There is a reason that the Brazilian Butt Lift procedures continue to grow in popularity. A Brazilian butt lift can improve more than just your back side – it can also boost your posture, your strength, and your overall confidence. The ideal candidate for this procedure is someone that has lost fat in their buttocks, wasn’t naturally gifted with a beautiful behind, or someone that is just looking to increase the overall size and width of the buttock. Our board-certified plastic surgeon in Miami, FL, Dr. Jeffrey LaGrasso, continues to gain global recognition for his learned hand in this impactful procedure.
The basic technique for a Brazilian butt lift is removing fat cells from unwanted areas on your own body, such as your abdomen, flanks, and your back. By doing so, your overall figure is improved, leaner, and will have more definition. The liposuction of the back area is critical since it creates a slope leading to the buttock region, giving the patient a nice slope for a bigger behind. Once the contouring via liposuction has been completed, the true artistry comes in. The fat is injected into the buttock via very small incisions, and then it’s massaged and conformed to the patient’s specifications in size and shape. Amongst other plastic surgery procedures, Dr. LaGrasso currently performs several Brazilian butt lift procedures per week.
Consults with Dr. LaGrasso
Before you schedule a Brazilian butt lift procedure, you should first privately consult with our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. LaGrasso, who has a wealth of experience performing butt lift surgery with fat tissue or implants. Dr. LaGrasso can meet with you to discuss:
- Specifics of the butt lift procedure
- Your goals for a butt lift and your overall aesthetic goals
- Medical history (including past and current medications, vitamins, herbal supplements, alcohol, tobacco and drugs)
- Pre-surgery prep and post-surgery recovery plans
- Concerns, questions, costs, benefits, risks, and more
- Any other cosmetic surgery procedures interests
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"Surgery with Doctor Lagrasso - Miami, FL - I have been wanting to do this procedure for a while. I had shape, but wanted my waist to be smaller and much more defined. I was really unhappy with how I looked and this seemed like a great alternative. After searching through several doctors, I decided to go with Dr. Lagrasso. His bed side manner is truly impeccable, he is patient, professional, and super detailed. I could not be happier with my choice. Today was my surgery, and even though I'm super swollen, bruised, and in ridiculous amounts of pain, I can already see the conturing in my body's shape. I am very hopeful that once the swelling goes down, my body will look like I always dreamed it to. I am staying in the recovery home of Miriam landford, and honestly, I don't know what I would do without her. She has tended lovingly to every single one of my needs. From making me delicious healthy fresh foods to help me gain my strength again, to keeping me warm, comfortable, as well as managing my medications as well. Her house is quiet, peaceful, relaxing, immaculately clean, and beautiful. I couldn't be happier with my choices. Now just waiting for the pain and swelling to go away :("- K. / RealSelf / Oct 17, 2016
The body will first be initially evaluated to make sure that the patient is a good candidate for the Brazilian butt lift method. It will also be assessed as to which areas will be liposuctioned. Depending on the amount of fat necessary to fill the buttocks area, multiple donor sites on the body may be considered. After liposuction has been performed, a closed sterile system is used which ensures the fat tissue is never exposed to the air. This keeps it safe and purified for reinjection into the buttocks. Our plastic surgery office uses P188, a triple-wash antibiotic that sterilizes the tissue and separates the healthy fat from any tissue that may not survive the transfer process. We then reinstate the fat little by little to make sure that the layering is done properly, effectively and that the results are smooth and shapely.
This surgery is considered an out-patient procedure, and general anesthesia is usually used. In some cases, IV sedation will be used. This depends on the extent of the liposuction and transfer process. The surgery lasts an average of 2 hours depending on the number of donor sites and fat layering needed. After surgery, a compression garment is worn to help with the swelling and also assist in the contouring of the buttocks.
On day 2 – 5, the tenderness in the buttocks should rapidly resolve. You should be able to move around your home without assistance. During the next 2 – 3 weeks, you must not to put weight on the butt area following surgery, which will help the transferred fatty tissue survive. Sitting or laying down must be done with the weight mostly on the thighs. Final results, after the swelling and bruising has subsided, usually can be seen within 6 – 8 weeks (and you maybe able to resume to your full exercise regime) .
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 6 – 8 Weeks
- Procedure Recovery Location
Brazilian Butt Lift FAQs
When done correctly, the result of a Brazilian butt lift should look and feel natural. It is very important for those who are considering this procedure to find a plastic surgeon with good background and experience with this type of surgery. The results will be affected by the quality of how the fat to be reinstated is selected and purified, and the procedure of how it is injected.
Natural or Synthetic?
Many patients opt for fat transfers because they feel it is more safe and natural. For some, they are simply not comfortable with implants or a foreign device placed in their buttocks. When choosing whether to go natural or with implants, it’s important to understand the pros and cons to each. The one disadvantage of fat transfers is that the injected fat maybe naturally reabsorbed into the body over time, which means that a secondary surgery could become necessary later on in order to maintain max results. Implants are a permanent solution so patients will need to consider the long-term effects of surgery carefully.
Multiple Donor Sites?
Multiple donor sites for the fat grafting may include the lower backside, abdomen, love handles and the thighs. Liposuction done in these areas usually also helps contour the surrounding areas of the buttocks, which results in a gorgeous silhouette.
What If I Gain Weight?
The ideal candidates for this procedure are those who are at or very close to their goal weight. Both significant weight gain or loss will compromise the results of the surgery. Over your lifetime, continue with diet, exercise and healthy lifestyle changes in order to retain the benefits from your surgery.