Brazilian Butt Lift

The Brazilian Butt Lift actually refines the entire “S”-shaped curve of your profile. The procedure begins with liposuction, as excess fat is removed from selected areas of the hips, thighs, back and abdomen. This suctioned fat is then purified before being transferred to the upper buttocks in small amounts that are strategically injected at varying depths to form an enhanced, but very natural, new curve.

Butt Lift is beneficial for several reasons, including the following:

• The areas that are liposuctioned are often “problem areas” (i.e., the flanks, thighs, lower back and abdomen) that are hard to reduce with diet and exercise.
• By removing fat from these body parts, the area around the buttocks looks smaller and leaner.
• The liposuctioned fat is injected into the upper quadrant of the buttocks so it looks lifted in all the right places. The result is a beautiful “S”-shaped curve.
• Using the patient’s own fat decreases the risk of infection or adverse reaction.


When you awaken after your Brazilian butt lift, you will experience some discomfort for a few hours after the anesthesia wears off. Your surgeon will give you medication to keep you as comfortable as possible.

It is important to avoid the sitting position during the first week that follows your procedure. You will wear a special garment to reduce swelling for about two weeks. Cold compresses can further reduce swelling and ease any discomfort.

One month after your procedure swelling will have reduced substantially and you may resume your normal exercise routine.

Your complete and speedy recovery requires that several specific instructions be followed, including certain positions for rest and sleep, bathing techniques and mild exercises.

What form of Anesthesia is used?

General anesthesia is used for all surgical procedures at the South Florida Center and is always performed by a professional M.D. Anesthesiologist.

How long does the procedure take?

Operating time for the Brazilian Butt Lift is about two hours.

Possible Complications

The most common risk associated with this procedure is possible absorption of the transferred fat in the weeks following surgery. While not dangerous, this occurrence would require a second insertion of fat into the buttocks. Asymmetry, in which one side of the buttocks looks different than the other side, is also possible. However, this result is most likely in patients with significant asymmetry prior to surgery. Good communication between doctor and patient is always important. We encourage you to talk to our cosmetic surgeons about all your questions and concerns.