications, including infection, than there is when using a patient’s own tissue. I believe the Brazilian Butt Lift provides patients with more voluptuous and appealing results than can be achieved with implants.

If you are considering a Brazilian Butt Lift, and would like to discuss your options in depth, email me directly at to schedule a consultation.

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